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The Ultimate Horse owner’s vacation

Pamper your horse at our amazing facilities.  Hook up your RV and stay right on the ranch if you like. Use our trails, arenas and obstacle course to challenge yourself.  Work with our on-site clinicians and become a better horseman.  And most of all, have fun!

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Pamper Your Horse

The Downunder Horsemanship Ranch was designed with every amenity a horse lover could ask for to provide the best care for their equine partner.  You’ll love the convenience and luxury our facilities offer.  Camping with your horse has never been this good!

Test YOUR Limits

The ranch has one purpose – to bring out the best in each horse and rider. Train in the same arenas Clinton works his futurity horses and starts colts in or test your horsemanship on his world-class obstacle course. Leave the arena behind and hit the trail. The ranch’s manicured property is perfect for trail-training opportunities and challenging your horse or enjoying a leisurely ride.

Have a Blast!

More than anything, we want you to have fun! Feel the surge of accomplishment that comes from spending your day training your horse and becoming a better horseman, and then kick back and enjoy an evening around the fire ring. We provide the ring and firewood, all you need to bring is the fun!

Price List

All price packages include up to six people and runs for two horses.  Each additional horse is $25/night.

Pay By Day

$150/night for first 7 nights, and $100/night for each additional night.

Pay By Month

$3,000/month

Sign a 6-month contract

$2,500/month, paid monthly. Come and go as you please. Welcomed to stay even through blackout dates, which means you may watch or participate in any ranch clinic during your stay free of charge.

Sign a 12-month contract 

$2,000/month, paid monthly. Come and go as you please. Welcomed to stay even through blackout dates, which means you may watch or participate in any ranch clinic during your stay free of charge.

Available For Purchase Additional Services

2-Hour Lesson With a Clinician
A 2-hour lesson with a clinician can be purchased for $199. Each additional hour is $99. Lessons longer than 4 hours will be charged the day fee, which is $1,000. Lessons are subject to availability of clinicians. Your lesson can cover whatever you’d like to work on – have a lesson over the obstacle course, track cattle or buffalo, work on specific problems you have with your horse on the ground or under saddle, or get general training with the Method.

Lease a Method Horse
Lease horses that already know the Method are available for $250/day. You must purchase a lesson with a clinician to support you in getting the most out of the horse, and then you are welcome to use the horse for groundwork and/or riding for the remainder of your stay at the ranch. Lease horses are subject to availability.

The Ranch
Ammenities & Services

  • 30- or 50-amp electrical hookup
  • Water connection
  • Sewage
  • Dumpsters
  • Bath house with toilets, sinks and showers
  • Fire pit (firewood is provided)
  • Each 50’ x 20’ horse run includes: Electric fencing
    • Electrical Fencing
    • Two-sided shelter
    • Hay bin
    • Patience Pole
    • Tack locker with saddle rack, bridle hooks and hay pallet (bring your own padlock if you wish to lock it)
  • Wheelbarrows are provided for cleaning runs
  • Outdoor wash racks
  • Outdoor 350’ diameter round arena
  • Covered 150’ x 300’ arena
  • Six 50’ outdoor roundpens
  • State-of-the-art obstacle course (Refer to the obstacle course key for detailed information.)
  • 130’ diameter pond
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Watch Clinton Anderson riding his performance horses (schedule varies)
  • Access to miles of dirt trails.

Downunder Horsemanship
Ranch Public Access Map

DOWNUNDER HORSEMANSHIP
RANCH OBSTACLES

Test your leadership and challenge your horsemanship with over 30 individual obstacles.

  • OctagonLevel: Advanced

    The octagon requires you to jump your horse down an embankment, send him forward a few strides and then have him jump up an embankment. This obstacle tests your horse’s power, balance and agility, and is one of the more advanced on the course.

  • Small GullyLevel: Beginner

    Use the small gully to challenge your horse’s ability to negotiate gullies. This obstacle features a narrow gully that you can send your horse through or ask him to jump over.

  • Roll Top JumpsLevel: Small – Beginner / Large – Intermediate

    Two sets of 4 roll top jumps positioned in a circle build a horse’s jumping ability. One set of roll top jumps is 1.5 feet high, while the second set is 2.5 feet high. The roll tops are spaced evenly apart to help the horse find a steady cadence as he negotiates the obstacle. The 2.5-foot roll tops are designed to be used with a 23-foot long line.

