History Of
Parelli Natural Horsemanship

Love, Language & Leadership Since 1982

In 1982 Pat Parelli began creating a natural horsemanship program to improve the relationship between humans and horses. Pat promoted the concept of love, language and leadership in equal doses. Pat’s desire to spread this knowledge to the world ignited within him after watching his mentors, Tom Dorrance, Troy Henry, and Ray Hunt, work with horses.

In 1984, Pat began teaching clinics—And in 1991, he coined the term 'Natural Horsemanship' which has now become a common name within the industry. Natural Horsemanship has become a viable and important aspect of the international horse industry, and continues to expand and influence the way in which horses are trained. Pat Parelli provides amazing talent for both training horses and teaching people.

Today, Parelli Natural Horsemanship, Inc. and its world-renowned Parelli Program, has spread to 76 countries, over a million people, and has improved the lives of horses and the humans that love them around the world.

Pat Parelli


A master horseman with an uncanny ability to “read a horse”, and knowing how to communicate, interact and respond within a split second changed the way we interact with horses today. Pat has the talent, knowledge, and the passion for teaching both horses and people.

Pat is an extraordinarily gifted teacher because of his ability to share what he’s learned from the great masters in an interesting and creative way. He makes learning fun and helps people learn the “unteachable” such as feel, timing, and balance. As a modern master, Pat’s work is nowhere near finished. He continues to innovate in new, more specialized directions such as performance and competition. He proves that love, language, and leadership can not only produce a top competitor, but it will also allow for continuous improvement of one.

 Pat Parelli has been featured in over 1,000 magazine articles, and has presented privately for the Queen of England, President Reagan, Tony Robbins, Gene Autry, and Tom Selleck. Pat Parelli has over 200,000 students in his long distance, online learning program called the Savvy Club. With 250 instructors worldwide in his Licensed Professionals Program, Pat has set out to help make the world a better place for horses and the humans who love them.

 Pat Parelli’s focus is on preserving real horsemanship and to help you become the person you have always wanted to be with your horse.