Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Every trainer has their good points and their bad points. Every individual sees different good points and different bad points based upon their own opinion on what should and shouldn't be done. To me I believe the opinion that matters the most is the opinion of the horse that's being taught, keeping in mind that each horse is as different as we are from each other and not every method works on every horse.
There is a video on YouTube of Pat working with a horse, the video is called something like 'Parelli abuses horse at 'Catwalk'". I won't post a link to it here because it seems to always spark arguments between people. The motive of the video is to get people to dislike Parelli, but the problem with it is it's cut into tiny bits and pieces and they only show the bad points, and the explanation as to what went on during the cut parts are based upon only what the uploader said happened.This was a clinic they were at, and apparently they were so disgusted that they left before it was over, so they never actually even saw the entire thing.
Never the less, the sketchiness leaves a lot of things in the video questionable and debatable, but many who have seen it have chosen to hate Parelli solely based upon that video.
I know another reason that people don't like him is because of his marketing.
Other than that I don't fully know why people don't like Parelli.
"It is the difficult horses that have the most to teach you" - Double Dan Horsemanship