Whats the deal? I read enough fuglyblog to understand she is NOT a fan of it. The woman that trims our horse's feet agists here now, she's helping us with their feet and get my mum back into riding (Lets just call her C). She's into Parelli, at first I was a bit leary because I had heard some pretty negative things about it. She gave us some DVD's to watch featuring Linda Parelli and we sat down and watched some of them and just went "wtf is she doing" One featured her chasing a horse with one eye around in a circle with metres of rope everywhere under both their feet. We as people couldn't undertsand what she was aiming at let alone the poor horse. We asked C about it and she did agree that Linda tended to be a bit clueless. Anyway, I decided I'd just try to look at it objectively and see how it went, we're always her when she's with our horses and we can tell when they are stressing. I'm impressed with her, I don't know if what she's doing is strictly Parelli anyway because I don't know much about it but I have seen some interesting things. I think when Steve was here he frightened Malibu int he float the first time she went in by backing her out without a ramp and she got frightened, Mum was furious that he even loaded her without her being there. Anyway, they took both our girls up to a nearby indoor arena a few weeks ago, C came out a couple of hours early and bought both girls up to practice loading Malibu a few times and getting her comfortable, she spent about 20 minutes guiding her in and ended up bringing Lucy up first to give her some confidence. Malibu got used to it very quickly. But I think the most interesting thing I've seen is that since Lucy has had a bit of this sort of work with her she's suddenly come alive. When I first met her she had a look in her eyes like she wanted to cry, she had come away from her herd of 15 and was alone, she would barely graze for the first 18 months or so, it was only after we got Malibu that she perked up a bit and she's still always been really aloof with us. I think we have been the first people that have been really kind and fair with her, even Steve once said "Arn't you worried she'll get dangerous if you don't dominate her?" and he was probably the nicest home she's had in her long life. Anyway, since C has been here and helping us do a bit more with her in a different way to what she has been doing she's suddenly a different horse, she hunts Malibu away so she can come and get attention from us, she has a new light in her eyes and seems so much less shut down. I dunno, I just thought I'd post this here and get some opinions and ideas from Chazzers. I don't have a real question, I just wanted to see a discussion on this.