When I found the Parelli program, I had been searching for a horse-man-ship mentor, a guide to teach me what I needed to know and to help me navigate the often confusing, overwhelming and expensive world of horses and the many self-proclaimed horse “experts.” The Parelli program itself became this for me in many ways, but I have also had a number of influential mentors and teachers supporting me and influencing my journey. Oftentimes we need a Sensei of sorts, someone who has gone before and traveled this path already, to help us navigate the smoothest course and avoid certain pitfalls.
Now, in turn, I have discovered how much I love being this coach for others. What I didn’t see coming was that along with the unique challenges brought on during the year 2020, came a special opportunity to embrace virtual learning– nudging me out of my comfort zone and allowing me to expand my sphere of influence and start virtually coaching students who are studying the Parelli Program literally around the world. And I LOVE it.