This is all sort of sad to me. I don't really think this guy has malicious intent. He's just so completely clueless. Here's a breakdown as I see it:
1. This one time when I was in high school I had a horse and I got him to do some cool stuff I read about in a book.
2. Then I stopped riding for 11 years.
3. I decided to start riding again. I read a lot of books and seem to have some natural feel, and riding is fun and I needed a job anyway, so...
4. I do not have any grasp whatsoever of what the current dressage world is all about, or what kind of work, training, effort, time, and skill goes into being an actual dressage trainer, nor do I care.
5. I made this website all by myself lololol! Oh and hey, Facebook lets you make a free business page so I'll make one.
6. Why does everyone hate me?
Kelly and nick--Give it up. You have a bunch of VERY experienced horse people here. Some of us have actually trained and shown an Appy to GP. The arrogance both of you have about what you know is very indicative of ignorance. You know so little, you think you know a lot.
There are all kinds of beginner riders out there. That's fine. But pretending you know something and trying to schill and lie to people about it is a huge problem, and liability. You are a lawsuit waiting to happen.
Kellydressage....how long have you been riding with him? What level have you trained to? If you are a beginner dressage rider I understand where you are coming from and why you don't understand where we are coming from. If you are an upper level rider, please share some video of his training your upper level horse.
But the truth is, is that the man gets results. If I called him out to my farm to work with my horses and he was saying one thing but doing another, and my horse looked like crap, then I would say this guy is a fraud. But he gets positive results and he does that at clinics also what is so hard to understand about that?
He reads. Ok. Dont we all? Isnt that why we read, so we can learn? He has admitted to being largely self taught he's not lying in any way but yet you can still call him a liar and a scam.
I just dont understand what your problem is all of you, other thean you are looking for someone to hate on.
And you have never seen him ride.
If you are in Pa why not invite him out for a clinic or do you feel too threatened and is it easier to be wicked instead?
Such jealousy here from you people. I thought Peronace was very honest and up front. He was kind enough to answer your questions but you are still not happy?
Threatened from what? Regardless on what Mr. Peronace says, he still does not have the education or experience to be hanging his shingle out as a haute ecole dressage maestre. That doesn't make us a##holes, that makes us not suckers.
And why don't I give it a try?
Because I have a wonderful coach and trainer that have legitimate successes as recognized shows (at Grand Prix and every other level) and my trainer has actually bred and trained multiple horses from green to Grand Prix and has authored books that are well-known by the dressage community as a whole. And, my trainer actually trained with Nuno Oliviera for a bit. I choose to spend my money on coaches and trainers that have the education and expertise. And, lucky me... They're also in PA.
the man has no competition record for either himself or his students or their horses, not it would seem aught else than some blurry photos of a horse doing some sort of tricks that he learned about from a book. What on earth is there to be jealous of?
Sitting next to Robert Dover?
"It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay
If he doesn't like showing/competitive dressage, that is fine ... Not everybody wants to compete. That would explain the absence of scores. But if he is going to market himself over the internet as an upper level dressage trainer, potential clients are going to want more to form their opinions on than just a handful of 15 year old out of focus photos of a horse doing circus tricks.