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The Three Laws of Parelli
1. Put the relationship first
2. Foundation before specialization
3. Make a commitment to never ending self improvement

The Three “R”s:
1. Rhythm
2. Relaxation
3. Retreat

The Three Reasons to play Online:
1. To teach your horse something
2. To teach yourself something
3. To prepare for something

The Four relationship Killers
1. Chauvinism
2. Autocraticy
3. Anthropomorphic thinking
4. Direct line thinking

The Five Areas of Confidence
When assessing a horse’s confidence, there are actually five areas to consider:
1. Self-confidence
2. Confidence in you as his or her leader
3. Confidence as a learner
4. Confidence in new environments
5. Confidence among other horses

The Seven Keys to Succes
1. Attitude
2. Knowledge
3. Tools
4. Technique
5. Time
6. Imagination
7. Support

The Eight Principals of Horsemanship
1. Horsemanship is natural
2. Don’t make or teach assumptions
3. Communication is two or more individuals sharing or understanding an idea
4. Horses and humans have mutual responsibilities

a. Don’t act like a predator
b. Have an independent seat
c. Think like a horse
d. Have the natural power of focus

a. Don’t act like a prey animal
b. Maintain gait
c. Maintain direction
d. Watch where you’re going

5. The attitude of justice is effective
6. Body language is universal
7. Horses teach humans and humans teach horses
8. Principals, purpose and time are the tools for teaching

Nine Core Values
1. Put the relationship first (use open, honest & respectful language (non-violent communication)
2. Be the best that I can be (pursue a positive perspective, be impeccable with your word, don’t take things personally)
3. Get it done with a little bit of fun (Create Fun with Individuality)
4. Exceed expectation (WOW service)
5. Never ending self-improvement
6. Do more with less (work smarter not harder)
7. Be humble (values before ego, begin authentic about helping the world from the ‘spirit’ of humility)
8. Truth, transparency and trust (honesty – zero gossip)
9. Keep it natural (it’s a lifestyle choice)

Ten Qualities of a Natural Horseman
1. Heart and desire
2. Respect
3. Impulsion
4. Flexion
5. Attitude
6. Feel
7. Timing
8. Balance
9. Savvy
10. Experience

The Parelli Formula:

Rapport, Respect, Impulsion, Flexion

    1. “Develop forwards, fix backwards”

    2. Parelli Formula extra: The Rapport is in his heart, the Respect is in his head, the Impulsion is in his emotions, the Flexion is in his body.


  • Take the time it takes, so that it takes less time.

  • Expect a lot, accept a little, reward often.

  • Release pressure at the slightest try.

  • Green and green equals black and blue.

  • Slow and right beats fast and wrong, but fast and right beats everything.

  • What other people think of me is none of my business.k

  • Horses are natural born skeptics, cowards, claustrophobics, and panic-aholics, by nature and in varying degrees.

  • A horse can only move 6 ways – up, down, forward, backward, left, right, and sometimes all at once!

  • If you always do what you’ve always done, then you’ll continue to get what you’ve always got.

  • Play with the horse that shows up.

  • A horse is like a computer, it won’t always do what you want, but it will always do what you tell it to.

  • Use love, language and leadership in equal doses.

  • Expect obedience, but be ready to correct, one no more than the other.

  • Be effective to be understood, be understood to be effective.

  • Cause the wrong thing to be difficult and allow the right thing to be easy.

  • Don’t make or let, instead use cause and allow. Know the difference.

  • Be as gentle as you can but as firm as necessary. When you’re firm, don’t get mean or mad and when you’re gentle, don’t act like a sissy.

  • Don’t bribe ‘em with carrots, don’t hit em with a stick. Find the middle of the road.

  • Be an extreme middle of the road-ist.

  • When in horseville, do as horses do.

  • When he’s blinking he’s thinking….when he’s not, he’s hot.

  • Savvy is knowing where to be, when to be, why to be and what to do when you get there, at any given moment and in any situation with a horse.

  • Focus gives you feel. Focus and feel give you timing. Focus, feel and timing give you balance.

  • Horses are made up of their spirit, innate characteristics and learned behavior.