I've been studying and applying many different methods for over 15 years now and I can honestly say that I use bits and pieces from many different clinicians... including some of our local Montana trainers. I've been a No Worries Club member in the past and am currently a Savvy club member just soaking up as much as I can. I love Clinton Anderson, Pat Parelli, Chris Cox, Curt Pate, Mark Rashid, and John Lyons.. and I use bits and pieces from all of them and adjust to fit what my horse needs. I love Giddy Up Flix.. priceless!!
If I had to choose between Stacy and Pat, I'd choose Pat. I believe that his focus on the relationship with your horse and making sure your horse has a solid foundation is exactly the point of natural horsemanship in the first place. If you don't have a relationship with your horse and his foundation isn't solid, then nothing else really matters.