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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The best of Equine Affaire OH video(Linda Parelli)! Part 5.



Well Linda Parelli is my celebrity! And pat Parelli is my 2nd Celebrity! I have seen Linda and pat a number of times now( I even got to go to Colorado once and visit their facility). But every time for me is like the first again and I always enjoy the moments! I mainly went to Equine Affaire, since I knew Linda Parelli was going and I really want to see her demonstration on Saturday(the only day I went). Linda did a simulation using people about the 7 games. Since Linda only had a small area to work with and bringing out a real horse was just too confined in this small area. Before Linda started with the simulation she needed 5 people to help her! Of course, I THREW my arm up!!! I was the first one picked from the crowd!! I was sooooo thrilled to say the least!!!!!!!! My celebrity picked ME!!! How fun!!! I got into the arena and since I have seen Linda's demos before. I kind of figured she was going to make a fake horse out of 5 people. So I stayed at the back, thinking I would be the end of the horse. I wanted to be the kicker (you will understand more when you watch the video). Anyway, she took the first 4 people to make her fake horse and told me to stand aside. I would be Linda Later! What? What was that meaning??? Now my heart rate was 420! What was I going to have to do? Could I do it?? Omg, I want to go sit back down, LOL. I stood there and freaked out! Yes, I was certainly right brain at the moment and couldn't think! This video I posted was only part of the video. I had to cut off 10 minutes, because my flip video wouldn't let me download more than 10 minutes!!!! So to catch you up. Linda went through the 7 games with her fake horse. Then she handed the fake horse over to me!!!! And Linda whispered into my ear....get your horse to touch the water bottle on the table! She of course, didn't want everyone to hear what my task was. So as the video starts I am just starting to head my horse to the bottle on the table. I was sooo nervous and dying in my clothes. It was pretty cold outside and a rainy day. So I had 3 layers of clothes on and long johns. So add nervousness and anxiety to it and it equals dying of heat stroke, LOL!!! There was even one point Linda came over and told me she would be my right arm. All I heard was the charlie brown teacher and stared at her??? I had to ask her....what did you say??? She probably thought I was an idiot. But I was soooo nervous! All and all I had a blast after I got to breath later. I also learned something about my own Parelli touch it game. I am not really waiting long enough for my horse to actually think of what I possibly am thinking about!!! So I am thrilled to learn that! I also cherish my gifts I got that day!! I was sooo thrilled and appreciative! I never expected it and again I was thrilled! I later had Linda Parelli sign my Blue Carrot Stick and I plan to keep it forever and never use it! Love it!!!! Who is your celebrity??? Even if it is not horse related! Many Smiles, Janine

6 comments:

  1. How cool that you got to meet you number one celebrity!

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    1. Yeah, I was soooo thrilled I got picked:)

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  2. Can´t believe that wasn´t the first thing you told me....lol..but you are forgiven ;)
    How cool is that! And it was so much fun to see you in a video :)))) xxxx

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    1. I wanted to surprise you, that is why I hadn't said anything till you saw the video! I am soooo keeping my new blue carrot stick and never using it. Yeah, I had fun!!!

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  3. I am so happy you got selected. You will never forget it. I thought you did a great job.

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  4. Oh my goodness that was totally awesome!!!!! Congrats on getting picked and getting to work with your number one celebrity. So exciting! And the new gear (in my favorite color!!!!! lol). I'm so happy for you!

    That was a really interesting video and I actually learned some from it too. I think seeing the bigger picture and being patient so the horse can think for himself and figure things out is what most people have trouble with and something we need to remind ourselves of a lot. I'm pretty good with standing back and letting the horse figure it out because of the free shaping I do with clicker training. As a clicker trainer we try to interfere as little as possible so they can learn to problem solve. :D I need to practice more on watching the whole horse and seeing the bigger picture though!

    Something interesting I noticed is that the complete release of pressure that she was having you do when the "horse" got it right is sort of like the clicker in clicker training. It's the marker that tells the horse he did it right. If you wanted to make it even better you could add a word like "good" and then it becomes the marker (clicker) and the release becomes the reward (food). Then you are using the principles of clicker training without the clicker or food. :D Sorry I rambled. I love taking other training methods and meshing them together with clicker. Thank you for sharing the video. I enjoyed it. :D

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