Originally Posted by Spirithorse
Pat and Linda didn't take the idea of Horsenality from any book. Linda actually came up with the idea based on the teachings of a personal friend of hers who is an expert in his own field of study. Get your facts right.
Why would Linda need a friend to point out that horses all have their own personalities? I would hope she could figure that out on her own! The term "horsenality" is just a horsey name for personality. I've know horses have their own personalities from the first time I ever met horses...didn't need someone to point it out to me, as I'm sure most people who are around horses have also figured out for themselves, even without the "catchy" name.
Linda also came up with the idea of feeding your horse a carrot when it turns to bite you too; however, I think that is a terrible idea personally and wouldn't try it.
It honestly doesn't even matter who came up with the term, it still means the same thing, a horse's personality. I have heard other people besides Parelli even use that exact term before the Parelli's were a big item. I call my mare's attitude Divatude..because her name is Diva. Everyone comes up with weird names for things. The concept is not Linda Parelli's alone and she is not the first person to suggest such a thing. The Parelli's just have a great marketing team for their version of the same old same old with their own cutesy tricks thrown in to make it their "own" brand.