  • Long TrenchLevel: Intermediate

    A long, dirt trench with entry points dotted throughout it makes for a good way to introduce your horse to the concept of stepping confidently into and out of ditches. The obstacle can be used in a number of ways, including sending the horse through the trench as you walk up above him or walking through the trench yourself while the horse walks up above you.

  • CoopLevel: Advanced

    The coop stands 3 feet high and is one of the most imposing obstacles on the course. This obstacle is sure to test your horse’s ability to jump and your control of his feet.

  • Bull's-eyeLevel: Intermediate

    This obstacle is a great way to get your horse comfortable seeing you from different angles. Fashioned in the shape of a bull’s-eye, circular trenches are cut into the ground so you can send your horse down into the trenches while you remain up above him, or vice versa.

  • Horse TrailerLevel: Intermediate

    A two-horse, step-up trailer is permanently parked on the course to allow you to easily work on your horse’s trailering issues or build his confidence about stepping into a trailer even more.

  • Log JumpLevel: Beginner/Intermediate

    When you’re ready to teach your horse to jump obstacles, this is one of the best obstacles to begin with because it is straightforward. The obstacle’s low height and unintimidating appearance will build your horse’s confidence. Each end of the obstacle is slanted down to offer a beginning point for every horse’s ability.

  • Sunken RoadLevel: Beginner

    The sunken road features two 3-foot banks and dirt track in between. This obstacle teaches your horse to balance himself and tests his impulsion.

  • StaircaseLevel: Intermediate / Advanced

    The staircase builds a horse’s confidence about jumping up and down different heights. While you’re working over this obstacle, he’ll never be quite sure what you’re going to ask him to do next. It teaches him to think on the go and builds his trust in you.

  • Big GullyLevel: Intermediate / Advanced

    Featuring steep inclines and a large base, the big gully is an imposing obstacle for most horses. It’s a great way to get your horse used to taking his time stepping down or up inclines and offers numerous training scenarios, such as sending your horse from one side to the other as you walk down the gully.

  • BridgeLevel: Intermediate / Advanced

    A large wooden bridge is on course to build your horse’s confidence about stepping onto and walking across bridges. If you trail ride, it’s a must-do obstacle to ensure your horse is comfortable walking across bridges.

  • PedestalLevel: Advanced

    Ask your horse to step onto the pedestal with his front feet, or for a real challenge, all four feet! Be sure that your horse is an expert at stepping onto both filled tires before attempting this obstacle.

  • Teeter-Totter BridgeLevel: Advanced

    Most horses are initially wary of stepping onto objects that move and make a noise, and the teeter-totter bridge does both of those things. It’s a great obstacle to incorporate into your training program to teach your horse to use the thinking side of his brain and trust you as a leader. Be sure your horse is an expert at walking across the stationary bridge before attempting this one.

  • Box JumpLevel: Intermediate / Advanced

    Once your horse is confident about jumping, this obstacle is a fun way to challenge him further. You have the option of lunging him in a circle over the obstacle so that he has to jump into it and then out of it at an angle. Or, you can send him through it on a straight line.

  • RocksLevel: Beginner

    A big rock and a flat rock are placed on the course to desensitize your horse to objects commonly seen on the trail. Get your horse to confidently walk across the flat rock and rest next to the big rock. The big rock is a perfect obstacle from which to practice mounting and dismounting your horse.

  • HillLevel: Advanced

    The hill obstacle tests the control you have of your horse while sending him up and down a hill. The obstacle offers a steep incline/decline and a gradual incline/decline to meet your training needs. Clinton sends his horses up and down the hill as well as backs them down it.

  • LogsLevel: Beginner

    The logs are a great way to introduce your horse to obstacles. A line of six logs are evenly spaced in a straight line so that you can practice sending your horse across them, allowing him to figure out how to pick up his feet and keep a steady rhythm to his gait as he negotiates them.

  • Log CircleLevel: Beginner

    Use the log circle to teach your horse to pick up his feet and maintain an even gait and rhythm as he negotiates the evenly spaced logs. Your goal is to get your horse to trot energetically with an even cadence around the circle, picking up his feet so that he doesn’t touch the logs. The horse should be able to either walk or trot the logs. Clinton starts out by asking the horse to walk and relax as he steps over the logs in both directions, and when he’s mastered that, Clinton asks him to step up to the trot.

