I tried mix and matching once....let's just say I couldn't catch my gelding for a week after that....and it wasn't dominance it was him being scared....guess those methods I used kinda counter-act each other :)
Parelli for me as well :) I've tried other methods in the past, but they never seemed "complete." Parelli has not only taught me more about horses, but it's given me the tools to see where I need to grow as a person....this is way more than horse training! I used to be very impatient, easily frustrated, didn't have much imagination and not such a fluid rider, I was very bracy. Needless to say ALL of that has changed :) thanks to Parelli and the wonderful horses whom I've had the honor of working with.
I really like clinton anderson, mixed with some of my own training ideas that I have learned from the horses themselves. I am def not a harsh person, but I am very strict with myself & with my horses. I am a big believer in being really tough when they are misbehaving & realy really nice when they do right =]