Rather than teaching a “Method” Clay prefers to teach people how to understand the horses mental and physical state, helping the horse feel content and move with balance, which allows the horse to learn and respond.
Based on sound principles his approach can help all stages of riders from any discipline develop effective ways to communicate with the horse, building a meaningful partnership, helping both the horse and rider reach their full potential.
The horse must first become gentle, trusting and confident in both you and within himself. This is accomplished through building a relationship, friendship and partnership.
Doing this requires us to consistently practice and put into play good leadership skills. It demands of us to face and work through our discomforts, pains, fears, and feelings of inadequacies, and come to know ourselves and the horse for what we truly are—as horses, humans, and as individuals.
is about showing you how to see the many details that are key to a meaningful level of communication between horse and rider. Regardless of your chosen riding discipline, solid foundation principles are necessary and universal to producing good horsemanship. Principles of quality horsemanship include:
Instead, he believes in helping people learn how to understand--to "read"--what the horse is feeling, communicating, and showing, and what to do about it. You can learn how to work with the whole horse: mind, body, emotions, and spirit!
Clay's patient, clear, and thorough method of teaching helps people and horses relax and absorb the details that create the ability to advance their skill level through problem solving and attaining knowledge. Both the clients and horses gain confidence and learn the qualities that enable them to perform to their maximum potential.
teach your horse to: