Clinton Anderson's Blog (15)

Training Tip of the Week: There are a lot of heroes in the graveyard.

When I was studying under legendary Australian reining and cow horse trainer, Ian Francis, he used to remind me that there are a lot of heroes in the graveyard. What he meant by that was that too many people get on horses that aren't ready to be ridden…

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Added by Clinton Anderson on May 28, 2010 at 11:54am — 6 Comments

Get Your Horse to Use The Thinking Side of The Brain

Every horse has a thinking side to his brain, but until you show him how to use it, he doesn't even know it exists. The thinking side is shoved way back in the corner of the horse's brain. It's like a tiny crystal ball sitting on a table covered up with an old…

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Added by Clinton Anderson on May 21, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Training Tip of the Week: A Handy Tool to Teach Your Horse to Safely Tie

Teaching your horse to tie safely or…

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Added by Clinton Anderson on May 13, 2010 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Training Tip of the Week: Learn the One Rein Stop for greater confidence in the saddle.

The One Rein Stop is the first thing I teach every single rider in my clinics as soon as they get on the horse’s back. Why? Because once they realize that they can stop their horses anytime, anywhere, whenever they want, you wouldn’t believe the amount of…

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Added by Clinton Anderson on May 6, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Training Tip of the Week: Get control of the five body parts.

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Added by Clinton Anderson on April 30, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Training Tip of the Week: Lunging for Respect

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Added by Clinton Anderson on April 23, 2010 at 11:34am — No Comments

Training Tip of the Week: It's never too early to start training your horse!

Raising foals is a lot of fun. The thing to remember when you’re raising a foal is that the little…

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Added by Clinton Anderson on April 16, 2010 at 11:50am — No Comments

Training Tip of the Week: Dealing with your horse’s natural magnets.

All horses have magnets –the gate to the arena, the barn, other horses, his buddies back at the barn, the trailer, etc. They all involve the horse wanting to be somewhere other than where he is, doing something other than what he is doing. The simplest solution is to make the wrong thing difficult and the right thing easy. Meaning you make being…

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Added by Clinton Anderson on April 9, 2010 at 3:25pm — 2 Comments

Training Tip of the Week: Benefits of the Sending Exercise.

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Added by Clinton Anderson on April 2, 2010 at 11:35am — No Comments

Clinton Anderson’s Training Tip of the Week: Teach your horse to soften to pressure.

Horses have a natural instinct to pull and push against pressure – not give and soften to it. So every opportunity you get, teach your horse to soften to pressure. You always want your horse thinking of how he can give and soften to pressure, rather than thinking… Continue

Added by Clinton Anderson on March 19, 2010 at 11:19am — 1 Comment

Clinton Anderson’s Training Tip of the Week: Make sure your horse is paying attention.

I have a saying: Two eyes are always better than two heels. If I want to teach you something, I need you to give me your eyes and your attention. If you’re looking out the window and staring at the people walking on the sidewalk or the cars going by on the street,… Continue

Added by Clinton Anderson on March 5, 2010 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

Training Tip of the Week: Treat your personal space as an “invitation only” area.

To clarify a bit on last week's post because we received some questions: The only way the horse is allowed into your personal hula hoop space is if you invite him in. And you’ll only invite him into that four foot circle if you know you can get him out of it. Think of how you want your neighbors to treat you. You might like your neighbors, but you never want them to just barge into your house. You always want them to walk up to the door, knock and ask to come…

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Added by Clinton Anderson on February 26, 2010 at 9:16am — 2 Comments

Clinton Anderson’s Training Tip of the Week: Protect Your Personal Hula Hoop Space

The safety category of respect refers to your personal hula… Continue

Added by Clinton Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

Mental AND Physical

When horses feel safe, comfortable and have enough food and water to sustain them, their next need is stimulation. Your horse needs to be stimulated both physically and mentally on a daily basis. As with many other things when working with horses, you need to… Continue

Added by Clinton Anderson on February 12, 2010 at 4:16pm — 2 Comments

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