2021 PARELLI COURSES

WHY TAKE A COURSE AT A PARELLI CAMPUS?

Can you imagine having the whole day, day after day, to focus on your relationship and results with your horse?
How about being surrounded by like-minded people who are supportive, positive, and progressive rather than normal, negative, or critical of what you’re doing, because it’s different from the everyday norm? You know your horse loves and appreciates being treated this way, but it can be hard when the people around you don’t.

The Parelli Center is a mental, emotional, and physical haven for horse lovers.
It’s a positive environment designed to help you grow as a leader and to strengthen you as you continue to progress.

Think of each day equaling weeks, even months. That means a 10-day course, 7 hours per day is 70 hours, which equals about 30-40 sessions with your horse.

If you ride once a week, that’s 30 weeks worth – to the power of ten, because you’re not learning on your own… You’re getting expert guidance and attention from our faculty.

What do you want to do? How far do you want to go?
We’ve helped thousands of students all over the world become better leaders, better riders, and have happier horses. We’ll take you there.

We can’t wait to see you here and help you Fast-track your journey to your dreams.

2021 FLORIDA SPRING/FALL SCHEDULE

  MASTERY, INTERN & PROTÉGÉ PROGRAMS

12 Week Externship - Feb 7 - Apr 21

Pre-Professional Externship Program

Got Ambition?

The overall air of savvy is the only thing you feel at the Parelli Center campus as post-graduate students from all over the world get about the business of learning how to become the ultimate Parelli Professional.

Solid horsemanship is what you expect from students attending the world’s most influential natural horsemanship school. This is the place where the professionals of the future are made.

No aspect of personal development is left to chance. Students do more than just spend hours with horses and their upkeep, they learn about every facet of running a Parelli-oriented business including student support, teaching, psychology (both horse and human), events, customer service, business, facility design and operation, and more.

We are the only academy in the world with our very own school, university, events, and corporate structure.

Pre-Professional: Externship Program

  • 12 week Course
  • An intensive, accelerated pathway into the Parelli Professional Program. Candidates are Level 4 graduates with Parelli Professional goals and the educational pathway involves daily activities at Pat’s barn learning to train horses, assisting instructors during courses, involvement in events, time with Linda, and more.
  • Prerequisites: Level 4 Official Graduate with Professional Goals.

 

Professional: Parelli Mastery Program – 6 months to 6 years

This course is for Parelli Professionals with goals to accelerate their journey to a higher Star-Rating.

The successful graduate will be awarded 3, 4, or 5 Star Instructor status and/or Horse Development Specialist according to duration and intensity of study.

The Mastery Program represents an on-going dedication to never-ending self- improvement and most of these top students and professionals continue to update their knowledge with Pat Parelli on a regular basis. Some are also invited to become Proteges and Interns.

For registration and more information about courses
 please contact Gale Weber at 970-731-6177 or courses@parelli.com.

  MASTERCLASSES

Western Versatility and Performance with Pat Parelli - Feb 28 - Mar 12

Western Versatility and Cow Camp – Cutting, Cows, Good Chow, and Campfires. Moving cattle, sorting, separating, penning… real ranch work on horseback is an art, originating in Spain and carried forward in the iconic vaquero tradition.

The western sports of cutting, sorting, reining, reined cow horse and ranch horse versatility all share these same roots, but the love of winning has often put a lot of negative pressure on both horses and riders. Things get fast and rough and good horsemanship goes out the window, but Pat will show you how to turn slow and right into fast and right!

This is not just about learning the skills it’s also about fun and putting the principles of good horsemanship first. “I see the other horses getting worse but Pat, your horses just keep getting better – show after show.” Cutting Horse Trainer’s name withheld by request.

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve used cows to train my horses, dogs, and my students! There’s something profound that happens to you… it makes you more natural and effective when you have a purpose, and it’s more meaningful for the horse.“ Pat Parelli

Course Topics:

  • Versatility in Western Performance and Ranch Riding
  • Building the bridge from FreeStyle to Western Riding
  • How to prepare on the ground
  • Square turns, rollbacks, and stops
  • Gathering, herding, sorting, cutting, and holding
  • Style & presentation
  • Equipment & Bridle Wisdom
  • Calming a tense horse
  • Improving responsiveness
  • How to practice
  • Common problems to overcome
  • Anatomy of a training session
  • Basic reining patterns
  • Rail work
  • Precision riding
  • Preparing for a show
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Keys to a successful show! (Simulated competition)

Duration – 2-weeks
Pre-requisites: Level 2+ skills for horse and rider (official or unofficial). The course will accommodate riders both experienced or new to the sport.

