One of our regular partners is a little white miniature pony.  We often use her in conjunction with regular size horses to give participants options in terms of size and personalities.  Sometimes people are drawn to her because she is small and appears “easy” to manage.  Sometimes they are drawn to her because she is less intimidating.  Sometimes she reminds them of a child.  She tends to bring out some


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Horses Helping Humans: Parelli and Therapeutic Horsemanship

On August 22-24th, I was privileged to attend this event, put on by the Parelli Education Institute, and hosted by Instride, LLC in Nokomis, FL. This was designed to bring together Parelli Professionals interested in contributing to therapeutic horsemanship, and therapeutic horsemanship facilitators who were interested in learning how Parelli Natural Horsemanship could improve the quality of their services.
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