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Old Mac Donald
Sep. 30, 2011, 11:35 PM
Considering Elvis' final years, and fondness for peanut-banana-bacon sangas, I hope they mean "bigger" as in "more famous" or "more influential" then Elvis... Maybe THAT is why the famous britches were ebay'ed... *g*

Still... I think not.

I had to laugh when this popped up in my mailbox this morning...

http://www.parellinaturalhorsetraining.com/2012-horse-and-soul-world-tour-to-be-headlined-by-linda-parelli/

Linda Parelli to Headline 2012 Horse & Soul World Tour

Imagine a pitch-black arena filled with thousands of antsy spectators. Every one of you is standing up, breathing, waiting. As the music rises, it launches the 2012 Horse & Soul Parelli World Tour. Drumbeats fill your chest and the hair stands up on your arms. Out of the darkness bursts not a mustached cowboy, but a petite, blond woman with high black boots and dressage saddle. With a massive chestnut Hanoverian by her side, she sails across the arena waving to 4,000 cheering spectators and smiles.

This is Pat’s better half. And this is her tour.

Linda Parelli is a student and a seeker who has pushed her own horsemanship in order to be a conduit of inspiration for others. For the 2012 Horse & Soul Tour, she will harvest two decades of passionate devotion to natural horsemanship and pour it out on fans in eleven US cities.

Perhaps because of her persistence, Linda Parelli is now widely considered one of horsemanship’s finest communicators. As the most dedicated student of the system that bears her husband’s name, Linda Parelli is celebrated for her intuitive coaching which she delivers with wit, compassion and kindness.

"Linda is the hardest worker I know," said her husband Pat Parelli who will teach alongside her during the 2012 Horse & Soul Tour. "Her passion as an educator is reaching a fever pitch and I don’t think anyone has experienced even the tip of what she has to offer."

Because of her dressage background and the diversity of her students, the 2012 Horse & Soul tour will encompass both English and Western disciplines. It will feature the now-famous Seven Games™ that are the foundation of the Parelli system. Tips for fool-proofing lead changes and instruction on Pat’s notion of Horsenality™, a concept which Linda developed and communicates with zeal, round out the weekend events.

"Her work in horsenality, rider posture, contact and collection is pioneering a new frontier in horsemanship. These topics apply to any rider, regardless of discipline," Pat Parelli said.

In perennial collaboration, Linda and her horses don’t just perform at tour stops, they captivate. Surprises are embraced and then sorted with the intelligence and precision available only to those who have spent long hours earning them. Watching Linda engage her dressage horses in an extended trot or in a series of flying lead changes, impels her students to come up higher; to work harder, to learn more, to grow.

But best of all, those who know her will tell you, Linda Parelli is funny.

At a demonstration once, Linda trotted past a capacity crowd on her Dutch Warmblood Remmer and, mildly annoyed with her bouncing sunglasses, took them off and winged them into the audience.

"That wasn’t an Elvis thing," she said. "I want those back."

The crowd laughed and cheered its approval for the woman many people in the horsemanship world consider, bigger than Elvis.

But the beautiful thing about Linda Parelli is that no matter how big the venue or how bright the star, the relationship with the horse is always paramount.

And that is the very essence of the 2012 Tour.

Admission to the 2012 Horse & Soul Parelli World Tour is $25 in advance and includes admission for both days. Parelli Members can receive up to seven free tickets.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale in the Parelli Web Shop on October 20, 2011.

Tamara in TN
Sep. 30, 2011, 11:42 PM
Did Elvis have a big following in the horse world ?

at least he had a beautiful talent, the ability to combine blues and country and western swing and a sexy presence....


she has.........umm.......errrr............ what does she have again???

oh that's right.....boobs.


all hail Linda : /


Tamara

Bluey
Sep. 30, 2011, 11:46 PM
---Perhaps because of her persistence, Linda Parelli is now widely considered one of horsemanship’s finest communicators. As the most dedicated student of the system that bears her husband’s name, Linda Parelli is celebrated for her intuitive coaching which she delivers with wit, compassion and kindness."---:dead:

Sound more like damage control for the Barney and the gray arabian's so "educational" videos.:no:

I am afraid all the pomp won't erase that from the minds of the ones that got to see all that bopping and clunking, before it was pulled out of the air.:(

Ghazzu
Sep. 30, 2011, 11:51 PM
No way in hell is she even in the same universe as the King.

dragonharte8
Sep. 30, 2011, 11:53 PM
[QUOTE=Tamara in TN;5869368 she has.........umm.......errrr............ what does she have again???
oh that's right.....boobs.
all hail Linda : /
Tamara[/QUOTE]

You forgot the Carrot Stick, the BIG Green Ball, and of course her 'gift' to the world of Horsenality™.
All hail the Equine Goddess :eek:

Teacup
Oct. 1, 2011, 12:03 AM
Linda has the secret of contact.

