What Are the Features of the Downunder Horsemanship Rope Halter

For the past 20 years, Clinton Anderson from Downunder Horsemanship has devoted his life to creating the best training tools and videos available to help train your horse, regardless of their problem. He believes that it’s training the owners that poses a real issue. Join him as he tackles some of the most challenging situations with problem horses and with problem owners. This week, Clinton explains some of the features of the Downunder Horsemanship rope halter.

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During this episode, Clinton answers another question from one of his viewers. This week Denise in Nevada wants to know why Clinton uses the Downunder Horsemanship rope halter and lead rope on his horses. 

Clinton starts the episode by explaining what’s so special about these specific tools. He says that he doesn’t really like traditional webbing type halters or the big, thick halters that you buy in your local track store. In his opinion, the thicker the halter is on a horse’s nose and the wider it is, the more it encourages the horse to lean on that halter. So, when you compare a more traditional type of halter to a Downunder Horsemanship rope halter, you’ll notice that the Downunder Horsemanship rope halter is a little bit thinner and it’s stiffer. Clinton tells us that the thinner and stiffer a rope is, basically the more the horse will be discouraged to want to lean on it. Why? Because it’s not as comfortable as something thicker. 

So, for example, you’ll notice in the video that the two knots on the horse’s nose work off of the pressure points of the horse’s face. When Clinton gently presses on them, you can see that the horse instinctively tries to back away from that particular pressure. Although the Downunder Horsemanship halters aren’t cheap, you get what you pay for. Plus, when properly cared for, they can last anywhere between six and 10 years. 

As a horseman, it’s important that you get the right equipment to get the job done. That’s one of the reasons that Clinton likes his rope halters. They don’t encourage the horse to lean on them. Instead, they cause the horse to want to yield or to give to pressure when it’s applied. It can help encourage a lot of lateral flexion, which can be extremely beneficial during training techniques and when you’re out on the trail.

At the end of the day, do you absolutely need the Downunder Horsemanship rope halter? No, not particularly. But will it increase your chances of success and help speed up the process? Absolutely. It will also help you gain more respect when you’re working through training, and you’ll notice a lot more progress in shorter periods of time. 

For the past 20 years, Clinton Anderson has devoted his time to creating the best training tools and videos available to horsemen all over the world. Unfortunately, you can’t bring your TV into the arena to watch them. That’s why Clinton and his team have been hard at work developing a new platform to deliver the training in a whole new way, a way that brings 20 years of horsemanship and puts it in the palm of your hand. Today, you can enjoy the mobile method and receive everything at the touch of a finger. 

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