The Parelli 6-Foot Savvy String is the â€œstring of a thousand usesâ€! It is most popularly used to attach to the end of the Carrot Stick to help you get respect from your horse on the ground. In addition, it can aid in building your horse's confidence or used around your horse's neck to aid you in your journey to bridle-less riding.
â€œTom Dorrance inspired me when he said, â€œIf I canâ€™t get it done with just this (piece of baling twine!), Iâ€™m not interested. I donâ€™t go anywhere without at least two Savvy Strings in my pocket.â€ Pat Parelli
If the string is too thick itâ€™s hard to swing, if itâ€™s too thin it has too much sting. The Savvy String is a good middle of the road string at Â¼ inch.
Other uses include: put it around your horseâ€™s neck; use it instead of a bit (a Cherokee bridle!); lead with it; tie your doggie; make an emergency beltâ€¦ you name it! Pat says that you should always have a pocketknife and a Savvy String on your person when you are around horses.
Pat Parelli, because of his martial arts background, came up with the concept of awarding people specific color strings for their achievement in his Horse-man-ship Levels program. Everyone in the Parelli Program starts off with a white string, and as you achieve a level you are awarded a special colored string. Red for Level 1, Blue for Level 2, Green for Level 3 and Black for Level 4.
Small Carrot Stick
Small Savvy String