Clinton Anderson

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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Training Tip with Clinton Anderson: Light Hands = Light Mouth

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clinton anderson training tipsYou’ve probably heard the saying, “Light hands, light mouth.” I disagree with that. I say, “Light hands that pick up softly and= hands that release quickly make a horse’s mouth light.”

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Training Tip with Clinton Anderson: Horses That Gape Their Mouths

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clinton andersonA horse that constantly gapes his mouth or chomps on the bit has one of a few things going on. He might have a dental issue and the bit could be irritating him and making him feel uncomfortable.

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Understand Trailering From Your Horse’s Perspective

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clinton anderson trailering tipsTo help your horse overcome his trailering fears, you have to look at trailering from his perspective.

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