Clinton Anderson Tour Stop - The Horse Forum
 13Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 31 Old 01-16-2010, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,324
• Horses: 0
Clinton Anderson Tour Stop

So today was Day 1 of his tour stop, and I'm not going tomorrow. I went in with an open mind of "Maybe he won't be so bad this time" but no such luck. I was disgusted to say the least. He treated both demo horses the same, even though they were two completely different personalities. The second demo horse, a more confident horse, ended up being extremely scared and was running and pulling him across the arena and Clinton was steady jerking on him and whacking him, and that wouldn't have happened if Clinton hadn't gone in there guns blazing. He kept calling them stupid with "no brains in their heads" and just really degrading them. Even Diez, one of his horses, wasn't confident with Clinton back near his HQs, he wouldn't stand still when Clinton rubbed him with the stick, so what did he do, make him spin in tight circles, drilling his shoulders into the ground. That upset Diez and it really didn't fix the issue. He was so aggressive and it was absolutely unecessary, I couldn't wait to get out of there. He's also a jerk to people, poking fun and being condescending. Sure he did say some funny stuff, but my god what he did to those horses was terrible. I should add that neither of the demo horses left the arena relaxed or confident...they certainly didn't leave the arena feeling good about what had just happened I can honestly say I have a very strong dislike for Clinton and his methods.
bonyroany likes this.
Spirithorse is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 31 Old 01-16-2010, 08:26 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,620
• Horses: 5
I've seen Clinton Anderson at a horse expo as well and wasn't impressed at all. I do like the basic concept he uses in his videos though. I saw Craig Cameron at last years horse expo and he was exactly like you see him in his videos. Just a real laid back all around nice guy. CA comes across as a smug horses ass I thought it was just me, guess not. Plus his stuff is way to expensive
bonyroany likes this.


"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Vidaloco is offline  
post #3 of 31 Old 01-16-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,324
• Horses: 0
He's a total ass, to horses and people alike. And people think other clinicians promote their DVDs at tour stops? HA! Every other thing he said was "This is on ___ DVD" "you should get this DVD" it was really annoying.
bonyroany likes this.
Spirithorse is offline  
post #4 of 31 Old 01-16-2010, 08:59 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,620
• Horses: 5
This is just my opinion, not based on any facts. I think he has overextended himself financially and is in a pinch point. Got a little to big for his Wranglers and the economy slump hit him hard.
bonyroany likes this.


"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Vidaloco is offline  
post #5 of 31 Old 01-16-2010, 09:51 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,260
• Horses: 15
I have stopped CA's methods with my mare. At first I was amazed by the laid back well trained horses that he "produced". Working my mare with the BO who uses CA was starting to wear on me. It started with the whacking the horse on the nose to get her to back up. I noticed this when he was working Cider. It wasn't tap tap tap, it was whack whack whack. Another thing I noticed when I was watching him work Cider in a recent episode, if you look really closely you will see long welt like shapes across her beck and flanks from being "tapped" with the carrot stick.

The BO says I need to be more firm. I just can't stand whacking my horse that hard for "respect". In the end it's just the horse doing whatever you tell it to because he knows he'll get whacked if he doesn't. There are still a couple things I've been doing with Piper that are on his DVDs. I haven't taken it any further.

From what I've seen in his videos, on his show and what my BO has showed me, I can honestly say that's not how I want to develop a relationship with and on my horse. It's funny how once I started to get into his program how quickly I changed my mind about him.
bonyroany likes this.
ShutUpJoe is offline  
post #6 of 31 Old 01-16-2010, 09:59 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,010
• Horses: 3
Sounds like a carbon copy of my experience - but my horse WAS the demo horse. I think his apprentice heard me tell my mom "So help me GOD if he does to my horse what he did to demo horse #1".

But Cowboy was just soooo good in that arena, despite his constant looking my way, as if to say "Can we go home now? He's boring."

The only time Cowboy was halfway entertained in that arena is when Clinton was all "Horses are herd animals and copy what the other horses are doing! So if Nelly says 'OMG there's a bear, Tonto here (yes, he called my **** horse, Tonto.) is going to do the same thing!!!" At which point, Clinton was running all over the place and Cowboy's just trotting behind him like "LOL, you're drunk!"
bonyroany likes this.

I've got a lovely bunch of Neuticals,
There they are all standing in a row

Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head
PaintsPwn is offline  
post #7 of 31 Old 01-16-2010, 10:01 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 5,695
• Horses: 3
^^ well at least your horse had a good time, he wouldnt have trotted behind him if he didnt trust him

Gypsy & Scout <3
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein
gypsygirl is offline  
post #8 of 31 Old 01-16-2010, 10:05 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,010
• Horses: 3
Clinton never did anything with him, to be honest. He sold his tie ring for 45 minutes, brought my horse in for 15 minutes to do the 'spooky horse demo'... Where he had Cowboy follow him around while waving the bag around on the stick. Heck, I'd done that at home 1000000 times. 8\ Other than that he was just flapping his jaws about this that and the other.. and his DVD's of course XD

I have pics... lemme see if I can find them.
bonyroany likes this.

I've got a lovely bunch of Neuticals,
There they are all standing in a row

Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head
PaintsPwn is offline  
post #9 of 31 Old 01-16-2010, 10:07 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
Posts: 3,028
• Horses: 3
Man, that's annoying. Sounds like CA is one of those people who just plug their products and don't focus on the horse. Bummer.
bonyroany likes this.

Look like a SUPERSTAR, Ride like a FOUR STAR, Win like a ROCKSTAR
Eventers: Making BAD Dressage look GOOD!
eventerdrew is offline  
post #10 of 31 Old 01-16-2010, 10:24 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,010
• Horses: 3
Hmm, can't seem to find the pics... I haven't looked very deep either, they're buried in the mass of Photobucket pictures >.<

I've got a lovely bunch of Neuticals,
There they are all standing in a row

Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head
PaintsPwn is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clinton Anderson!??! HorsesAreForever Horse Training 61 05-11-2010 11:52 AM
Clinton Anderson fans?? Got2Gallop Horse Training 39 02-21-2009 07:59 PM
Clinton Anderson In Detroit??? dangergurly9 Horse Talk 6 07-28-2008 11:28 AM
and here we have the next Clinton Anderson! mell Horse Training 48 07-16-2008 07:34 PM
Clinton Anderson hanse004 Horse Training 7 07-27-2007 03:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome