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PostHeaderIcon Saddling Rules

In the Parelli world, a people training program, we learn many rules that keep us safe with horses; rules that might save our lives or from injury. There are many safety basic rules for saddling a horse and mounting a horse.. In the original Level 1 test, saddling and mounting were tasks included in the test. In my first book, Susan FoxTrotter, I told the story about my sad, unsuccessful mounting task. There I lie in the dirt looking up at a very concerned David Lichman. I said, “Did I pass?” I had followed all the rules except that Sage was not accustomed to the huge effort I made, and fell down when I tried the leap from the ground into the saddle.

I ran across a web site that tells the story and rules and give pictures of the proper way to saddle a horse. Reading the rules felt like I had come home. No wonder, the author is a former Parelli student and has become a master of horsemanship. His name is Glen Stewart. I remember that he competed against Pat Parelli in the 2012 Road to the Horse.

Here are the rules of saddling. If you saddle your horse and you are near me where you I can see you, please do it like this. I have to restrain my instructor personality if you don’t and that causes me an iota of stress.

Please read this article and learn the saddling rules. There are a more safety rules to follow before it is safe to mount and how to mount. I won’t harass you in this blog about them.

Here are some free articles, many help articles to read from the Parelli world. They address a wide range of issues. Sadly, the mounting rules are not included, only mounting problems. You do not have to be a Parelli member to access all these wonderful articles and problem solving solutions.

PostHeaderIcon No Greater Honor-Mention from Dr Patrick Handley

Dr. Patrick Handley’s Facebook Page about Humanality:

“Insight of the week:
I received a wonderful message from youthful, 70 year old Parelli student Marilee Donovan. She thanked me for the positive, strengths-based orientation of the Humanality report and commented about how she was just now, at this stage in her life, discovering her true self and unleashing many of the personality strengths she had suppressed over the years. Marilee is embracing the RBI strengths of her personality (as well she should) and embracing her softer, more introspective side. I really appreciate her kind note and pass it on to guide us all on the lifelong journey of self discovery. I hope that Humanality and the INSIGHT Inventory can help you follow the path Marilee is paving and be open to continued learning about ourselves!

Rediscovering and reclaiming of our true selves shows up in music videos and books in many wonderful forms. Here are a couple of recent popular ones for starters—
Book: Dying to be Me by Anita Moorjani (a must read for self-discovery, wellness and spirituality)
and my 17 year old teen daughter reminds me that is a great music video: Being Me – the Strange Familiars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW63lS9_MW4
And of course several Parelli students lead the way — isn’t that interesting!
Michelle Glover Burstrom’s wonderful song, “A Horse never Lies.”
Mary Ann Kennedy’s many great songs about people and horses -http://www.maryannkennedy.com/
Katie Drake’s songs of connecting with ourselves through our horses – naturally of course:www.katiedrakesongs.com
And these heartfelt self discovery books inspired by their Parelli journey:
Kristie Smith: Becoming Me
Susan Engle: Susan Fox Trotter
Rachel Jessop: Dreams with Horses

Please share your thoughts and what resources YOU would recommend, especially ones from Parelli students. Let’s generate a master list!”
Horse never Lies.”
Mary Ann Kennedy’s many great songs about people and horses -http://www.maryannkennedy.com/
Katie Drake’s songs of connecting with ourselves through our horses – naturally of course:www.katiedrakesongs.com
And these heartfelt self discovery books inspired by their Parelli journey:
Kristie Smith: Becoming Me
Susan Engle: Susan Fox Trotter
Rachel Jessop: Dreams with Horses

Please share your thoughts and what resources YOU would recommend, especially ones from Parelli students. Let’s generate a master list!

PostHeaderIcon I’m So Cute

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What a time we had at Andi’s horse heaven Group Lessons with Jennifer Vaught.

PostHeaderIcon Rating System Reinstated

When I first started with Sage, I developed a wine rating system based on adrenalin and or pain.
I don’t know how it happened, but as time passed, the wine rating system was dropped.
I think I started counting points instead. On a certain day, Sage might have racked up 500 or 700 points to my 5 points. Gradually, my points started to increase as I started to win “the games” with Sage.
I don’t remember the point system with Velvet and my rating system was dropped.
Besides, how exciting or tasty are points anyway?
Today, I had success playing with Lucky. He completed several circles without stopping!
We went out in the yard. There is still green grass around the lake. He got to run around and then was surprised when he was allowed to stop and eat grass! That was a big exciting reward in these days of crisp brown dead grass.
I did battle with giant horse flies too!

We had a great evening. I played with Sue in the yard too!

I’m reinstating the wine rating system mentioned in the first chapters when Sage started training me on what horses are really like.
This time, my rating will be based on pleasure and accomplishment.

Tonight was a one glass red wine night!

It was this picture taken by a longtime friend …sitting around camp after a trail ride in Colorado! Thank you Stacy!!

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PostHeaderIcon Old Parelli Level 2 Liberty and Online Test

I remember these tasks as being hard. That was a long time ago.  I looked in the Susan FoxTrotter book to see what these tasks are.  Heck, they are simple.

They might be simple, but with Lucky, they are not easy.  Let’s talk about the circle game.  I’ll have to look again to see how many laps on the 22′ line Lucky Star has to maintain. At the moment, we are happy if he maintains one lap at a gait other than stop.

He has to be on the end of the 22′ rope and sidepass a certain distance.  I’ll have to check again to see if we can use the rail or fence to stop him from going forward.  It took a lot of energy yesterday to get him to sidepass 22′ away from me, much less go on from there.

ah…these Parelli old levels tasks are so deceptive.

I think I get the key now to the arguing.  If I can spend time to get him to stop arguing about going forward online and at liberty, maybe this will carry over to not arguing about going forward when I ride him.  It’s the Big Ben Bell going off in my head again.  We call them a blinding  flash of the obvious.

 I’m having fun with Lucky. 

Sue is getting exercise too. Sue’s eye’s are the opening of a soul to heaven.  I think a person could fall into Sue’s eyes and find God.

PS: Search Amazon for Susan FoxTrotter

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