MassageLady
Oct. 1, 2011, 12:30 AM
Where's the 'puke' icon? Sounds like something she wrote herself!

LookmaNohands
Oct. 1, 2011, 06:54 AM
OMG I just lost my breakfast!!!
:no:

spotnnotfarm
Oct. 1, 2011, 07:10 AM
WOW! Just WOW! That is all I can say!

Petstorejunkie
Oct. 1, 2011, 09:14 AM
she will harvest two decades of passionate devotion to natural horsemanship and pour it out on fans

:dead::dead::dead::dead::dead:
ew, bad parelli porn, ew ew ew ew ew

Pour Some Sugar on ME! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVxiHC9AJQw)
^:lol:

Equibrit
Oct. 1, 2011, 10:15 AM
Tell me again - what is it that comes before a fall ?

carolprudm
Oct. 1, 2011, 10:54 AM
Wonder if WAZ will be putting in an appearance

Miichelle
Oct. 1, 2011, 12:30 PM
Until I started hanging out on CoTH I didn't follow Parelli NH at all & find the whole Parelli games thing silly to say the least... What IS Linda's background in dressage? What level is she riding? Where is she showing? What makes her qualified to teach?

Eclectic Horseman
Oct. 1, 2011, 01:03 PM
PT BARNUM CONTINUES TO BE RIGHT.

Equibrit
Oct. 1, 2011, 02:46 PM
Wonder if WAZ will be putting in an appearance


Forget WAZ - it's all LInda's ideas. SHE is a dressage guru now. Forget her lifelong abusive bungling, now SHE has the secret.

NoDQhere
Oct. 1, 2011, 09:57 PM
Really, has Mrs. Pathetic Pepperoni ever even trotted down center line?

JLR1
Oct. 1, 2011, 10:05 PM
Definitely need a puke icon. First of all, everyone knows the Parelli sheeples don't even ride their horses. :lol:

MistyBlue
Oct. 1, 2011, 10:10 PM
Linda Parelli: Bigger then Elvis?

Nah, those crusty used britches of hers can't hold a candle to the sequinned jumpsuit of the King.

mswillie
Oct. 2, 2011, 12:32 AM
What IS Linda's background in dressage? What level is she riding? Where is she showing? What makes her qualified to teach?

She invented riding with contact! It's groundbreaking!11!! She has been perfecting contact for a whole year or so by now! If that doesn't qualify her as a $$$$ clinician, well, nothing will. She not only invented it, she's going so far as to share it with the entire world.

Well at least that part of the world that is willing to open their purses. :rolleyes:

Alagirl
Oct. 2, 2011, 01:03 AM
Forget WAZ - it's all LInda's ideas. SHE is a dressage guru now. Forget her lifelong abusive bungling, now SHE has the secret.


I just wish she would keep it....

Shenandoah
Oct. 2, 2011, 08:51 AM
GAG ME

pook
Oct. 2, 2011, 10:13 AM
ya und ve are all dumkoffs

Sonesta
Oct. 2, 2011, 11:25 AM
These Pepperonis are absolutely shameless. It just goes to prove the old adage the the bigger the lie, the more people will believe it.

dragonharte8
Oct. 2, 2011, 12:26 PM
http://www.parellisaddles.com/Shopping3.cfm?MP=GP&ider=6007

and see the price :eek:

CFFarm
Oct. 2, 2011, 12:54 PM
Pat better be careful. She's starting to go out on her own. Pretty soon she won't need him anymore than WAZ.

bthatasitmay
Oct. 2, 2011, 11:16 PM
I agree re: PT Barnum.

atr
Oct. 2, 2011, 11:21 PM
For some reason I've got this disturbing image of WAZ in a sequined jump suit crawling around my brain...

ThreeFigs
Oct. 2, 2011, 11:50 PM
Gaaaaaah!

mildot
Oct. 3, 2011, 05:02 AM
Jim Jones would have been envious.

7HL
Oct. 3, 2011, 08:32 AM
Admission to the 2012 Horse & Soul Parelli World Tour is $25 in advance and includes admission for both days. Parelli Members can receive up to seven free tickets.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale in the Parelli Web Shop (http://shop.parellinaturalhorsetraining.com/category.jsf) on October 20, 2011.
Thanks for sharing!

