Originally Posted by TheAQHAGirl
As much as I LOVE Clinton Anderson you don't need his stuff to do what he does.
I do suggest a rope halter and a stick like his.
I've found a stick exactly like his (but a lot lighter!) for only $12, and a rope halter for $10. $22 compared to $60 sounds like a deal to me!
A lot of NH horse trainers are over-priced.
Meh. A lot of celebrity-signature brand anythings
are overpriced, not just tack.
One thing he uses a lot is a mecate rein, which he sells for $85 unless you're a club member. I really like and prefer the mecate rein for a lot of reasons, and I like many of his techniques — one thing that I've noticed (y'all may have, too) is that he's really good at training horse owners
, which is an undervalued skill
— but I'm not paying $85. The aforementioned Half Circle Ranch has 'em in the US$28 to US$24 range, with the tassel an extra US$2 (looks like if you get the store brand at 30 bucks you get the best color choice, too).