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So.. Did anyone Attend The "Dressage Summit" in Wellington?

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  • So.. Did anyone Attend The "Dressage Summit" in Wellington?

    Was the experience of watching Linda Parelli, Klaus Balkenhol, et al , "teaching" together as surreal as it sounded ?
    Last edited by skydy; Feb. 14, 2013, 06:30 PM. Reason: Spelling

  • #2
    Oh this is gonna be good.
    chaque pas est fait ensemble


    • #3
      Are you kidding me?


      • #4
        No kidding. https://m.facebook.com/groups/142713...ser=1673570504

        SOMEONE must have gone???


        • Original Poster

          Perhaps no one showed up but the Parelli fans?

          Surely someone went because of a morbid curiousity..


          • #6
            JJ rode in it, watch vids.
            I.D.E.A. yoda


            • #7
              you cannot just say that and not post link to vids...


              • #8
                Just scroll down a bit https://m.facebook.com/groups/142713...ser=1673570504


                • #9
                  I'm also curious to hear feedback from someone who attended. Certainly a lot of respected trainers in the mix besides the Parellis. If it were close by and not obscenely expensive I would have gone just to see the greats. The videos that I've caught have just been short clips.


                  • #10
                    My daughter's trainer went. I know she's not a Parelli fan nor is she a fan of any of these cult-like training methods. She is pretty classical in her approach. That said, she said it was very good so I'm assuming that the Parellis weren't a big part of it.
                    "The captive bolt is not a proper tool for slaughter of equids they regain consciousness 30 seconds after being struck fully aware they are being vivisected." Dr Friedlander DVM & frmr Chief USDA Insp


                    • #11
                      Just grinning from ear to ear!!


                      • #12
                        It looks a bit ummmm


                        ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~


                        • #13
                          game of contact vid

                          ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NOMIOMI1 View Post
                            game of contact vid
                            I guess she didn't warm him up.


                            • Original Poster

                              Any link for those not on Facebook?


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by alicen View Post
                                I guess she didn't warm him up.
                                It is just further proof that giant knee blocks and a really nice horse can fool some people... Some.

                                I think it needs a bit more "game of bending" or "game of dressage lessons that get you to a point where you are able to have a horse on the bit correctly and gain your own record/medals/credentials before trying to teach anyone else this game game"

                                Just a thought!
                                ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~


                                • #17
                                  "Christoph Hess calls Pat Parelli, philosopher and Professor Pat Parelli"

                                  Can it get any more bizarre?
                                  ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~


                                  • #18
                                    Here is a hot horse they labled


                                    After watching this and the Charles de Kunffy vid I was wondering if it was a competition of who has the longest reins?

                                    It is sad to see so many posting on there that they are new to dressage and instead of investing in a good local coach to work intimately with and actually learn the hard grit of our sport they spend all of this cash being taught "games" and wonder why their TB wants to kill them when Linda's billion dollar WB puts up with her fiddling hands?

                                    So so sad.
                                    Last edited by NOMIOMI1; Feb. 10, 2013, 07:28 PM.
                                    ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~


                                    • #19
                                      After watching or trying to watch LP riding in that video...maybe she should take some riding lessons. Collapsed hips, cocked ankles, semi-chair seat, and erratic "contact...er..feel" lol...lovely..and the comments are priceless. Oy vey.


                                      • #20
                                        Why are the links not working for me? I have facebook... Is there a page name or something?
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                                        Originally posted by LauraKY
                                        I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
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