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post #11 of 15 Old 05-26-2008, 01:19 PM
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WS Arabians is absolutely right! No two horses are alike or can be trained alike. The key is when working with your horse be repetitive and patient. Thats how they learn-repetition. One thing that will help: Always make sure you are the herd leader (in your case you have a herd of 2) They learn a bunch from their herdmates. Maybe read up on horse psychology. I've learned a lot just by watching my horses as a herd.

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post #12 of 15 Old 05-26-2008, 02:21 PM
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here is a way to try out some of his methods:

this site gives a small description to the 7 games.
these really help horses learn all kinds of things that they will later need when you are riding them.

if you decide that you like his methods, i would recommend buying his DVDs and books, some of them get pricey, so you could look for them second hand, but they're all worth watching!!

good luck!

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post #13 of 15 Old 05-28-2008, 06:59 AM
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I love the Clinton Anderson DVD's. I bought the handy stick a little pricy $40 but I love it too. They are really good. He shows the exercises on both a nervious sensitive horse and a more pushy lazy horse. Then at the end of the exercises he goes over the most common handler mistakes. And what if the horse does this do this. I have watched them over and over and over again. I definatly recomend. I think Stacy Westfall might be good to I have never seen them though.

The videos are expensive but I think they are worth it. I would rather fix problems myself then have to send the horse to a trainer for 3 months with a big price tag.

Sometimes you can find the videos on ebay.
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post #14 of 15 Old 05-28-2008, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by FledgeOfNarnia
For me, Clinton Anderson's techniques seem easy to understand.
ditto for me too

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post #15 of 15 Old 05-28-2008, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the advice! I really appreciate it. I will be considering all of your suggestions!
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