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Clinic Descriptions

Which class should I take?

If you are unsure of which class to take, send me an e-mail and let me know.

 


Level 1 – Getting Started

In order to have a partnership with a horse you need to understand their language. Parelli Natural Horsemanship takes you step by step through learning how to communicate with your horse. Horses have survived for centuries using Opposition Reflex, which is doing the opposite of what Predators want you to do. This language can be broken down into 7 games that horses play and broken down further into 3 principle games. As Pat has said “If you master the first three games you can teach your horse anything you want to. What an amazing focus for a clinic! When you realize that Opposition Reflex is the reason you get frustrated, disillusioned, and get mediocre results with your horses, you’ll move into a whole new level of understanding about what you need to learn to make incomparable progress … and it doesn’t matter what riding experience level you’re at now.

This clinic introduces you to the basic concepts and skills of the Parelli program. The focus of this clinic will be starting and developing a strong lasting partnership with your horse on the ground therefore no prerequisite riding skills are required

Why start on the ground?

When you understand the horse’s language you will want to start building your communication on the ground first, so when you ride, it will be an easy transition. This also keeps you safe, allowing you to read your horse for any tightness before riding.

What will be covered:

Format: This is a two-day course with two three-hour teaching sessions each day. This clinic will emphasize theory and will be balanced with practical skills and activities.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.  Previewing the Success Series (Horsenalities, 7 Games, and Safe Ride) and Parelli Level 1 will greatly accelerate your learning.

Parelli Equipment Needed: Rope Halter, 12 foot lead rope, carrot stick, and savvy string, saddle & pad (possibly no riding in this clinic).

 


Level 2 Harmony

Once safety and basic skills are learned now we can build on these, and establish a deeper communication with our horse. Level 2 is about confidence. Most of all, you will begin to have even more fun with your horse now that you are safe and confident!

What we will cover:

Format: This is a two day course with two three-hour teaching sessions each day. Each participant will only move on to riding if both the horse and rider are ready.

Prerequisite: . All participants should be comfortable walking, trotting and cantering their horses in an enclosed area prior to this clinic. You are not required to have attended a Level 1 clinic but a thorough understanding of the basic concepts and skills as presented in the home study pack is expected. Study/Review of the Success Series (Horsenalities, 7 Games, Safe Ride, Natural Rider, Natural Attraction, Beyond the Round Pen, Calm Ride, and Ride Out) and Level 1/2 Parelli Patterns is recommended before attending the clinic and will accelerate your learning experience!

Parelli Equipment Needed: Rope Halter, 12 foot line, 22 foot lead, carrot stick, savvy string, saddle, saddle pad, natural hackamore

 


Level 2 Advanced Harmony

Now we add more purpose and more challenges. Building towards Harmony. Level 2 is about confidence. Most of all, you will begin to have even more fun with your horse now that you are safe and confident!

What we will cover:

Format: This is a two day course with two three-hour teaching sessions each day. Approximately half the time will be spent with ground skills and half on riding skills. Each participant will only move on to riding if both the horse and rider are ready.

Prerequisite:  All participants should be comfortable walking, trotting and cantering their horses in an enclosed area prior to this clinic. You are not required to have attended a Level 1 clinic but a thorough understanding of the basic concepts and skills as presented in the home study pack is expected. Study/Review of the Success Series (Horsenalities, 7 Games, Safe Ride, Natural Rider, Natural Attraction, Beyond the round Pen, Calm Ride, and Ride Out) and Parelli Patterns is recommended before attending the clinic will only accelerate your learning experience!

Parelli Equipment Needed: Rope Halter, 12 foot line, 22 foot line, saddle, saddle pad, carrot stick, savvy string, natural hackamore, and Parelli snaffle bridle, bareback pad is optional

 


Level 2/3 Freestyle and Trail Riding

Trail riding can be the most relaxing and enjoyable time spent with your horse…it can also be frustrating and frightening if you or your horse are not confident on the trail. Jigging, spooking and bolting are many of the problems a lot of students face when taking their horse into unfamiliar territory. You will learn how to Ride Out with Savvy and safety, you will learn ways to give you and your horse more confidence. You’ll start off online and mounted in an arena or playground. Then, with your new skills you’ll go on a trail ride and practice your new skills.

Don’t miss this opportunity to go on a trail ride with a Parelli Instructor!

Prerequisite: This class is for Level 2+ students.  You need to have either completed the Level 1 introductory course or passed your Level 1 audition to participate.  Students should be comfortable walking, trotting and cantering.

Parelli Equipment Needed: Rope Halter, 12 foot line, 22 foot line, saddle, saddle pad, carrot stick, savvy string, and natural hackamore

 


Level 3 & 4 Refinement Leading to Performance

Lets check on that foundation and start to refine and advance your communication. Building towards Refinement and Elegance is where the Parelli foundation really starts to to look like a picture of true partnership and a grand relationship. Lets get together and find the pieces of the Parelli program that you need to take your horsemanship to higher levels.  Lets get you ready for a official Audition if you prefer that too!

What we will cover:

Format: This is a two to 4 day course with two three-hour teaching sessions each day. Approximately half the time will be spent with ground skills and half on riding skills. Each participant will only move on to riding if both the horse and rider are ready.

Prerequisite: All participants should be comfortable walking, trotting and cantering their horses in an enclosed area prior to this clinic. You are required to have attended a Level 2 or 3 clinic and have a thorough understanding of the basic concepts and skills as presented in the home study pack is expected. Study/Review of the Success Series (Horsenalities, 7 Games, Safe Ride, Natural Rider, Natural Attraction, Beyond the round Pen, Calm Ride, and Ride Out) and Parelli Patterns is recommended before attending the clinic will only accelerate your learning experience!

Parelli Equipment Needed: Rope Halter, 12 foot line, 22 foot line, feather lines, 45′ line, saddle, saddle pad, 2 carrot sticks,  2 savvy strings, and Parelli bridle, bareback pad is optional