Downunder Horsemanship Releases Advanced Series

Downunder Horsemanship announces the release of the Advanced Series, the third and final home-study kit to Clinton Andersons method of horsemanship.Downunder Horsemanship announces the release of the Advanced Series, the third and final home-study kit to Clinton Andersons method of horsemanship.

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Downunder Horsemanship announces the release of the Advanced Series, the third and final home-study kit to Clinton Andersons method of horsemanship.

Renowned for his ability to instruct and help horse owners work safely with their horses, Clintons horsemanship technique, known as the Method, is comprised of three progressive levels Fundamentals, Intermediate and Advanced. The Fundamentals Series acts as a foundation to earning a horses respect and trust while the Intermediate Series builds on those concepts and begins to fine-tune the riders leadership and communication skills. Bringing the Method full circle, the Advanced Series acts as a springboard for taking the horse into its desired discipline, whether that be performance events or trail riding.

The Method is immensely popular with horsemen because of Clintons practical approach to teaching; each lesson is presented in his 8 Steps to Success model. In detail, the clinician discusses the goal, why, teaching steps, handler/rider mistakes, horse problems, troubleshooting advice, success tips and practical purpose for each of his exercises.

In order to be effective and to be a leader your horse looks to for guidance, its important you have the knowledge to train him, and just as importantly, know how to react when something doesnt go as planned, Clinton explains. Its only natural for horses and humans to go through learning curves. As long as you know how to work through a trouble spot, youll have the confidence to progress.

The Advanced Series covers 32 exercises in depth and comes complete with seven instructional DVDs and 14 Arena Mates pocketbook guides that can be taken to the barn. In the DVDs, Clinton first demonstrates the goal of the exercise with one of his finished horses and then works with an untrained horse so that students can clearly see the progression of the Method and how each exercise builds on the previous. The untrained horse he starts the Method with is reactive, spooky and pushy, but by the end of the Advanced Series is a soft, supple and safe partner.

Using an untrained horse during the teaching stage of each exercise, Clinton visibly illustrates what you can expect your horse to do when you first teach him the exercise, Cindy Rice, a horsewoman who has studied all three levels of the Method, says. So often trainers work with horses that are already trained, giving people like me a false impression of how my horse is likely to react. In his DVDs and Arena Mates Clinton explains step-by-step how your horse is likely to react and how to work through the learning curve.

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