Ok first off, is there a level 4? And then I plan on doing levels 1-3 and then starting the patterns and other things. Good idea? I do want to get through the levels though. Has anyone tried the new patterns? Are they good?
Yes, there is a Level 4. Actually there are 10 Levels but Level 4 is the furthest you can get by yourself without going and studying with Pat himself.
I think once you get through the Level 1 pack you should start the Patterns. And while you're doing the Patterns also be watching the Level 2 pack. There is so much valuable information in the Level 2 pack! I have the Patterns and I love them! My horse is an extreme LBI/LBE and the Patterns have really helped me have a better plan with him and he's becoming more obedient.
Parelli never re-did the Level 3 pack, so it will look different than the "new" Level 1 and 2 packs. There is no pack for Level 4, you just have to follow the Patterns. And since Parelli isn't making the Levels packs anymore you should look on Ebay.