"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.

Monday, March 7, 2011

DVD Review:*** Chris Cox Series Part1 disk1

Horsemanship Part 1 Disk 1 ***

I've always thought Chris was a really good horseman.  After watching him at Road to the Horse, My opinion has not changed.  Now that I have watched one of his dvd's, My opinion is even higher!  This is a really thorough series.  12dvd's in all....in this series.  So if you are interested in him, I give him 2 thumbs up, and suggest anyone start at the beginning, so you know his method and terminology.  Especially considering, usually higher maneuvers are an involvement of a lower one, in any method, style or discipline.  But I just looked at his website, and he has a really cool widget that helps you to know which dvd has info on a certain subject.  Another 2 thumbs up.  Before I get into the meat of the content, let me say that if you are a parelli student this is a nice view into the way some others do things that are kind and for the horse.  I will say that the info covered in this dvd is well covered in parelli land, so it will only get 3*'s, as it is worth watching, but you wont die without it.  But, if you are not a parelli student, I would say this is an excellent place to learn about horsemanship and it gets 5*'s, because I suspect he is not going to leave anything out.  this is a full comprehensive series.
As to what is covered in this dvd:  He gives an awesome demonstration regarding catching a horse and Reading the horses intentions )body language) during such an endeavor.  I like his approach to the whole subject, and if you have a hard to catch horse.....this is a good place too look.  I....REALLY like his theory about having an invisible connection.  If you are a WHR fan, this is kinda the same theory with a different application.  And he also has a great approach to lowering the horses head.  I had seen it before, years ago, and have used it a time or two, but forgotten about it.  So I am happy to have the refresher.  Haltering also covered.

This is just as good as any a place to start teaching about horses, cuz I guess you can't do a whole lot, if you can never catch them.  You need to catch their mind, heart, then body.

Savvy On


  1. I wish there was somewhere here to rent these dvd's.....and then I would be wishing for enough time to watch them all....

  2. Have you checked with them to see if they ship overseas? Maybe you could start your own rental house??


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