Horse Psy·chol·o·gy

  1. The understanding of how horses feel, think, act, and play naturally. The act of learning how to communicate with horses using principles, so that you and your horse develop a true partnership together.

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Parelli Presents Our Annual Event:
The Horse Psychology Summit

The Horse Psychology Summit, Parelli Natural Horsemanship’s annual event, which takes place the first weekend of every March, celebrates the induction of the Parelli Program. The first weekend in March of 1982 was when Pat Parelli held his first horsemanship clinic, kicking it off with the opening line: “Horsemanship can be obtained naturally through communication, understanding and psychology, versus mechanics, fear and intimidation.”

This year, we invite you to join the Parelli Natural Horsemanship team as we host Parelli Instructors and students from around the globe to connect and bring the Parelli principles to life once again.

With 2 ways to join:


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VIP Experience


Origins of The Horse Psychology Summit

Imagine a world where grayscale was used to depict sunsets, and where zeros and ones were used to depict the complexity of the human experience. In the same manner, imagine a world of horse training that quantified the human-equine partnership with simple obedience and disobedience, respect and disrespect, or success and failure. What if the only measure of accomplishment in the equine world were how high a horse could jump or how fast he could complete a lap?

In the world of traditional horsemanship, Pat Parelli redefined the approach to equine clinics by bringing equine psychology and partnership to the forefront of the training process. What followed in the decades to come was a repeatable framework (i.e. the Parelli Levels Program) for horsemen and horsewomen to shift their perspective from human psychology in all of its linear progression to equine psychology.

Parelli made the seemingly elusive and intangible truths about equine partnership into a movement complete with measurable steps—Levels One, Two, Three and Four—for a clear pathway to success. This paved a new way to be a career horseman, with a holistic measure of success that brought the horse’s well-being to the forefront.

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Join us LIVE directly from the Parelli Network.

Join likeminded horse lovers from the comfort of your home as we host Parelli Instructors and students from around the globe to connect and bring the Parelli principles to life once again.

$79.99 $120


Get up close and personal with Pat Parelli and the Parelli Natural Horsemanship team with the exclusive The Horse Psychology Summit VIP Experience. In addition to the event itself, a VIP ticket will also give you access to:

  • A Friday night inspirational demo with Pat Parelli (refreshments provided).
  • All-day learning on Saturday.
  • The Saturday night dance + Live Music with Pat Parelli and Parelli Professionals.
  • Optional campus tour (the hub/epicenter of Parelli) with the opportunity to shop Parelli merchandise.
  • Private Q&A sessions with Parelli Professionals at the end of each session
  • Fantastic seating.
  • Access to replays of the entire livestream

As there are a very limited number of VIP tickets (200), we’re anticipating this to sell out fast. Each VIP ticket is $249. All sales are final.

Bring your friends, family, or just yourself. No matter what, you’ll have a great time, get inspired, and learn a lot. We can’t wait to see you there!


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