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North Lawrence, New York, United States
I can be described as lover of life, an animal lover, and lover of education. I am constantly striving for knowledge and learning opportunities. I've been around horses my entire life. I enjoy working with horses and their human partners through natural horsemanship philosophies, natural balance bare foot hoof care, reiki, red-light therapy, essential oils, aromatherapy, crystal healing, chromotherapy, flower essences, and more. I am a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher who offers treatments for people, horses, dogs, cats, and other creatures great and small. I also teach Reiki classes for those interested in learning how to treat themselves, their loved ones, and even their animals! Natural Horse Lover Farm is located in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Weekly Task Challenge: The Six P's

If you don't know what to do, have little time, or just feeling stuck, try the weekly task as a way to at least do something with your horse! (It just may motivate you to do more.)

This week's challenge is all about Pat Parelli's Priorities for Prior and Proper Preparation! Have you heard about this? It is all a buzz in the clinics these days! Here is the list of things that Pat passionately believes we all need to work on and be good at! This week's challenge is to take a look at your proficiency in these areas:

Haltering

Saddling

Bridling

Mounting

Lateral Flexion

Indirect Rein

Direct rein

Supporting Rein

Hands Frees Farrier Prep

Trailer Loading

Soft Feel at Halt

9 StepBack-up


As a bonus task, see how well you remember Pat Parelli's 41 P's!

"Pat Parelli proudly presents his programs and the proclamation that prior and proper preparation prevents P-poor performance particularly if polite and passive persistence is practiced in the proper position. This perspective takes patience, from process to product, from principle to purpose. The promise that Pat plans to prove is that practice does not make perfect, only perfect practice makes perfect, and it is peculiar how prey animals perceive people as predators and not partners."

2 comments:

Lauren said...

Excellent tasks... only one I'm not familiar with is hands-free farrier prep. Is that in one of the Levels packs. I have the older red and blue boxes - Level 1 and 2... I'll go search the Savvy Vault for now... Keep It Natural, Lauren

Michelle AKA arabhorselover1 said...

I am not quite sure on that one and Clare isn't either. The only thing I can thin is that your horse should be able to stand and let you do what you need to without being tied (which mine do).

-Michelle