This weekend I had the opportunity to travel to Murfreesboro, TN, to the 2014 Parelli Tour Stop…or I guess they are calling it the Future Of Horsemanship Tour now. I usually only get to go to these when they are held in my neck of the woods in North Texas, so I was really excited! Plus I don’t often get the opportunity to see non-Texas Parelli Instructors in action.
The event started off with a bang…literally! With a demonstration of mounted shooting skill by Parelli Instructor Jessie Peters, which I was lucky enough to get on video 🙂 We arrived just a little late and I didn’t get to my seat soon enough to film the “pole dance” by Instructor John Baar…I’ll let your imaginations just run with that vague description!
Caton Parelli rode the flag around the arena for the national anthem, which was a crowd favorite. His story is so familiar to all of us. It was great to see how wonderful he was doing and what fun he was having.
And after this performance there wasn’t a dry eye in the place! Paralympian Lauren Barwick took the stage with a moving performance followed by a really inspiring talk.
I wish I could have recorded more, because there was just SO much good stuff being shared from all the instructors and Pat and Linda. I just love watching the makeover by Pat and Linda’s horseanality talks are always so revealing.
I hope you enjoy some of these horsemanship highlights!
Lisa Carter is a Certified Equine Massage Therapist (CEMT), with multiple certifications from several different equine bodywork schools. She incorporates her knowledge and experience with Parelli Natural Horsemanship, equine bodywork, using essential oils for animals and as a veterinary technician to provide her clients with the resources they need to make informed decisions for their horses. She encourages and facilitates network building between equine health care professionals, working together to find the best combination of therapies to meet the needs of the “whole horse”.
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