Carson James - Black Friday Training
I had seen enough of his stuff to "buy" the "Black Friday" training. He worked with several horses; trailer problems, respect problems, rider problems.
What I like about him, is that I don't see him "spanking" the horses the way Clinton Anderson does, and yet he gets similar results. He's young, that's true, he seems a bit "cowboy" (ahem, "redneck"), but he gets results. I got a real kick out of him imitating an Aussie accent at one point during the Black Friday training... and I have to think he's mocking Clinton Anderson... but it was pretty funny.
It's less expensive to subscribe to Carson James' stuff than Clinton Anderson's.
I think, in the end, as someone already said, there's a common theme. Make the good behavior easy, and the bad behavior hard. If your sensibilities are offended by Clinton "spanking" horses, then look for someone else (Carson James maybe). Carson James makes use of a "flag", and that seems to work with my horse more than flinging a longe whip around.
I am NEW and green to horse training, and, unfortunately for me, my "new" horse (he's 14 and was, supposedly a beginner safe lesson horse when I got him), he has a number of problems on the ground (i.e. rearing up in the cross ties, herd bound, yada yada....) and I need to deal with "all that". There's no "round pen" at my boarding barn, so....I'm having to look at the world of training, and assorted methods. Yes, I have bought him some sessions with our barn manager, and she says he's "doing better", but at some point, he needs to realize the *I* am the alpha.
It's also winter in New England, so between snow and bitter cold (too early this season to be this cold), and short days, consistency just now, is problematic.
Ok, I've said my piece.