  • L-Shaped LogsLevel: Beginner

    This obstacle tests your ability to smoothly back your horse through an L-shaped obstacle without him stepping out of the boundaries or hitting the obstacle with his feet. You’ll have to be able to maneuver the horse’s forequarters and hindquarters in order to steer him through the turn.

  • GateLevel: Beginner / Intermediate

    Teach your horse to work a gate or to get comfortable passing between a narrow opening. The obstacle features a wide gate to teach your horse the concept of maneuvering through a gate and a narrow gate to up the challenge.

  • Cowboy CurtainLevel: Advanced

    The cowboy curtain simulates low-hanging branches and vines on the trail. Use the obstacle to teach your horse to calmly pass through an object that moves and makes a noise.

  • Bounce JumpLevel: Intermediate / Advanced

    The bounce jump is two fences spaced one stride apart. It requires the horse to keep a consistent rhythm in his gait as he navigates the obstacle and to use his body more than he would over a single fence, especially his hindquarters. More athleticism and power is needed from the horse in order to have the momentum to get over the jumps, and he has to think quickly.

  • Hill JumpsLevel: Advanced

    A trio of jumps set up on small hills are clustered together to add a fun challenge when sending your horse across jumps. Your horse will have to run up the hill, jump, and then run downhill all while keeping his balance and momentum in check. Use the jumps as single obstacles or string them all together for more fun! (It’s best if a 23’ long line is used for circling all 3 jumps, if you don’t want to run too much!)

  • RampLevel: Advanced

    The ramp is one of the most difficult obstacles on course due to its 4-foot drop-off. You can ask your horse to jump up onto the ramp, or send him up the ramp and then jump off it.

  • Row of RocksLevel: Beginner / Intermediate

    Three large rocks are evenly spaced in a row for you to work your horse around. Back your horse in a serpentine pattern through the rocks. Stand on a rock and lunge him around the obstacle. Practice mounting and dismounting him from the rocks. How you use this obstacle is limited to your imagination!

  • Row of TiresLevel: Beginner

    Introduce your horse to the concept of going through tight, narrow spaces with this obstacle. The first two tires stand about 4 feet apart and the third tire about 2 feet away from the others. Introduce your horse to the concept of going through a narrow space with the tires set farther apart and then increase the challenge by working him through the narrower path.

  • Filled TiresLevel: Beginner / Intermediate

    Two filled tires are on the course to teach your horse to be confident about stepping up onto an obstacle. One tire is larger and sits lower to the ground than the other. The idea behind having two types of tire obstacles is to allow the horse to gain confidence on the larger, lower tire, where he’ll have more room to move his feet and won’t feel as trapped, and then move on to the more challenging smaller tire that stands higher.

  • Water JumpLevel: Beginner / Intermediate

    When your horse is confidently jumping obstacles, head over to the water jump to up the challenge. A small, shallow pond sits in front of two 1.5-foot embankments. Jump your horse down into the water or send him through the water and jump him out of it.

  • PondLevel: Intermediate / Advanced

    Build your horse’s confidence in water with the 130- foot diameter pond. Walk him along the shore, send him out to swim, back him in and out of the pond, etc.

DOWNUNDER HORSEMANSHIP
RANCH Rules

  • #1 Rule: You have to have FUN! Having fun with your horses and other horsemen while you’re here is a must!
  • Trash thrown in dumpsters must be contained in trash bags.
  • Do not dump personal products in sewage.
  • No trespassing on the private side of the ranch (refer to your Ranch Map).
  • Absolutely no videotaping with any device will be tolerated. Still photos only.
  • Arena lights will be turned off at 8:00 p.m. every night.
  • Use of fire pit is not permitted when a burn ban is in effect.
  • Only one horse is permitted to stay in each run.
  • Runs must be cleaned daily (manure pit is provided).
  • Please leave runs and the surrounding area in the same condition you found it.
  • Don’t tie horses anywhere except Patience Poles and designated tying areas with Aussie Tie Rings.
  • Do not touch any animal that doesn’t belong to you.
  • Cattle and buffalo may only be used when under the supervision of a Certified Clinician.
  • Dogs must remain on a leash and in control of a handler on foot at all times.
  • Pick up after your dog.
  • Check out by noon on your departure day.
  • Negligence to adhere to any of these rules will be grounds for your immediate removal from the property.

 

 

COME STAY WITH US!

We’re excited to open Clinton’s world-famous ranch up to horsemen who love to have fun with their horses and are always looking for ways to better their horsemanship. Download the information and application packet to get started!

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