Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Parelli was the first method I ever learned and used it with my first crazy QH. It worked. However, over the years, while I can appreciate certain parts of it, just like other methods from other trainers, it has lost it's luster. I do like Pat, but have never liked Linda. I don't think she has a clue really.
This specific video shows Linda getting aggrevated and taking it out on the horse IMO. I understand a disrespectful horse that runs all over you. I had one. But losing your temper and not releasing the pressure when appropriate just made the whole thing worse. That horse deserved some releases there and didn't get them.
I also feel that if one way of doing things is doing nothing but making the situation out of control, then try a different way. Linda can't do that because it is the Parelli way, or no way. I think the most effective way is the one that the handler and horse can both communicate with the quickest way. Linda looked like she was having a tantrum while the horse was confused and not learning a thing.....IMO, of course.