LOVE, LANGUAGE AND LEADERSHIP SINCE 1982

The Story Of Parelli Natural Horsemanship

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. Pat’s desire to spread this knowledge to the world rose up in him after watching his mentors Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt work with horses.

In 1984 Pat began teaching clinics, and in 1990, Linda joined him with the mission of popularizing this special way of interacting with horses. In 1991, they coined the name Natural Horsemanship, Linda moved from Australia to the USA and the rest, as they say, is history. 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 and Linda provide amazing talent for both training horses and teaching people.

Today, Parelli Natural Horsemanship and the program has spread to 76 countries, over a million people, and has improved the lives of horses around the world.

Pat Parelli


“PAT HAS THE DRIVE, KNOWLEDGE, AND PASSION FOR BOTH HORSES AND PEOPLE…”

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.

Linda Parelli

Linda Parelli Is The Master Of Teaching...

Linda is in demand throughout the world as a teacher, and presenter, and continues to develop concepts of better horsemanship, leadership, and confidence. Linda is the most highly rated Parelli instructor and horsewoman (Level 6).
Linda is also the author of several specialized subject DVDs in the Parelli Program, and the education director, and main writer for the Savvy Club Levels Program. Linda runs courses at the Parelli Center and Master Classes around the world.

“You have to love horses, to want to be partners, to empower them, and to engage in a conversation rather than simply giving them instructions to follow.”

Linda is passionate about teaching and sharing as much as she can to make it easier for people to find joy and harmony with their horses.

THE PARELLI FOUNDATION IS AN INDEPENDENT, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FOCUSING ON EDUCATION FOR THE NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP COMMUNITY.

THE PARELLI FOUNDATION IS AN INDEPENDENT, 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION FOR THE NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP COMMUNITY THAT FOCUSES ON EDUCATION FOR YOUTH HORSEMANSHIP, THERAPEUTIC HORSEMANSHIP, HORSE WELFARE AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE TALENTED AND FOR CAREER MINDED.