Level 4 Finesse

Level 4 Finesse is where you take the building blocks of communication, both from Level 3 and from the other three Savvys, and truly achieve excellence. You will learn the essential components of riding with precision, including the importance of developing “feel” while riding, while also reaching new levels of refinement, skill, and connection with your horse. This is truly the culmination of the Parelli Levels Pathway!

3 Disc Runtime: 5 Hours 58 Min

Chapters Include:

DISC 1 (Pat Parelli)
Introduction

  • Moving Within a Frame
  • Monkey Riding
  • Feeling For the Feet
  • Feeling Where the Weight Is
  • Understanding Soft Touch & Soft Feel
  • Sideways & Flexion Exercises
  • Building Lateral Movements
  • Psychology: What’s In It For the Horse?
  • Canter Yo-Yos
  • Leads & Lead Changes
  • Conclusion

Tips

  • Toes Forward or Outward
  • Legs Don’t Always Mean “Go Faster”
  • Improving Half Pass
  • Proper Position for Straightness
  • Flying Lead changes: Moment of Suspension

Pitfalls

  • Horse Lacks Impulsion
  • Pulling with Direct Reins

Troubleshooting

  • Lateral Movements
  • Increasing Sensitivity to Your Aids
  • Canter Yo-Yos
  • Lead Changes: Horse Speeds Up

DISC 2 (Pat Parelli)

  • Precision Pen
  • Provocative Patterns
  • Building the Horse’s Confidence
  • Finesse Challenge
  • Conclusion

Tips

  • Improving Your Focus

Pitfalls

  • Advance from 1/8 to 1/4 Turns

Troubleshooting

  • My Horse Chomps the Bit
  • Impulsive Behavior

DISC 3 Student Lesson

Lesson 1

  • Habits & Skills
  • Precision Pen
  • Seven Games in the Saddle
  • Landing Points
  • Soft Touch & Soft Feel
  • Lengthening & Shortening the Stride
  • Circles with Precision
  • Leg Yields
  • Shoulder In
  • Haunches In
  • Transitions on a Larger Circle
  • Simple Lead Changes
  • Interview

Lesson 2

  • Forward at the Trot
  • Yo-Yo Near-Transitions
  • Circles at Varying Sizes and gaits
  • Creativity in the Precision Pen
  • Interview

This 2-DVD pack also comes with a removable pocket guide, the perfect tool for implementing patterns and games out at the barn, away from your DVD player!

NOTE: This pack contains all Level 4 information from our Four Savvys Finesse pack; we’ve simply separated it in order to make it easier for students to choose their own path through the Parelli Program. If you would like to purchase the full Four Savvys On Line pack, which covers Levels 1-4, simply click here.