Here are links to some of the people who we are inspired by, as well as our associations and agents.
Pat & Linda Parelli - The Parelli Foundation was founded by Pat Parelli. He has been breaking down Natural Horsemanship into teachable pieces since the 1980's. The Parelli Program is a people-training program! Uniquely developed to fill holes in the human's knowledge on the ground and on the back, with or without contact on the horse's head.
Martin Black - One of the World's greatest colt-starters, ropers, and hackamore users. Martin has started more horses than possibly any other human alive, on at least three different continents. Martin also has worked with Dr. Stephen Peters to develop Evidence Based Horsemanship. EBH uses dissection and neuroscience to analyse how horses learn in order to develop the best and fastest training methods.
Dave & Jody Ellis - Owners of LS Ranch and long-time instructors of Parelli Natural Horsemanship. This amazing couple develops horses from the ground up, and additionally work cattle in the way that is natural for the prey animal's mentality. We are grateful to get to host and learn from Dave and Jody every September!
Monte Foreman - The master of lead changes and understanding leads. He believed that the human greatly affected how a horse could move, and devoted his life to filming and understanding the lope.