The Emotional Fitness Super Clinic February 27th - March 1st

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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Equine behaviorist Linda Parelli (Photo: courtesy of Parelli Natural Horsemanship)
Equine behaviorist Linda Parelli (Photo: courtesy of Parelli Natural Horsemanship)

City of Industry, CA - Most often clinics teach riders about horses and techniques to improve their horses, but in the partnership between horse and rider, the horse is only half of the equation. That is the reason that horse behaviorist, Linda Parelli and sports psychologist, Dr. Jenny R. Susser, teamed up to present the Emotional Fitness Super Clinic for both horse and rider. This is truly one clinic that will have profound effect on both partners, the horse and the rider. There is still time to reserve your spot for February 27-March 1 at the Industry Hills Expo Center in City of Industry, CA. “We learn more about ourselves by watching our horses,” says Dr. Susser. Over just two and a half days, Parelli and Susser will impart skills that help riders not only empower themselves but make empowering thoughts a lifelong habit, and work through the natural “panic default” in their horses to correct dangerous behaviors like shying, bucking and rearing, and build a more confident and more harmonious partnership. For people, negativity is an innate survival instinct,” says renowned equestrian sports psychologist, Dr. Jenny Susser.“

I will be teaching riders how to unlock the true reason for their limits, frustrations, fear and lack of progress. It is possible to develop a 'tack box' of tools that help you become emotionally fit leader – not only for your horse but for everything else you choose to accomplish in life.”

“As prey animals, horses are genetically programmed to be fearful,” explains Linda Parelli. “I will be teaching strategies to help your horse overcome its panic default and become a more willing partner able to work through nervousness, tension and fear towards greater riding harmony.”

The Emotional Fitness Super Clinic will start Friday evening February 27th at 6:00 p.m. and conclude Sunday afternoon with a one-on-one question-and-answer session. As riders develop their mental horsepower, the Super Clinic will offer participatory sessions with Linda and Dr. Jenny, with each day, focused on different aspects of emotional fitness for the horse and rider.

“Horses are born skeptics and cowards,” says Parelli. “Helping a horse become more emotionally fit provides a powerful model for their human.”

Sports psychologist Dr. Jenny R. Susser (Photo: courtesy of Parelli Natural Horsemanship)
Sports psychologist Dr. Jenny R. Susser (Photo: courtesy of Parelli Natural Horsemanship)

Dr. Jenny Susser has a doctoral degree in Clinical Health Psychology and specializes in Sport Psychology. She is a Certified Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and on the U.S. Olympic Registry. A four-year All-American swimmer and assistant coach at UCLA who swam on two national teams and at the 1988 Olympic Trials, her work with equestrians includes serving as the United States Equestrian Team Sport Psychologist and Team Psychologist for the South African Para Dressage Team. In addition Dr. Susser has worked individually with US athletes at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. She works with Young Riders, professionals and adult amateurs, competitive or not.

Linda Parelli went from being just another frustrated horse owner to one of the best-known horsewomen in the world through the Parelli Horsemanship program she offers with her husband, Pat. "I want people to know that it doesn’t take talent, it doesn’t take bravery and it doesn’t take years to get there. It takes heart, desire and access to a phenomenal teacher who’s willing to share what they know in a way that is simple to understand. Parelli horse training is also people training and a journey of relationship and self-discovery. It changed my life. Literally. I want to share that same journey with people and their horses. Riding - of whatever kind - shouldn’t be stressful for horses or humans. It should be joyous and natural for both.”

Learn more about these insightful horsewomen and the one clinic that will change both you and your horse's lives at http://www.parelli.com. There is still time to take advantage of the Earlybird Discount, be sure to register for the clinic by February 20— you won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity!