Clinton Anderson's "Tools" - Page 5 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #41 of 44 Old 12-30-2012, 03:07 PM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Beautiful Mountains of the Pacific NW
Posts: 25
• Horses: 4
Do you NEED CA's tools to get the job done...NO

Are CA's tools nice and effective....YES!

I've been owned by horses for 23 years and I've never been one to go with the "rave" products from anyone. I rarely got/get new stuff and if I did, it was because it was on sale, some how fixably defective, or a few times I was lucky enough to find something "amazing" at a yard sale and the person just didn't know the value of what they had. "Score for me!"

I took my daughter whom saved her money for "something special" to a CA Walkabout tour about 5 years ago. At that tour she purchased a halter, lead and handystick for her horse. Spent every dime she'd saved.

I was skeptical. I had tried many different styles of rope halters, I didn't have any success with them, they stretched, they frayed, they didn't seem to be very effective in my opinion. I didn't know what all the rave was....until I used my daughters CA Halter and Lead.

I have been completely converted! They are REALLY nice! It took us 3 years and finally we had a halter and lead for EACH of our 4 horses and then last Christmas, someone broke into our barn and stole 2 sets, my daughters and my husbands, mine was "hidden" under some dropped hay and obviously not seen and my ponies set was at a friends house.

I've been "making due" with the one horse size we have left but fully intend on replacing them in the near future.

I'm thinking who ever stole them either knew their value or knew how amazing they are to use...They didn't take anything else, none of the knockoff rope halters, none of the other lead ropes, none of our saddles (and I have a nice crates) Nothing else was taken. Thankfully! :)

If you decide to buy a set, they ARE nice and in my opinion, totally worth it. But you CAN get the job done without them.

As for the handy stick...that's one tool I rarely use. It's cumbersome to me, we have a standard and child size one. However if they were stolen, (luckily they were in our house) I wouldn't be so anxious to replace them as I am the halters and leads.

Several years ago at a walkabout tour that I took my husband to, I bought a bridle/bit/mecate rein set. I've been very happy with it...I love the look and feel and quality of it, however if it had been stolen (phew) I'd have been upset, certainly...but I wouldn't be as anxious to replace it as I am the halters and leads. :)
fkonidaris and HorseCrazyTeen like this.
Nakiska is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #42 of 44 Old 02-26-2013, 07:45 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bryan, TX
Posts: 297
• Horses: 3
There is a place online, sunset haters, I got my halter, lead, stick, etc from there. I find that they have exceptional quality. I use 14' line, I use it for training and regular use (I'm all about multi purpose, I even have rope halter that has attached loops to convert to a bridle) . They aren't cheap, but they have way more options if you are looking for quality, durability, feel and strength. I don't know how they hold up to the ca stuff. They have multiple types of rope for different feels, so I would suggest researching the rope types. I got my lead as a 7/8 (I believe) using one of the softer, heavier types so its not prone to rope burn and transfers energy well.
wausuaw is offline  
post #43 of 44 Old 02-26-2013, 07:55 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 22,214
• Horses: 7
I bought the halter, lead rope, lunge line, and stick. I don't use the stick. Never have. It's in the barn and my son runs around smacking flies with it. I could never figure out exactly how to make it work.

The halter was really nice but one day when I must have been tired or in la-la land I actually forgot to take it off when I turned him out. (I never turn out with halters). He chewed it off over night....

I bought one the same color that works just as good (can't remember where I got it, tractor supply maybe?).... I do like the heavier lead and lunge but you can make it yourself w/ that boat rope or whatever it's called...

Professional's Choice Rope Halter - Halters from SmartPak Equine

You don't need his stuff to get the results but I really found his methods useful for what I needed help in....

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
farmpony84 is offline  
post #44 of 44 Old 03-02-2013, 12:19 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 282
• Horses: 3
There are less expensive training halter and leads that is "close" to quality of the CA set. Its a Professionals Choice training halter and lead combo. Runs around $39.00

I will say about the CA training halter and lead combo's are well made and well worth the money.
As for the training stick, well a nice knock off is just as good or buggy whip IMO. In fact I prefer the buggy whip myself :) I do however own the training stick because it was a gift from a very good friend.
Gaited07 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clinton Anderson 15" used saddle 4MyHorses Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 11-05-2011 05:53 PM
Clinton Anderson videos: "Gaining Respect & Control 1-2-3" and "Leads & Lead Changes" Velvetgrace Tack and Equipment Classifieds 5 09-18-2009 06:54 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome