Originally Posted by loosie
IME a lot of 'gurus' & instructors are like that
loosie, I guess you just haven't been lucky. Most I met were very open-minded, also a lot still take lessons from other trainers (like eventing trainers take lessons with dressage trainers, dressage trainers go to clinics and symposium with those world-known ones, etc.). Although I agree some are indeed "my way or highway" (and I very much dislike that).