How to Get a Horse to Move Out Better on the Ground

Clinton Anderson from Downunder Horsemanship has developed a way to train horses, regardless of their past problems or traumas. It all begins with training the owners so they can gain their horse’s respect and understand how to properly control them. Join Clinton on his weekly endeavors of tackling some of the most challenging situations with problem horses and problem owners. This week, we watch as Clinton shows us how to get a horse to move out better on the ground.

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During this episode, Clinton continues answering questions from his viewers around the world. Today, he answers a question from Julie. Julie is located in Illinois, and she’d like to know how she can get her horse to move out better. She explains that while she’s tried and she’s watched Clinton’s videos, she’s still having trouble. In an attempt to make this process easier, Julie purchased one of the halter and lead ropes from the Downunder Horsemanship shop. However, she’s having trouble getting her horse to canter and move out with the energetic departure she sees on Clinton’s training videos and DVDs.

Clinton begins by telling Julie that there’s only so much you can get done with the lead rope, especially if your horse tends to be on the lazier side. You’re going to need an extension of your arm to help get that energy you want, which is why Clinton uses a Handy Stick. He explains that the Handy Stick enables him to be able to move a horse’s feet. On the website, you can purchase all of these essential training tools in the Downunder Horsemanship Adult Horse Training Essentials Bundle. If you have one or the other, you can also purchase lead ropes and Handy Sticks separately.

Clinton demonstrates how the Handy Stick can be incorporated into daily training sessions with your horse. The training stick is used for both desensitizing exercises – teaching the horse to stand still and relax when approached with stimuli – and sensitizing exercises – teaching the horse to move his feet. When using the Handy Stick during sensitizing exercises, it acts as an extension of the trainer’s arm. Clinton works on the exercise Lunging for Respect Stage Two with a horse, demonstrating how the stick can be an effective training aide. You can use the stick to spank behind the horse, when needed, to put energy in the horse’s feet. The stick can help you yield the horse’s hindquarters and get a change of direction, helping to move the horse’s front end through the turn.

Clinton Anderson has spent the past 20 years of his life devoting 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 videos. 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. Now, you can access the mobile method and get everything at the touch of a finger.

Always have access to the Downunder Horsemanship Method, even when you’re on the go or at the barn. The Downunder Horsemanship app gives you access to your digital training kits and allows you to download videos and training content directly to your mobile device or view them on your computer. The Downunder Horsemanship app also offers over 100 hours of free in-depth training content. No Worries Club members will have full access to Clinton’s ever-growing training library and a massive number of members only features and information. And the best part is that you can view and interact with each lesson on your mobile device or computer, giving you ultimate access to the Method anytime and anyplace.

To learn more about the Clinton Anderson training method, become a member of the No Worries Club, or to get information on any of the products seen on our show, head over to our homepage and download the Downunder Horsemanship app today!

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