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Clinics are 1, 2 or 3 days of learning theory, principles and philosophy of the Parelli Program.


Level 1:  To help the student begin to create good habits and skills to become a horseman.   Focusing on basic skills, safety, games, and building rapport/relationship with your horse.

Level 2:  Building confidence in yourself & your horse on the ground and in the saddle, winning the 7 games, positive reflexes, and impulsion strategies.

Level 3:  Introduces liberty to our other two savvys, online and Freestyle.

Level 4:  Finesse is now introduced.  Soft phases in all savvys, refinement of communication.

Clinic costs are as follows:

  • 1 day/$300

  • 2 days/$450

  • 3 days/$650


Workshops are usually a specific focus in the levels program. Examples are: carrot stick riding, parelli puzzles, impulsion games, Level 3 online introduction, Level 1 riding, transitions and lead changes. Workshops are usually 3 hours long in the morning or afternoon.


$175/student.  Arena/facility fees will be divided among students and determined by the host.


Private and group lesson topics are determined by the student in whatever they need help in. Private and group lessons can be scheduled at any time with the instructor at her private ranch in Valley Center, CA. If the instructor needs to travel, private lessons are available for students living within 20 miles. Private and group lessons are available for those living further, if at least 3 students attend with a minimum of 3 hours instruction time. Arena/facility fees are determined by the host and divided among the students.

Costs are as follows:

1 student, $85/hour at Margit’s Ranch. $100 at your ranch.

2 students, $75/hour/student at Margit’s ranch. ($85/student/hour at your ranch

3 or more students, $65/hour/student at Margit’s ranch, $75 at your ranch.


Travel expenses will be added to the above fees and vary according to distance. This will also include lodging and meals if overnight stay is required.


Video coaching is available for $75/hr. For those students who may not be able to attend a clinic or lesson and would like some help via video. I will spend time watching and responding the challenge the student may have. It usually takes me 2 hours to watch and comment on a 1hour video. Only 1 hour will be charged. Send a self-addressed stamped return envelope if you would like your video returned.


There are horses on the ranch available for those that do not have their own horse.


Opportunity for students to come and spend time at the ranch for a length of time.  Please contact me for more information.


I am a Senior Parelli Professional looking for a dedicated student who wants to Immerse themselves in learning and come study with me in Valley Center (North San Diego County) in California. You will get the opportunity to learn all aspects of Natural Horsemanship including ground skills, liberty, freestyle and finesse.  You will also learn about horse husbandry and ranch facility upkeep.

I am looking for someone 5 days a week starting Mid May 2024. Summers are hot, so when that time comes, days may be shorter.  Right now, times would be 6am-1pm.  Looking for someone who has ridden and has confidence with young horses, although not necessarily required.  There is a possible opportunity to live on the ranch if qualified.  I will have a 2 week evaluation period to make sure that this fits both parties.  This is not a paid position but an opportunity for you to get some education on Natural Horsemanship.

If interested please contact me.

I would highly recommend Margit, she is an incredible teacher and trainer. She has helped me so much with my horse, I could not have done it without her. She is kind, compassionate and gives clear concise advice. She also puts on great clinics, I learn so much from her every time I go to a clinic or to her ranch.

Nancy Tabachki

I can not say enough great things about Margit Deerman as a trainer and person. I had a great idea, as I rounded the bend on 60, to purchase a 2 1/2 year old quarter horse sight unseen. A friend owned a brother to this horse, so I thought that was a brilliant idea to buy him at the time. That is where reality left fantasy. I really did not have the tools in my quiver to train him and assist him with becoming the horse he is today. Thank goodness I was blessed with Margit in my life. He had the opportunity to train with Margit and attend her summer camp and have so many experiences that were fun and built his confidence. She then worked with me to build our trust, relationship and confidence together. He is now 9 years old and a wonderful, gentle, well grounded horse. He actually is the go to for my grands to sit on and ride, ages 12 to 10 months. I continue to work with Margit and have learned so much from her. She has such a gentle, non-overbearing and clear way of teaching horsemanship and the Parelli method. I can not recommend her highly enough. Thank you, Margit.

Claudia Grzywacz

Training in the Parelli method with Margit opened my eyes to incredible avenues of communication with horses that I hadn't been able to tap into before. I've deepened the bond with the horses I work with and ride regularly through what I have learned and my increased ability to communicate with them in the way they communicate with each other. Understanding equine behavior at that level has been instrumental in the development of my horsemanship skills and shown me how much more I can learn and grow as a horsewoman. Margit has a beautiful setting at the ranch to truly connect with the horse and she is a wonderful, patient teacher who truly has a heart for the wellbeing of the horse and human relationship.


We connected with Margit as an instructor in 2010. Every lesson, clinic or workshop with Margit is packed with helpful information. Margit is so perceptive with her instructing. She notices little and sometimes bigger changes that you can make to cause a big difference in your success with your horse. And she manages to do it in a very positive way. Sessions with Margit are not only packed with information and educational, they are fun too!

Walt and Suzie Kirkwood