Freestyle Level 2Minimum Requirements:
Auditioned Level 1, Level 2 On Line, Confident riding at the walk, trot*Instructors:
Farrah Green - 2 Star Parelli Instructor
Michelle Manshardt - 2 Star Parelli Instructor
Mounting with permission, dismounting for safety! Softness in the entire horses body. Knowing rein positions to communicate to your horse's hooves! Smooth upward and downward transitions. Slowing down your horse's trot without pulling - ridable gaits. Introduction to carrot stick riding.
Here are some topics that may be covered in the four 90-minute long sessions in this course. This is the first time this course has been run, so there is a chance that we might not get to all of these topics. In class, if there is a specific issue that you need help with, please let the instructors know – there might be someone else in the class with the same question! We look forward to seeing you there!
- Mount from a fence
- 9 step back up
- Lateral Flexion
- Direct, Indirect, supporting rein
- Carrot stick riding
- Walk, trot transitions
- Figure 8 and circling
- Sideways along the rail
- Bulls eye
- Question Box
The goal of this class is to introduce all of the topics in Level 2 Freestyle. You may need more time to practice these tasks to actually make them
passable for your Level 2 Freestyle Audition (depending on how much you
practice outside of class). You can always repeat the course if you
feel as though you need more supervised practice with any of the topics
listed above. At the end of the course, if you graduate, there will be
lesson times available to film your Level 2 Freestyle Audition.
Graduation means that the instructors feel you could pass your
official Level 2 Freestyle Audition.
There is $5 trailer-in fee due to The Horse First Farm at the time of arrival. Stabling is available for $25/ day.For more information please contact Barb Riffle at email@example.com or call (608)219-6399.
Driving directions to the facility:
The Horse First Farm
5594 Alpine Rd.
Brooklyn WI 53521
*The minimum qualifications are put in place to assure that you are in the class that would be of the most benefit to you. This also will help you set goals and be more of a leader for your horse! You don’t need to have already officially passed with Parelli, just show one of the instructors (Michelle, Farrah) your audition tape and we will let you know!