For all teachers and learners. From 2000-2005 I worked with the Parelli Natural Horsemanship organisation. This experience working with instructors and student horseman deepened all aspects of my understanding of human behaviour in the context of learning. There is much to learn from Pat’s work (whether you could pick a horse out of a crowd or not!). In this article, I annotate one of the hundreds of Pat’s articles in which his philosophy and knowledge of teaching new behaviours is masterfully expressed. Quite astonishingly, Pat’s work and mine meet very close to the mid-line. I hope you enjoy this encounter, and for some of you I would hope you find Pat a good role model for your own teaching, whether your students are horses or humans or somewhere in between.
This is one of my older articles, and has been preserved as a PDF file for you to view or download. Click the button below to load it in your browser or right-click and save the link to your computer.