Course Fees:

Regular (Non-Member) – $8,000
Member (Bronze/Silver) – $6,000
VIP (Gold Member) – $4,000

Horse Psychology and You in all four savvys with Linda Parelli - Mar 14 - 26

Get ready to explore horse psychology in order to really understand what makes horses happy and what you can do to ensure their happiness.

Learn to read your horse like never before, Linda’s Course will take all the guessing out of trying to read your horse’s behavior. The Parelli Program is designed to resolve opposition reflex and create softer yields and better expression, and Linda Parelli herself will guide you through that process.

How do you help a horse feel safe? Can your horse really find comfort – does he know it is even possible? And what about play – can you fulfill this in the way the horse needs it?

Get ready to explore horse psychology to a much deeper level and apply it every day. Really understand what makes horses happy and what you can do to ensure it.

Course Topics:

  • Exploring horse psychology: Safety, Comfort, Play
  • How horses think, doing what’s important to them
  • Applying psychology when training
  • On Line
  • Liberty
  • FreeStyle
  • Finesse
  • Leadership
  • Rider position, effectiveness in the saddle
  • Goals and strategies
  • Horsenality
  • Fear issues, building confidence in horses
  • Dominance and the importance of yielding
  • How to make everything A Game!

Duration – 2-weeks
Prerequisites: Level 1 skills (official or unofficial)

Course Fees:

Regular (Non-Member) – $6,000
Member (Bronze/Silver) – $4,500
VIP (Gold Member) – $3,000

  PROGRESSIVE COURSES

Parelli Natural HMS Course - Focus on Horse Behavior/Problem Solving - SPRING - Mar 14 - 26 / FALL - Oct 3 - 15

Where Problems Become Horse Play!

This course is for those who want to focus on problem-solving and learning to read horse behavior. You’re going to learn how to decode horse behavior, use Horsenality to bring out the best in your horse’s personality type, and take your understanding of the Parelli Philosophy to the next level.

This course blends the science of Horse Behavior with the art of Horsemanship to puzzle solve any issues you’re experiencing with your horse.

Course Topics:

  • Horsenality
  • Horse Behavior
  • Seven Games Goals
  • Applying the Parelli Principles
  • Being an Effective Leader
  • Online and Riding Skills

Course Fees:

Regular (Non-Member) – $4,800
Member (Bronze/Silver) – $3,120
VIP (Gold Member) – $2,400

Parelli Natural HMS Course - Focus on Levels 1-2 (Safety/Imagination/Foundation) - SPRING - Mar 28 - Apr 9 / FALL - Oct 17 - 29

Start the Journey, develop the Bond

Have you started the program but get lost not knowing what to do next? Let us show you each step.

In this course, you will learn how to DO the Parelli Program. You will start by building a partnership with your horse and then learn how to develop harmony in and out of the saddle. Levels 1 and 2 will give you the tools and techniques you need to stay safe, gain confidence, and have fun! The benefits of playing on the ground allow you to develop a connection with your horse and see what side of the bed he woke up on (before forking a leg over his back). This leads to fun and safety when riding!

You will learn fundamental skills that will set you up for a lifetime of fun and safety on the trail or in the arena! FreeStyle riding will teach you how to develop an independent seat, influence your horse on loose reins, and get into harmony with his movement. Discover a whole new level of communication by learning how to read your horse’s body language, detect the slightest nuances, and gauge your horse’s ride-ability. All this will propel you to success in the saddle! This course is all about savvy, safety, confidence, harmony, and balance in and out of the saddle, and will help you solve issues with confidence, impulsion, tension, saddling and riding in groups.

Course Topics:

  • Rapport and Respect
  • Drive and Draw
  • Ground Skills
  • Riding skills
  • Horse Psychology
  • Being effective
  • Understanding the Power of Patterns
  • Imagineering

Duration: 2-week
Pre-Requisites: Level 1 skills

Course Fees:

Regular (Non-Member) – $4,800
Member (Bronze/Silver) – $3,120
VIP (Gold Member) – $2,400

Parelli Natural HMS Course - Focus on Levels 3-4 (Refinement/Purpose) - SPRING - Apr 11 - 23 / FALL - Oct 31 - Nov 12

Seven Games in Gour Savvys

The reason Parelli Students become so good with horses, and so confident, is because they learn the basis of horsemanship, which is to understand the habits and skills required to create the ultimate partnership between horse and rider.

