Any time I see videos like this. . .or ads for "Learn from Home Horse Training" courses, I get mixed feelings.
There are experienced horse people who can "get away with" doing things like this because of their experience. They understand the concepts of body language and timing and working around the animals. They also understand the potential danger, they know how to bring a situation under control if necessary.
And some people just naturally have a talent, and a "feel" for working with animals that others may never achieve even after many years and thousands of dollars spent.
To me, selling that promise to a generally novice/beginner public is (to me) irresponsible. It's fun to watch, but in recent years I have noticed a decline in "don't try this at home" messages. Instead, more and more people seem to be getting encouraged to feel "inspired" by what they see, and attempt it for themselves.
Telling someone that "you, too, can have THIS sort of fluffy feel-good Alec-and-the-Black relationship with YOUR horse just by following these 12 easy steps at the bargain price of $499.99" is irresponsible.
"Parelli horsemanship is just like painting by the numbers. You need absolutely no skill. You just put this color here and this color there, and when you're done, you have ... a mess no one wants." mp