Downunder Horsemanship


item #: VICA15COLT
Price: $225.00  | NWC: $150.00

In the Colt Starting Series, Clinton covers every aspect of starting a young horse from catching a wild horse to safely walking, trotting and cantering on a loose rein both in the arena and on the trail. The series is filled with countless success tips, safety precautions and troubleshooting advice.


With the experience of starting over 600 wild brumbies straight from the Australian Outback, there isn't a colt starting situation Clinton hasn't found himself in and doesn't know the solution to. He learned his colt starting technique from the renowned Aussie horseman, Gordon McKinlay, heralded in his lifetime as the "King of the Roundpen" for his ability to gentle wild horses. Incorporating Gordon's philosophy of thoroughly preparing a young horse on the ground and using a helper during the colt's first three rides, Clinton's focus on safety for both horse and rider makes his method the practical and smart choice for building a lifelong partnership.


In the series, Clinton works with a wild mustang to best demonstrate how effective his method of colt starting is, covering every crucial step to achieving a safe and enjoyable partnership with a young horse. So whether you have a colt you've raised since birth or are taking on an untouched prospect, Clinton has your step-by-step guide to getting off to the right start.


Includes: 11 DVDs and 26 Arena Mates

Working With Young Horses Resource




Desensitizing to the Lariat

Roping the Colt with the Lariat

Leading with the Lariat


Getting Two Eyes with the Halter

Yield the Hindquarters Stage One

Yield the Hindquarters Stage Two

Lunging for Respect Stage One

Desensitizing to the Lead Rope

Desensitizing to the Stick and String

Sending Exercise

Turn and Go

Lunging for Respect Stage Two

Ponying with a Saddle-Broke Horse

Yield the Forequarters

Backing Up Method 1: Tap the Air

Flexing the Head and Neck

Leading by the Feet

Laying the Colt Down

Jeffrey's Method (Human Curry Comb)

Desensitizing to Rope Around Belly


Circle Driving

Stirrup Driving

Desensitizing to Plastic Bags

Backing Up Method 2: Wiggle, Wave, Walk and Whack

Backing Up Method 3: Marching

Backing Up Method 4: Steady Pressure

Leading Beside

Pick Me Up Off the Fence

Desensitizing to Feed Whackers

Desensitizing to the Stock Whip

Desensitizing to the Dressage Whip

Head Shy Exercises

Check Around to the Tail

Picking up the Feet

Touch and Rub: Poll

Touch and Rub: Hindquarters

Helicopter Exercise

Run Up and Rub

Leading Behind

First Ride in Roundpen - with a helper

Second Ride in Roundpen - with helper doing less

Third Ride - with helper ideally doing nothing

Desensitizing to Water

Introducing the Snaffle Bit

Riding Your Colt Outside the Arena for the First Time