Meet the Parelli Family
Before Parelli, natural horsemanship was unknown except in the secret inner circles around Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt, and it was known as “It.” Pat’s desire to spread this knowledge to the world rose up in him after his mentor Tom said with lament that “It” would never go anywhere. In 1984, he began teaching clinics; in 1990, Linda joined him with the mission of popularizing this special way. In 1991, they coined the name Natural Horsemanship, Linda moved from Australia to the USA and the rest, as they say, is history. Natural Horsemanship has become a viable and important aspect of the international horse industry and continues to expand and influence the way in which horses are trained. Pat and Linda bring an amazing talent for both training horses and teaching people—like you—how to be more than a rider and how train your own horses using behavioral psychology and maximizing love, language, and leadership.
This man changed the world.
It’s a grand vision to want to change the world, but Pat has the drive, the knowledge, and the passion for both horses and people. He is an extraordinarily gifted student and teacher because of his ability to share what he’s learned from the great masters in an interesting and creative way. He makes learning fun and helps people learn the “unteachables” such as feel, timing, and balance. As a modern master, Pat’s work is nowhere near finished. He continues to innovate in new, more specialized directions such as performance and competition. He proves that love, language, and leadership can not only produce a top competitor, but it will also allow for continuous improvement of one.
This woman helped him.
Linda is in demand the world over as a teacher and presenter, and she continues to develop concepts around better horsemanship, leadership, and confidence. She is the most highly rated Parelli instructor and horsewoman (Level 6); the author of several specialized subject DVDs in the Parelli Program; the education director and main writer for the Savvy Club Levels program; runs courses at the Parelli Center and Master Classes around the world; launched an online program for personal growth (another passion of hers called Pegasus Personal Growth); and has published her first book called Confidence for Women, which is available on Amazon.
They carry it forward
Pat and Linda quickly realized that it was impossible to fulfill the demand for hands on help through clinics, seminars, and lesson workshops by themselves. When they announced the birth of the Parelli Professional Certification courses in 1991, it attracted all the top Parelli students who wanted to turn the expertise they had gained into a career dedicated to teaching this amazing program. They wanted to join hands and be part of Linda and Pat Parelli’s grand mission. To this day, new Parelli Professionals are certified all over the world to support students along their journeys. Who better to support you than someone who has been through it all themselves?
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