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Does anybody out there besides Mike Murphy practice the Clinton Anderson training methods, the one rein stop saves me on a regular basis.

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Comment by Robin Murray on February 20, 2009 at 10:39am
Whoa! I wonder what happened between them?
Comment by Teri Parks on February 20, 2009 at 7:33am
Did you ladies know he was single again? He just went through his divorce and is now living in Stephensville, TX, about 10 min from my step daughter. His new place isn't set up yet, but from what I heard the county or city gave him some money to bring him there and help him set up. I love his techniques as well as Chris Cox and someone else (NOT Parelli) that I cannot remember his name at this time.
Comment by Mike Murphy on January 15, 2009 at 10:43pm
Adrienne, you are a brave woman, I applaud you!! I really enjoyed your story and I'm glad that it had a "happy ending" but then again if it didn't you probably wouldn't have been able to send that email ;-). Clint would have been proud!
Comment by Adrienne Walsh on January 15, 2009 at 9:44pm
I just used Clinton Anderson techniques the other day to break my Belgian from kicking when you tried to tuch his back legs. I got out my Clinton Anderson training stick, tied Bill to a post and just started running that stick down his legs. He kicked and kicked, but I was persistant and kept it up until finally he just quit kicking. I had to do each side of his legs, because when I touched the inside of his legs, he kicked again. In an hour I could touch both hind legs on the inside and outside and tap his hooves with the stick without him reacting. The next day, we were brushing and touching both back legs. I haven't had the nerve to try and pick up his back hoof yet, but we are definitely headed in the right direction.
Comment by Diane on January 15, 2009 at 7:15pm
Hi Robin, I love the CA methods. One of my horses at the time was so sweet when I got him and then started going sour. I was determined that I was going to stop this nonsence and found a CA trainer. I did and I learned so much from him and found the classes to be fun. When this class stopped I wanted to keep on learning so I found another trainer (this time a women) and went to her classes. She actually went to the 6 week CA course and is a certified CA trainer. I continued to learn so much and found out real quick that I have let several good horses slip through my fingers during my years of riding. I gained confidence in myself and control of the horse. I use the CA on all my horse that I have and even on horses that I ride that are not mine. I start with the desensitize, I think this gives the horse comfort in knowing he/she will be safe with you and puts the horse at ease. I met Clinton Anderson in person and he is so smart with horses that it blew my mind. The more one on one you spend with your horse the better you both will learn what the other is thinking and expect from each other. I am like Roberta I love to play with my horse and the whole time we make it fun and he is learning respect. Diane
Comment by Mike Murphy on January 15, 2009 at 7:07pm
Your are funny Robin, you must have heard about my belief in Clinton Anderson during a Live Chat with Gale, but you didn't get the joke. Gale said she had a problem with her horse walking off as she mounted him, I said that I have a Clinton Anderson tape that could fix that...then I asked her if her horse enjoys watching training tapes, cause if he does it could really help him. LOL

Pardon my dry humor, but yes, you are right, I DO enjoy the Anderson tapes...so does my horse. :-)
Comment by Robin Murray on January 15, 2009 at 5:22pm
Hi Roberta, I also have had many off the track TB's. I worked all over the country with training and .galloping racehorses. I have adopted 4 in various times and retrained them for trail, jumping and reining with the Clinton cd's. The disengaging of the hindquarters is the first thing you teach them along with the lateral flexion from side to side (w/a snaffle) Practice it at the walk first then move on to the trot and canter. It takes l LOTS of practice and patience but it pays off. Robin
Comment by Bertie on January 15, 2009 at 12:10pm
Hey Robin! I am a huge Clinton Anderson fan. I use his methods on all my horses, particularly my off-track thoroughbred, which I totally retrained using CA methods. He can do all the basic ground exercises. I have him backing up without touching him and he will follow me around and stop when I stop, take a step back when I do, he will also yield and give me two eyes if I just point at his hind quarters ..it's fun to play with him. I agree the one-rein stop is a great tool, but you have to teach your horse what it means so they will respond appropriately if you actually need it in an emergency. My problem is I am usually freaked out in an emergency and forget what to do. I need someone to desensitize me!

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