My point was that I know how much Spyder dislikes Parelli, so for her to post something like that makes me suspicious. I just wanted to make sure my thread didn't turn into anything negative. I posted it simply for the act of sharing Karen's way of training with others because I believe in it and what I've done so far with my horse has really helped him.
Karen has a lot of knowledge and experience under her belt. She has shown at high levels and is also a judge (the highest you can go). What she teaches and how she teaches it, to both horse and rider, is exactly what I had been looking for. She incorporates the parelli principles into her dressage training, which is why she calls it Dressage, Naturally. It's quite different from "traditional" (if you will) training styles.
I will choose someone who puts the horse first and has the same principles and values as myself. I will not choose someone just because they have a good reputation in the sport. That doesn't necessarily mean they put the horse first, it might just mean they are good at getting the job done.