PARELLI Courses

Join us at the Parelli Center in Colorado or Florida

When you can totally immerse yourself, day in, day out, for a whole week the change in your confidence and know how is profound. The focus is on being Savvy and Safe so you can start having real fun with your horse, which is why you first got into horses isn’t it?

Combine Your Courses to Stay Longer!

Did you know that two weeks here at the epicenter of natural horsemanship is the equivalent of two years at home?
 You can combine two, three or all four of these courses for an amazing experience that will catapult you to new heights of horsemanship.


Design Your Own Course!

Did you know, you can design your own course here at the Parelli Center? Your Study Circle or group of friends can have the experience of a lifetime with a course specially tailored to your needs and desires. Choose one or two weeks (or more) and decide how many of you wish to attend – as riders and auditors. It’s that simple!

Some ideas:

  • All Things Liberty!
  • Tall Stories & Trail Adventures
  • Horsenality & Humanality
  • More Fun & Trick Training!
  • Transformations in Confidence
  • Make up your own!

Note: International language courses are available in German, Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch, Swedish… and more!

Forming the Partnership Course

(Getting Started)

Some people don’t want to take years to build proficient skills with horses. Where can totally immerse yourself, day in, day out, for a whole week, the change in your confidence and knowhow is profound. The focus is on being Savvy and Safe so you can start having real fun with your horse, which is why you first got into horses isn’t it?

1-week course topics:

  • Level 1-2 ground skills
  • Level 2 riding skills
  • Horse behavior & psychology
  • Horsenality
  • Obstacles & Water Crossing
  • Level 1 graduation!*

Developing Harmony Course

From what horses tell me, most people are really boring!

One of the most powerful things you can do is learn how to become a more interesting and progressive teacher and partner for your horse. Our goal is to help you learn how to train your own horse so you can solve your own problems and achieve your goals, no matter what they are.

1-week course topics:

  • Level 2-3 Ground Skills
  • 
Level 2+ Riding

  • Beginning Liberty
  • 
Problem solving (from needles to trailer loading 
and everything in between!)

  • Canter confidence

  • Obstacles
  • 
Riding In – arena patterns and exercises

  • Riding Out – trails and meadows 
(to balance your arena exercises!)

  • Rider balance, posture, seat and security

Refining The Relationship Course

As your horsemanship skills progress, what now becomes important is your ability to train creatively. And your riding skills need to move to the next level of balance and effectiveness.

This course is the one that will help you cross the bridge between novice and advanced riding. It will make sure you and your horse don’t get stuck in the evergreen rut!

1-week course topics:

  • Level 3+ Ground Skills

  • Level 2-3 Riding (FreeStyle)
  • 
Level 3 Liberty
  • 
Quality Transitions

  • Canter Leads and simple changes

  • Lateral movements

  • Group riding skills

  • Creative horsemanship

  • Beginning precision & Finesse
  • Refining your aids

  • Rider balance, posture and position

Advancing Four Savvy's Course

Imagine the relationship with your horse being stronger, deeper and more mutually rewarding. THIS is the goal.

As Pat’s wife, Linda, said 20 years ago…“I don’t want to do cool stuff with my horse if my horse doesn’t enjoy it as much as I do!” Too many people get goal-oriented and forget to put the relationship first with their horse. They get technical and don’t use psychology. In this course you’ll learn how to avoid this trap, strengthen your bond, polish your skills and begin to discover exuberance!

2-week course topics:

  • All Things Liberty!

  • Tall Stories & Trail Adventures

  • Horsenality & Humanality

  • More Fun & Trick Training

  • Transformations in Confidence

  • Make up your own!

  • Level 4 Ground Skills

  • Level 3-4 Riding
 (FreeStyle & Finesse)

  • Level 4 Liberty

  • Bridleless Riding

  • Rider refinement

  • Precision Patterns

  • Lateral movements

  • Collecting Exercises

  • Simple and Flying Changes

  • Imagineering

Special Focus Courses

Students like you come from all over the world. Your passion for self-development to become the kind of human your horse loves to be around and to partner in the dance of riding.

Each of these courses has a specialized focus from equine psychology to better riding to maximizing adventure rides together on the trail. Our programs are designed to teach you the requisite skills, but they also develop the intangibles—focus, feel, timing, savvy—which are what most horsemen believe that you must be born with and that they cannot be taught.

