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post #21 of 62 Old 11-18-2008, 08:57 AM
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To be honest, I use a combination of training techniques. Alittle bit of PAt, a little of Clinton, Josh Lyons, Monty, even some Dennis Reid thrown in there! Find what works for you and Chance. You've done a good job with her so far, and you know her very well...both what works and doesn't work! Let your imagination go wild with it. It'll be a lot more fun for you and your horse! Good luck!

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post #22 of 62 Old 11-19-2008, 05:57 AM
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okay so I've been doing a bit of research over the last couple of days :) I've started using some of clintons techniques on the ground with my new mare. I've been very impressed so far. Its been some time since I've used anything of his. In one day I got her from being a very typical thoroughbred to lead to a horse leading by my shoulder and stopping dead as soon as I did rather than continuing on until I pull her to a stop lol she has also started to back up when I walk backwards. That's just in a couple of days. I can only imagine what you and your horse could learn with more extensive resources.

But as ahearn said, use what works for you. I use little bits of everything combined with my own knowledge and mould something to suit the horse. Every horse is different and responds to different things. It may take some time to find what works for you

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Jazzy that's awesome! I can't wait to get started I Hope I can chance my pushy mare around :)
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post #24 of 62 Old 11-19-2008, 07:13 AM
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The channel for RFD TV depends on what cable/Satalite provider you have. Here is their website RFD-TV - Rural America's Most Important Network I have Direct TV and it's channel 379.

I'm a big Parelli 7 games fan myself. The old videos, but they are hard to come by. I have bought his training series once, but to be honest I got bored with it and sold it. It was just to long and to much of his wife teaching. I really like Parelli, although I did like him better in his earlier years before he got "big". Clinton Anderson has pretty much the same techniques, but I really feel he is just a little to rough. It really depends on your horse. I find it really valuable to watch all the different clinicians and use what works best for the horse your working with. Natural Horsemenship is alot about reading your horses body language. You may have to try many different ways before you get your desired result. But it does help with getting your horse to respect you.
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Hmm ill check it out. I guess were opposite I feel the same way about parelli that you feel about CA.. boring. CA is a litte rough which why im going to tweak them a bit to make them work.
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post #26 of 62 Old 11-19-2008, 08:20 PM
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^^^ that's a good idea. For example when teaching my mare to stop dead when I stop I did back her up when she didnt stop straight away but I didnt back her up for so long and as fast as CA does it. A few steps backwards was all she needed. That's what I mean be doing things that work for you. With jarred for example you have to get in his face and get tough for him to listen to you but my mare is willing enough to listen that you can get just as good results by being gentle and 'lowering' each exercise

Ill try and get some video tonight of us doing our thing

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post #27 of 62 Old 11-20-2008, 01:30 PM
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I also tweak CA's training techniques a bit. He too, for me is too rough with the horses (ex: he hit a mare in the face numerous times), so I take some of what he says and applies it, but leave out the 'bad' things. It seems to help a good bit!
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post #28 of 62 Old 01-30-2009, 08:08 PM
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When you get right down to it Clinton's ground work is the same as Parelli's 7 Games, he's just put his own little spin on it and he's more aggressive, too aggressive if you ask me. Clinton was a Parelli student before he went out on his own.
You don't have to be agressive. Just notice all the horses he works with are QH, which, (no offense meant to anyone) I have noticed, seem to be a bit duller and lazy. Something he said himself was "be as gentle as possible but as firm (not agressive) as necessary." There is a difference, I think, between agression and firmness. Aggression: I believe this means showing your horse who's boss the wrong way. Firmness: Letting your horse know that you want them to do something and you won't back off the uncomfortable pressure until they give in.

I think CA is a good way to go... Good luck!!

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I don't know any of them but I know he does a good job.

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post #30 of 62 Old 02-02-2009, 12:27 AM
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HAF, I found a fat book of his in Border's (the book store) that had alot, if not all, of his exercises in it, both on the ground and under saddle. It is excellent! It gives you very clear steps on what do do and includes a list of potential mistakes that the horse or handler can make as well as LOTS of pictures.
Having read the book I don't think his methods are aggressive at all! With all his cues he starts off small to give the horse a chance to respond lightly and then builds up to a stronger demand if the horse is stubborn or ignores you. I think that there was only one instance in the book where he actually advocated the hitting of a horse, and that was when the horse went to bite or kick, I can't remember which, and I agree. Horses are big animals and if allowed to get away with that sort of agressive behaviour they can get dangerous! Now he did not say you should beat the living daylights out of your horse, just give him a sharp smack, then resume what you were doing. It's not abuse, they're smart, they *know* why they were smacked.
In some of his other exercises he will tap the horse with the handy/carrot -stick, not to hurt them, but it's annoying and they eventually move away.
To sum it up I very much like CA's methods, he is straight-forward and easy to understand, his methods are firm but not harsh and in my opinion he's better than Parelli, but that said, different methods work for different people and different horses. But I would deffinately give him a shot! Good luck!
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