My name is Wendie Barberino. I took my very first riding lesson at the age of 48. My first Parelli partner, Clifford, and I started Parelli together, both green, and nobody at the barn appreciated natural horsemanship so we were on our own. Unfortunately Clifford foundered and he was retired. He was replaced by my current Parelli partner, Santana. At 12.5 he is smart, funny and sassy. For those familiar with the horsenality/humanality charts, Santana and I occupy the same real estate on that chart, smack in the middle, on the cusp of all four quadrants. So, we think a lot alike which is more often than not a ‘good’ thing but can sometimes be a ‘bad’ thing like when we get unconfident or frightened. Our hope is that we can get some feedback from Linda Parelli (my idol) to help us move on in level 3.