-Parelli is an idiot, and even if he weren't, nobody is right 100% of the time about anything ever so stop worshipping him and think for yourself (and your horse) for once.
-Hitting a horse that is doing something dangerous is okay and not going to end the world. He's a lot bigger than me. If he doesn't respect me, I'm probably going to be killed.
-We have one arena for riding in and 30 or so boarders that all want to ride, lunge, and turn out their horses from time to time..do not turn your horses out in the arena and walk away for an hour. I'm not even allowed to do that, and my horse is actually stalled. Your horses live in a pasture. Why are you even turning them out in the first place? They live their whole lives turned out. Tie them, for god's sake. If you're scared they're going to pull back, get them trained.
-If people want to ride or lunge their horses and you are just working on your Parelli whatever, just get out of the arena. Your horse is always on that lead line (even when he's rolling I guess, that's..yeah.) so you can do that outside.
-Turnout is important. Barn owners, especially those that have the available space, need to make space available for turnout other than just the one arena everyone has to ride in. People who own stalled horses need to be regularly turning their horses out instead of letting the poor things rot in their stalls and develop god knows what health issues all over the place. If you don't have the time or can't afford to pay someone to do it, either put him in a pasture or sell him, for god's sake.
-I don't mind my horse being close to me as long as he is respectful. He wouldn't bite me for all the cookies in the world, so there is no reason I can't let him sniff me or rub his head on me. I'm his owner. He's my horse. If you don't like it, don't let horses do it to you. I don't mind it. That doesn't make me an idiot.
-Hit my horse (for reasons other than biting, kicking, etc which he doesn't do anyway) and I will kill you in your sleep. Hit him in the face and I will kill you when you're awake and drag it out.
-Yes, I'm vegan. That has nothing to do with my horsemanship whatsoever. It doesn't mean I'm new to horses (I've been riding my whole life) and going to change my mind over time. My horse doesn't know the difference between well-fitting, well-broken in synthetic material and well-fitting, well-broken in leather. Using it doesn't mean I would ever disregard his comfort.
-I'm not a horse. You're huge. I will not play.
-You have no idea how lucky you are to have me as your owner. All I ask in return is that you pay attention to me when I am working with you. You spend all day with those stall buddies, you don't have to make such a big deal out of seeing them outside.
-When you're tied, just stand. It's not such a long wait, and that's what you do all day anyway. Be glad you're not working. Enjoy it, because in a minute you will be, and you'll be wishing you were back here standing around getting groomed and pampered.
As you can see..I have a lot more people issues than horse issues, because that's generally where the problem lies anyway, isn't it? :)