Bring us your spooky, your disrespectful, your hard to catch, your stubborn and your yearning to be trained! The Walkabout Tour, featuring the natural horsemanship guru Clinton Anderson, is coming to the Reaves Arena in Perry, Georgia March 21 and 22, and they need you. Specifically, they are looking for four demo horses that Clinton can work his magic on.
“Do you have a pushy, disrespectful, problem horse that is under the age of 10? He might be just the horse clinician Clinton Anderson is looking for to work with at one of his Walkabout Tours. At each tour, the clinician works with four local horses to demonstrate how he starts his training method and fixes common behavioral problems. Each horse has a longstanding problem, whether it be a phobia of trailers, laziness, biting, bucking, rearing, or an overall disrespectful attitude.”
There are four training sessions, and each has a different focus. So the tour isn’t just looking for any old naughty horse; they are looking for one that has one of four specific behavior problems. First, they need a horse that is hard to catch (you had better get him in a stall well before you are supposed to go to demo, or you could be a no-show). Then they want one that is “disrespectful on the ground and under saddle.” (That should be easy.) Next they need a spooky horse, (we all know a few) and finally, one that refuses to load on the trailer (so this horse had better be local enough that he can be ridden to the arena.)
All horses must be under 10 years old. You can read more on the Clinton Anderson website, where you will also find an online application to submit your problem horse for evaluation. There is a one-time fee of $100 if your horse gets used in a demo, regardless of how much he is used. If your horse is chosen, but Clinton doesn’t end up working with him, the fee is refunded. Click here for more information.
Don’t have a horse for a demo but want to get in on the action? There is still space available to attend the event, which offers “innovation, inspiration and instruction to the max for all levels of horsemen.” In addition to the demos, Clinton will be sharing the latest developments in his training method, and there will be a chance to ask horse training questions. Shana Terry, a Clinton Anderson clinician, will be on hand to assist, and both Clinton and Shana will give performances in freestyle riding and trick training with their own personal horses.
The tour runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with doors opening at 8:15 a.m. Advance tickets are available online or by phone. No Worries Club members http://www.noworriesclub.com/ receive special discounts and early access. For more information or to buy tickets, call 888-287-7432 or visit http://www.walkaboutevents.com/Tour/Schedule?Length=0.