Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:57 pm
|Okay, for starters, just watch this video. I'm very curious to hear people's reactions to it.http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/80925308I believe that Linda's intent was to get the horse to quit looking around at the many other horses being worked nearby, and to get the horse to stand and look at her, not too close, mind you, but not too far away either, and no stop looking over there, no not over there either, darn it, or I'll jerk your face, no get back away from me (slap, slap), but don't you dare back up (jerk, jerk)....
Anybody who puts any stock in Parelli Natural Horsemanship, please explain what is going on here. While I don't label it as abusive (the comments I had read on the video were crying out to PETA in protest), it is definitely counter-productive, insensitive, confusing, contradictory, and all-out painful to watch. I am not against a good hard pull on the lead rope if it is well-deserved, and the slap of a cotton lead rope can't be all that bad...BUT this poor horse was totally out of his element, concerned, uncomfortable, confused, and appears to have only one eye.
So if I had been the owner, I would have stopped the whole thing, put my horse in the trailer, and demanded a refund of the $2000 I'd put down towards getting some help with my horse.
They call this training?????
Okay, that's my 2 cents....comments welcome!