The Parelli Program teaches FOUR ways to savvy a horse: On Line – Liberty – FreeStyle – Finesse. With two on the ground (with or without a line) and two in the saddle (with or without contact), this means you are prepared with all the right skills for any goal or situation.

Learn how On Line leads to Liberty, how the Patterns will help your horse become the perfect partner in FreeStyle, and how all of this leads to success with Finesse. You will ride out on the campus, using nature’s own perfect obstacles like creeks, ravines, and hills to develop your horse’s puzzle solving skills.

This course will teach you Pat’s special program that combines bonding, yielding, and obedience exercises, both on the ground and under saddle, to give you higher levels of communication and achieve more success with your horse.

Designed to advance you in every Savvy, THIS is the essence of the Parelli Program. If you’ve always wanted to learn how “to do” the Parelli Program this is the course for you.

Course Topics:

  • Ground Skills
  • Liberty
  • Riding (FreeStyle & Finesse)
  • Rider Position
  • Understanding the power of patterns
  • The 10 Principles, 7 Keys and the 10 Qualities of a Horse-Man put to use
  • Principles to Purpose
  • Imagineering!

Duration:
Prerequisites: Any Level (official or unofficial). This course is for everyone from beginner to advanced!  General knowledge of the 7 Games and the Parelli program recommended.

Course Fees:

Regular (Non-Member) – $4,800
Member (Bronze/Silver) – $3,120
VIP (Gold Member) – $2,400

2021 COLORADO SUMMER SCHEDULE

  MASTERY, INTERN & PROTÉGÉ PROGRAMS

12 Week Externship - Jun 27 - Sep 21

Pre-Professional Externship Program

Got Ambition?

The overall air of savvy is the only thing you feel at the Parelli Center campus as post-graduate students from all over the world get about the business of learning how to become the ultimate Parelli Professional.

Solid horsemanship is what you expect from students attending the world’s most influential natural horsemanship school. This is the place where the professionals of the future are made.

No aspect of personal development is left to chance. Students do more than just spend hours with horses and their upkeep, they learn about every facet of running a Parelli-oriented business including student support, teaching, psychology (both horse and human), events, customer service, business, facility design and operation, and more.

We are the only academy in the world with our very own school, university, events, and corporate structure.

Pre-Professional: Externship Program

  • 12 week Course
  • An intensive, accelerated pathway into the Parelli Professional Program. Candidates are Level 4 graduates with Parelli Professional goals and the educational pathway involves daily activities at Pat’s barn learning to train horses, assisting instructors during courses, involvement in events, time with Linda, and more.
  • Prerequisites: Level 4 Official Graduate with Professional Goals.

 

Professional: Parelli Mastery Program – 6 months to 6 years

This course is for Parelli Professionals with goals to accelerate their journey to a higher Star-Rating.

The successful graduate will be awarded 3, 4, or 5 Star Instructor status and/or Horse Development Specialist according to duration and intensity of study.

The Mastery Program represents an on-going dedication to never-ending self- improvement and most of these top students and professionals continue to update their knowledge with Pat Parelli on a regular basis. Some are also invited to become Proteges and Interns.

For registration and more information about courses
 please contact Gale Weber at 970-731-6177 or courses@parelli.com.

  MASTERCLASSES

Western Versatility and Performance with Pat Parelli - Jul 25 - Aug 6

Western Versatility and Cow Camp – Cutting, Cows, Good Chow, and Campfires. Moving cattle, sorting, separating, penning… real ranch work on horseback is an art, originating in Spain and carried forward in the iconic vaquero tradition.

The western sports of cutting, sorting, reining, reined cow horse and ranch horse versatility all share these same roots, but the love of winning has often put a lot of negative pressure on both horses and riders. Things get fast and rough and good horsemanship goes out the window, but Pat will show you how to turn slow and right into fast and right!

This is not just about learning the skills it’s also about fun and putting the principles of good horsemanship first. “I see the other horses getting worse but Pat, your horses just keep getting better – show after show.” Cutting Horse Trainer’s name withheld by request.

