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At the beginning of the month, Clinton welcomed a new class of Academy students to the ranch to begin their 14-week trial period. The students applied to the Academy and were accepted into the program after they took part in a Fundamentals clinic with Clinton. The students were selected to enroll in the Academy because of their outstanding horsemanship skills and potential to follow in Clinton’s footsteps as clinicians sharing the Method. While Clinton puts emphasis on a potential clinician’s horsemanship skills during the selection process, the majority of his decision to accept a potential student is put on their possession of Downunder Horsemanship’s four core values – loyal, hard-working, ambitious and personable. The Academy is a 70-week program that requires students to work with a variety of horses (from colts to problem horses), study the Method in depth and be tested over their acquired knowledge. All throughout the program, the clinicians in training are instructed and mentored by Clinton and Professional Clinician Shana Terry. The students took part in the Colt Starting clinic that concludes this week and will begin training horses for the Academy Horse Program towards the end of the month. Learn more about what’s expected of an Academy student and the program on the Clinton Anderson Clinician Academy website.