Clinton Anderson's Downunder Horsemanship
Establishing Respect and Control for English and Western Riders
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|Format: ||Paperback, 224 pages|
|Published In: ||New Zealand, 01 March 2016|
When Clinton Anderson wrote the book Downunder Horsemanship: Establishing Respect and Control for English and Western Riders, he was an up-and-coming clinician, and his goal was to create a practical training guide for everyday horse people to learn to better communicate with their horses. Ten years later, Clinton is an internationally recognized clinician and the book has lived up to his goal, having helped thousands of horse owners learn to be better leaders and enjoy their horses to the fullest. The two riders in this book, one Western and one English, experience problems and setbacks we can all relate to, and they and their horses are exactly what keep the book relevant. Through series photographs taken at the time and personal essays, you gain first-hand insights from the riders about their difficulties, breakthroughs, challenges, and rewards. If you have a passion to be a better horseman and a desire to learn how to effectively communicate with your horse, this book will prove to be a valuable resource to refer to, time and again.
Table of Contents
Meet Clinton Anderson Preface - A Note from ClintonUNDERSTANDING HORSE PSYCHOLOGY Predators vs. Prey Two Parts to Every Brain Left and Right Stand Alone Balanced Training What Horses Want Make the Right Thing Easy and the Wrong Thing Difficult THE VALUE OF RESPECT Defining Respect Respect is a Choice Friendship is Built on Respect Gaining Respect Follow the Leader A Reaction Waiting to Happen Professional People Trainers No Shades of Gray Be Black or White Body Language Assert Yourself Resistance is Normal - Expanding the Bull's Eye Don't Quit Before the Try Safety First Responsibility Breeds Respect WHO'S WHO Introducing Our Riders ...and Their Horses Life "B.C." (Before Clinton) Cecelia's Story Paula's Past How We Got Involved GROUNDWORK TOOLS AN INTRODUCTION TO GROUNDWORK Ground Control Equals Confidence Constant Maintenance The Importance of Groundwork Sensitizing and Desensitizing I Got Rhythm... Keeping the System Balanced Quality Over Quantity Consistency is Key A Byproduct of You ESSENTIAL GROUNDWORK EXERCISES The Hula Hoop Desensitizing Exercises Desensitizing to the Rope Desensitizing to the Handy Stick and String Stage One--Rubbing Stage Two--String Toss Stage Three--Slapping the Ground Disengage the Hindquarters Stage One--Yield the Hindquarters Stage Two--Disengage and Turn to Face You Backing Tap the Air Wiggle, Wave, Walk, and Whack Marching Disengage and Back Yielding the Forequarters Lungeing for Respect--Stage One Flexing to the Halter Sending Circle Driving Stage One--Establish a Consistent Circle Stage Two--Change Directions Lungeing for Respect--Stage Two Leading Beside Stage One--Follow the Fence Stage Two--Inside Turns Stage Three--Outside Turns Stage Four--Trotting RIDING TOOLS BEFORE YOU RIDE From the Ground Up Saddling Bridling Impulsion Cues and Considerations Squeeze, Cluck, Spank What if you still don't go? How long should you ride? ESSENTIAL EXERCISES UNDER SADDLE Flexing to the Bridle Stage One--Flexing from the Ground Stage Two--Flexing Under Saddle One-Rein Stop Cruising Follow the Fence Bending Yielding the Hindquarters Stage One--Disengage the Hindquarters Under Saddle Stage Two--Yield the Hindquarters Along the Fence Three Impulsion Exercises Post-toPost Circle at Post Four Leaf Clover Introduction to Sidepassing Vertical Flexion: Poll Control Backing THE JOURNEY CONTINUES Where do you go from here? A Final Word from Our Riders Resources Glossary Index
About the Author
Clinton Anderson is a clinician, horse trainer, and competitor. He's dedicated his life to helping others achieve their horsemanship goals with his Downunder Horsemanship Method.
"This clearly written and illustrated book consists of a series of ten groundwork exercises that are a base to establishing respect and control for English and Western riders." * Hoof Beats *
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