General opinions on Westfall and CA..
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

General opinions on Westfall and CA..

This is a discussion on General opinions on Westfall and CA.. within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • Cynthia royal's perfect horse
  • Book clinton anderson mindy

Like Tree18Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-13-2012, 10:08 PM
  #1
Yearling
Wink General opinions on Westfall and CA..

Since i'm limited on equipment and general training facilities (budget too as of the moment). I thought about trying some new training material, like Stacy Westfall and Clinton Anderson. I joined Stacy's blog and homepage for new and useful info, and occasionally I get to catch CA on sunday mornings, otherwise I watch it via his website.
Since today I took my mare out for a general lesson and I rode her back from the mail box (about an 1/8 mile), she did good, then all of the sudden she turned into a total butt head, I got her back under control after a few circles and facing the opposite direction. She definitely needs some work, her buddy sourness is beginning to drive me nuts. So I thought with what little money I have I would try some more ground manners techniques and focus lessons. Until I get the money saved back to go and work with a professional. So I wanted any general opinions on either trainer. Any other trainers are welcome in my list of teachers to study...
***i have used parelli and she gets bored with it, gets her to focus, but other than that she could care less. I joined their group for the free 30 days and learned some, but some of it I totally didn't get. It seemed to drone on and on and I lost focus myself. Had some very useful info and tips.***
P.S. About how much does giddyupflix cost?? Hubby already has netflix.
Thanks for reading and your thoughts!!!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    08-13-2012, 10:10 PM
  #2
Trained
I am a CA fan for groundwork.

I forget how much giddyupflix is but just check their website: giddyupflix.com

They have loads of other trainers too.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    08-13-2012, 10:14 PM
  #3
Foal
I don't know those trainers but have heard of them. I think you can get some good ideas from them don't just stick to one as the more different methods your exposed to the more you have to compare and contrast to. Spending any time with your horse working or just hanging out more would help you bond and develop with your horses. Don't forget the horses are pretty good trainers.
Elizabeth Bowers likes this.
     
    08-13-2012, 10:21 PM
  #4
Trained
I really enjoy the CA method, especially on groundwork.

I swear by it after my "lost cause" and "dangerous" mare got turned into a kids pony....
Elizabeth Bowers likes this.
     
    08-13-2012, 10:23 PM
  #5
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cintillate    
I don't know those trainers but have heard of them. I think you can get some good ideas from them don't just stick to one as the more different methods your exposed to the more you have to compare and contrast to. Spending any time with your horse working or just hanging out more would help you bond and develop with your horses. Don't forget the horses are pretty good trainers.
I know, that's why i've asked for opinions on some good ones. I've read Monty Roberts book, read Parellie's book, and used some of his methods. Roberts I can't as of I don't have a round pen. Have been reading a few other books on just general training. I'm very open minded and willing to check out and research anyone.
I spend as much time as I can with them, and yes they have taught me a lot. I love spending hours with them either in their pasture or hangin out walking on a loose lead browsing the vegetation on the side of our back road. <<hence my avatar LOL<<
Cintillate likes this.
     
    08-13-2012, 10:24 PM
  #6
Trained
Giddyupflix starts at 10.95 per month
Elizabeth Bowers likes this.
     
    08-13-2012, 10:24 PM
  #7
Banned
Love Stacy Westfall, she is a true horsewoman.

For those not familiar with her, watch this - it will blow your mind.

Elizabeth Bowers and dctack like this.
     
    08-13-2012, 10:40 PM
  #8
Started
Here is a similar video with CA and Mindy.
Clinton Anderson and Mindy - YouTube

Another lady I love, who takes a little to get used to is Cynthia Royal. You can download her training series right now for $20. She is very treat and positive reinforcement oriented, so she is a little less "practical" for a lot of people, but I have played around with her methods with great success. I love her. She is kind of nutty, but really cool.

Have the Perfect Horse with Cynthia Royal - YouTube
Posted via Mobile Device
Elizabeth Bowers likes this.
     
    08-13-2012, 10:46 PM
  #9
Foal
I am a fan of Clinton Anderson. My geldings really catch on quick to his Method. Its easy to follow and don't get bored.

I took one gelding, Cosmo, to one of Shana Terry's 3 day clinic and it was great! We both learned so much. There was a couple of times that Shana had to yank a knot in his tail, but he ended up seeing it her way! Nothing cruel, nothing abusive.

I may not follow it daily or even weekly. But when they need a refresher on certain exercises, flexing, yielding or anything really. They both pick it up again very quickly and the little issues we were having are quickly solved.

This works for me. Study different methods and see what works for you and your horse. Good luck.
Elizabeth Bowers likes this.
     
    08-13-2012, 10:47 PM
  #10
Trained
I was friends with Cynthia on facebook...She made a point on the "Ed the naughty pony" video that she could take a day with it and teach it to piaffe, be willing, things like that. It's been awhile but I will admit I laughed a little at the piaffe part....
Elizabeth Bowers likes this.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
General opinions on this horse LovesMyDunnBoy Horse Talk 13 07-25-2012 05:28 PM
Stacy Westfall rope halter? Opinions? EquineCookies Horse Tack Reviews 8 05-25-2012 10:10 AM
Side Reins: Your general opinions appreciated Seahorseys Horse Training 30 02-23-2010 03:13 PM
Stacy Westfall!!! PechosGoldenChance Horse Stories and Poems 2 10-08-2009 01:12 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0