Dear Auditions Team,
I am excited to be sending in my Level One video. A note: we were assisted by Nancy Slater doing a clinic prior to the taping. I started off with several other ponies during the three days she was here and then decided to work with”Red,” who has never had any Parelli work done with him. This video was done after only several sessions of working with him.
When he goes into the trailer the first time, he accidentally stepped on his rope and – like he should – he yielded to the pressure and backed up and was confused. I almost redid the video at that point, but then decided that the WHOLE point of learning all this is to USE it to help you and your horse. So I played the Squeeze Game in front of the trailer and then he went right in! I felt that was better than a “perfect” video, as it showed I can actually use the games now, not just do it as a rote set of motions. This was exactly what I had hoped to get out of Nancy’s clinic, and I felt that I did! Not only that, but he is now so connected to me that I almost cried at the difference between just having a good pony and being CONNECTED to him.
I’m sure my Level 2 will be to you by summer’s end!
A huge thank you to the Parelli Education Institute for helping us work this all out. Our feet are now firmly on the Parelli path, and my students who Nancy worked with are now actively using it each time they come to ride. Watch out, New Orleans horse people!