What does success look like? Jesse Peters, teaching zoo trainers
and animals with horse psychology.

Jesse Peters has spent over a decade teaching the finer points of horse psychology, which is why his collaboration with the Pittsburgh Zoo is not as surprising as it may at first seem. A longtime student and instructor of Parelli Natural Horsemanship, he provides professional guidance to many throughout the zoo – from the corporate level, where he incorporates Parelli’s “Humanality” behavior model in leadership training, to the keepers, trainers, and most importantly, the animals themselves.

Parelli is a people-training program that utilizes horse psychology to help students understand their horses. It has helped hundreds of thousands of students and horses around the world, and with Jesse’s efforts, it is improving the lives of zoo animals as well.