Jan. 9, 2006 -- Reigning Road to the Horse champion Clinton Anderson will be on hand at the 2006 event to present his colt
starting and advanced riding demonstrations February 25 and 26 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Each demo will be held as soon as doors open and before the Road to the Horse challenge begins each day (7 a.m. on February 25 and 8 a.m. on February 26). Be there to learn from Anderson and then watch as Craig Cameron, Van Hargis, Martin Black and Stacy Westfall compete on previously untouched horses to claim their own Road to the Horse championship title. Westfall will be the first woman to compete in Road to the Horse.
Anderson will present his 2-hour colt-starting demo on February 25. He'll work with an untrained horse bred and raised in Tennessee. He'll share his gentling techniques he used to win the last two Road to the Horse challenges.
"I'll have time to describe what I'm doing rather than quickly doing the work," Anderson said. "I'll have a lot more time to explain all the tips and ideals I use to start these horses. On Sunday, you'll learn about lead changes, rollbacks and spins--all the moves you want to achieve. You'll see what horses can do after the initial training techniques shown at Road to the Horse."
Clinton will return to the competition ring for the 2007 Road to the Horse--where he'll compete against whomever wins this year's competition. It'll be the year of champions--the Champion of Champions will be announced.
Admission to Anderson's demos is free with your purchase of Road to the Horse tickets. Tickets and more information are available by calling 325-736-5000 or logging on to www.roadtothehorse.com.
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