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Clint Surplus is based in Terrebonne, Oregon at the foot of Smith Rock.  Clint operates TRUHORSEMANSHIP Ranch with the help of his wife, Shawnele, and their children.  It is the hub of his clinic, lesson and training programs.

Clint has been riding for over 30 years and started his first colt over 20 years ago, with the help of his dad.  Clint draws on knowledge gained from a variety of experiences with horses, opportunities he has had to learn from many experienced horsemen and his 5 years of college with classes in agriculture and a degree in education.  His background in education is an important asset in helping instruct his students.  His approach is to help stimulate thought from his students, present the methods he has found to be most effective, and provide a relaxed learning environment.

Clintís experiences have helped him acquire awareness for the horseís perspective, and an abundance of experience to apply to helping them and their handlers.  It is his goal to help the horse and help his students learn to interact with their horses in a way that is safe, meaningful, fun and productive.

Clint offers a variety of clinics, classes, and group and private lessons to teach the methods and philosophy he uses to develop soft, willing, responsive and confident horses.  He also takes a few select horses for in-house training from April to October.  Each instructional program depends on the horseís grounding in the fundamentals.  We canít expect a child to read Shakespeare when they have yet to learn the alphabet.

Many horses are trained based on the assumptions of the trainer, not the horseís actual level of understanding.  It is Clintís belief that even older horses often have gaps in their understanding and need to go back to the basics to fill in these gaps before advancing.  Lack of knowledge of the fundamentals can result in a horse who acts stubborn, confused, scared or resistant.       ~**~

For more information about Clint Surplus and his programs, please browse the remainder of this site, the Facebook Group page and Blog.  

PHONE:  CLINT & SHAWNELE   541-548-6636


 To" A WAY WITH HORSES "a great article about Clint  by Colby Brown of July 3, 2013 in
The Redmond Spokesman
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