HRTV PARTNERS WITH RENOWNED CLINICIAN CLINTON ANDERSON
Arcadia, CA, Jan. 12 -- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will continue to strengthen and expand its equestrian programming line-up when it partners with acclaimed clinician Clinton Anderson for a weekly series involving Anderson's award-winning "Downunder Horsemanship" Method, premiering on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. ET.
The first 13-part series will air in one-hour blocks each Tuesday evening. The shows will chronicle, in-depth, the re-training of Tricky Warrior (nicknamed Tricky), a 3-year-old gelding whose career on the track has concluded.
“HRTV is pleased to welcome the highly-respected celebrated Clinton Anderson to the network," said Scott Daruty, President of HRTV. "This series of shows further bolsters our equestrian programming line-up. The introduction of Thoroughbred re-training as the main component of these shows add to the appeal of our programming for both our equestrian and racing audiences."
A lifelong student of horsemanship, Clinton has accumulated an immense amount of knowledge on gaining the trust and respect of horses and learning to communicate with them. The culmination of his knowledge is the "Downunder Horsemanship" Method – a step-by-step approach to safely training horses.
"When we were approached by HRTV to join their network, it seemed a natural fit for 'Downunder Horsemanship,'" Clinton says. "We look forward to having the opportunity to provide horse owners with another means to learn the 'Downunder Horsemanship' Method."
Tuesday's initial episode emanates from Ruidoso Downs Racetrack in New Mexico, where Anderson takes Tricky and begins the first stages of transitioning him from the rigors of being a racehorse to establishing a meaningful "second career" off the track.
Subsequent shows will highlight the continual progression with Tricky, and features Anderson sharing the proven results of his horsemanship method. It will culminate in Tricky's successful transformation from racehorse to trusted riding partner.
Anderson's practical instruction offers something for every level of rider. A top-level reining and working cow horse competitor himself, the native Australian often visits respected trainers in various disciplines to get a firsthand look at training practices and goes behind the scenes with industry leaders for in-depth interviews.
HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, is a television-based multimedia network dedicated to equine sports. HRTV’s programming features horseracing from top U.S. and international racetracks, as well as a wide range of world-class English and Western horse competitions, news, original programming and award-winning documentaries covering the world of horse sports. The live stream of HRTV is available on a subscription basis to high-speed Internet users worldwide at www.hrtvlive.com. In the U.S., the HRTV television network is available via telco, cable and satellite in over 19 million homes.