ahh I could go on and on and on about parelli. It's turned on a light for me. I look at horses with a new approach now. It's changed my riding too. Parelli is a great method to develop bonds between horse and rider. I don't see how you think it's unsafe. People jump horses over 4 foot brick walls....I don't see how that is any different then a picnic table. Also for the cost. Yes it's a bit ridiculous but when you think about it people spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on show halters and bridles. Or 200 dollars on a pair of boots. Parelli only requires the kit, halter, stick, and string.