If Your Horse Is Running Scared

A horse running scared cannot respect you and is dangerous. How do you deal with that? Check out pro trainer Clinton Anderson helping a horse owner handle a scared horse.


In this live demo Clinton Anderson shows how he helps a horse owner establish leadership between himself and an aggressive horse. Watch as Clinton creates a proper pecking order of human dominance and equine submission – based on trust and respect.

Recap of ‘Horse Running Scared’ Video

The horse here needed a firm, experienced trainer who would establish leadership from the start. Like many aggressive horses, this one had gotten away with misbehaving for a long time. Clinton starts immediately by gaining control of the horse’s feet – the trainer became the “leader” by assertively moving the horse forwards, backwards, around the round pen, changing directions, on his terms. As he says, with such a dangerous horse you have to be “black and white.” It’s go or no-go. And one good whack is better than 1000 little taps. The horse must know there is no in-between, no gray ground.

Watch and see how the change in the horse happens. And eventually, the horse’s owner is able to get into the pen with the trainer and learn what she must do from now on. I really like the horse owner, because she got afraid of the horse – but she did not give up on the horse. The result is a new beginning for both the horse and rider.

There lot’s of promotional bits in the video, but it’s totally worth checking out if you’re dealing with a horse running scared or exhibiting dangerous behavior.


Expert: Clinton Anderson

Bio: Clinton Anderson is a clinician, horse trainer and competitor. He’s dedicated his life to helping others realize their horsemanship dreams and keeping them inspired to achieve their goals. Discover for yourself how Clinton and the Method can help you achieve your horsemanship dreams at www.downunderhorsemanship.com.