I know it's very in to hate Pat Parelli in some circles. While the massive commercialism of the Parelli enterprises is a turn off, and some of the most frustrating, badly behaved horses can be "Parelli" horses, I still see good in what he does.
This short clip on CNN is worth a watch - if you do click on it, watch to the end where he shows the rider how to drop the reins and have her horse back up (it takes him four tries to get her to drop her reins).
CNN and Parelli
The clinic I'm going to is a Mark Rashid clinic and auditors are welcome. You can click here for info - it's in Santa Fe.
More later - I'm crushed with work as I try to prepare for being gone an entire week! AHHHHHHH!