All Clinton Anderson Performance Horse prospects are hand-selected for their outstanding breeding, conformation, athletic ability and trainable dispositions. While there is no guarantee that a horse will reach the utmost level of success, these outstanding colts and fillies possess the characteristics to excel and command the hallmark of champions. Each horse is trained using the Method with the ultimate goal of competing and winning at the highest levels of reining and cow horse competitions.
Clinton takes a great deal of pride in training and showing his performance horses and partners with select individuals who share his passion for the horse as an athlete and have a love of reining and cow horse competitions. Owning a performance horse is the only way Clinton will personally train a horse for the public.
The Downunder Horsemanship Ranch boasts state-of-the-art facilities designed to bring out the best performance in each horse while looking after the horse’s well-being. From the barns and arenas to the wash racks and saddling bays, the Downunder Horsemanship Ranch is equipped with every amenity a performance horse in training may require and was custom designed by Clinton himself.
Clinton Anderson Performance Horses are shown throughout the country all year long. To watch Clinton compete on the horses, visit the link below to see upcoming show dates.
As a general rule, you will buy your performance horse as a yearling or 2-year-old. Occasionally, Clinton has older, trained performance horses for sale, but not often.
Yes. If you’re interested in becoming an owner of one of these elite horses, you’ll simply fill out the “contact us” information box and click “send message.” Clinton will then be in contact with you, providing you a packet of information that describes the Performance Horse Program in depth. After reading through the packet of information, you’ll be encouraged to contact Clinton if you’re still interested in owning one of his horses. At that time, you and Clinton will discuss your goals as a performance horse owner and decide if the partnership is something you’d like to pursue. If it is, then Clinton will invite you to the Downunder Horsemanship Ranch or one of the country’s top sales to meet face-to-face and to help you select your new horse.
If you’re interested in becoming an owner of one of these elite horses, follow the link below – you’ll simply fill out the form and click submit. Clinton will then be in contact with you, providing you a packet of information that describes the Performance Horse Program in depth. After reading through the packet of information, you’ll be encouraged to contact Clinton if you’re still interested in owning one of his horses. At that time, you and Clinton will discuss your goals as a performance horse owner and decide if the partnership is something you’d like to pursue. If it is, then Clinton will invite you to the Downunder Horsemanship Ranch or one of the country’s top sales to meet face-to-face and to help you select your new horse.
During your visit to the ranch or a sale, you’ll spend the entire day with Clinton, meeting each of the available prospects, learning about their bloodlines and why Clinton believes each horse has the ability to fulfill your dreams and his. You’ll get to watch the horses in training being worked and will be encouraged to ask questions.
Yes. Through the Performance Horse Program, Clinton is seeking out individuals passionate about horses and those wanting to experience ownership of an elite athlete competing at the top levels of the reining and cow horse industries. Since he wants to develop a mutually beneficial partnership with you, it is important to Clinton that the two of you have the same goals and ambitions. If he feels that the partnership won’t work well, he will choose not to do business with you.
Clinton and Professional Clinician Kristin Hamacher will train your horse. Clinton is actively involved with all aspects of a performance horse’s training. As a 2-year-old, your horse will be started by Kristin. Clinton oversees all of the horse’s training, ensuring the correct techniques are being used and the horse is progressing well. Every two weeks, Clinton personally rides each 2-year-old and evaluates the horse. When the horse enters his 3-year-old year, Clinton takes over his training entirely from that point on.
Yes. You are encouraged to visit your horse at the ranch and take part in his training sessions. You will work directly with Clinton to set up the best time to schedule a visit.
No. There is no guarantee a horse will win money. In fact, there is no guarantee a horse will have the ability and desire to compete at the top levels of a given discipline. Each year, Clinton starts with an elite group of yearlings that have been bred to be outstanding performance horses. The reality is that not every horse lives up to his bloodlines to compete at the highest level of competition. In fact, by the time the horses reach their 3-year-old year, Clinton has whittled the original group down to between six to eight extremely talented prospects.
If a horse is cut from the program, Clinton will help you find a suitable option for the horse, whether that be you having an outstanding riding partner or choosing to sell the horse.
Reining and cow horses do not get shown until August or September of their 3-year-old year. As a general rule, the horses are taken to three futurities in their 3-year-old year. In addition to the futurities, the horses may be hauled to local shows as a way to get them out and used to the show environment. If the horse is talented and making progress, he will continue to be shown in his 4- and 5-year-old years. The fun of training and competing performance horses is the journey of developing a world champion and winning money. Clinton has every hope of doing that with his talented prospects.
When your horse is taken to a show, you will be responsible for paying his entry fees, stall fee and any other fees associated with the show. You will also be responsible for mileage to the show and as well as the trainers’ expenses.
Yes. You will work with Clinton to decide the best options. Once Clinton has the horse trained and you and Clinton are confident about your riding ability, he will help you take the steps necessary to compete on your horse. That could mean working with Clinton directly or Clinton helping you find a local trainer near your home to work with.
No. Clinton personally selects all of his performance horse prospects. These horses are purchased at national sales or by working closely with a horse broker.
Clinton will be in close contact with you, keeping you informed of your horse’s training progress and answering your questions. Working with Clinton, you’ll take an active role in planning your horse’s show schedule.
The Downunder Horsemanship team will keep you abreast of your horse’s well-being and farrier, de-worming, vaccination and dental appointments. If any health care concerns or injuries arise, we will contact you immediately. Before any veterinarian care is given to your horse, we will get your permission to proceed. However, in emergency situations, if you cannot be reached and Clinton and the veterinarian feel that the horse needs immediate care, treatment will be given.