Fundamental Series by Clinton Anderson
This is a complete course in horsemanship from beginning to intermediate.
The Fundamentals Series is the first level of the Clinton Anderson Method and establishes the foundation every horse/human partnership needs to begin a happy relationship.
The series includes:
o 14 DVDs,
o 15 Arena Mates
o 100-page Philosophy book
o Exercise sheet.
Filmed in High Definition, the Fundamentals series contains over 28 hours of footage, including horsemanship philosophy, roundpenning, groundwork and riding exercises, ensuring you won't miss a single step to achieving a trustworthy and respectful partner. What separates the Downunder Horsemanship Method from others is Clinton's Eight Steps to Success.
Goal: Using Mindy, his Australian Quarter Horse mare, Clinton shows how each exercise is supposed to look. If you have a clear picture of what you're looking for, you will be better able to help your horse understand what to do.
Why: Clinton explains why each exercise is an important step in the Method. If you understand why it's important, you will be more likely to practice it and be thorough with each step.
Teaching Stage: Clinton shows you how to teach the exercise to a horse that has never learned it. For some exercises, he brings in a second horse that will respond in a different way than the first to give you an idea of how to handle horses with opposite personalities.
Handler/Rider Mistakes: In this section, Clinton describes all the mistakes he sees people making when teaching the exercise to their horses. If you know what NOT to do, you will save yourself a lot of frustration.
Horse Problems: Here Clinton lists all the most common problems that horses will have when learning these exercises, and how to fix them and/or avoid them. Horses don't learn perfectly; the key is to know what to do when the horse doesn't give you the right response.
Troubleshooting: Sometimes you think you've done everything right and the horse still isn't getting it. This section will give you advice on what to do when you feel like you're out of options.
Success Tips: In this section, Clinton gives you extra advice that he has found will make the exercise go a little smoother.
Practical Purpose: The more you can give your horse a purpose to what you're asking him to do, the happier he will be. This section will give you ideas of how to use the exercise during your everyday routine and how to spice it up to keep it interesting for your horse.
The series follows the progression of a Quarter Horse gelding named Bow. When Bow stepped off the trailer and onto the Downunder Horsemanship Ranch, he brought with him typical issues horse owners face each day. The camera follows Bow's progression from an overly reactive hot-blooded horse to a willing and obedient partner.
The DVDs also feature a student lesson at the end of each exercise. When you first start applying the Method with your horse, it can sometimes be frustrating when both you and the horse are trying to figure out what to do, especially if you're new to using the training tools. The student lessons will give you ideas about how to practice your rhythm, timing and coordination without the horse.
The series comes complete with pocket-sized training guides that follow the exercises presented in the DVDs. Colored photographs accompany each exercise, highlighting the finer points of the lessons.
Illustrated with full color photos, this 100 page book explains in detail with many illustrative examples the philosophy behind Clinton's Method.
Package: Carrying Case
DVD: 840 Minutes
REGION: 1 - Region 1 - North America
BOOK: 100 pages
Pub Date: 2013
List Price: 599.00
Sale Price: See listing.
Item #: 2353