4. June 2013 00:03
We know our members love our television show, but we want to know which episode is your absolute favorite. Once we have your selections compiled, we're going to air the top 10 favorite shows as picked by our members on RFD-TV. Did you find a particular segment of the Off-The-Track-Thoroughbred series featuring Tricky Warrior especially helpful? Did country music star Chris Cagle's lesson on the obstacle course help you get creative with your horsemanship? Maybe one of the real-life problem horse episodes ranks as a number one hit for you? We want to know which episodes our members love the most, so share your opinion with us by following this link http://www.noworriesclub.com/showthread.php?t=38709 and voting on your top 10 favorite shows. The poll will open June 1st and will close July 31st.
28. May 2013 12:42
In the third level of the Method, Clinton continues to work with Bow, the Quarter Horse gelding he started in the Fundamentals Series and progressed through the Intermediate Series. Advanced level exercises include Two-Tracking, Counterbending, Collected Lead Departures, Neck Reining, Rollbacks, Leading by the Muzzle and many more! For a sneak peek of the Advanced Series, log onto the No Worries Club site and watch television shows 231 and 232. We guarantee that if you liked the results you achieved in the Fundamentals and Intermediate Series, you'll love what you and your horse are able to accomplish in the Advanced Series. Clinton's detailed instruction makes even the most technical maneuvers easy-to-understand. To learn more about the Advanced Series, click here.
21. May 2013 00:03
The Downunder Horsemanship office will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. We hope you take time to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to grant us the freedom we enjoy today and get to spend the weekend with family, friends and horses! If you find yourself needing a shot of Clinton and Downunder Horsemanship inspiration this weekend, log on to the No Worries Club website and view shows 267 "A Little Therapy" and 276 "Old Guard. New Method." In each of these episodes of Clinton's highly acclaimed TV series, the clinician works with American veterans and active duty soldiers to improve their horsemanship.
21. May 2013 00:02
The team at the Downunder Horsemanship Ranch will be weaning this year's foals in the next several weeks. While weaning can be stressful for the young horses and their mothers, because team members work with the foals on a daily basis, teaching them the Fundamentals level of the Method, the youngsters are fairly independent by the time they're taken away from their dams, which makes weaning almost a nonevent at the ranch. If you'll be weaning a foal this year, check out Clinton's success tips. (You can view a full article on weaning in the Summer 2010 No Worries Journal).
Teach your foal the Fundamentals groundwork exercises.
The more time you spend working with your foal teaching him how to move his feet and not fear you, the more independent he will become. The more confident he is in being away from his mother and looking to you for guidance, the easier the weaning process will be. Refer to the Foal Training Series for explanations and demonstrations of each exercise.
Start making plans for weaning a month or two in advance. Things to keep in mind are how you plan on weaning the foal and where you'll keep both the mare and the foal when you start the process. If your property isn't big enough to completely separate the mare and foal, you'll have to find a boarding facility to board the mare. Think about what you're going to do before you actually do it. The more prepared you are, the smoother the process will be.
Use a safe enclosure.
Be sure that the space you keep your foal in is a safe, small enclosure with solid walls. You don't want the foal running frantically around a 10-acre field or trying to climb over a short stall wall. Before putting the foal in the stall, do a quick safety check - make sure there isn't anything in the stall that will injure him.
Try to make the mare and foal as comfortable as you can.
When I wean my foals, it is summertime and usually hot, so I always make sure I have some fans set up for them and that I turn the mares out in a pasture with shade. It's important to make sure they all have access to water as well. Your main objective when weaning is to minimize stress as best as you can.
14. May 2013 00:03
The best part of our No Worries Club is our members! We look forward to hearing your personal success stories, experience with the Method and looking at your pictures. And most of all, we love featuring you in the No Worries Journal and sharing your stories with other members. There are multiple ways in which you can be a part of Clinton's quarterly publication, here are just a couple:
Most Valuable Lesson Learned from Clinton - In each Journal, we feature the most valuable lessons you've learned from Clinton. In 800 words or less, tell us the single most important thing Clinton has taught you that has helped shape your horsemanship. Submit your stories to email@example.com.
Critique Me - Send in a short video of you practicing one exercise from the Fundamentals, Intermediate or Advanced level of the Method to get critiqued by Professional Clinician Shana Terry. Shana will grade you doing a groundwork or riding exercise from the Fundamentals, Intermediate or Advanced level of the Method and offer constructive feedback. To participate, visit the Casting Call webpage on the Downunder Horsemanship website and click on the "Critique Me" tab. Fill out the application form and include a link to a video clip of you practicing ONE exercise from the Method. Videos must be a minimum of 5 minutes but no longer than 10 minutes, and must be live footage - no photos or slideshows will be considered. Please note that not every submission will be selected nor will every submission receive a response.
We're always looking for story and article ideas! If you have a great idea or even some feedback about the No Worries Club, send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Help us make the Journal a publication you enjoy reading!
7. May 2013 00:05
A set of expert eyes watching you work with your horse and a knowledgeable professional offering constructive feedback can elevate your horsemanship from mediocre to outstanding. Clinton and Professional Clinician Shana Terry are offering their expertise and years of knowledge to you! All you have to do is send us a short video clip of you practicing one of the groundwork or riding exercises from the Fundamentals, Intermediate or Advanced level of the Method. Then, Clinton and Shana will grade you and offer constructive feedback. Selected members will be critiqued in the pages of the Journal or on club DVDs. To participate, visit the Casting Call webpage on the Downunder Horsemanship website and click on the "Critique Me" tab. Fill out the application form and include a link to a video clip of you practicing ONE exercise from the Method. Videos must be a minimum of 5 minutes but no longer than 10 minutes, and must be live footage - no photos or slideshows will be considered. Please note that not every submission will be selected nor will every submission receive a response.
7. May 2013 00:03
The May NWC DVD features an inspiring story of a determined girl and her deaf horse. When Clinton first saw Jasie Cartwright working with her horse Virgil, his immediate thought was that it wasn't a question of if Jasie was going to get hurt, it was just a matter of when and how bad. Clinton works with the teenager one-on-one to show her how to start the Method with Virgil, a 2-year-old Paint, and give her tips to improve her horsemanship skills. By the end of the lesson, Jasie drops her Nagging Mother tendencies and has a better way of communicating with Virgil. For his part, Virgil learns to respect Jasie and begins to trust her leadership abilities. Jasie and Virgil are proof that if you are willing to change, educate yourself and work hard, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. If for some reason you haven't received this month's NWC DVD by the end of May, just give us a call at 888-287-7432.
7. May 2013 00:02
Do you share a special relationship with your horse? Have you just reached a major horsemanship goal? We want to see you and your horse in action! Show us what you've been able to accomplish with the Method or how you and your horse have fun together. You can post your videos on the NWC website forum "Inspire Us" at www.noworriesclub.com/forumdisplay.php?f=535.
26. March 2013 00:05
No Worries Club members will be receiving the spring edition of the Journal next month. If you've ever wondered what keeps Clinton occupied from the moment he gets out of bed until he calls it a day, you'll find your answer in this issue. We share an exposé in the day in the life of the clinician. Other highlights include success stories of members who have used the Method, ranging from a young lady who won a wild pony from the famed Pony Penning held annually on Chincoteague Island to a woman who turned a dangerous situation with a horse into a dream come true. And of course, a large part of the 164-page publication is dedicated to instruction - helping you better yourself as a horseman. Some of the topics covered include: the four day rule, a guide to introducing new exercises to your horse and progressing through the Method, correcting bad manners in a horse that won't stand still for grooming, and the importance of incorporating long rides, wet saddle pads and concentrated training in your training program. Professional Clinician Shana Terry's "Critique Me" column makes its debut. In this first installment, Shana reviews a video sent in of a member practicing the Fundamentals exercise Backing Up. Shana points out what the member is doing well and areas in which she can improve. The column offers great tips for anyone wanting to improve one of the staple exercises of the Method. Learn more about the No Worries Club and the features of membership here http://www.noworriesclub.com/.
26. March 2013 00:02
Are you a No Worries Club member with a frustrating horse problem that's holding you back or causing you to lose confidence? We're looking for members and their horses for Clinton or one of his clinicians to work with for upcoming DVDs and TV shows. If you're chosen, Clinton or one of his clinicians will give you a free lesson - working with you one-on-one for an entire day to get you and your horse back on track and enjoying your partnership. No problem is too big or too small. In other words, no matter what your horse's problem is, we want to hear your story! To apply follow this link to the Downunder Horsemanship website. Filming will take place at the Downunder Horsemanship Ranch in Stephenville, Texas, and all chosen applicants must be able to travel to the ranch. We're currently looking for two members to film on September 4th and September 5th.