Hosting a clinic is a great way to bring Parelli into your area. Instructions are
at How to host an event.
To find out when Fawn will be in your area, refer to her calendar and contact
the appropriate host to reserve a spot.
Regardless of your experience with horses, a
Level 1 Clinic provides the basis for the other
levels and will help you become familiar with the
Parelli program. If you have considerable
experience, passing a level 1 assesment may
take a shorter period of time and you will be able
to proceed on to Level 2.
To register for Level 2 and higher clinics, you
must have either passed the previous level
officially, sent in a video or received approval from
the instructor, or have ridden in the advanced course for the preceeding
level (i.e. Riding in advanced Level 1 gives you automatic eligibility for Intro
For detailed clinic information and content, see 'Clinics & Lessons'
Levels 1, 2, & 3 are not colt start clinics. If you have a choice of horses, we
advise you to study the program with your more experienced horse and
apply the learning to your younger horses later on.
Stallions cannot be accommodated and all horses must be able to be ridden
unless it is a ground skills only clinic. Except when it is a youth clinic, riders
should be a minimum of 14 years of age. Riders should be able to walk,
trot (Lv 1) and canter (Lv2), but no specific level of experience is necessary.
There is no upper age limit. Those attending a youth clinic that are 14 and
under should be accompanied and supported by an adult. Similarly any 14
and unders auditing should be supervised by an adult.
Stabling is arranged directly with the facility. The clinic organizer will provide
a contact number for you to inquire about hay availability and costs.
While the Parelli equipment is not a pre-requisite of studying the program,
we find that most people struggle in a clinic without it. The Instructor will
not have equipment to lend but there will be equipment available for
purchase. To attend a Level 1 Clinic you will need a Parelli Halter, 12-foot
Lead, Carrot Stick and Savvy String. There are many equipment look-a-likes
but the Parelli Equipment has been designed to be effective.
Parelli Natural Horsemanship clinics are the most cost effective/fun way of
having hands on help. Once the clinic is filled, times will be allocated for
lessons. Contact the host or Instructor for times and cost.
At some clinics evening assessments are an option, providing you let the
host know in advance. However, Fawn will not assess a student the same
day that they are taught in a lesson, as both horse and human are already
saturated by the end of the day.
The first thing to know is that you will never be asked to do anything which
causes you to feel unsafe. Parelli group formats are extremely supportive
and the class is structured so that you can work at the task at your level.
You are given the tools you need to accomplish the task while you are
gathered in the 'horseshoe'. Often there is a demo before the group spreads
out to practice on their own. Fawn walks around and provides hands-on help
where needed. Group formats are excellent opportunities to challenge your
relationship with your horse in a safe and supportive environment.