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  1. If You Like Clinton Anderson and Enjoy a Good Book, You’ll Love This Sale

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    There are two things that rarely happen: My husband takes me dancing, and Clinton Anderson books go on sale. The first one is an issue I … READ MORE »

  2. Discovering Gaps and Embracing the Philosophy of “Heart Attacks Are Free”

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    Having never helped raise foals before, I had no idea how much they resembled human teenagers in their ability to be demanding and exude entitlement. The … READ MORE »

  3. Like Clinton Anderson? Watch Horse Training Videos from Him and Other Experts for Free at

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    Does your horse have a bucking problem? Do you know how to do a proper safety check of your horse? Do you know how to properly … READ MORE »

  4. An “Aha” Moment at a Clinton Anderson Clinic

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    Do you remember important horse “aha” moments? Horse&Rider senior editor Jennifer Forsberg Meyer tells us about one of hers: It was definitely an “aha!” moment. The time … READ MORE »

  5. Clinton Anderson: Give Your Horse a Short Course on Ground Manners

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    Do you find yourself not saddling up as much as you’d like to because frankly, your horse has been acting like a stinker since early spring? … READ MORE »

  6. The Wonderful, Wacky World of Foals, or, You Ate What??

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    O.K., uncle: I need your help naming this colt. I was tempted to call him “Clark” in honor of “Superman,” since the “S” on the man … READ MORE »

  7. A Great New Book that’s Classic Clinton Anderson

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    If you like Clinton Anderson, you will love his new book, Clinton Anderson: Philosophy. It’s 152 pages of classic Clinton Anderson–straight talk and great advice on … READ MORE »

  8. Foal Watch, or Why Camping in the Horse Trailer is No Treat

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    As a first-time foal mom, I thought I was ready. I know the phrase “foal imprint training” alarms some folks, but after careful consideration and a … READ MORE »

  9. Yeah, but MY Horse….

    The urge to make excuses for a naughty horse is a terrible substitute for proper training. | Illustration courtesy of

    Do you ever make excuses for your horse’s misbehavior? Horse&Rider senior editor Jennifer Forsberg Meyer asked this question awhile back and bagged some interesting replies: “But he’s … READ MORE »

  10. Road to the Horse Legends Return for Blowout Celebration

    Clinton Anderson is one of the previous winners of Road to the Horse returning for the celebration of the 2013 event.

    The colt-starting competition Road to the Horse is celebrating its 10th anniversary in a spectacular way. Past, present and future competitors will meet beneath one roof; … READ MORE »

  11. Watch Top Horse Trainer Clinton Anderson and Experience the Method Live at a 2013 Walkabout Tour

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    For over a decade, Clinton Anderson has been inspiring the dreams of horsemen through his results oriented Downunder Horsemanship Method. This year, the renowned trainer and … READ MORE »

  12. Teach Your Horse to Bend at the Walk with Clinton Anderson


    When you can get your horse to bend and soften laterally around your leg, it’ll create more softness in everything else you do with him. Remember, … READ MORE »

  13. Yield for Control with Clinton Anderson


    As you learned last week, all of your horse’s power comes from his hindquarters. If you’re able to disengage his hindquarters, you’re essentially telling him that … READ MORE »

  14. Disengaging your Horses Hindquarters with Clinton Anderson

    Bend your horse’s neck by pulling the left rein to his flank. Then gently apply pressure with your left thumb to his flank.

    All your horse’s power comes from his hindquarters. You need to be able to disengage his hindquarters, because if he were to rear, buck, or bolt, … READ MORE »

  15. Teach Your Horse to Follow the Fence with Clinton Anderson

    The goal of this exercise to teach your horse to trot and canter along the fence on a loose rein, maintaining his gait and direction by himself.

    This exercise is the foundation of teaching your horse to steer and follow his nose. The first step in steering your horse is teaching him to … READ MORE »

  16. Teach Your Horse Lateral Flexion with Top Horse Trainer Clinton Anderson


    Horses don’t have hard mouths; they have hard, stiff bodies. The softer you can get your horse through his five body parts (head and neck, poll, … READ MORE »

  17. Top Horse Trainer Clinton Anderson Teaches the Helicopter Exercise

    Keeping your arm relatively straight, swing the stick and string up and over your horse’s hindquarters, back, and neck, then back down to the 5 o’clock position you started in.

    Many horses will accept an object as long as it’s at their eye level or below. When an object gets above their eye level, especially if … READ MORE »

  18. Teach Your Horse the Backing Basics with Top Horse Trainer Clinton Anderson


    A horse that backs up really well is showing you a lot of respect. The better you can get a horse to back up, the more … READ MORE »

  19. Neck-Flex Exercise with Top Horse Trainer Clinton Anderson

    Here, Anderson picks up the lead rope with his left and pulls it to his horse’s withers. “Glue your hand to where his withers meet his back,” he says.

    Your horse can never be too soft or too supple. By teaching him to flex his head and neck on cue on the ground, you’ll lay … READ MORE »

  20. Teaching Your Horse to Yield the Forequarters with Clinton Anderson


    Here, you’ll learn how to teach your horse to yield his forequarters. Note that if you’re standing on your horse’s left side, his left front leg … READ MORE »

  21. Clinton Anderson to Present Colt Starting Demo at NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity

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    Top horse trainer and clinician Clinton Anderson will present a three-hour colt starting demonstration at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Friday, September … READ MORE »

  22. Hindquarters Control with Top Horse Trainer Clinton Anderson


    Top horse trainer Clinton Anderson explains why hindquarters control is important, and builds upon a technique to start teaching your horse this next lesson in hindquarters … READ MORE »

  23. Learn to Control Your Horses Hindquarters with Top Horse Trainer Clinton Anderson


    Think of your horse’s hindquarters like a car’s gas pedal. The hindquarters are where all his power comes from. Any disrespectful behavior, such as rearing, bucking, … READ MORE »

  24. Groundwork Training Lesson with Top Trainer Clinton Anderson


    Ground work is effective because it establishes you as your horse’s leader, teaching him to trust and respect you. It also gets your horse to use … READ MORE »

  25. Learn How to Gain Your Horses Respect with Top Horse Trainer Clinton Anderson

    Earn your horse’s respect by moving his feet forward, backward, left, and right — and always rewarding the slightest try. Work him on the ground first.

    I generally come across two types of horsepeople. On one end of the scale are the ones who bribe their horses with buckets of oats or … READ MORE »

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