Sunday, October 31, 2010

Open House at the Parelli ISC, Ocala

Had a fun time yesterday at the open house. I almost didn't go, but I'm glad I did. No horses allowed so I had time to just watch and absorb everything and visit with some friends. I met some of the participants in the fast track that starts Monday; Mariah Helms and Sarah Berg were there, and I met a lovely young woman, Connie, from Germany. She is staying with Claudia and Bill and since they had an adopt-a-thon for a dog rescue going on, Claudia asked if I could keep Connie company since she didn't know anyone. It was fun when I introduced her to Liane and Liane spoke to her in German. They had quite a conversation and I think Connie felt more at home!!

I enjoyed watching the demos/spotlights put on by the interns, externs, and mastery students. I missed alot of that at the Rendezvous since I had my horse with me and I felt it necessary to be relationship building with him instead of leaving him alone in his stall. I also enjoyed the presentation John Baar did on what it's like in the fast track; it was revealing and I have some work to do before I consider doing a fast track.

Speaking of fast tracks, I spoke to Lee Palmer and she told me how the Horseman's Series works. Since I can't get the 4 weeks off work to do a fast track, I think the Horseman's Series is perfect for me. It will cost a little more, but it gives me an option I didn't have before. I'm setting my goal of enrolling in the first 2 week Horseman's Series in October 2011, then the second one in early 2012. I have some organization and figuring to do before I decide when to do the third segment. I'm so excited about this opportunity; I can see my dream coming true where before it was an impossibility!!

6 comments:

fiesta831 said...

How fun to be able to see one of the campuses. I would love to visit Parelli land with or without my horse. Unfortunately I do not see it anywhere in my future anytime soon. Happy Playing
Natalie
http://fiesta831.livejournal.com/

Parelli Central said...

Awesome, I am so excited for you!!!

Petra Christensen
Parelli 2Star Junior Instructor
Parelli Central

craigeagle23 said...

@Natalie - I'm blessed to live so close to a Parelli Center, only 40 minutes away!! I enjoy any chance I get to go there!!

@Petra - thanks...I'm trying to work out all the details now to start making this dream come true!!

Kathy

Dona said...

Don't you just love it when you change your mind for the better? :) You've piqued my interest in the the Horsemen's series! I'm looking into to too as I can't take four weeks off work either. Thanks!

craigeagle23 said...

Hi Dona! Sometimes my greatest challenge is just making up my mind. Once I'm in motion, I'm glad I decided to do something!!

As for the Horsemen's series, I'm so excited about it. It breaks the "Fast Track" up into bite sized segments. I also know I can get two weeks at a time off work...never had a hope of getting 4 weeks off!! I'm glad Parelli was listening to the students that are just as dedicated as everyone else but have job commitments, etc.!!

craigeagle23 said...

Hi Dona! Sometimes my greatest challenge is just making up my mind. Once I'm in motion, I'm glad I decided to do something!!

As for the Horsemen's series, I'm so excited about it. It breaks the "Fast Track" up into bite sized segments. I also know I can get two weeks at a time off work...never had a hope of getting 4 weeks off!! I'm glad Parelli was listening to the students that are just as dedicated as everyone else but have job commitments, etc.!!