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My conclusion is that YES Parelli is definately working for me and YES I've made tons of leaps and progress, and YES I still love it and YES Whiskey is complicated and NO I am not out of my depth. I think that I need to be more aware of this, to remember his thresholds, and to remember all of the good stuff that CLEARLY outweigh the bad stuff. I really love this horse and we've had a ton of fun.
I am ready to get on with my journey, put in more time and be sure I am taking the time it really takes. I suspect that some of my expectations were unrealistic when looking at the entire picture.
I am also feeling empowered and allowed (if you will) to pursue my levels (an important piece for me, a measure, an assessment that I desire) with Fosse AND Whiskey. There really is no reason I cannot work with both on the official stuff too (oh duh - I should have realized this long ago) but, knowing that they are different and our progress will be different. That is the reality of things. (I "do" PNH with both but was only assessing with one horse.)
(I'm also secretly keeping a small part of myself open to the idea of a new partner as well but, not looking--or trying not to anyway. LOL)
Thanks for the push to think about this even folks.