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|Noted horse trainer Clinton Anderson to visit Ike|
World-renowned horse trainer and clinician Clinton Anderson will entertain local horse enthusiasts next week when his Wahl Walkabout Tour stops at Ike Hamilton Expo Center.
Anderson's tour will be featured at the Ike on Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13.
A charity Wahl Ball Toss will be held on Sunday with all proceeds benefiting Horse Assisted Therapy Services of North Louisiana, a not-for-profit organization that provides therapeutic horse riding to area residents with special needs.
The organization will sell $5 tennis balls to participants on-site for use in the toss. Winners will receive Clinton Anderson merchandise.
"We're honored to be chosen to participate," said Leslie Vowles, executive director of Horse Assisted Therapy Services of North Louisiana.
"The proceeds from this event will be used to provide scholarships for participants in the HATS therapeutic horsemanship program," Vowles said.
Vowles also is excited about seeing Anderson's clinic in person and encourages other local horse enthusiasts to do the same.
"Clinton Anderson is one of the most amazing clinicians in the equine industry," Vowles said. "I'm looking forward to attending the clinic to learn his methods first hand and have some training methods we can use with our therapeutic horses. It should be an amazing opportunity to learn valuable information that we can use everyday, and pass this knowledge along to our own students."
Horse Assisted Therapy Services of North Louisiana offers individualized therapeutic horseback riding instruction to people over the age of two years with physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral disabilities.
Therapeutic riding involves teaching horsemanship to people with disabilities. Riders learn adaptive riding skills, horse care, grooming and tacking and safe handling, Vowles said.
"The benefits of riding are limitless, but common improvements are seen in balance, strength, visual-motor skills, sensory processing, range of motion, self-esteem and appropriate social interaction," she said.
HATS participates in various fundraising activities throughout the year to help provide funds to cover participant's riding fees. HATS is staffed by trained volunteers and their horses. The group cooperates with several other local organizations and private citizens of Ouachita and Lincoln parishes which donate the use of their facilities to help keep overhead expenses down, Vowles said.
"This allows more of the funds received to be directly applied toward riding scholarships," she said.
Riding sessions are held on Tuesdays at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office Arena at the sheriff's office's rifle range in West Monroe; Wednesdays at the Ouachita Riding Arena in Calhoun; and Thursdays at Tom O'Neal's arena in Choudrant.
During the weekend event, spectators can watch firsthand the results of Anderson's horse training method during eight separate demonstrations using untrained horses.
During breaks, Anderson will be available to answer questions as well as take photographs and sign autographs.
At the end of each clinic, Anderson will reveal the finished result with an advanced riding demonstration.
Anderson is the founder of Downunder Horsemanship. He is a two-time winner of the Road to the Horse colt starting championship, a head-to-head competition between top equine trainers in which each uses their own training method to train an unbroken horse to ride in just three hours.
In both instances Anderson's grand finale was riding the horse standing on its back, while cracking a stock whip.
Tickets for the event are $25 per day.
Advance tickets are available online or by phone. Each day's program begins at 9 a.m.; Doors open at 8:15 a.m.
For more information or to buy tickets, call 888-287-7432 or visit www.downunderhorsemanship.com.