Clinician Clinton Anderson will instruct two levels of horsemanship clinics in 2018 at the Downunder Horsemanship Ranch in Stephenville, Texas. He will also teach two three-day Fundamentals Clinics, one of which will be held in Canada. Spectators are welcome to attend the three-day Fundamentals Clinics.
Participants will gain first-hand knowledge about how to transform a stiff, heavy and unwilling horse into a soft, supple and cooperative partner. They’ll learn exercises to improve their seat, build their confidence and increase their sense of feel and timing – essential ingredients to becoming a skilled horseman. Clinic curriculum focuses on Clinton’s horsemanship philosophy and over 30 groundwork and riding exercises.
Colt Starting Clinic
Clinton will help participants take their young horses from never having been saddled or ridden to riding on the trail in 10 days. Clinton’s approach to colt starting, which he learned from his late Australian mentor Gordon McKinlay, is focused on preparation and safety for both horse and rider.
At clinics, participants receive hands-on instruction from Clinton and his clinicians. Clinics begin each day at 9 a.m. and run until 5 p.m., and additional personalized help is available each morning and evening. Besides learning essential exercises to gain a horse’s trust, participants learn how to put that knowledge to use in practical settings while working over an obstacle course and on the trail.
For clinics held at the Downunder Horsemanship Ranch in Stephenville, Texas, participants will get to utilize Clinton’s 350-foot outdoor round arena, elaborate obstacle course that includes over 20 challenges, and miles of trails and dirt tracks that surround the ranch. Participants’ horses are given their own individual runs on the clinic grounds, complete with shelters, automatic waterers, hay mangers and no-tip feeders. Each run has an associated tack/hay/feed storage area and its own Patience Pole.
2018 Downunder Horsemanship Ranch Clinics:
April 4-14: 10-Day Fundamentals Clinic
July 5-15: 10-Day Colt Starting Clinic
2018 Three-Day Fundamentals Clinics:
For clinic details, visit https://downunderhorsemanship.com/events-calendar/.
Clinton Anderson is a clinician, horse trainer and competitor. He’s dedicated his life to helping others realize their horsemanship dreams and keeping them inspired to achieve their goals. The Downunder Horsemanship method of horse training gives horse owners the knowledge needed to become skilled horsemen and train their horses to be consistent and willing partners. Clinton instructs horsemanship clinics, presents Walkabout Tours across the country, produces a television show, hosts an internet TV website and is constantly creating comprehensive study kits and training tools to make learning horsemanship as accessible and easy as possible. Discover for yourself how Clinton and the Method can help you achieve your horsemanship dreams at www.downunderhorsemanship.com.