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post #1 of 40 Old 02-14-2009, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Clinton Anderson fans??

I've been hearing about Down Under horsemanship and Clinton Anderson for a while now, but had not really checked it out until today. I have to say I'm interested! Has anyone been to any of his clinics? Does anyone have his training DVD's? I would love to hear from anyone who has used his approach and how it has worked out for you.
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post #2 of 40 Old 02-14-2009, 11:02 PM
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I don't follow any NH trainer specifically and tend to stay away from the very public figures but from what I have seen of CA, I like his approach better than any others. He seems to explain things better and doesn't lean so much toward some idea or "personality profile" as much as the others. He is a true horseman and does not have a gimmick that he is trying to sell (that I have seen anyway). If you are interested, I would go ahead and just kinda see what he has got to offer. I know that I will get chewed for this one but others like Pat Parelli have perverted the original idea so much that their programs are not even really about the horse anymore. They are more aimed toward merchandising now.
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post #3 of 40 Old 02-15-2009, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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Well see, I agree and I'm not really looking for the NH trainers specifically........I like to check out different people. Right now I have a Basic Groundwork DVD by Stacy Westfall that I think is great and that I'm using with my filly. I saw Cllint Anderson and want to check him out and a few others that I've found on YouTube. I've been a fan of John Lyons for years, but I think he is a more realistic horseman and not as into the "buy this whip and you will suceed" brand of horsemandship" I bought a soft cover book on Parelli's methods about 14 years ago and I thought he had great idea's. Had to get out of horses and then came back 10 years later and now it seems that Parelli is all about high priced training tools and higher priced clinics and I've heard much more negative than positive about the Parellli way. I don't want to judge but it just seems to me that Parelli has become much more complicated and about the $$$ than it once was.
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I use "Clinton Anderson" tecniques on my mustangs and it is very helpful.

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I have CA's DVD's on training newborns weanling's and yearling's(I think thats what its called) I used it for all 3 of my baby's and they have turned out great so far
I've only seen him in person once and that was at an expo not a clinic type atmosphere. He is very easy to follow and a good teacher.
I think many of them are teaching the same thing, just chose one who you like and can understand and follow.
Check for used vids on Ebay and craigslist. for the best prices.
I saw Craig Cameron this weekend at a horse expo. He was doing a colt starting clinic. I found him very easy to follow as well, and full of great information.

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I like a lot of what he says and does I do not follow one trainer because most have a lot to give and I love to mix and match. I will be going to a clinton clinic next week and will let you all know how it goes.
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post #7 of 40 Old 02-15-2009, 10:24 AM
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Actually smrobs, Pat Parelli was the leader in this "new age" of NH. You never heard of any of these other trainers until Pat came along. Now he's not the first one to do this, and he says so, he gives credit to his mentors all the time. And Clinton was a student of Parelli.

Mark Weiler, who owns 51% of the Parelli company, is to blame for the prices. He's a jerk who doesn't have horses and he is all about money. It's not Pat and Linda. Mark's done a good job getting the word out about Parelli, but with everything else, I think he will drive a lot of people away. I just tell people to look past all that crap and look at Pat's horsemanship skills. There is no denying the man is amazing, and those who argue that must be blind.
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Clinton Anderson is AMAZING. I love all of his methods, and they are very easy to follow and understand. He's very down to earth, and he doesn't baby his horses along. He is very firm, but only as much as needed, and his horses respect him for that. He's definitely my favorite trainer out there.
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Alot of people at my barn are very clinton anderson based in their training, and their horses are very well-mannered I watched one of his videos and he seems like a good guy and explains things very well. He's also not too bad looking either

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post #10 of 40 Old 02-15-2009, 10:17 PM
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I actually just watched a 1 hour show on RFD tv that CA had. I found everything that he said easy to understand and very easy to follow.
I haven't tried any of his techniques but I think i will, along with a few others.
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