As Pat says, make the first ride as if he's been ridden a thousand times, and ride your horse for the thousandth time as though it was his first.
Starting horses is the foundation of horsemanship as a whole. Getting the smallest details right is critical to becoming a horseman. Taming and starting colts show you where you fall short quicker than perhaps any other stage you go through with your horse. This isn't colt-breaking. This is colt starting the Parelli way.
Accept the Human (as a friend and a leader)
Accept the Saddle (placement and wearing it)
Accept the Rider (as a passenger then guider)
Accept the Bit (wearing, communicating)
Confidence and Respect
When to Quit
Horsenality Bareback mounting
Passenger Lessons First Rides
Preparing for Tying
Accepting the Bit
Please Note: This is an Auditor Ticket (NOT a participant fee).
Tuition to participate is $1,000 (room and board not included) and you must be a Licensed Parelli Professional or a current enrollee in the Externship program.
Limited participants available, but if you meet the prequisites above, please apply here.