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Students like you come from all over the world. Your passion for self-development, to become the kind of human your horse loves to be around… and to partner in the dance of riding.


Each of these courses has a specialized focus – from equine psychology to better riding to maximizing adventure rides together on the trail. Our programs are designed to teach you the requisite skills, but they also develop the intangibles – focus, feel, timing, savvy – the things most horsemen think you must be born with and cannot be taught!

If have any questions about courses
 please contact Gale Weber at 970-731-6177 or courses@parelli.com


The Complete 
(Natural) Rider Makeover

There is something exhilarating and incredibly fulfilling about being beautifully balanced and in harmony with your horse.

When Linda first rode with Pat Parelli in 1989, he gave her this sage advice: “I know you love dressage, but I want you to pretend you never saw a dressage rider before. First you have to be natural, part of your horse. From there you can shape it into anything you want but without losing that naturalness.”

If you interview the horse (maybe your horse), what kind of feedback do you think you’d get? OUCH!

Here’s to looking at riding from the horse’s point of view and learning how to take what feels very unnatural to us to finally making sense and feeling good to our horse.

Many riders never find that feeling because they are too focused on their technique rather than the overall goal of moving as one with their horse and then having their horse move as one with them – with smiles on both of your faces!

We call this course a “makeover” because the changes in you and your horse are astonishing. Just ask your horse when you’re done!

Topics:

  • Banishing the brace (in both you and your horse!)
  • 
Fluidity, posture, position and balance
  • Powerful simulations

  • Confidence & Competence

  • FreeStyle flow

  • Finesse elegance

  • Inviting your horse into harmony

  • Exploring the different gaits

  • Secrets of smooth transitions

  • Polishing your style

Choose your course:

  • Elementary (Level 1-2 equivalent)

  • Advanced (Level 3-4 equivalent)

Secrets of Horse Psychology Course

What is important to horses? Do you know… DEEPLY know?

The respect for how a horse thinks, and therefore a deep appreciation of horse behavior and psychology, is what sets Parelli apart from all others. How do you cause it to be the horse’s idea?

How do you get that connection we all crave? How do you become the leader and teacher your horse needs you to be?

2-week course topics:

  • Exploring horse psychology

  • How horses think, what’s important to them

  • Applying psychology when training

  • Liberty – achieving the ultimate connection

  • Advanced training concepts (on the ground)

  • Problem-solving

  • Long lining

  • Leadership

  • Goals and Strategies

Finesse Without Stress Course

FreeStyle teaches you natural balance and control without using your reins, and Finesse teaches you about feel.

Why is it that FreeStyle feels so good but, when you pick up the reins to ride with more finesse, you both struggle? That awful tension, stiffness, crookedness and trouble with the bit changes your smile to a frown…

If you only ride on loose reins, you are doing yourself and your horse a disfavor.

It also helps you become more skilled and polished in your technique, which is something other people notice. Your horse loves that too – so long as it’s combined with feel.

As you learn to offer a better posture as a rider, your horse is encouraged to move in a more balanced and healthy way, improving self-carriage and muscling because you learn how to float into collection.

Because of Linda Parelli’s breakthrough concepts of the Finesse Training Sequence and The Precision Box focused on in this course, enjoy Finesse without stress!

1-week course topics:

  • Long lining

  • The Finesse Training Sequence

  • The Precision Box

  • Polishing your balance, posture and position

  • Powerful simulations

  • Secrets of an effective seat

  • Horse posture and muscling

Prerequisites: Advanced Level 2+


Extreme Trail Adventures Course

Our Florida Campus is not surrounded by National Forest like in Colorado, so we’ve designed an on-site adventure park to take its place!
 Pat Parelli is the master of imagination and fun challenges, so this is like putting a trail ride on steroids! Complete with tracks, trails and obstacles the Parelli Adventure Park we will cover many of the same topics and the park will take
your skills and savvy to new heights.

This is also the perfect way to prepare for competitive trail rides.

2-week course topics:

  • Savvy means safety

  • Preparation is everything

  • Simulations and skill drills

  • Keys for calmness and confidence (for both you and your horse)

  • All for one and one for all

  • Adventures in the park

  • Imaginative ways to improve your trail obstacle skills!

Prerequisites: Level 2 skills (official or unofficial), moderately confident rider.

If have any questions about courses
please contact Gale Weber at 970-731-6177 or courses@parelli.com.

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