Originally Posted by Mylady
First of all he is a showman and makes a lot of money
I don't personally have a problem with that at all, if it's not all a lie. If someone's good at something & others want to throw money at him, good for him I say.
It's when ideals go out the window for the sake of the money that I have a problem with - that's hypocritical... which I think has happened with one or few of the 'natural horsemanship' gurus.
Fourthly he is a Hypocrite - in the past he was a stuntman.... Now he says that that all that is wrong - contradicting everything he did.
Hypocrisy is believing something but doing the opposite anyway. It is not evolving different beliefs & changing your behaviour accordingly. He is obviously a total fanatic & perhaps just a teensy bit irrational, may be other appropriate...naming words for him
but I don't think what you tell about him is hypocritical in the least, so long as he's not still performing the behaviour he now professes he doesn't believe in - we all live & learn & evolve. Surely there are a lot of things everyone of us now believe that are different to when we were younger?? I used to ride trackwork at the local racecourse for eg. It's not hypocritical or contradictory that it would now be against my ethics to work the backside at trackside, so to speak.
Saranda, I too will check out that link thanks - that's one thing I didn't know about Nevzorov that I DO find absolutely hipocritical, that if he's truly in it for the horse he wouldn't be keeping them cooped up & separated!