Clinton Anderson

Teach Vertical Flexion With The Hot Potato Give

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Clinton Anderson Training Tips

The first step to teaching a horse how to collect is to teach him to give to the bit, period. Always start at the standstill, and then progress through the gaits as the horse understands.

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Quit Your Horse When He Has A Good Attitude

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clinton anderson training tipsOnly stop working your horse when he has a good attitude and is respecting you as the leader, or at the very least, has a better attitude than when you started your training session.

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Don't Let Fear Hold You Back

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clinton anderson training tipsIf you talk to any good horse trainer about how they got to where they are, they'll admit they've made some mistakes along the way. And if they're worth their salt, they'll probably tell you that the lessons they learned making those mistakes were invaluable.

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Be Mindful Of Yourself To Curb Anticipation In Your Horse

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If you're having trouble with your horse getting ahead of you, stop and assess the situation. Without realizing it, you may be unintentionally giving your horse "pre-cues" to a maneuver.

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Beating The Spook On The Trail - Redirect Nervous Energy

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Clinton AndersonIf your horse does spook at something, put his energy to good use. If it's an object you can ride around, circle your horse as close as you can to it, and every one and half circles, turn him into the object and head off in the new direction.

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Training Tip: Addressing Sticky Feet And Rearing On The Trail

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Clinton AndersonThe key to understanding how to fix a horse that is lazy and rears on the trail is to first understand that the problem is just a symptom of a cause. The horse is rearing (or threatening to) because he has sticky feet.

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