Parelli Level 4 official
graduate May 2012

Shania, Parelli Level 4 Graduate
Video tribute

“My goal is to get people to put natural horsemanship principles to a purpose"
- Pat Parelli

Student Testimonials

"Todd and Maureen Owens opened up their facility, The Horseman's Word Ranch, to provide a very supportive learning environment."
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"hands on training and detailed instruction have provided me with the tools I need to succeed."
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Todd Owens and Shania on the pedestal

The Parelli Natural Horsemanship Program is designed to teach people how to teach their horses. To be a good teacher for a horse, you have to think like a horse so you can present things in a way he/she will understand and appreciate. Parelli is based on understanding the true nature, instincts and learning behaviours of horses. It teaches the human to become a horseman, step by step.

Maureen & Shiitief on the pedestal

We have enjoyed Parelli Natural Horsemanship every step of the way and wish to thank our mentor Don Halladay, 5 Star Master Instructor, who is an excellent educator, horseman & ambassador of the Parelli program. With Don's guidance our journey in Parelli has been progressive and full of self-development.

Students need support in order to accelerate their horsemanship results. We are honoured to be trusted by Pat Parelli to teach his program.

It would be a privilege to be a part of your Parelli education and development. If you are getting started or are looking for further inspiration, motivation and education, we encourage you to consider participating in a clinic or workshop near you or take advantage of a private or group lesson to advance your horsemanship.

Upcoming Events

Don Halladay Clinics

Join us in our 11th year of Parelli clinics with Master Instructor Don Halladay

Clinics with Todd & Maureen

Dates available in 2017 if you would like to book a clinic in your area

The Parelli Professional's Promise

Relationship First

I promise to put my relationship with you, my student, first.
And I promise to help you put the relationship with your horse first.
Rather than perfecting the task, we will care more about
confidence, trust, motivation and willingness as true horseman do.

Foundation Before Specialization

I promise to help you become well-rounded in your savvy
both on the ground and riding;
within my skill set and licensing;
to prepare you for success at every level -
to read your horse, understand his Horsenality and
develop your savvy skills OnLine, at Liberty, in FreeStyle and Finesse.

Never Ending Self-Improvement

I promise to inspire and support your quest for never ending self-improvement.
The Parelli Pathway and Member Program will guide you to success and
help you measure your progress every step of the way.

Start your journey with Parelli today! Shop for Parelli Equipment and instructional DVD's at the official Parelli website!

Articles and Features by Todd Owens
How To Ride Like A Leader ~ The 10 Qualities of a Horseman ~ Horse and Soul Weekend
Horses teach riders ~ My horse is perfect except when... ~ Development of hindquarter control
Never Ending Self-Improvement ~ Martin Black Clinic ~ When The Student Is Ready
A Taste Of Performance ~ Performance Horse