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11th Jan 2004, 08:09 PM
I would like to learn PNH in the new year - can anyone give me any tips and tell me what i need to get please?
11th Jan 2004, 08:30 PM
Yay another person on my yard doing parelli! lol.
There is loads you need to get. First you should get the first pack, the Partnership pack. This is pretty expensive, i think about £80 - £90. There's also the Horseman's halter, Horseman's Line, Carrotstick and Savvy string. A good place to get these cheap is E-Bay.
Tips are take it very slowly, one step at a time as your horse is still quite young, so you don't want to give her to much to think about at once. Keep patient as well
11th Jan 2004, 08:38 PM
im planning on going to the UKSC to do a long term student position after college (2 1/2 years yay)
12th Jan 2004, 12:02 AM
Be aware of what you buy off E-bay, there are some halters on there which aren't tied correctly and aren't made out of quality rope - i know soneone who tried one and it snapped the 3rd time she used it and couldn't get a refund or another one.
I've had all my parelli equipment for neary 2 yrs and all i have to do is throw it in the washer and it looks new again. There are a few good alternative to Parelli - do a search on NH.
If you join the Savvy Club for 12.50 per month, you get you partnership pack and discounts of equipment, plus a mag and other info - see the webite for details. I'm a member and definately think its a good way to spread the cost.
Be patient is good advice from Shaka - but go as slow as your horse needs to go - i've found that my youngster took to it alot easier and quicker than the older horses as they were carrying emotional baggage from previous owners, whereas the babies haven't known any different. So i really had to move on with the youngsters finding new challenges for them.
Have you got a place a UKSC? I hear there pretty hard to get.
What type of horse do you have??
12th Jan 2004, 08:30 PM
No i figure id better get my school work done first - when ive got some stability with my a-levels i will apply immediately! Im really hoping theyll accept me. How far in advance do most people apply?
My horse is a 6yo TB x 15hh strawberry roan mare who was broken just over a year ago and im training up. We compete in unaffiliated showjumping and play polocrosse sometimes at our yard - shes got fantastic manners and is a really friendly personality. she lives out all year round because i think its more natural and is healthier for the horse except in certain circumstances. she occasionally crib bites but i dont consider it a problem as i believe crib biting is due to a buildup of acid in a horse's stomach and so can be sorted with an antacid supplement if that is necessary.
Need to know anything else? ;)
12th Jan 2004, 09:08 PM
Your very sensible to get your education first, not the way i thought when i was your age.
Your horse sounds lovely - i agree crib biting isn't a problem, i had one for 10 yrs and let him live out as much as possible, which also helped him. His cribbing wasn't related to acid build up, it was a habit that he picked up as a youngster as he was a racehorse.
I'd move ahead getting as far as you can through your levels, make contact with the Savvy Centre, get you name known, ask what you can do to improve your chances to get a place. I think they do intakes in November, but check with them, they're all relly approachable at the parelli office.
Good luck, with your horse and getting a place at UKSC!
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