This is who Clinton is teaching to. He has an avid following. Those that love him do and those that don't really don't.
"My primary customer is a middle-aged woman, between 40 and 50 years of age. [Their] kids are out of high school, usually theyíre a baby boomer--kids are out of college, they are recreational riders, trail ride. They love their horses. They would like to get along with their horse better and feel more safe and confident when they ride and on the ground."
Clinton doesn't care, what those that are critical think about his methods. No minds will ever be changed here, for those that follow him.
Does he have any tips for teaching the over confident rider; riders with the attitude that than can perform a particular skill when in fact, they can not? He says to tell the student, "... you need to listen to what I have to say. If you donít agree with it, thatís fine, you donít have to come back for another lesson. But, if you are here for a lesson, you need to do what I tell you to do and respect what iím saying because Iím trying to help you." His tone is very matter of fact, and not punitive. "If you donít want to do that, you wonít hurt my feelings but this is the last lesson we are going to have together." He seems to believe that honesty is the best policy when he says, "Because, otherwise youíre just wasting your time and their money."