Natural Horse-Man-Ship: Six Keys To A Natural Horse-Human Relationship Paperback – Feb 1 2003
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From the Back Cover
Internationally known and respected as a horseman and clinician, Pat Parelli has helped thousands of riders understand and communicate with their horses through his Parelli Natural Horse-Man-Ship program. PNH offers riders achievable goals and measurable standards, no matter the discipline - English or western - or the activity - competitive or recreational. Pat's philosophies and concepts are based on a language of trust, leadership and respect, and a special bond between horse and human.
About the Author
Pat Parelli, internationally known and respected as a master clinician, has helped thousands of riders on three continents (North America, Australia, and Europe) understand and communicate with their horses through his series of Natural Horse-Man-Ship courses. He has given demonstrations before capacity crowds at the National Finals Rodeo, the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Australian Horse Congress, and Equitana in both Germany and the United States. He has also given bridle less reining and dressage demonstrations at the Olympics and the world championship snaffle bit futurity. He lives in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
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SINCE A LOT of a person's attitude, opinions, and beliefs are vital to a relationship with horses, attitudes are the first things we must examine and try to understand in Natural Horse-Man-Ship. Read the first page
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I found Parelli's book to be the best help - it started out with more specific exercises and details on how to applied what I'd learned. In one year working with Parelli book techniques a few times a week my horse went from green broke to "too well trained" to be enough of a challenge for me. I have since attended Parelli seminars and bought the "system" to start my new horse. I disagree with the reviewer that said some of Parelli is untrue or unsafe - that some horses cannot be ridden bareback. Parelli has a very detailed system with very specific pre-flight checks that guarentee your horse will be safe before you get on. If the horse is not safe to get on bareback, then he is not really mentally ready to get on with saddle & bridle either! It's all about preparing his mind and starting a relationship - and it does take patience & lots of work (DON'T try to rush it or shortcut). If you are looking for a quick way to make your green broke horse into an old trail horse, this book is not for you. But then again, you probably will get sick of trying to "train" your horse and be like the 80% of new horse owners that quite before the 1st year is up.
In Parelli training with Teri Palmer, I saw some "un-sane" horses with terrible relationships with their owners being ridden by the last day with a lead rope and halter. My new horse was on the other end - terribly confident and walking all over me.Read more ›
This book offers a structured approach that people find comfortable but I would recommend that if you do buy this book also buy Mark Rashid's book, "Horses Never Lie: The Heart of Passive Leadership," and/or Marty Marten's book "Problem Solving, Preventing and Solving Common Horse Problems" and/or "True Horsemanship Through Feel" by Leslie Desmond and Bill Dorrance.
This book is an introduction. It tries to cover all the principles of Natural Horsemanship (PP style), introduce the Parelli philosophy, give you a couple of exercises to start out with, talk about the gear and discuss PP's life and experiences. Covering such a wide range of topics, it is easy to complain that it covers none in depth - but it was never intended to.
What I particularly like about the book is that, if you are willing to read it (perhaps several times), in its entireity you get a much better picture of what Pat Parelli is really all about. Here is a man with an understanding of the horse as a complex being in its own right - not a big dog or a cow or a surrogate baby or a tractor. He explains equine motivation, and needs and how understanding and working within those boundaries will make your relationship with your horse much more satisfying (for both of you).
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I have trained a little with Pat in person. His book is a good reflection of his techniques... precise, simple and very effective!Published 19 days ago by Luanne Y
Good basic guide to Parelli and Natural Horsemanship as conceived by Pat Parelli. It's a bit repetitive and some of the pictures do not clearly depict the intent. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2008 by Susan C. Lorden
This book is about getting your horse to become your partener while gaining his trust and respect without fear and developing yourself to become a better horseman (or woman). Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2003
I do not agree with all Pat's methods. But it is not torture. I strongly recommend that "I would give it zero stars if I could" go out and watch his or her horses for a... Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2003 by Ann Krinard
Pat Parelli gives sound advice on handling horses with a gentle and natural touch. His attitudes about building a life-long relationship with your horse are well spoken, and the... Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2003 by Ruby Ruth
Parelli's style has nothing "natural" about it. His methods are archaic and only dressed up in silly new names so that they look like brand new ideas. Read morePublished on Aug. 2 2003
This by far is the easiest to read, easiest to apply and best training tool I've ever bought. This book was well worth the money. Read morePublished on June 17 2003 by ELENA J COURTEMANCHE