FAQs: The Four Savvys DVD Pack
The Four Savvys DVD series is the definitive Parelli educational product. Simply put, if you're looking to become a truly well-rounded horseman or horsewoman with the Parelli Program, the Four Savvys are essential. Below is an FAQ sheet we’ve compiled based on the questions we’ve received from you regarding these products!
Why should I buy the Four Savvys if I already have all the other educational DVDs?
The Four Savvys – On Line, Liberty, FreeStyle and Finesse – combine the best aspects of the past 30 years of Parelli education (practical step-by-step lessons, patterns, detailed pocket guides, horse behavior and psychology, an emphasis on both theory and application), along with the latest and greatest developments from Pat and Linda, into one cohesive piece.
If you already own all of our past DVDs, that’s fantastic. Keep those DVDs and use them as a reference. The Four Savvys take the best aspects of our past work, update them to match Pat and Linda’s vision for the program, and combine with their most recent breakthroughs to create the definitive Parelli at-home educational set. This is everything you need to become a true horseman, all in one place.
What is included in the Four Savvys that I don’t have in the current Levels and Patterns?
Pat and Linda have developed great new ways of presenting information in a clear, concise, practical way, which will make your educational experience more intuitive than ever. Plus, for the first time, you will have the chance to watch full-length student lessons with Pat, as well as troubleshooting tips from Linda.
The pocket guides included in each Savvy are very detailed (if you’ve been with the program for a long time, you may remember the pocket guides included in the Partnership, Harmony & Refinement Programs – we’re bringing them back, with additional information).
Finally, Pat and Linda have fully and seamlessly integrated their ever-growing understanding of Horsenality and horse behavior into the Parelli pathway. This makes the Four Savvys truly unique to the horse industry: a comprehensive at-home education program with an emphasis on learning the nature of the horse.
Will this change the Levels auditions or affect the current Level I’m at?
The Four Savvys will not change your current official Level in the program. We are working to develop a new and improved audition process, which we believe will support your progress and advancement. We plan on debuting this new audition process in early 2014. At that time, everyone will maintain the Levels certifications that they have already received.
Why is it split into Savvys instead of Levels?
For a few reasons, actually. First of all, because we want to ensure that your Parelli journey lives up to your expectations, and that you are able to truly make it unique to you. We still strongly recommend that you discover all of the Savvys, but by dividing them this way, you don’t need to do FreeStyle before you do Liberty, for example. If you only want to focus on groundwork, you can do that too. Plus, you can now go further in-depth with each individual Savvy than you ever have before. For instance, On Line features a full 17 hours of DVD content!
Finally, by splitting this series into individual Savvys, it’s easier to stay progressive with your horsemanship. You won’t get stuck at any one Level, and you can take any Savvy you choose all the way to Level 4 and beyond.
What is the cost and value of the Four Savvys?
Each individual Savvy is available at the exclusive low price of $149.95 for Parelli Savvy Club members. This price reflects the amount of time, money, and effort we put into creating a product that will stand the test of time as the definitive Parelli product, and we stand by our work.
So, what exactly are you receiving when you purchase the Four Savvys? It’s more than DVDs, pocket guides, maps and booklets. With the Four Savvys, you receive leadership. Guidance. Problem-solving skills. You receive the ability to look into the mirror and see a horseman staring back at you.
What is the HorseManShip book all about, and why is it important?
HorseManShip is our expansive (not expensive) theory guide. Priced at just $39.95 (for both members and non-members!), it is a book that you can buy separately from the Four Savvys, but that explains the philosophy behind them. At 94 pages, it’s like a window into the minds of Pat and Linda Parelli – their philosophy, their vision of the program, and their dedication to putting the relationship first.
What is horse behavior all about? Why do Parelli students use rope halters? What are the Seven Keys to Success? It’s all here in HorseManShip. Never before has it been so easy to find everything you need to know about the Parelli Program. This is the lens through which you view the Four Savvys.
HorseManShip is divided into three sections: Horse (a look at what makes a horse a horse), Man (the habits and skills we humans need to develop), and Ship (where the horse and human come together as partners in a relationship). Whether you are new to the program or you’re an experienced Parelli student who wants to learn more about the theory behind the program, HorseManShip is an excellent addition to your Parelli library.
Are the Four Savvys just a compilation of old information, or do they include new information as well?
The Four Savvys are the culmination of more than 30 years of Parelli education, which definitely includes the most current techniques Pat and Linda have to offer. They are the consummate students, and they are learning more and more every single day. We have sifted through the archives to find the most effective techniques Pat and Linda have used in the past, combined them with their most recent discoveries, and created the Four Savvys. Each Savvy also features all-new, beautifully filmed footage of Pat, Linda and Parelli students playing with their horses.
What is included in each Savvy?
We have divided each Savvy into two distinct packs: the Savvy Pack and the Student Pack. The Savvy Pack includes DVD lessons featuring Pat Parelli guiding you through each Level, including essential information on tools, techniques, horse psychology, troubleshooting and more. The Savvy Pack also includes an accompanying guide book, offering additional explanations behind Pat’s lessons.
The Student Pack includes DVD student lessons, which we are particularly excited about. These DVDs feature students just like you taking part in one-on-one lessons with Pat, as he guides them through the Savvy at their own pace, with their own horses. Additionally, the Student Pack includes a Patterns map, a Parelli road map, and detailed Pocket Guides, which include step-by-step directions for maneuvers and tasks, tools, objectives, troubleshooting and more.
Will I still be able to purchase the Levels and Patterns?
The Levels and Patterns will be available to purchase until they are sold out.
Are my old DVDs still relevant?
Absolutely – we strongly encourage you to keep them as a reference. The Four Savvys bring it all together in one place, so you won’t need to spend time digging through cabinets and drawers to find that one pocket guide or DVD. And they feature Pat and Linda’s most recent breakthroughs, so you’ll be applying the freshest, most vital information with your horse!