Parelli Offers Therapeutic Horsemanship Courses

Interest in therapeutic horsemanship continues to grow throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world, which is why the Parelli Education Institute is offering several therapeutic horsemanship specialty courses this year.

“It’s amazing to see the impact horses have on people who are dealing with physical and psychological challenges,” explained Parelli Education Institute Executive Director Lori Northrup. “For those of us who work with horses, and teach others about working with horses, it’s important we continue to learn best practices in therapeutic horsemanship. It benefits everyone involved.”

There are two upcoming Parelli Education Institute Therapeutic Horsemanship Specialty Courses. The courses are geared toward leaders in the therapeutic horsemanship industry who are interested in learning more about how Parelli can create safer programs, as well as for licensed Parelli Professionals who are interested in learning how to serve therapeutic centers. The dates and locations are as follows:

July 18-20, 2014 October 31-November 2, 2014
Hosted by: Strides to Success Hosted by: Instride Therapy
Offered in Plainfield, Indiana Offered in Nokomis, Florida

Instructors include Shannon Knapp from Horse Sense of the Carolinas as well as Instride Therapy’s Executive Director, and 2*Parelli Instructor, Donna Blem.

All therapeutic professionals participating in the courses will receive a Parelli Jump Start Kit (valued at $99.95). For information on cost and registration go to and click on “programs.”

The Parelli Education Institute is an independent, non-profit organization for the natural horsemanship community that focuses on education for those who teach others; and for youth horsemanship, therapeutic horsemanship and equine welfare. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Institute has a campus in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and also offers specialty horsemanship education in other locations around the USA.






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