I agree with Tiny and am glad to hear you have plans to work with a trainer and attend clinics.
If you feel that Clinton Anderson's training method is the way you would like to go, you could join the No Worries Club, which is associated with his website. Once you join, you would have access to all of his weekly TV shows and some of the past NWC DVDs right on your pc that have been sent to members.
You could joint for a discounted rate of $149 per year. Sign up for their product catalog (free) off their website and there is a discount coupon inside, or there are discount codes in Horse Illustrated magazine. Or, you could just join for a month or two at $19.95 (or something similar) per each month and have access to what you are looking for.
The DVD Library is quite extensive and there are entire series that he has done with one horse that takes the horse from the beginning through the fundamentals. For example, there was an off track Thoroughbred named Tricky that he recently started right at the beginning, and each week on the RFDTV show they showed the lessons and the progress of the horse. There are other series with other horses too, and someone on the forum over there asked the same question… how can I learn the fundamentals without buying the green package? It can be done. J
There are also DVDs that you can watch of other people doing the training on the NWC and what they are having problems with.
There are also discounted Clinton Anderson DVDs available on eBay, and there are horse video rental places that I found out about from here. One is called giddyupflix that works like netflix. You can google the name for more info.
There are all kinds of horse videos and training DVDs available there too.
Anyway, with only half a cup of coffee in my system so far this morning, hopefully this makes sense. Welcome to HF and sorry to hear about the collarbone.
Last edited by Lockwood; 04-15-2012 at 08:32 AM.