Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in training and development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Linda Parelli, President of Happy Horse Happy Life, located in Williston, FL, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Happy Horse Happy Life is a membership portal that brings together like-minded people in a very positive and supportive community, rich with relevant content articles, videos, tips, and mini-courses. In addition, there is a step-by-step Happy Horse Curriculum, training manuals, logoed clothing, training equipment, masterclasses, an Instructor/Mentor program, and annual Members Conference. Our customers are horse lovers of all disciplines, at all levels, from novice to Olympic, who want to train a happy horse using behavioral psychology.

Tell us about yourself

My name is Linda Parelli, and I was born in Singapore and grew up in Sydney, Australia, and immigrated to America in 1993. I am the co-founder of Happy Horse Happy Life, Parelli Natural Horsemanship, and Pegasus Personal Growth. I am a dynamic public speaker and author of numerous articles, books, courses, DVDs, self-development, and equestrian programs. I am the leading female expert on horse psychology-based training and mindful riding, empowering my students to be better leaders, riders, and communicators with my unique approach to teaching. I am very driven, inspired, and highly motivated by the results and changes my approach helps people to achieve with their horse - a more positive relationship, better leadership, communication, and riding... all of which make a happier horse! I am also privileged to have wonderful business partners (Sue and Andrew Flockhart) who are also passionate about producing a life-changing program.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Having a successful, profitable business that I enjoy every day.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Having a clear vision and the discipline to stay on track. It is easy to get distracted by something new and interesting rather than staying focused on the goal and making the members feel connected to me, important, and heard.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Have a clear vision.
  2. Be disciplined about the goals and process.
  3. Be passionate about it - it brings special energy.

Where can people find you and your business?


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