Pat (http://www.roadtothehorse.com/teamusa.html#pat) will also be competing at Road to the Horse (http://www.roadtothehorse.com/) on March 9-11, 2012 (http://www.roadtothehorse.com/event.html) with Craig Cameron (http://www.roadtothehorse.com/teamusa.html#craig).


2012 Tour Cities and Dates (http://www.parellinaturalhorsetraining.com/2012-horse-and-soul-world-tour-to-be-headlined-by-linda-parelli/)

February 11-12 --- Lexington, VA
February 25-26 --- Conyers, GA
March 31-April 1 -- Harrisburg, PA
May 5-6 --------- City of Industry, CA
May 19-20 -------- Puyallup, WA
June 2-3 --------- Columbus, OH
July 21-22 -------- St. Paul, MN
October 13-14 ---- Katy, TX
October 27-28 ---- Murfreesboro,TN
December 1-2 ---- Tampa, FL
December 8-9 ---- Williamston, NC



Parelli (http://www.parelli.com)
Parelli Web Shop (http://shop.parellinaturalhorsetraining.com/category.jsf)
Parelli Connect (http://www.parelliconnect.com)
Parelli Community Sites (http://www.parellinaturalhorsetraining.com/community/)


and Parelli FaceBook (https://www.facebook.com/ParelliNaturalHorseTraining)

ctab
Oct. 3, 2011, 08:36 AM
http://www.parellisaddles.com/Shopping3.cfm?MP=GP&ider=6007

and see the price :eek:

WHY is the saddle Photoshopped on the horse??????

kitten_Val
Oct. 3, 2011, 09:26 AM
Simply WOW! :eek:

Hmmmm.... She's coming into the area (PA & VA, although quite a bit of drive from us).... May be I have to go have some fun! :lol:

ChocoMare
Oct. 3, 2011, 09:56 AM
Head over toilet bowl, open mouth, insert finger. :rolleyes:

alibi_18
Oct. 3, 2011, 10:06 AM
They licensed the name. Plus there are many other saddles on the market even more expensive.

Yes, there is more expensive saddles out there. Custom made ones for instance... 4.800$ for an off the rack saddle that NEEDS shims (extra 440$pad + 34$shims )...
When a horse starts moving, his topline muscles expand so by having a saddle wide enough to accommodate a horse in motion and free his shoulders you must have shims to level the saddle and place the rider's weight more towards the hindquarters. The Theraflex Pad and TheraShims completes the ideal Parelli Fluidity Saddle system.(Note: if you choose not to use the recommended pad system with the saddle you may not experience the results we promote. This saddle should never be used without shims under the front.)

I just read the crap they are saying about saddles, how better their fluidity saddle is SOOOO much better than the 'normal' english saddle and I'm just :eek::eek::eek:

Especially that :
There are two gullet width sizes available for Parelli English Fluidity saddles:
1.Parelli Standard
2.Super Wide
Parelli Standard: This saddle will suit the majority of riders and horses. While we call this Parelli STANDARD, remember it is approx. a 7X, or seven times wider than most English saddle gullets described as "wide".

7 Times wider???? WTH??? Are they riding elephants? Or is that to fit their Steady Eddy barrel?

goldenhorse
Oct. 3, 2011, 10:19 AM
The few people I have met that like Parelli have all been newbies to horses who have no clue. They don't ride and they are scared of their horses.

dragonharte8
Oct. 3, 2011, 10:41 AM
Show me a saddle that is made for all horses.



I actually do own one that has fit every horse it has been on. That being said it was a custom saddle that I had altered. Oh, and it cost me $3500

HPFarmette
Oct. 3, 2011, 11:34 AM
Will there really be "4,000 cheering spectators"?

ThreeFigs
Oct. 3, 2011, 11:37 AM
Those'll be the voices in her head.

Miichelle
Oct. 3, 2011, 12:21 PM
The cult mentality of it all scares me.

netg
Oct. 3, 2011, 01:02 PM
The cult mentality of it all scares me.

That's it for me.

Even though I really like their riding, even cult mentality toward Steffen Peters or Carl Hester or even the masters of old scares me. I love listening to what they have to say, and they don't try to promote cult mentality - but we so often ("we" referring to human nature in general, not any specific individual) find comfort in believing there is one source of the correct answers that we blind ourselves to the world around us.

I was also scared by the shims and their intended purpose of pushing the weight back on the horse. Those poor horses' loins and backs.

BoyleHeightsKid
Oct. 3, 2011, 02:06 PM
Where do they come up with this CRAP?

