Clinician Clinton Anderson, author of DOWNUNDER HORSEMANSHIP and LESSONS WELL LEARNED, will present a three-hour colt-starting demonstration at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity on Friday, September 28th, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Clinton’s colt-starting method is focused on ensuring safety for the horse and the rider by properly preparing the colt with groundwork exercises. During the demonstration, Clinton will share desensitizing and sensitizing exercises he uses to ensure a colt is respectful, calm, and willing. Clinton uses an assistant during a horse’s first three rides to make the experience less stressful, and he will have professional clinician Shana Terry on-hand to help demonstrate to the crowd the benefits of using a helper.

You can learn about Clinton’s methods in his books DOWNUNDER HORSEMANSHIP and LESSONS WELL LEARNED—both are available from the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE.

The colt-starting 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 p.m. Friday evening at the Classic Equine booth located on the north concourse of the Reno Livestock Events Center.

The NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Friday events include the giant Best of the West trade show, the Non-Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals, and 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.