Clinic and Workshop Rules of Conduct
To ensure that everyone benefit from their time at the clinic or workshops and that you are all set up for success, be aware that the following rules are in force when conducting a Parelli event. Please understand that these rules exist only to ensure everyone’s safety and to preserve the quality of the learning environment.
A rider in the clinic must be using a horse that he can handle comfortably on the ground. Please do not bring a horse that cannot be led or easily touched, or that has no understanding of basic ground education. The horse must be able to be haltered, led, must be used to humans, can have its feet picked up and does not pose undue danger to other participants. Young horses (4 years or less) can be admitted with prior permission by the instructor. If you are not comfortable handling your horse during the clinic, you will have to leave the arena and watch from the sidelines. There will be no refund for riders that leave the arena.
Stallions are not allowed, no exceptions. A stallion is an intact male two years older and up, whether used for breeding or not. For all other special requests or circumstances, you must contact the instructor prior to the event.
For clinics which include riding, all horses must be started under saddle and be ridden regularly. Bring a horse you can ride at a walk and trot (on purpose!) and have ridden within the past two weeks. You must bring a horse they you already ride, whether with the rope hackamore or bridle; do not bring a horse you want to learn to ride.
Bring the horse with which you feel most safe and confident. You can transfer what you learn to more challenging horses later. Your horse is your teacher, and learning from a “Steady Eddy” (your easiest horse) is what Pat and Linda Parelli recommend.
English and Western riders are welcome, discipline does not matter.
Kids under 14 are not admitted in clinics, unless it’s a clinic specifically for youth. Participants under 18 must be accompanied and supported by a parent during the clinic. If the parent is not on site during the whole clinic, he or she must be near and easily reachable in case of emergency.
You cannot switch horses or riders during the clinic. If the rider or the horse are unable to complete the clinic, you cannot substitute one or the other. No refunds will be given for riders that cannot complete the clinic as we cannot be responsible for unforeseen events.
The instructor can ask any participant to leave the arena at any time if she thinks that the participant is disrupting other riders. No refund will be given in this case, regardless of the reason for removing the rider.