BLACKJACK LAND & CATTLE COMPANY: A TREAT................

Saturday, March 15, 2008

A TREAT................


I was given a special treat today-Clinton Anderson tickets! My good friend & riding pardner (aka pardner in crime!) Mary gave them to me as a early birthday present. We went to Nacogdoches to the Expo Center for the clinic/tour. He did horse philosophy, colt starting, gaining your horse's respect on the ground and advanced riding demo. He is neat to watch and I learned some things I want to try on couple of our horses.



Oh my goodness you should have seen his rig! It was a 12 horse slant. This is me and Savannah at the back end of it, we look so little! The other picture next to it is his horse Diez and he was doing the advanced riding demo on him. He was 2 stepping, side passing, flying lead changes, spinning, etc. He was a nice looking gelding. Sorry about some of the pics, this are the better ones. The arena was covered but opened on one end and it messed with the lighting.

He also had many Clintonisms! "Two eyes are better than two heels!" AMEN to that one! "Squeeze, Cluck, Spank", and many others. I bought a catch rope (it is like a war bridle) and a shirt that says You have a compliant about my riding call 1-800-eat-my-dust! I couldn't pass that one up! And of course Savannah had to have a horse! We had a great day and learned some great things. Thanks Mary for this special treat and sharing this with me and Savannah.

7 comments:

USAincognito said...

I would like to go see him sometime. I have been to a John Lyons Symposium a few years back. That was incredible to see! :)

BarnGoddess said...

great b-day gift!

Ive never been to one of his..Id like to someday.

Ive been to 2 Lyons and 1 Parelli...I LOVE John Lyons!!!! he is wonderful :)

now THAT is a rig..

Rising Rainbow said...

I have been fortunate enough to have seen Clinton Anderson. I got a chuckle out of his aussie terms and he has a cute b*tt. Oh,did I say that. Shame on me.

I love John Lyons as well. They do the sane kinds of things just describe it differently. Pretty cool! Glad you got to go.

Linda said...

I've always wanted to go to one of his clinics. I'm glad you got too!

Mikey said...

Awesome! Love him, saw him at Equine Affaire. He's very good at what he does.
Glad you got to go and Savannah too. Never too young to go to a clinic :)

Nonna said...

What a fun day for you and Savannah!! By the way, my daughter lives in Nacogdoches! I'll be heading there this weekend for Easter!
Have a blessed week!

Jen said...

yay for Clinton! He'll be here on the 21st. I'm glad you had fun! And that is a nice rig...wooeee lol.

Miss ya girl!

Jen