Spirit horse would you mind sharing with me how many World/National/State champions you have trained using this method???????
Also please tell me how this is going to teach her horse to hold his frame at the Lope or Extended Trot????? I am failing to see how what you have suggested could assisst a horse that already knows how to set his head but find himself to be a little lazy and not really wanting to hold together for as long as her is being required too.....
The method is a very standard and straight foward way of teaching a 2yo to set his head so don't think that I am disagreeing with the technique itself but it is not covering the question at hand now is it.
You say that you can't have an opinion but you are the first one to say that any method that is not sanctioned in a "natural horsemanship" publication must be cruel or unkind and surely you can't think that just because I or any other person thinks that what you may do is not our cup of tea does not mean that we are wrong to use training aids. If they were such horrible things don't you think that animal welfare groups would be all over them and have them banned