Originally Posted by Spirithorse
Parelli is saying that if you solve the actual issues first, then you won't have that fear of the horse doing something.
No, Parelli is saying that their horses are so well trained that there is no need for a helmet or other gear. This is what I get from the letter. Evidenced by the fact that Linda Parelli will be shown jumping her horse without a helmet - people learn by example ... if I train my horse like she does, then I don't need a helmet. - that is irresponsible.