Actually smrobs, Pat Parelli was the leader in this "new age" of NH. You never heard of any of these other trainers until Pat came along. Now he's not the first one to do this, and he says so, he gives credit to his mentors all the time. And Clinton was a student of Parelli.
Mark Weiler, who owns 51% of the Parelli company, is to blame for the prices. He's a jerk who doesn't have horses and he is all about money. It's not Pat and Linda. Mark's done a good job getting the word out about Parelli, but with everything else, I think he will drive a lot of people away. I just tell people to look past all that crap and look at Pat's horsemanship skills. There is no denying the man is amazing, and those who argue that must be blind.