Monday, April 18, 2011

Sit down

Are you sitting down?

No, seriously....sit down.


I'll give you another second.....


Ready for this one??

I had fun with Denali.

Not only did I have fun. I had a lot of fun.

We had our 2 hour introduction to Parelli today. I must say, when he got out the stick and long rope I was a bit sceptical. I know that's part of it, but still. I told him of my experiences of Denali and he did a quick evaluation of her. My heart sank when he commented that he could tell she was in pain. My head started running with thoughts of where her pain is, how bad it is, how can he tell, what should I do, should I cancel, should I put her down. I surprisingly got myself under control quickly and focused on the lesson. She looked uncomfortable, but not as horrible as I've seen her.

Denali did great, by the end she was so focused and relaxed. I really enjoyed our lesson. Parelli is something that I could see working for us. It made sense for me, it made sense for her. After our lesson I gave her some bute in her dinner. Before our instructor got there she was trying to scratch her butt, and after she scrached it she stared shaking and shaking her neck. Poor girl. Sometimes I wonder how much it bothers her. Her heart rate is normal, temp normal. I guess I'll ask the Vet Thursday her thoughts. I don't want her to be in a ton of pain, but selfishly I don't want to lose her either. She seems so happy. I know I'm over-reacting. I still get sad that she's so broken.

Off to buy a magic stick. ;0) (no, seriously.)

9 comments:

TBA said...

That's awesome! I'm so glad that you had fun :) Parelli can be great for some people. And the stick isn't really that magical, but once you get used to it, it's a whole lot better and more useful than a lunge whip!

Frizzle said...

Oh my God, please do not fork over a gazillion dollars for a mystikal majikal Parelli stick. Go to www.sunsethalters.com and buy a training stick & string (you can even customize the colors!). Then take the $40 you saved and buy yourself something pretty. :-)

Denali's Mom said...

I never buy anything for full price (Exibit A: Denali) I got my magic stick, magic rope, magic halter, and magic lead rope for the magical price of $50.00. Let's see if they are magic! ;0)

achieve1dream said...

I'm glad you had fun! I knew you would. You're like me when you're working with a trainer you're confident and don't doubt yourself as much. Try to hold on to that feeling as you start working with her. I know you can do it. :D

jenj said...

I am so glad to hear you had an enjoyable time with Denali!

Kate said...

I'll admit, I'm a bit skeptical about all the natural horsemanship stuff. I think the whole idea behind it is awesome, and has a really good base. However, I dislike the commercialization of the whole thing. Glad its working for the two of you, I think you'll have a lot of fun with it!

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

Yea..the BIG thing is YOU had fun! :)
Good for you.
Magic is in your hands, not the products ;) xoxo

Checkmark115 said...

lol magic. Not a Parelli fan but I'm glad you had fun!

RiderWriter said...

Whew, thank goodness you wrote that! I was getting ready to excoriate you for shelling out an obscene sum for a Gen-u-wine Parelli Karat Stick. Glad you went the bargain route, and glad you and Ms. Slew had a good time. I am not a Parelli fan for the most part, but I think it's a good fit for you and Maresy at this time. Have fun!