10. December 2013 00:04
This summer No Worries Club members voted on their favorite Downunder Horsemanship episodes from the past four years. We compiled the top 10 shows to create a "Best of Downunder Horsemanship" series that will start airing this week. The tenth most popular episode "Riding Group Dynamics" airs today and follows Professional Clinician Shana Terry as she helps the Nor Cal Downunder Brumbies, an active group of Method-followers in California, with groundwork and riding exercises. Since the Nor Cal Downunder Brumbies are made up of a variety of horsemen and horses - some are experienced and some are just starting out - you'll see everything from how to correct mistakes to fine-tuning your technique and executing an exercise at the "A" level. The lesson is a great insight into the Fundamentals exercises and motivation to get involved with (or start!) a group in your area.
Tune in each week as we continue to count down your favorite Downunder Horsemanship episodes! For more information about Downunder Horsemanship, visit our website.
3. December 2013 00:04
In this month's No Worries Club exclusive, Clinton works with Kyla Stone and her horse Apache for a member lesson. Since becoming Apache's owner, Kyla has had to deal with the gelding's reactive, spooky and pushy nature. He's afraid of loading on the trailer, won't stand still to be bathed, pulls back when he's tied and overreacts to nearly everything. Kyla tried to teach Apache the Fundamentals by watching the Downunder Horsemanship television show, but despite her efforts Kyla saw little improvement in her horse. He was still reactive, pushy and oftentimes dangerous to be around. Out of frustration, Kyla contacted Downunder Horsemanship, and Clinton decided to give her and Apache the help they needed. This lesson will inspire you to get results with your horse and serves as a great reminder that there are no shortcuts when training horses - you must be thorough and dedicated to success!
12. November 2013 00:04
No Worries Club members get to spend an hour on the phone with Clinton this evening. Starting at 7 PM CST, Clinton will be answering members' horse training questions live. The hour-long session is free and limited to the first 1,000 callers. Throughout the Q&A, Clinton will randomly select callers to ask him their questions. (If Clinton does call on you, please only ask him one question so that he can get to more members.) A recording of the session will be posted on the No Worries Club website at a later date. For information on how to join the conference, go to the No Worries Club forums.
12. November 2013 00:02
When we first learned that members had taken it upon themselves to create meet-up groups to practice the Method, troubleshoot each other's problems and offer support, we were impressed with their ambition and excited for the camaraderie they'd found. Learning the Method and enjoying your horse is more fun with friends! If you belong to a meet-up group, we want to know about it. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Meet-Up Group" with the information below.
- The name of your group
- The main contact person/group leader's name and contact information
- The region or State your group meets in
- The number of people who are in your group
29. October 2013 00:05
Clinton just wrapped up a filming session in the Volunteer State with the Downunder Horsemanship group "Worry Free N Tennessee." Clinton worked with several of the group's members one-on-one to better their horsemanship and answer their training questions. He also got to catch up with Amy Oliver - the group's leader and owner of Cider, the rescue horse Clinton trained in 2010 for the popular RFD-TV series. All in all, the clinician said the trip east was a great experience and he loves working with groups that practice the Method. "These groups have created a great learning environment and a very encouraging atmosphere," he shared. "I'd love to see more of these groups all over the world."
15. October 2013 00:03
Who says Halloween is just for goblins, ghosts and ghouls? Not us, and certainly not our No Worries Club members. It's time for our annual NWC costume contest, so get your creative juices flowing! Scare us, make us laugh or melt our hearts - it's up to you. Last year, IMAGreat won the contest by dressing her horse up as a sheep. Even Dino from the Flintstones joined the fun in 2012. We know you have been waiting all year for a reason to make your horse look silly (and test out all that desensitizing you've done), and we can't wait to see your entries!
