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Training Tips
April 27, 2021

Training Tip: Performance Horse Leg Protection

Question: What type of leg protection do you use for your performance horses and why? – Carrie19 Clinton’s Answer: I use Legacy Boots on all of my 2-year-old performance horses as well as on all other training horses. During a performance horse’s 3-year-old year, I start using polo wraps and sometimes a knee boot to […]

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April 27, 2021

Problem Solving Help: Fresh Horses

If you haven’t ridden your horse in a while, it’s likely that he’ll be fresh the first time you go to ride him. Fresh horses have an abundance of energy that needs to be directed in a constructive manner. “If your horse has had extended time off, don’t pull him out of the barn, saddle […]

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No Worries Club
April 27, 2021

Brush Up Your Fundamentals

One of the most valuable resources available to No Worries Club members is the Testing the Method Series. The Fundamentals segment spotlights three horsemen with varying degrees of experience and their personal horses as they perform each of the 33 exercises that make up the first level of the Method. Roundpenning, groundwork and riding exercises, […]

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April 27, 2021

Saddle Pads: Foam vs Felt

When Clinton established his first training barn in Australia after finishing his apprenticeships with Gordon McKinlay and Ian Francis, he took in a variety of horses. He quickly became frustrated with dry spots appearing on the horses’ backs after training sessions, which, in some cases, led to soreness issues. He determined the cause was poorly […]

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April 22, 2021

Ritchie Waterers: 100 Years of American Made

  100 Years Strong & Enduring In 1921, Thomas Ritchie patented the first automatic waterer valve that solved many of the headaches that farmers faced in getting water to their livestock. His automatic float-controlled watering equipment was connected to underground running water and heated with a kerosene lamp to keep the water flowing during the […]

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Training Tips
April 20, 2021

Training Tip: Horse is Cinchy When Not Worked Consistently

Question: We have a 5-year-old gelding that has been recently gelded. He has been through the Fundamentals groundwork and he did really well. If you ride him for consecutive days, he does not saddle up cinchy. If you leave him for a couple of days and saddle him, he bucks, he rears and he lies […]

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April 20, 2021

Methodology Series: Clinton’s Greatest Lessons Learned

The Methodology Series is a video series in which Clinton shares important lessons he’s learned (some the hard way!) throughout his horsemanship journey. His experiences and the tips he picked up from his mentors will provide insight to help you develop your skills as a horseman. Videos in the series: Three Equal Doses Own Your […]

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April 20, 2021

Spring Cleaning Sale

We’re cleaning up our warehouse and are offering amazing specials on selected leg protection and must-have apparel items. Offers will be available only while supplies last. 50% off All Red and Purple Legacy Boots The Classic Legacy System 2 is the only boot Clinton trusts to protect his horses’ legs. The boots are made of […]

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Clinton Anderson Performance Horses
April 20, 2021

Clinton: Performance Horse Training Session Breakdown

All of my training sessions with my performance horses are about 30 to 40 minutes in length and follow a general outline: Warm-up Training Friendly time Training Friendly time and cool-down When I say, “friendly time,” I’m referring to periods throughout the training session in which I let the horse walk on a big, loose […]

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Training Tips
April 13, 2021

Training Tip: What Your Body Language Says to Your Horse

If you want to be an effective horse trainer, you need to tune in to body language and be aware of both yours and your horse’s. If you want to be a great horseman, you not only need to be aware of body language, but you have to understand and be able to use it […]

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