Whoever said that their PP instructor was an accomplished horseman before joining the PP bandwagon got it right. I know two PP 3 star instructors (well one quit after getting enough of his own students) and both were good trainers long before they jumped on the PP bandwagon. They decided he did such a good job of promoting that they wanted to use him to get students for them. It worked. They got more student and could charge a lot more.
That is exactly why I think he did it in the beginning, and yes, it is working. Smart on his part, IMO.
This complaint has been posted a lot, but I've never seen the phenom, & it makes no sense to me. Any horse only has the handler's "feel" to go on, secondarily, the timing, techniques & balance that all add up to "savvy". If a handler first feels of the horse so that the horse can feel back to him, & the handler continues to feel of his horse so that the horse can continue to feel back, they'll partner up fine. Parelli can't be blamed for another person's not getting with his horse.
Northern-I think peoples complaints come from the whole "feely" "partner stuff.
THere are some of us, who yeah, want to be a partner of sorts, but I guess we think the horse should be more of a silent partner. Yeah-I am more than happy to listen to how my horse thinks he would like to do it....bottom line-he will do what I ask, when I ask. Hopefully, I will learn to ask in a way he likes, at least some of the time. Frankly, I cringe when I hear about "joining up". Just seems hokey to me, and I think that is some peoples impression of the whole "feeling" thing.
Sorry of this comes up all funky letter sizes-I have NO idea why it keeps going from big to micro mini...lol
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