I will start by saying I'm a person who has used CA methods and I like him. I'm not a follower or fan as I just use bits and pieces of his method. I trust his methods. I'm not into his "thinking side of the brain" stuff but I think most of his words have value and are helpful.
I'm sorry that CA is being maligned on the internet. We all know examples of stories that have gone out of control on the internet. To be on the receiving end of that must be awful! And what makes me really feel bad is knowing how crazy some horse people can be. Horses seem to attract some of the most socially awkward and fanatical women (and a few men)on our planet. I'd feel bad for anyone in this fix.
I bet this woman turning down CA's offer of a signature horse was especially irritating. I have heard CA talk about how Americans think they need bigger and bigger horses when a nice 14 hh horse is sufficient and easier to mount. I can just see him shaking his head on this one!
This seems like another example of how the Internet can be used for wrong. If you are a trainer who uses forceful (not cruel) methods, then you are a horse killer. If you are a trainer that uses clicker training then you are an idiot softie who believes in unicorns and the pegasus.
We just need to take a breath!
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