Happy Horse Happy Life Master Instructor/Mentor

with Linda Parelli

Are you looking for an accessible, successful program offering supportive coaching from an experienced Instructor that will keep you on track with your horsemanship progress?

Based in Macedon Ranges Victoria and offering a variety of learning options both live and virtual.

View learning options and events under Coaching.


What were the dreams and goals you had when your horse first came into your life? 

What is currently preventing you from reaching towards these dreams and goals?

Perhaps you can identify with one of the following road blocks or issues preventing you from reaching towards your dreams and goals:

-training progress seems slow or nonexistent

- lacking eyes on the ground coaching support to accelerate your training program

-the feeling of having lost direction or motivation in your horse life

-the relationship you have with your horse is not what you hoped it would be

-observing your horse as herd bound, naughty, hypersensitive, unpredictable or lazy and unsure about how to make positive changes 

-finding your horse challenging to catch or manage for shoeing or trimming, worming or vaccinating

- running out of ideas on what to do with a horse difficult to float load and/or travel

-knowing how to cause your horse to stand still for bridling, saddling or mounting

-knowing what best to do when a  horse engages in antisocial behaviour such as bucking, biting, striking out, rearing or bolting

-feeling the need to resort to bigger bits or more gadgets to control your horse

-losing confidence around your horse or concerned for your safety with your horse

Perhaps you are new to horses and want to learn aspects of horse care, handling and riding or simply the joy of being around horses.

If you are searching for answers or direction with any of these concerns or issues you might well be feeling disappointed, frustrated, disillusioned or anxious.

Your horsemanship dreams and goals may seem so far away.


It doesn’t have to be this way!


If you are seeking:

-a happy, willing partner

-a horse that is a joy to have in your life keen to be with you calm, confident and responsive both in handling from the ground and when riding

-more confidence to play with, care for and ride your horse 

-to build a relationship based on trust and respect

-to be able to float load, trail ride, or play at liberty with your horse

-coaching support in rising through the competition ranks with your horse

-a dependable and efficient partner in your horse as an important part of your working life

- support to be sure your children are safe around your horse

Whatever your dreams or goals are, for pleasure, performance or work the How to Talk Horse curriculum in the Happy Horse Happy Life program offers a pathway forward. It is based on building a strong connection through understanding life from your horse's perspective and learning how to speak the universal language of horses.

With Fiona Darling as your coach you will learn how to unlock the seven keys to success to know how your horse thinks, feels, acts and plays to gain your dream partnership.



Lessons, Workshops, Clinics, Camps and Personal Progression extended study available for bookings but also these remote learning options to consider.

Group Learning Options:

VIP Internship: Make a commitment to study with Fiona. Join with other dedicated VIP Interns from around Australia for camaraderie and encouragement with weekly zoom gatherings and a dedicated private fb group to connect with both Fiona and one another and to receive video coaching support from your home base with Fiona. Each participant progresses through an individualised training program initiated in the first 3 weeks of study with both their horse and horsemanship dreams and goals in mind. There are various joining options from taking up the introductory 3 weeks offer to 3, 6 or 12 month VIP Internships.  The 3, 6 and 12 month options offer a longer term view and each option includes unlimited contact and video coaching support with live virtual lessons available at a small additional cost.

Find out more about the 3, 6 and 12 month VIP Virtual Internships

Find out more about the Introductory 3 Week Offer for the VIP Internship


One On One Virtual Learning Options:

Live Virtual Lessons: Using the pixem/pivo apps have a virtual lesson in real time with Fiona.

Find out more about Live Virtual Lessons

Video Coaching: Make good use of the time at home to advance your horsemanship. Practice with your horse, record sessions on your phone and send them in for coaching feedback.

Find out more about Video Coaching