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve used cows to train my horses, dogs, and my students! There’s something profound that happens to you… it makes you more natural and effective when you have a purpose, and it’s more meaningful for the horse.“ Pat Parelli

Course Topics:

  • Versatility in Western Performance and Ranch Riding
  • Building the bridge from FreeStyle to Western Riding
  • How to prepare on the ground
  • Square turns, rollbacks, and stops
  • Gathering, herding, sorting, cutting, and holding
  • Style & presentation
  • Equipment & Bridle Wisdom
  • Calming a tense horse
  • Improving responsiveness
  • How to practice
  • Common problems to overcome
  • Anatomy of a training session
  • Basic reining patterns
  • Rail work
  • Precision riding
  • Preparing for a show
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Keys to a successful show! (Simulated competition)

Duration – 2-weeks
Pre-requisites: Level 2+ skills for horse and rider (official or unofficial). The course will accommodate riders both experienced or new to the sport.

Course Fees:

Regular (Non-Member) – $8,000
Member (Bronze/Silver) – $6,000
VIP (Gold Member) – $4,000

Horse Psychology and You in all four savvys with Linda Parelli - Aug 9 - 20

Get ready to explore horse psychology in order to really understand what makes horses happy and what you can do to ensure their happiness.

Learn to read your horse like never before, Linda’s Course will take all the guessing out of trying to read your horse’s behavior. The Parelli Program is designed to resolve opposition reflex and create softer yields and better expression, and Linda Parelli herself will guide you through that process.

How do you help a horse feel safe? Can your horse really find comfort – does he know it is even possible? And what about play – can you fulfill this in the way the horse needs it?

Get ready to explore horse psychology to a much deeper level and apply it every day. Really understand what makes horses happy and what you can do to ensure it.

Course Topics:

  • Exploring horse psychology: Safety, Comfort, Play
  • How horses think, doing what’s important to them
  • Applying psychology when training
  • On Line
  • Liberty
  • FreeStyle
  • Finesse
  • Leadership
  • Rider position, effectiveness in the saddle
  • Goals and strategies
  • Horsenality
  • Fear issues, building confidence in horses
  • Dominance and the importance of yielding
  • How to make everything A Game!

Duration – 2-weeks
Prerequisites: Level 1 skills (official or unofficial)

Course Fees:

Regular (Non-Member) – $6,000
Member (Bronze/Silver) – $4,500
VIP (Gold Member) – $3,000

  PROGRESSIVE COURSES

Parelli Natural HMS Course - Focus on Horse Behavior/Problem Solving - Jun 13 - 25 / Jul 25 - Aug 6

Where Problems Become Horse Play!

This course is for those who want to focus on problem-solving and learning to read horse behavior. You’re going to learn how to decode horse behavior, use Horsenality to bring out the best in your horse’s personality type, and take your understanding of the Parelli Philosophy to the next level.

This course blends the science of Horse Behavior with the art of Horsemanship to puzzle solve any issues you’re experiencing with your horse.

Course Topics:

  • Horsenality
  • Horse Behavior
  • Seven Games Goals
  • Applying the Parelli Principles
  • Being an Effective Leader
  • Online and Riding Skills

Course Fees:

Regular (Non-Member) – $4,800
Member (Bronze/Silver) – $3,120
VIP (Gold Member) – $2,400

Parelli Natural HMS Course - Focus on Levels 1-2 (Safety/Imagination/Foundation) - Jun 27 - Jul 9 / Aug 8 - 20

Start the Journey, develop the Bond

Have you started the program but get lost not knowing what to do next? Let us show you each step.

In this course, you will learn how to DO the Parelli Program. You will start by building a partnership with your horse and then learn how to develop harmony in and out of the saddle. Levels 1 and 2 will give you the tools and techniques you need to stay safe, gain confidence, and have fun! The benefits of playing on the ground allow you to develop a connection with your horse and see what side of the bed he woke up on (before forking a leg over his back). This leads to fun and safety when riding!

You will learn fundamental skills that will set you up for a lifetime of fun and safety on the trail or in the arena! FreeStyle riding will teach you how to develop an independent seat, influence your horse on loose reins, and get into harmony with his movement. Discover a whole new level of communication by learning how to read your horse’s body language, detect the slightest nuances, and gauge your horse’s ride-ability. All this will propel you to success in the saddle! This course is all about savvy, safety, confidence, harmony, and balance in and out of the saddle, and will help you solve issues with confidence, impulsion, tension, saddling and riding in groups.

