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post #11 of 27 Old 06-21-2015, 10:50 AM
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The kid has some skills, and has darn sure worked toward what he wants to see in his horses.

Just needs miles and wet saddle blankets for himself and he'll stop all the jumping around. Hope he gets the chance.
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post #12 of 27 Old 06-28-2015, 10:05 AM
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chavaux..

keep in mind that he is in Florida. I have yet to see a horse in Florida not swish it's tail, lots of insects.
I live in Florida as well. That video is not taken in the summer when the bugs are out. Very few bugs from fall to spring.
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post #13 of 27 Old 08-03-2015, 09:23 PM
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I have a couple of his videos. I ordered them recently. So far I like them. I'm not a trainer and he breaks stuff down and seems easy to follow.
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post #14 of 27 Old 11-06-2016, 11:01 AM
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Yes, he's up by Tallahassee which is a bit more mild and less tropical than South Florida where we are from, but I can tell you that in S FL the tail swishing almost never stops. We got a horse from NC, a great filly last year and she was almost frantic when she first got here with the jump in amount of flies everywhere. She has gotten used to it, less twitching, but the tail does not stop unless the temp drops under 70 and/or it's a breezy day. We are also looking for a barn sour video as we have a good trainer, but she isn't a fundamentals or doesn't focus on it as she primarily is used for my daughter's barrel horse, not the trail horse, former roping horse that we have. She went riderless for several months due to a variety of reasons, and now we're trying to get the lazy out of her.
My daughter is an intermediate rider, my wife and I, along with my two other daughters are novice and we're looking for a natural horsemanship video series.
Overall you all think Carson is worth the investment?
Thanks for your time, and happy trails.
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post #15 of 27 Old 11-06-2016, 08:35 PM
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He's giving a clinic in Fl. where he lives very soon.I have watched his stuff and I liked most of what I saw.He gives away alot of his videos so it seems like he's really in it for the horse and to move ahead in his field.I would certainly give him a chance.
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post #16 of 27 Old 11-17-2016, 02:00 PM
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Oh good! Some of y'all have seen this fella. While the promo does appear like he's more showing off to impress folks .. I do like the way he explains things in the vids I have watched. I ordered his stopping DVD when it came across for just shipping. Of course, I bit on the subsequent offer for $1 for 1 month access to all his videos. Site is setup very nicely ... We shall see how it goes.
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post #17 of 27 Old 11-17-2016, 07:43 PM
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I think he is the one on FB that I liked and started getting flooded with emails and ads. They did stop when I asked him to stop it, but I was really not that impressed when I watched him. The one I saw was pretty basic stuff any halfway horseman would show you. JMHO
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post #18 of 27 Old 12-20-2016, 08:20 AM
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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.
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post #19 of 27 Old 12-20-2016, 10:57 PM
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I like Carson for the basics....I agree with much of his ground work ideas. He has a great video of desensitizing your horse to clippers. I'd say it's worth a shot. Watch his YouTube videos and decide what you think about his online value before you spend any money. You might decide there is enough free stuff available...no need to shell out big bucks.
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post #20 of 27 Old 12-29-2016, 01:30 PM
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From what I've seen of Carson James I think he might be a pretty good cheap alternative to Clinton Anderson for people who need to learn or review the basics. I agree with Kay Armstrong that his desensitizing instructions are outstanding. For now his aggressive marketing seems more aimed at building a brand than making a profit. I'll be interested to see how things work out for him going forward.
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