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  • Parelli

    So I started Parelli last spring, but stopped for a while. I'm now getting back into it because I know my horses need it. I know it takes as long as it takes, but other people that do Parelli, how long did it take you to do each level?

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    I have no useful advice for you beyond wow, the Christmas train wreck gift came early this year!

    (Most people on this board do not do Parelli. Fair warning.)
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    • #3
      Gots me some sushi and a nice bottle of imperial stout. Ready for the show!

      ...just to actually begin with something that might be helpful, why do you say that you "know your horses need it"?
      "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

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      • #4
        Whoa...popcorn at the ready. Choo choo.

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        • #5
          You may want to do a search for previous Parelli threads.

          Or, maybe not, if you want to keep your innocence.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by danceronice View Post
            I have no useful advice for you beyond wow, the Christmas train wreck gift came early this year!

            (Most people on this board do not do Parelli. Fair warning.)
            There really IS a Santa Claus!

            Yee HA!

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              Yea, I just relized right after I posted it that people on here hate him after reading other Parelli posts :/
              I say my horses need it because one is very skiddish and nervous and the other is really excitable, doesn't like to go slow and is very hard headed.

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              • #8
                Why do they need Parelli? No horse needs parellli. Personally IMO not many horses bennifit from thier scam but so many people buy into it because they cant deal with their horse or use it as an excuse.

                Welcome the train wreck!
                I am on my phone 90% of the time. Please ignore typos, misplaced lower case letters, and the random word butchered by autocowreck.

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                • #9
                  Oh, I think that hate is a strong word that doesn't really apply.

                  Some people object to some the PPs do and teach, with plenty of reasons given already, if you read the previous threads.

                  Here, let me make it easy for you:

                  http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...inda%20Parelli

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cayleigh View Post
                    So I started Parelli last spring, but stopped for a while. I'm now getting back into it because I know my horses need it. I know it takes as long as it takes, but other people that do Parelli, how long did it take you to do each level?
                    Please, Cayleigh, for your own good, just walk away from the keyboard right now and forget about this thread.
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                    • #11
                      Tipped toed in for a quick glance - Uh oh. Back peddles at high rate of speed out of thread!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SarahandSam View Post
                        Gots me some sushi and a nice bottle of imperial stout. Ready for the show!
                        A ceilidh begun by Cayleigh!
                        I'm not ignoring the rules. I'm interpreting the rules. Tamal, The Great British Baking Show

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                        • #13
                          Cayleigh, there are other "natural horsemanship" methods out there that have been around longer, are less gimmick-y, and generally considered gentler and more logical than Parelli's methods. You might want to explore a little further... look especially for Ray Hunt, the Dorrances, Buck Brannaman, Mark Rashid, etc. Even Julie Goodnight or Ponyboy, while more commercialized (especially Ponyboy, who's really a guy from Jersey), are both still safer and more common-sense than Parelli.

                          A main thing to consider is that all natural horsemanship centers on "feel," which is one thing you can only learn in person and not through DVDs. So a better bet is to find a really good, reputable trainer (preferably not one who associates with just one method, but can cite multiple influences) to work with you and your horses together.
                          "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

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                            #14
                            I don't understand why people thin he's a scam because of his prices. Most big trainers stuff is really expensive like Clinton Anderson

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cayleigh View Post
                              I don't understand why people thin he's a scam because of his prices. Most big trainers stuff is really expensive like Clinton Anderson
                              If you read previous threads about this, you should by now know that it is their generally less than adequate horse handling and training that is being objected to, with examples given.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Cayleigh View Post
                                I don't understand why people thin he's a scam because of his prices. Most big trainers stuff is really expensive like Clinton Anderson
                                And it keeps getting better. Good thing I have an excellent bottle of wine just begging to be opened.

                                Cayleigh - I would consider most of those natural horsemanship video trainer types to be scams. They are to horse training what Dr. Phil is to psychiatry. No horse needs "natural horsemanship" and it won't do much to help you with your horses. The natural horsemanship types like Parelli and Anderson prey on beginnerish types who are overhorsed. For real training, seek a real trainer.

                                That said, bring on the wine and popcorn!
                                "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride better than you. Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much..."
                                -George Morris

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Cayleigh View Post
                                  I don't understand why people thin he's a scam because of his prices. Most big trainers stuff is really expensive like Clinton Anderson
                                  Can't speak for others, but I think all the TV trainers are a scam. So I'm not singling out Parelli. Nobody can train a horse they've never seen, and nobody can learn to train horses by watching a DVD.

                                  That said, I will admit the carrot stick is a useful tool. I've actually used one. For a specific issue, with a real live trainer standing there showing me how to use it.

                                  Anyway. That's my gripe about Parelli and Clinton Anderson and all that ilk.

                                  Parelli I have an extra problem with because he lies to people. Like how he says you don't need to wear a helmet if you buy his product. I think that's a dangerous lie. Don't you?
                                  I'm not ignoring the rules. I'm interpreting the rules. Tamal, The Great British Baking Show

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by pAin't_Misbehavin' View Post
                                    That said, I will admit the carrot stick is a useful tool. I've actually used one. For a specific issue, with a real live trainer standing there showing me how to use it.
                                    They do make most excellent whacking sticks.
                                    "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride better than you. Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much..."
                                    -George Morris

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                                    • #19
                                      If your horse is skiddish he probably needs new tires. Merry Christmas COTH!
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                                      • #20
                                        where has 7 been?
                                        I have not seen him in a long time!


                                        Ok, in the christmas spirit, before the Christmas spirits set in:
                                        Maybe there are useful things in the program, I honestly don't know.
                                        And I am so not going there.

                                        But what I think is a neat program to work a horse 'outside the box' is Linda Tellington-Jones' TEAM/TTOUCH.
                                        I have dappled with it, back in the late 80s/early 90s. and while I did not even scratch the surface, I saw some dramatic positive results.
                                        A lot less hype and snake oil, but plenty of voodoo.

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