Foundation Progress

This is a 2 week course focused on all the elements of the Parelli Foundation to fill in any gaps or to get a deeper understanding of the importance in setting both you and your horse up, for a lifelong partnership.

The structure of this course gives you the opportunity to absorb the next level of information, apply the concepts, reflect on the change in your horse and consult with Sam on the next stage of your progress.

What will be covered: 

– The 8 Principles of Natural Horsemanship
– Patterns
– Tools and tool handling skills
– Trailer Loading
– One Rein riding
– Rein positions
– Carrot Stick riding
– Liberty


Week 1 – Monday 23 to Friday 27 March 2020
Week 2 – Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April 2020

‘Tanginup’ 25614 South Western Hwy, Yornup 6256
14km South of Bridgetown, WA


From Bridgetown (from the North) head south on the Southwest Highway for 14km until you reach the township of Yornup, stay on the highway and continue through the town once you’ve past the 110km the driveway to the property is 300m on the right hand side.
The property number is 25614 on a large timber letter box.

From Manjimup (from the South) head north on the South Western Hwy for 23km once over the Donnelly River Bridge the Property is 1km past on the left hand side.   The property number is 25614 on a large timber letter box.


Camp Total $2,000
Camping Fees $100

Apartment Bedroom : 2 Available
$250 per week


  1. Students studying Level 2 or above of the Parelli Program or, must have completed Offical Level 1.
  2. Student that has a solid understanding of Natural Horsemanship and is a competent at walk, trot and canter.
  3. If in doubt, please contact Sam on 0410 494 381 to discuss your riding ability on this camp


Horses should be well prepared including their fitness and their feet.
There will not be a vet on site.

When can we arrive and depart?

You will arrive the 22nd of March to Tanginup, (Sam’s Property) by 3pm. We will finish up at camp on April, 3 and you can depart the morning of the 4th (Saturday) before 10am.

Will horse be in together as a herd or yarded separately?

All the horses will be kept in a individual yards; provided by students.

Is there mobile service/coverage at the property?

Telstra customers have s very good mobile coverage.

How many people will be attending?

Participant positions are limited to 12 students.

Will food be provided?

Students are required to bring their own meals, snacks and beverages.

Will there be camping available at the facilities?

Yes, there will be a camping area, although it will be very basic facilities.

Students are welcome to bring caravans, goosenecks, camper trailers, horse trucks however there is no power available for plug in.
Quiet generators welcome.

There is a 2 bedroom apartment located on the farm that houses the shared kitchen facility for the course. Bedrooms are exclusive use areas and are available for booking from $50 per night for students on the course.

Here is a list of accommadation available in the local area.
‘Glenlynn Cottages’  7.5km Away

‘Lucieville Farm Chalets’  4km Away

‘Sunny Hurst Chalets’ 18km Away

‘Bridgetown Caravan Park’ 14km Away

What should we bring?

For your horse:

  • Saddle and Pad
  • Horseman’s rope halter and 12′ Line
  • Horseman’s Natural Hackamore
  • Natural Snaffle Bridle with Horseman’s Reins or Cradle Bridle
  • 22′ Line
  • 45′ Line
  • Carrot Stick and Savvy String
  • Horse feed

Foundation Progress Application Form