1. All photos must be posted here in this thread to be entered in the contest.
2. Only one post per member. (So if you dress up multiple horses every photo needs to go in one post.)
3. You must be a current NWC member to win.
3. Photo must be of a horse in your family and of your own costume creativity.
1. Post your photos in this NWC forum by November 4th.
2. The following day, we'll post a poll in a separate thread for members to vote on their favorite entry. (I'll move all the pictures into another thread for ease of voting/viewing the entries.)
This year's prize is a Method or Professional Series kit of your choice! You'll get to choose from the Fundamentals, Intermediate, Advanced, Foal Training, Colt Starting or even our BRAND NEW Trick Training Series!
8. October 2013 00:03
If you haven't logged on to the club site recently, be sure you head over to it. Clinton just recently answered a couple of training questions posted by members. In one response, he explains how to work with a 3-year-old mustang that refuses to lead forward, and in another he helps an owner whose horse is yanking the lead rope out of her hand and running off during Lunging for Respect Stage Two. To hear Clinton's responses, log on to the club site and click on the "Video Library" tab at the top of the page. Then select "Clinton's Q&A" tab. You can even submit a question of your own on the site by clicking on the "Submit You Question Tab." Stay tuned for more audio answers and training tips from Clinton!
8. October 2013 00:02
We're looking for a few Method-followers to star in a "Test Your Intermediate" video series. Clinton is challenging you: How well do you know the Intermediate level of the Method? How soft, supple and responsive is your horse? Is your sidepassing down the fence a walk in the park for you and your horse? Does your horse make stopping on whoa look like child's play? Are you up for the challenge of having your skills tested and assessed by Clinton? How about in front of the camera?
Clinton is looking for a few members to show him just how good they are at the Intermediate level of the Method. He will work with each selected member one-on-one, having the member show him every Intermediate groundwork and riding exercise. After each exercise, he'll critique and grade you on your work. That's 33 exercises you'll receive Clinton's help with - it'll be the best feedback you ever get!
If you're up to the challenge, submit an application and a short video (click here) of yourself practicing the Intermediate level of the Method. Follow the guidelines below:
- You must be at least 18 years of age.
- You must be a current No Worries Club member.
- You must have either a mare or a gelding to work with. No stallions, mules or donkeys.
To Accept Clinton's Challenge:
- Apply on the Casting Call webpage (click here) under the "Test Your Intermediate" tab.
- Applications are due December 31st, 2013.
- Filming will be done at the Downunder Horsemanship Ranch in Stephenville, Texas. You will be responsible for getting yourself and your horse to the ranch for filming and all accommodations during your stay.
- Filming for the series will be held in mid-2014.
- Only those chosen will be contacted.
- At the start of your video, give us a brief intro. Tell us about your horse and what you need help with.
- Briefly demonstrate each Intermediate exercise in order with no audio or talking.
- Videos must be live footage - no picture slideshows will be accepted.
- Keep your video under 30 minutes in length.
24. September 2013 00:03
This month No Worries Club members will receive their Fall Journals. This edition of the NWC exclusive features a smorgasbord of innovative, inspirational and instructional articles. You'll meet our 2013 Clinician Academy Graduates, catch up with RFD-TV sensation, Tricky Warrior, learn all about the new Trick Training Series, including a sneak peek at one of the exercises from the Arena Mates, learn how to troubleshoot a horse that rears, and get Clinton's take on what constitutes soft hands. That's just a sampling of what the 150-plus page Journal covers!
10. September 2013 00:05
If you have a horse training question for Clinton or just want to hear some great horsemanship advice, mark your calendar! Clinton will be holding a live Q&A for club members on Tuesday, September 17th, 7 PM - 8 PM CST. The hour-long session is free for members and limited to the first 1,000 callers. Throughout the Q&A, Clinton will randomly select callers to ask him any horse training question they desire. It'll be an hour filled with Clinton's commonsense explanations on how to handle even the most frustrating training challenges, and we guarantee his candid Aussie humor will have you laughing out loud. And it's all for FREE! A recording of the session will be posted on the No Worries Club website at a later date. For information on how to join the conference, log on to the NWC forums.