Originally Posted by xxdanioo
I guess he had no interest in apps, thought they were too stubbourn.
I find this very amusing since John Lyons was so proud of the fact that he trained his Appy stallion to do many things even though so many people thought Appys hard to train.
Like most trainers, he has a few good tips but mostly shows "tricks" on horses he has spent many, many hours working with until they perform well on cue. I am jaded about big name trainers since they want to sell people on a method and products. They take horses that absolutely anyone could train and show how little time and effort it takes to ride the horse.
When any of them comes across a horse with too much energy, spirit or a less than dull personality, they either hide the footage or more often they label the horse as one of those "brain-damaged, crazy, throwback, genetic freak" horses that absolutely no one could ever work with.
The truth is that many horses require days and months and years of work to establish trust and work with consistency.