The Purpose of Lariats

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 the purpose of lariats and how to use them in your training.

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During this episode, Clinton is answering questions from his viewers. This week Meredith in California had a great inquiry. She wanted to know what the purpose of the lariat was, and when to use it in the method.

Clinton sees this as a great option to explain one of his favorite training tools when working with frightened or wild horses. He begins by telling us that the lariat comes in handy in things like colt starting series, if you’re going to capture a wild mustang, or when working with a horse that’s never been handled before. The lariat helps add a degree of safety and control in horses that are still too frightened to actually let you get up close and touch them or put a halter on them. Instead, you might have to use a lariat and lasso the horse to get it around their neck.

Another area that Clinton uses the lariat is when he’s teaching his horses how to lead by their feet. This can be seen on the Hobbling and Leg Restrains video download. During this training, he puts the lariat around each foot, then works on teaching the horse to lead by his feet all around the round pen. That way, if he ever gets his leg caught in a gate or a fence, instead of panicking and ripping his leg back and hurting himself, he will stand and give in to that pressure. This means your horse won’t overreact and will remain calm instead of reactive.

Clinton recommends using a lariat that has a lot of feel to it. One that’s stiff, but not really harsh and aggressive. If you use like a roping rope that a head or a heeler use, it’s too stiff. It’ll burn the horses up too much and take too much hair off of them. Instead, you want something that’s kind of soft and pliable, but not too soft otherwise it won’t hold its shape. The lariat that’s available on the Downunder website is the one that Clinton gets along with best, and it doesn’t take the hair off the horses if you have to use it to pull them around.

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