I was thinking about what Natural Horsemanship means because I need to describe it for another part of this website. Perhaps those of you who are also PNH or NH fans could also post your thoughts. It is my hope that this site can introduce people to Natural Horsemanship in a positive wasy. I keep forgetting that not everyone knows what it is!
i was introduced to Parelli Natural Horsemanship (PNH) in April of 2003 where Pat Parelli was giving a 2 day seminar. He was presenting an alternative to traditional horse training. I had recently read a book by Pat that had raised some interesting questions in my mind. The first half hour of the show BLEW MY SOX OFF and Pat hadn't even been in the arena yet! His son Caton and Pat's students and instructors were presenting their own horses. It was unlike anything I had ever seen. I felt like I needed to pick my jaw up off of my lap! Over the next two days my ideas about horsemanship and training horses were turned upside down. Since that day, my life and my relationships with my horses were changed forever. This program is about forming a lasting partnership with your horse. It also teaches you a lot about life and how to apply these same principles to all the other relationships in your life. It has been a remarkable journey and one I would love to share . If you believe your horse could be your best friend and you could be equals instead of horse and master, then natural horsemanship will be right for you. Inside his heart and mind your horse is reaching out for a partner who he can understand and communicate with.That kind of bond is what Natural Horsemanship can help you find.