Clinton Anderson Philosophy

Clinton Anderson Philosophy

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by Clinton Anderson
     
 

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The key to enjoying a safe, fun, and fulfilling partnership with your horse is having the knowledge and confidence to lead and train him. All great partnerships are based on three elements: trust, respect, and communication. Whenever one element is lacking, the partnership fails to form or ceases to exist. When it comes to interacting with horses, we

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The key to enjoying a safe, fun, and fulfilling partnership with your horse is having the knowledge and confidence to lead and train him. All great partnerships are based on three elements: trust, respect, and communication. Whenever one element is lacking, the partnership fails to form or ceases to exist. When it comes to interacting with horses, we unintentionally tend to be our own worst enemies. By design, horses and humans perceive the world from opposite ends of the scale: horses are prey animals with an ingrained flight or fight response, and humans are predators. Because of this, before you train a horse, you have to understand basic horse psychology and what makes your horse tick. When you know how the horse processes his thoughts and why he does the things that he does, both good and bad, you can accomplish anything. If you don't understand how your horse perceives the world around him, then you will struggle with your horsemanship goals. Clinician Clinton Anderson knows good horsemanship isn't always easy. With over 20 years of experience working with horses and helping people safely train them, Clinton has become an expert at bringing out the best in both. In this highly illustrated book, he shares his philosophy, knowledge and wisdom, detailing what he feels every person should know about horses before working with them. Breaking down the crucial elements of his method of horsemanship, Clinton explains how to become an effective leader that your horses will look to for guidance and how to successfully start a mutually enjoyable partnership. Readers will learn what motivates horses, the basics of respect and why it must be established, and the role pressure and body language play in communicating. Clinton prescribes a tried-and-true formula to train a well broke horse and discusses the three elements that go into becoming an all-around great horseman. Filled with commonsense explanations and personal anecdotes from Clinton's life, the lessons in Philosophy provide the instruction and inspiration needed to help you achieve your horsemanship dreams.

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“Delivers just what the clinician promises in his preface—real solutions for real riders with real problems.”  —Western Horseman on Lessons Well Learned

"[Anderson] has become an expert in bringing out the best in both [horses and riders]. ... [T]his book details what every person should know about horses before working with them." —Lone Star Horse Report

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570766237
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
506,831
Product dimensions:
11.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Clinton Anderson is the author of "Clinton Anderson's Downunder Horsemanship" and "Lessons Well Learned." He is the first horse trainer to launch a made-for-TV weekly training program broadcast on satellite television. He is the owner of a training facility and the winner of both the 2003 and 2005 Road to the Horse competition. He lives in Stephenville, Texas.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome reading just can't say enough I constantly learn knew things every time I pick up another book he is the most talented horsemen that ever lived and we are fortunate he is willing to share that with us I watch every thing I can get my hands on as well as reading all the books