Todd Owens ~ My Journey

In 2005 I started at zero with the Parelli program. Brand new to horses, I had not been on a horse for more than a few minutes since I was a kid and, even then, only for a few hours. I was as green with horses as you may be.

Within days of owning horses my wife, Maureen, purchased the whole ‘Enchilada’ of the Parelli Natural Horsemanship education and equipment. I confess I was beside myself at the cost of, or the need for, this material. What I didn’t realize was the incredible investment that had been made, an investment that would change our lives forever. We studied the Home Study program enthusiastically, developed savvy and absorbed the Love, Language and Leadership program.

With technology advancement Parelli now offers the Parelli Savvy Club as an affordable pathway to ‘get started’.

In 2009 Shania and I became official Level 3 graduates of the Parelli Program. We continue to be progressive playing in Level 4, headed towards our Level 4 auditions; trying to be just a bit better horseman for my horse every day. In 2011 we completed Level 4 of the program and are now studying in Level 5 and 6!

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From the spring of 2007 through to the fall of 2009, Maureen and I had hosted 51 clinic days for Don Halladay. Hosting clinics has provided ever-developing exposure to Parelli education, both theory and practice. I have observed and experienced, hands-on, the excellence in teaching and horsemanship that is required and expected of a Parelli Professional. My clinic exposure has been very valuable in my own horsemanship progression and my understanding for what can be expected of a career as a Parelli professional.
I appreciate and respect the eight principles of Natural Horsemanship. They have been, and will continue to be, instrumental as I continue my journey.
I wish to thank Pat and Linda Parelli for their horsemanship program, and my mentor, Don Halladay, who has been an excellent educator, horseman and ambassador of the program.


Maureen Owens ~ My Journey

My journey with horses began on December 25th, 2004 when my husband, Todd, bought me my first horse, Strawberry, for Christmas. I quickly figured out that I did not know much about horses and found that if you ask 10 people the same horse question, you get 10 different answers.

And so my search for answers pointed me to Parelli. I bought the “full enchilada”, (as my husband would say), in the fall of 2005 and I have not looked back.

I had the right attitude coming into the program and Parelli has provided me with the knowledge and tools that I need to be effective. It established both the basic skills required in natural horsemanship and a wonderful education in understanding our horses, especially as a new horse person. Through the home study and clinics, I have since developed the techniques required to accelerate my growth in Parelli. With time, imagination and support, I have accomplished Level 4 with my partner Shiitief and we are currently pursuing higher learning in the sport of Dressage.

I am very excited to be a Parelli Professional, Two Star Parelli Instructor and to do my part to make the world a better place for horses and humans.

Todd and Maureen Owens

Todd and Maureen Owens