Parelli Principles

1. Horsemanship is natural

2. Do not make or teach assumptions

3. Communication is two or more individuals sharing and understanding an idea

4. Horses and humans have mutual responsibilities

5. The attitude of justice is effective

6. Body language is universal

7. Horses teach people and people teach horses

8. Principles, purpose, and time are the tools of teaching


4 responsibilities of the human:

Don't act like a predator

Have an independant seat/feat

Think like a horse

Use the natural power of focus


4 responsibilities of the horse:

Don't act like a prey animal

Maintain gait

Maintain direction

Look where you are going