TDH PROUDLY PRESENTS A 2-DAY PARELLI CLINIC WITH BRUCE KOCH AND ROBBIE MAUS
Saturday June 15th AND Sunday June 16th, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
McIver Arena – 10695 Brockway Road Truckee, CA 96161
Bruce and &Robbie will be teaching a Parelli Horsemanship Clinic covering Horsemanship, 7 Games, Safe Riding, Preparing for Trails and Problem Solving. While following a curriculum Bruce & Robbie will also set aside time for individual questions and problem solving. The clinic is two days with two instructors.
$400 For Truckee Donner Horsemen Members
(Membership to Truckee Donner Horsemen is $35 + $10 Initiation fee for families and $25 + $10 Initiation fee for single members and can be applied for and paid online at tdhorsemen.org)
$450 For Non-Truckee Donner Horsemen Members
Auditors are welcome at no cost and do not require a reservation.
Reservation Required – Limited to 8 Participants
(We will look at additional dates if so warranted)
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I am a native Albertan, raised in southern Alberta, and I now live in the Reno area. It has been my good fortune to have been around horses throughout most of my life. Until I started playing in the Parelli program, I don’t believe I had a great understanding of horses even through I have spent a great deal of time around them. In 1998 I attended a Pat Parelli demonstration and have continued my education with a 12 week Extern Program, a Colt Start Clinic, spending a year and a half in British Colombia with 5* Parelli Professional Larry Stewart assisting and starting colts, assisting and continuing my education on the Parelli campus and with various other higher level Parelli instructor clinics throughout the years. In 2009 I became a Licensed Parelli Instructor. I’ve always enjoyed riding in the foothills and working cattle on ranches in the Alberta area, but it becomes ten times more enjoyable when riding a horse that has the kind of connection that makes him your partner. Since being involved in the Parelli program I feel that both my confidence and competence with horses has soared. The personal growth that is gained as a result of learning how to communicate with horses is a terrific bonus as well. Being a Parelli Instructor is an honor. As an instructor I hope to be able to help other people find the enjoyment and success that is achievable with horses, when approached with the right attitude.
Growing up with horses over the past 35+ years, I have had wonderful experiences that are a huge part of who I am today. In 2004 I attended a Parelli tour stop in Reno Nevada and was amazed and excited to see this whole new level of horsemanship. I immediately began to apply these principals and concepts with my new mustang, having to adapt to fit the situation until I could halter her, but the results were astonishing! Over time, the positive changes in her and maybe even more significant, the positive changes in me, convinced me of the importance of sharing Parelli with the world not only for our horses but for us.
In 2005 Horses for the Spirit was conceived. Until its dissolution in 2012, I was the Co-Founder and Program Director for Horses for the Spirit. HFTS was a 501c3 public charity dedicated to teaching positive life and social skills to abused, neglected and troubled youth between the ages 12 and 19. To encourage the process of problem-based and experiential learning, I developed the HFTS curriculum utilizing Parelli Natural Horsemanship the “7 Games”. “Horsenality” and Herd Behavior, keys to the success of our programs. Working safely on the ground and to provide structure upon which each life skill lesson was built. It was a gift to witness first hand the positive impact Parelli and our wonderful equine partners have had on at risk youth in our community.
It is in the area of Horsenality that I have become increasingly passionate and most interested in specializing. Understanding our horse’s innate needs, individual traits, environmental influences and learning styles can affect our relationships profoundly. It is in this understanding that we find freedom. It is not about us, it’s about what our horses need from us to build a solid foundation built on understanding, communication and trust. My goal is for everyone to have as much fun, or more as I do with my horses!