To luvmytobipaint & fivefurlongs, I'm going to disagree with just about all posters here & say that skipping over to MR's round-pen techniques likely isn't the answer, because Level 1 has what a beginner needs to get with the horse, & learn safety with the horse, IF one diligently studies the program (its purposes, the 4 responsibilities of the human, the 4 responsibilities of the horse, the 8 principles, etc., the principle of Love, Language, & Leadership balanced in equal doses, etc!) Also, please remember that all that your horse has to go on is your "feel"; how you present yourself, & you must first feel (accept, hear, be receptive to your horse's energy, for your horse to then feel back to you & then you can go someplace together.) Parelli absolutely teaches feel, yet people seem to lose sight of how important it is in the flurry of sticks & strings, & techniques. The result is that a horse learns the 7 Games, but they're just boring/torturous, because the good feel between horse & human got lost/never got built up (& part of that is the principle of being provocative enough to not bore your horse!)
Successful PP students study hard to leave nothing out & the most basic element to "leave in" is feel, is the relationship, which is meaningful to the horse.
Hope that helps!