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 1982, Pat began teaching clinics, and in 1991, he coined the name Natural Horsemanship. 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 provides 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.
“It is my honor to have accepted the invitation as a Championship Competitor for Road To The Horse 2022. I am proud to be part of an event that recognizes and awards good horsemanship—The practice I have so passionately dedicated my life to. To have another opportunity to demonstrate and share what has been shared with me by my mentors, is always appreciated and never taken for granted. Thank you to everyone involved in making this special event a reality. See you in the arena. And, until then, may the horse be with you.” -Pat Parelli