I origanlly came here to the horse forum, because some was bashing Pat because of something they thought was cruel(the horse Cat something on you tube). She was bashing him hard and I was quite sure she didnt know much about horses. "I have seen Pat along with 60 other NH, Ray Hunt, Buck Brannaman, Joe Wolter, Richard Winters, Dennis Reis, Nuebert, Lee Smith, Chris Cox, just to name a few that where there. You could see them working side by side and you could see 4-5 where much better than the rest, Pat was one. His ego is nasty, Tried to talk to him a couple of times, not worth my time. But the bottom line is he is talented, extremely. That is not just my observation, but 2 of the TOP trainers in the NRCHA, actauly I was bashing his ego and they both said he can do the deal and is very talented.
SO I came here because google guided me to this site for comments on him, once I was here I could see many of the comments where not fair, AS FAR AS HIS HORSEMANSHIP GOES! His ego and manners are another story.
So even though he is an ass, I had to defend his horsemanship.
THAT IS ALL!
I have heard several top trainers say the same, NRHA, NCHA, included.
From what I have SEEN FIRST HAND many that bash Trainers can not do it themselves, so their comments are hard to listen to.
I do know from doing it myself it is a much different game when you try to fix problem horses others have messed up.
There is not a trainer out there that is being accused of some rough methods.
WATCHING PAT OR OTHER TRAINERS IS NOT THE SAME AS RIDING WITH THEM, FIXING PROBLEMS, EXTREME PROBLEMS IS DIFFERENT THEN FIXING.
I HELPED ONE WOMAN WHO WAS SO ANOYING ABOUT PARELLI I HAD TO LEAVE. SO I GET IT, THAT WAS FOR JUSTING ROLLING ROPE AT HER HORSE
THAT IS MY POINT
I hope you all enjoy your horses, GOOD LUCK