Friday, October 7, 2011

Level 3 On-Line Notes

Parelli Level 3 On-Line Notes

  • Be good with coiling your rope
    • Keeps it neat and safe, helps reduce coil tension
  • Know the difference between suggest, ask, tell, and promise
    • Use intent / body language with the phases
  • Horses want safety, comfort, and play
  • Horse's Responsibilities: maintain gait, maintain direction, look where he's going, don't act like a prey animal
  • When the rope is on the horse pretend like it's not
  • Expect a lot, ask little, reward often
  • 51/49 partnership > use the attitude of justice
  • Human - how appropriate am I in applying pressure?
  • Be particular without being critical - go for excellence / refinement
  • Respect = appropriate response to pressure
  • Horsenality = environmental factors, innate characteristics, and learned behavior
  • In Level 3 have more function to the games
  • Straight lines for friendly (i.e., handshake, Labrador), curves/arcs for dominance (i.e., Border Collie), change in energy and intention with straight lines and arcs
  • Level 3 horses respond with respect and without fear
  • Trust is good, but control is better
  • Advanced concept for the driving game - play it on a circle (don't make it lunging!)
  • 1st 3 games are like primary colors
  • Humans have circular body space - adding the Carrot Stick makes us oval, horses have an oval body space
  • Straightness is very important in the yo-yo (no yo-nana!)
  • Transitions are yo-yos
  • Get away from wiggling the rope, use the stick to drive horse back - head/neck posture, performance down the road
  • Play with the yo-yo from different zones
  • Leadership through polite and passive persistence in the proper position
  • Play the games with a purpose
  • Yo-yo is a fulcrum game
  • On a circle there is the send, allow, bring back, AND resend
    • Resend engages the mind then the body
  • Be assertive (half way between being a wimp and being aggressive)
  • Impulsion is emotional collection, go = whoa
  • Remember persona body posture - intent / netural
  • Disengage the hindquarters for safety (base narrow), base wide / engagement = power
  • Look for even slack in the rope on a circle, a circle shows what's important to the horse: safety, comfort, or play
  • It is natural for prey animals to be pattern animals
  • Human's Responsibilities: think like a horse (feel, think, act, play), have an independent seat (or feet!), use the natural power of focus, don't act like a predator
  • Important to lead the nose when teaching leads on the bow tie pattern
  • Wait until the horse has passed your body, walk with him, lead the nose, ask for lead > timing is important here!
  • Circles build sideways
  • Consistency creates obedience, obedience is the message getting to the feet
  • Mind, body, weight, feet
  • Obedience + Exuberance = Dignity
  • Sideways on a circle slows the horse down, helps refine things - don't wiggle the rope at horse, pattern interrupt
  • Be progressive!
  • Seeking Positive Reflexes = Effort
  • Can up the Squeeze game by adjusting impulsion
  • Leadership means you've got a plan
  • Use the rail for help in change of direction
  • Think of your belly button as a start or finish line - push the energy of the horse up or down after the horse passes the line (upward) or before they get to the line (downward)
  • Circles - maintaining a true, quality neutral, changing directions, nice transitions
  • Sideways allows the horse to have suspension naturally
  • 45' line - toss and coil both right and left handed
  • Punsishment makes prey animals act more like prey animals and convinces them we are predators
  • Know the Bank Robbers knot as a quick release knot, especially for trailer tying

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