Well, his first chapter is a bit snarky. I was trying to get a feel for his method and why this person gave me the book. I ride trails and am thinking about endurance, and I already use a LightRider bitless, so I was thinking she either thinks I'm abusive or a kindred spirit to him (which I am neither), but I guess I will just keep reading a bit more. It doesn't seem, so far, to be as much of a method as a diatribe, but I was wondering if there's some methodology in there that I could use to better relate to Bucky and Dixie (mostly Dixie because she respects us, but I don't get the sense she enjoys us, like Bucky who is so friendly and happy to be with us). Anyway, thanks for the replies!