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Pat and Linda Parelli

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Pat Parelli's career with horses is one rich with experiencePat Parelli
Born in California, Pat Parelli’s equestrian career is diverse, from professional rodeo bronc riding to presenting before Her Majesty the Queen of England at Buckingham Palace.

During his early years as a trainer, Pat found that horses were easy to train; the challenge was teaching people. He knew he had to find a way to help people (who typically lacked horsemanship skills and understanding) become savvier with horses.
In 1981 Pat developed a system of natural horsemanship using psychology and communication—keys that allow people to be successful with horses without fear, force or intimidation.

Today his progressive program has been lauded worldwide by horsemen of all disciplines and skill levels. The program includes levels of horsemanship achieved through home study material, clinics taught by Parelli Licensed Instructors and two-week courses at the Parelli Centers.

Hailed as a master horseman, Pat Parelli can be seen weekly on RFD-TV. Pat and his program are featured in magazines worldwide. 

Linda Parelli actually met her husband through taking his classesLinda Parelli
Born in Singapore, Linda Parelli moved to Australia when she was 12 and was introduced to dressage.
In a tack store one day, Linda noticed video of a cowboy.  As he executed perfect flying lead changes, slide stops and spins—a picture of total harmony—Linda realized that this cowboy, Pat Parelli, was riding bridleless.
Linda signed up for Pat’s clinic right away and got immediate, positive results with Regalo, a dangerous horse who had challenged her for years. Linda began to promote Parelli clinics in Australia, and a few years later the dressage rider and the cowboy married.

Today she stars in Parelli tour presentations and the Parelli RFD television shows. She also teaches courses at the Parelli Centers, and produces much of the Parelli written material and educational systems.

Linda and Pat live at the Parelli Centers in Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Ocala, Fla.

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kiana    beverly, MA

6/26/2011 7:28:25 AM

this may not be about anything on this page but i have something to tell you pat and linda pareill Imo kiana bolognese and i own a wild mustang that my trainer says that he is not a good horse for a 13 year old girl that has ben rideing for 9 years and love horses and my reson for contacting you is that my trainer says that nova my mustang is going to need a new home and someone that will train him 7 days a week and i told him the only person i will give him up to is you so help me and please please take him please email me soon -kiana bolognese

amber    ormond beach, FL

7/31/2010 12:51:46 PM

hi im amber im 10 my stallion is really big and scared to train and ride him.i dont know what to do.ive never cared for nor riden a horse before can you give me advice?

Shawn    Louisville, KY

3/21/2010 3:53:37 PM

Parelli has helped thousands of people who were at the end of their rope learn to communicate with their horse with dignity and respect. If you've ever taken a serious look at the program you would know that. I personally know well over 100 people who use these methods with AMAZING results and have NEVER seen a horse "fried" at the last level. That's ridiculous! Clearly the horse LOVES it too or it wouldn't meet you at the gate EVERY day to ride like mine or all of my friend's horses do!

Jennifer    Albany, GA

3/14/2010 8:03:57 PM

The "savvy" string is the only Parelli tool that I think it worth it....the rest of the program is B.S it's an expensive program to make your horse do tricks basically. Once your horse is at the last level, it's fried and there is nothing else you can do with him.

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