Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pressure motivates and release teaches

This article was originally published in the August 2011 issue of Savvy Times magazine. Recent back-issues of Savvy Times are available for Parelli members in the Resources section of Parelli Connect.

Appropriate Application of Pressure Exquisite Timing of Release-by Linda Parelli
Many years ago, when I first heard Pat say, “Pressure motivates, but the release teaches,” he made it sound so simple. And teaching and training horses really is quite simple, because it involves not much more than the appropriate application of pressure and the exquisite timing of the release. But those adjectives, “appropriate” and “exquisite,” are where the real challenges lie, because these are the very things that make the difference between a horse having trouble, responding obediently, or responding with enthusiasm.
So... how do you apply pressure appropriately and time your release?  Find out below.

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