I would never change what I do for what anyone says about it, becaus eit works for me, I understand it doesn't for everyone. My horse used to get scared when I wiggled the rope to! She nearly dislocated my arm! And there definitely is to much marketing! At first it was all about 'Making a better world for horses and humans' but now theres just too much! I bought the starter kit for £15 which contained a halter, rope, savvy string and carrot stick and I have my horse at a completely Parelli yard so I was taught properly as the owner is a Parelli Professional. I personally don't think you should use Parelli if you haven't been taught by an actual human being as the videos just tell you what to do, and don't help in anyway if you can't do it or are doing it wrong! If you don't use Parelli properly, I completely agree, it can be dangerous!
A Horseman Can Hear His Horse Shout, A Good Horseman Can Hear His Horse Talk, But A Great Horseman Can Hear His Horse Whisper<3