"A horse is like a mirror, and it's reflecting what and who you are."

This is just a little diary of my horse life. I teach natural horsemanship and dressage. I am currently working on getting back to L4 Parelli after a car accident and surgery.

I suffered from a fear of failure, as things had not gone according to planned after my time off from my injuries. It had been an paralyzing disability (fear) but my healing is coming along nicely, and I hope to pass my level 4 before the end of 2011.

I don't know where I am going, but I am NOT lost!

I am now reviewing dvd's and books, and blogging my reviews. The link on the left in the categories (DVD Clinician Reviews)will take you straight to it. You will find links to the websites of all dvd clinicians I review and they are located on the left hand side bottom of page of the page. None of the clinicians or trainers I am reviewing, sponsor, endorse or authorize this site. For more info about them please click on thier link.

I hope you enjoy!

Savvy On,

I will be giving Savvy Star Ratings based soley on my opinion of it's value to a parelli student as such

***** Must own

**** Must watch

*** Worth watching, but you won't die without it

** Eh' take it with a grain of salt, you will have to filter alot

* OK, but there is better stuff out there to spend your time and money on

0 stars....skip it, it just isn't worth your time.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dvd Review:*** Wrangler Jayne #1

Touching your Horse ~ ***
 with your Heart #1

If you are looking for natural horsemanship with the Phillip Nye (he trained Magic) influence, which many are....myself included.....Jayne is one of the closest scources to Phillip you can get, as he is somewhat of a recluse and he has no available material to purchase.  I know....been searching for nearly a year!

Right off the bat she is relatable,kind, and detailed.  This dvd covers basics of catching, haltering, leading, blocking, and friendly.

I feel this is an excellent introduction to natural horsemanship, if one is starting out and doesn't have the money to buy dvd's.....this would be a great first video to rent.

I am realizing what may be missing from most NH programs is the art of bonding and friendly.  When it is present, it is presented more of something that just ahs to be done, rather that something that has to be felt.  The art of bonding is talked about, but oh so often really not done or misunderstood at best.  So I feel Jayne has a great way to get one started, in a way that REALLY does include some mutual bonding, to take things a bit slower to start, before you start to push yourself on your horse in any dominance games.  I like that.  I will say that if you have an extroverted horse, especially a right brained one...there are no examples of 'crazy' horses and what to do with that.  Maybe it is a good thing.  Maybe some of our problems with these extroverts is that WE are too extroverted, and maybe if we just take down OUR energy....they would be able to take down thiers.  I am seeing hints of this with a few students and thier extroverts.....me and mine are beyond initial training, so I cannot say for sure if it is a great place to start.....just something to ponder.

It appears that to get through all the (7) games, you will need to rent all 6 dvds.  there are 2 dvd's in each of the three series.
Series one: Touching your horse with your heart
Series two: Comunicating with your horse with your heart
Series three: Heart moves
Then on to riding
Series four: Relaxed Riding vol 1

She also has a dvd of a successful PNH Level one submission.....be it of the old Level 1, most likely the 'original' level one.  I be it shows some great horsemanship!  Along with that a dvd about a brumby foal that she starts.

I like Jayne, I like her style, I only give her 3*s because all of this is covered in Parelli material, so nothing is lost by not viewing, other than seeing her gentle style, and to see that YES, less can be more.  If you dont have parelli material, or are new to Natural Horsemanship....I am giving this 5*s as a great place to start!

Savvy On

1 comment:

  1. Still lovin the reviews! Michelle, I have wondered about Wrangler Jane when she had come up on a search for some PNH stuff years ago. I think I would like this gal too.
    Best Wishes!


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