Course Topics:

  • Rapport and Respect
  • Drive and Draw
  • Ground Skills
  • Riding skills
  • Horse Psychology
  • Being effective
  • Understanding the Power of Patterns
  • Imagineering

Duration: 2-week
Pre-Requisites: Level 1 skills

Course Fees:

Regular (Non-Member) – $4,800
Member (Bronze/Silver) – $3,120
VIP (Gold Member) – $2,400

Parelli Natural HMS Course - Focus on Levels 3-4 (Refinement/Purpose) - Jul 11 - 23 / Aug 23 - Sep 3

Seven Games in Gour Savvys

The reason Parelli Students become so good with horses, and so confident, is because they learn the basis of horsemanship, which is to understand the habits and skills required to create the ultimate partnership between horse and rider.

The Parelli Program teaches FOUR ways to savvy a horse: On Line – Liberty – FreeStyle – Finesse. With two on the ground (with or without a line) and two in the saddle (with or without contact), this means you are prepared with all the right skills for any goal or situation.

Learn how On Line leads to Liberty, how the Patterns will help your horse become the perfect partner in FreeStyle, and how all of this leads to success with Finesse. You will ride out on the campus, using nature’s own perfect obstacles like creeks, ravines, and hills to develop your horse’s puzzle solving skills.

This course will teach you Pat’s special program that combines bonding, yielding, and obedience exercises, both on the ground and under saddle, to give you higher levels of communication and achieve more success with your horse.

Designed to advance you in every Savvy, THIS is the essence of the Parelli Program. If you’ve always wanted to learn how “to do” the Parelli Program this is the course for you.

Course Topics:

  • Ground Skills
  • Liberty
  • Riding (FreeStyle & Finesse)
  • Rider Position
  • Understanding the power of patterns
  • The 10 Principles, 7 Keys and the 10 Qualities of a Horse-Man put to use
  • Principles to Purpose
  • Imagineering!

Duration:
Prerequisites: Any Level (official or unofficial). This course is for everyone from beginner to advanced!  General knowledge of the 7 Games and the Parelli program recommended.

Course Fees:

Regular (Non-Member) – $4,800
Member (Bronze/Silver) – $3,120
VIP (Gold Member) – $2,400

  SPECIAL FOCUS COURSES

Ride the Rockies - Jul 25 - Aug 6

Trails, Packing, and Parelli in Pagosa

You will be at Pat and Linda’s mountain retreat and you will not only get to enjoy the facilities on the campus but will be able to be riding outside and learning how Natural Horsemanship was really designed. Everything from dealing with nature’s best own obstacles and learning how to use creeks, ravines, trees, and Scooch Mountain to get your horse to become an extreme puzzle solver with the mountainous terrain that is available.

Learn how to use nature’s gifts to cause it to be natural for your horse, how to lighten the forehand and get more engagement of the hindquarters, to be calm, smart, brave and athletic, all with the combination of exercises and purpose. This course will help you understand horse psychology with a focus on riding out of the arena.

Advance your horsemanship skills and develop the freedom of knowing what to do in any situation on the trail. Learn to swim your horse and tail a horse up a hill. Ride the legendary Scooch Mountain!

This course will culminate with a simulated “pack trip” on our property where you will learn packing savvy. How to lead a packhorse (or string), how to fit panniers, savvy with saddlebags, drag objects, tie a high line, specialty knots, and other packing basics.

Enjoy being able to get on your horse anytime, anywhere, and enjoy a safe trail ride alone or with a group!

While this course takes place here at the Parelli Center, on the weekends when there is no class, feel free to trailer out and enjoy some of the beautiful trails in and around Pagosa.

Your instructor is a Parelli Professional who has over 25 years of experience riding trails and guiding pack trips and can guide you through the preparations and skills required to have fun and achieve success!

Course Topics:

  • Knots and Rope handling skills
  • Obstacles
  • Swimming a Horse Trail Savvy
  • Zone 5 Driving Riding Skills
  • Problem-Solving skills
  • Packing terminology
  • Horse Psychology
  • Impulsion Common problems

Duration: 2-week
Prerequisites: Level 2 complete

Course Fees:

Regular (Non-Member) – $4,800
Member (Bronze/Silver) – $3,120
VIP (Gold Member) – $2,400