Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Central California
These threads often create controversy (just a warning), but I LOVE my Clinton Anderson DVDs. They were expensive, yes. They are more valuable to me, though, than having a trainer come out and do the work for me or teach me in person. I can watch it so many times that It become habit and I can finish his sentences. I can rewind it whenever I need to. Can't do that with a trainer in person. I don't, however, buy into the expensive tack and aids they try to get you to buy. You can be resourceful and save a lot of money if you find quality alternatives.
One thing I like about Clinton is that he shows you the goal first with his mare Mindy. They he shows you how-to with an untrained horse. Then he shows you how to work with a horse that puts up a fight. This is far more realistic than most videos who only show a calm, trained, responsive horse. Doing exercises with a horse that is falling asleep is one thing. Working with a horse that decides to bold or rear is another and you need to know what to do in those situations.
Gaining Respect and Control On The Ground Series 1-3
"All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and she'll listen to me allll day."