Re: [RC] Equine Clinicians Compete - Linda
My provider kicked back my ridecamp mail for a few days so I don't
have the posts to copy, but just had to reply to a few things.
We participate in about 4 or 5 clinics a year. I guess it is a hobby of
ours, expanding our training knowledge. We don't follow one person, and try
to take something away from each one that we can add to "our" way of doing
things. If I had to choose just one, it would have to be Parelli, because
of the creativity you use in training (no bridle, laying down, playing with
the ball, etc ) and because of his training levels and testing. Buck
Brannaman is great at colt starting and finishing out the bridle horse.
And Mark Rashid makes you see things from the horses point of view.
The post that says... "these methods are snake oil" "to bad so many
people are sold on these methods" " this is a quick fix" is way off base!
Not one of these clinicians would tell you your horse is started/broke after
2 days. What they are showing you is the steps for training, you have to go
home and start back at step one and work through them. They have just
gotten you through the steps under supervision and in a safe enviroment.
And just because you buy a few video tapes doesn't mean the horse is
trained, it takes a lot of hard work. The people that work at it (read, go
to clinics, improve their "feel" with horses) are successful, the people
that don't think it is a gimick.
The post that says... "have tried out Parelli trained horses and found
them to lack respect and dangerous behaviours" "found lack of safety,
kneeling in front to bridle" Again... just because someone bought the
tapes and wants to say that the horse for sale "has Parelli training"
doesn't work. This person obviously didn't put in the time and effort or
didn't do it correctly. As far as the safety issue... this is all what
you are comfortable with. I personally like to "think outside the box" as
far as what my horse and I can do.
My point is... these methods (nh, clicker training, etc) do work if
given a fair shot (and I'm sure that diet would work too, if I would stick
to it). And as Mark Rashid says... "Consider the horse".
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