Clinton Anderson to Present Colt Starting Demo at NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity

Clinician Clinton Anderson will present a three-hour colt starting demonstration at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Friday, September 28th from 1 to 4 PM.

Held in the Reno Livestock Events Center outdoor arena, the demo is free with the price of a $15 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity daily admission ticket. Clinton will also sign autographs beginning at 7:30 PM that evening at the Classic Equine booth located on the north concourse of the Reno Livestock Events Center.

The demo marks the first time in two years in which Clinton will explain his proven process for starting a young horse under saddle with a live audience. With the experience of starting hundreds of horses, Clinton’s colt starting method is based on safety for the horse and the rider and focuses on properly preparing the colt with groundwork exercises to guarantee a safe first ride.

During the demonstration, Clinton will share desensitizing and sensitizing exercises he uses to ensure a colt is respectful, calm and willing. Unlike traditional colt starting methods, Clinton uses an assistant during the horse’s first three rides to make the experience less stressful for the colt, and will have Professional Clinician Shana Terry on hand to help demonstrate to the crowd the benefits of using a helper.

Following Clinton’s colt starting demo, spectators can shop the giant Best of the West trade show and cheer for the championship contenders in the Non-Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals. The Friday night action also includes the Celebrity Fence Work, featuring Nashville recording artist Trent Willman; Tom McMillan, star of the “Tom’s Wildlife” show on GAC; and western ballad singer Juni Fisher.  

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About Clinton Anderson and Downunder Horsemanship

Clinton Anderson is a clinician, horse trainer and competitor. He’s dedicated his life to helping others realize their horsemanship dreams and keeping them inspired to achieve their goals. The Downunder Horsemanship Method of horse training is based on mutual respect and understanding, and gives horse owners the knowledge needed to become skilled horsemen and train their horses to be consistent and willing partners. To learn more visit