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    Default Parelli Demo on robert Whittakers stallion Stonleigh Friday 9th...Anybody else bside

    Im competeing at Royal festival for the horse at Stoneleigh this weekend and went to watch Pat parelli working on a stallion brought to him by Robert Whittaker which was extreemely hard to bridle. just wondering if anyone else watched the demo and would like to comment. Open minds only please for sensible discussion.

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    I was just going to start this thread and was wondering where we all are? So well done you, it should be a good one.

    It was my first Parelli experience and it will be my last!!!!

    We confronted him and spoke to Robert as he came out. We got our money back too, although it's not enough as far as I'm concerned. Pat told us that he was going to give the horse the same treatment every day of the show at Roberts stables and at his request....................FOR THE GOOD OF THE HORSE!!

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    was it awful then?
    Please tell me what happened

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    Default Re: Parelli Demo on robert Whittakers stallion Stonleigh Friday 9th...Anybody else bs

    Quote Originally Posted by elsbells View Post
    I was just going to start this thread and was wondering where we all are? So well done you, it should be a good one.

    It was my first Parelli experience and it will be my last!!!!

    We confronted him and spoke to Robert as he came out. We got our money back too, although it's not enough as far as I'm concerned. Pat told us that he was going to give the horse the same treatment every day of the show at Roberts stables and at his request....................FOR THE GOOD OF THE HORSE!!
    Crikey! What happened?

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    Yes, full explanation required please

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    This will be brief as it would go on and on and others will be able to fill in the gaps I hope?

    It all started well and the savvy riders were great, then Pat was introduced and he gave what I would expect to be the same talk on the princibles. Then Robert came in and gave a rough outline on his recently owned 7 year old jumping stallion Catwalk, and the fact that it was almost impossible to bridle him. Robert was not willing however to show us just how he did, but did though mention that he couldn't do it in a nice way.

    Then the bay stallion was brought in, he was stunning and so well behaved cosidering the atmosphere and no doubt, his feeling of isolation from the other horses waiting outside.

    It started well and Pat continued his talk as he led the stallion around the areana on a long rope. He talked of relationships, perceptions and of course the principles of love, language and leadership. Then he pulled it's head down as his is the Parrelli thing I guess? He then tried to touch Catwalks head and ears unsuccessfuly I might add and so became a little more forceful in his approach and asked to be brought in a saddle pad which he then slid up and down a distrssed Catwalks neck and over his face. This went on for a while and then he asked for music. The room went silent, all viewers went dumb as they watched him use a gum line as a twitch and a 22ft rope wrapped around the fetlock to the knee to haul Catwalks leg off the floor to render him unable to move while he tried to force the bride onto a now very distressed and frightened horses face!!

    Catwalk hopped away and went down on his remaining knee and backed into the jump and the fence rails. Linda who'd had her face in hr hands up to this point, then raced around from her chair at the side of the areana and joined him in the fight, pulling at the rope while Pat continued to force on the bridle. The distressed horse managed to break away momentairily and run for the exit and safety. They caught him and started the whole process again where the horse stood.

    I have to confess that at this point, we were unable to watch any more and had to walk out.

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    Oh.My.God.

    Am speechless TBH. I wonder if anyone was videoing it.

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    Good lord! I wonder if anyone has it on video... Did other spectators vote with their feet/speak out?

    ETS - Snap, Weezy!

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    Great minds and all that Pups

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    Default Re: Parelli Demo on robert Whittakers stallion Stonleigh Friday 9th...Anybody else bs

    Seems it isn't Robert's first foray into the world of Parelli...but it sounds like a completely different experience!

    http://www.yourhorse.co.uk/Your-Hors...-parelli-a-go/

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