Understanding Your Horse
Parelli Natural Horse Training is based on the principle that understanding is the key to a good relationship with your horse. This not only leads to a balanced, natural, fluid, fun and fulfilling human-horse partnership, but is also the secret to solving all horse problems and gently shifting challenging horse behavior.
This section of our website will help you come to understand your horse by:
Understanding Horse Behavior
The most basic thing you need to know about horses is that they are prey animals. As a result, fear for his life is your horse’s basic operating system; and safety is his primary concern. Everything spells danger to a horse: sudden movements, a plastic bag flapping in the breeze, loud noises, confined spaces, unfamiliar equipment or surroundings, etc. So how do you turn a scared and skittish animal into a horse that is “calm, smart and brave?” By establishing a relationship of trust and safety. And how do you do that? By learning to see the world from your horse’s point of view.
Horses are not only prey animals, they are also herd animals. They like strong, clear leadership and knowing who to follow. If you assume leadership in a trustworthy way, the horse will want to follow you and do as you ask. That is its nature. Parelli horse training can become an adventure of self-growth as you learn to become a confident, balanced, centered and trustworthy partner/leader with your horse and learn to relate to him through the Parelli principles of Love, Language and Leadership.
We invite you to join us and a community of horse lovers committed to natural horse training on an exciting journey that will transform you, your horse, your horse problems, and the way you approach horse care and deal with challenging horse behavior. Your natural horsemanship journey will also give you new-found joy, imagination and inspiration with your horse, with all your relationships and in your life as a whole. We know that sounds like a lot to promise, but Parelli Natural Horse Training has a lot to deliver! We hope you’ll join us.