Harlow is a 6-year-old TB/Dutch Warmblood mare who was un-ride-able prior to arriving at Pat’s Performance Barn at the Florida Parelli Center. She is a highly bred horse destined to be a dressage superstar, but traditional training was not working for her.
After many failed attempts to start her under saddle, she was about to be turned out to pasture for the rest of her life.
A friend of Pat’s, George Issacs of Bridlewood Farms, contacted Pat and asked if he could give this horse her last chance at a successful future through a natural start.
Pat played with Harlow for the first week, and then coached his Mastery Students, Anna Sell in particular, through the sequence of developing Harlow’s foundation.
After only 5 weeks in Pat Parelli’s Performance Barn, Harlow starred in the Two Worlds Together Dressage Summit as an example of foundation before specialization and the power of natural horse development.