Clinton Anderson

Tying a Horse in the Trailer

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clinton anderson training tipsI often get asked if it's OK to tie a horse in the trailer using my rope halter. The answer is absolutely. I tie all my horses in the trailer using my halter and lead rope and an Aussie Tie Ring.

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One Step at a Time

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Clinton AndersonWhen you begin to teach the horse to load onto the trailer, the first rule is to completely forget about the trailer.

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Mouthy Horses

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clinton anderson training tipsWhen a horse gets mouthy -- he nips or nibbles shirt sleeves, jackets or the lead rope -- the behavior is often brushed aside.

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Kicking in the Trailer

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clinton anderson training tips kicking in the trailerBecause horses are prey animals, when they are made to go in tight, narrow spaces - such as a trailer - it's natural for them to feel trapped and claustrophobic.

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Introduce Scary Objects to Your Horse

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Trying to protect a horse from objects he's scared of only makes the situation worse. I'm sure you've experienced this yourself. Your horse is afraid of fly spray, so you slowly tiptoe up to him with the bottle safely hidden behind your back.

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Training Tip with Clinton Anderson: There Are No Shortcuts

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Too often, I meet people at tours or we’ll receive letters in the office saying that they have a problem that needs fixed. Everyone wants a quick fix, a magic cure that they can give their horse to have their problems disappear.

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