Velvet
Oct. 3, 2011, 02:27 PM
Gag me with a farm implement. Who the heck wrote that? Oh, wait, it must have been Linda herself. :eek:

[edit]

Too bad PT Barnum's saying about a sucker being born every minute is true. If they weren't, we'd finally be rid of these people.

kristinq
Oct. 3, 2011, 11:45 PM
Well, I don't know about Linda but I'd say Pat is about the size of Elvis (shortly before he passed). :cool:


WHY is the saddle Photoshopped on the horse??????

Because they don't actually know how to put one on?


lets see more expensive, all off the rack...

Yes, but this is for people who will actually SIT in it. ;)

GonnaFlyNow
Oct. 4, 2011, 01:20 AM
Some years ago, I was really quite interested in the Parelli methods, and even joined the Savvy Club when it was in its infancy. For a while, I was the sole carrot stick-toting person at my barn.
But, without meaning to be ugly, I can say wholeheartedly that I canceled my membership and stopped really keeping track of their newest publications because it all got really "hokey" on me (and I felt like I was getting less for my money, not more). I tend to be a bit skeptical of anything that gains a cult following like that, but after attending 2010's Parelli Celebration here in TN, I knew I just couldn't affiliate anymore.
In ways that I can't (and don't care to) explain, the aura there seemed dedicated to stroking egos and pointing to Pat as some sort of Christ-figure, rather than being about the horses. People should have been in awe that Walter Zettl showed up, but nobody even really knew who he was. (I am not saying any of this to be mean or down-grading; it's merely my experience of the event.)
The concepts Parelli presents are not new; they've just packaged it all for sale. I get it, we all have to make money, but I just decided that I would rather spend mine elsewhere. I'm sure they are wonderful people, and I am sure they mean well, but it's just not for me anymore. And I have to admit ... it makes me a little sad that yet another cool thing got ruined by fame.

Bluey
Oct. 4, 2011, 07:56 AM
Some years ago, I was really quite interested in the Parelli methods, and even joined the Savvy Club when it was in its infancy. For a while, I was the sole carrot stick-toting person at my barn.
But, without meaning to be ugly, I can say wholeheartedly that I canceled my membership and stopped really keeping track of their newest publications because it all got really "hokey" on me (and I felt like I was getting less for my money, not more). I tend to be a bit skeptical of anything that gains a cult following like that, but after attending 2010's Parelli Celebration here in TN, I knew I just couldn't affiliate anymore.
In ways that I can't (and don't care to) explain, the aura there seemed dedicated to stroking egos and pointing to Pat as some sort of Christ-figure, rather than being about the horses. People should have been in awe that Walter Zettl showed up, but nobody even really knew who he was. (I am not saying any of this to be mean or down-grading; it's merely my experience of the event.)
The concepts Parelli presents are not new; they've just packaged it all for sale. I get it, we all have to make money, but I just decided that I would rather spend mine elsewhere. I'm sure they are wonderful people, and I am sure they mean well, but it's just not for me anymore. And I have to admit ... it makes me a little sad that yet another cool thing got ruined by fame.

That is what ruined NH, that so many that teach it are outright charlatans.
Those clinicians don't really know much about horses or training and invent all along what centuries have shown us already how it works and why, that anyone with any sense, that learned from someone else with good common sense already knew.

When you work with horses, you are continuously learning, there is no room for set theories you are trying to carry to the grave, as in the PP system.
They do much that is rough and some right down wrong, they have been told that and why and how to make it better, but no, they defiantly keep inventing their own way, their own religion and religious practices and you either are with them or an infidel needing shunning.

Ask any one that tried to learn and teach their by now crazy system and had to give up when trying to do it better.

I agree, what a missed, abysmally failed opportunity to make a difference in the chaotic horse world we have in the USA the PP charade is.:(

This Linda Parelli "new coming" revival happening is, well, absurd at so many levels.:confused:

Velvet
Oct. 4, 2011, 10:32 AM
Are they still being included on the Dressage Online site and are just not being as heavily advertised?

CFFarm
Oct. 4, 2011, 10:45 AM
[QUOTE=dragonharte8;5872571]Show me a saddle that is made for all horses.



Treeless

dpndetfarm
Oct. 4, 2011, 01:41 PM
There is no way they sent that out to people. Is there? Really? I think Old Mac is in a creative writing class and had to come up with a pamphlet so outrageous no one would believe it. We are her test group. She needs to improve it because some Cothers actually take it as real.

Next edition please Old Mac! :lol:

Old Mac Donald
Oct. 4, 2011, 02:50 PM
Ahh you caught me! I'm flattered that you think I wrote such a stunning piece. Heck, it even shocked me when I wrote it, such brilliance, such devotion, such utter bollocks...

No, I really wish I did make it up, but I couldn't create such a truly outstanding set of conjones for a character if I tried.