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27th March 2012, 09:02 AM
Whos done it and can help me? any advice welcome x
27th March 2012, 09:16 AM
I've never looked in to it too much all the stuff I saw looked a bit mean like whacking horses in the face with clips and what they did to the horse at the show (was it Robert Whittaker's or something) just goes against the grain with me!
However a friend just had someone out to her horse and it's been really useful, they are working on groundwork with him before hopefully backing him and he's tricky! I guess like all of them you get your good trainers and your bad trainers and you take what you like from it.
27th March 2012, 09:29 AM
I've looked into Parelli quite a lot and I have to say I think it's disgusting. From my own personal experience, it's only really used by people who are too scared to do anything else with their horse and want them quivering at the end of a leadrope (or whatever Parelli calls his version of a leadrope) rather than working with them (please don't be offended, it's a generalisation). I've seen a lot of angry horses as a result of having Parelli techniques 'practiced' on them, but then I'd be angry if someone waved a rope in my face to tell me to step away.
Personally I think Monty Roberts/Kelly Marks style of intelligent horsemanship makes a lot more sense. It's understanding the natural instincts of the horse to get it to work with you rather than you commanding it around. As you know, it's a lot easier to do something with a horse when it agrees with you that it's a good idea. No human will ever really win a battle with a horse, it's physically impossible! If I can't beat my shetlands in a tug of war, there's no chance I could beat a 'normal' sized horse :lol:
If I was in your position I'd look into getting a couple of lessons from your local IH practitioner. That way they can let you know what kinds of techniques to start with and check you're doing them right. Let us know how you get on!
27th March 2012, 09:35 AM
Thank you guys, I have never looked into either but know I can get advice on this place on things, I have been and watched a monty roberts/kelly marks demonstration at towerlands and it was very interesting x
27th March 2012, 10:00 AM
I really like Kelly Marks and many of the Intelligent horsemanship instructors all the ones I have come across have been really helpful, friendly and know what they are talking about and have empathy with the horse - if I were choosing I would choose that route!!
I am also a huge fan of clicker training - not sure what you plan is and why you are looking in to methods and what result you are after but I've found clicker to be invaluable with Tigger. Ben Hart's website is quite informative
27th March 2012, 01:20 PM
Parelli is ridiculous. Waving ropes and 'carrot sticks'? round in horses faces does not help tp develop a bond or a partnership, it's confusing for the horses and in most cases teaches fear which then often leads to agression! I really don't understand the logic behind it (there probably isn't any) steer well clear!
As others have said, Kelly Marks and Monty Roberts' methods are better to look into! Much more understanding and actual common sense involved!
27th March 2012, 01:20 PM
Won't touch it with a bargepole after seeing cruelty from Linda Parelli online. Parelli isn't intelligent horsemanship, just daft games with expensive dvd's and kit. What Kelly Marks does is entirely different from Parelli.
27th March 2012, 02:04 PM
Thank you guys, I am looking into kelly parks and IH now, I have bought a treeless saddle for him although for the basing I will be working him bareback in jus a halter as I already know I can vault on and poodle around his stable bareback in a headcollar so il start as open as poss where his problem is claustraphobia. I will absolutely welcome anyones advice or input though when people want to give it :) xx
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