Pat Parelli

Articles by Pat Parelli - 15 results

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A Natural Look At Horsemanship (part 1 of 4)

In traditional horsemanship it’s normal to look at horses very subjectively: he’s a good one, or, he’s got vices; he’s a bucker, a puller, a rearer, etc.

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Freestyle Riding (part 3 of 4)

True horsemen are admired for their ability to ride by the seat of their pants. Pat Parelli explains how this can be achieved through freestyle riding.

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Teaching Your Horse At Liberty (part 2 of 4)

On the whole, people have little control over their horses when they are not on the end of a lead rope - and even then there are no guarantees.

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Ride With Flair and Finesse (part 4 of 4)

Collection & refinement

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Game 1: The Friendly Game

The Friendly Game is number one of Seven Games because nothing beats a good first impression. When you want to meet someone, how would you approach them?

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Game 2: The Porcupine Game

Horses naturally push into steady pressure. Moving against it or barging through it is how they escape predators in the wild.

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Game 3: The Driving Game

Have you ever wondered how “horse whisperers” are able to magically communicate with horses from across a pen? With suggestions that are

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Game 4: The Yo-Yo Game

The Yo-Yo Game is the fourth of the Seven Games. Games #1 (Friendly), #2 (Porcupine) and #3 (Driving) are called the “principle games”.

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Game 5: The Circling Game

Have you ever wished your horse would maintain gait without constantly squeezing with your legs to keep him going, or pulling on the reins t

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Game 6: The Sideways Game

Backwards and sideways have everything to do with your horse’s impulsion and emotional fitness - which influences almost everything else your horse does.