Although I am not a PP follower, I really hope this doesn’t go the way that other PP threads have gone…. South, as I think they have helped many people. Just as most other trainers have as well.
I will say that while horses are horses, there are many ways a person can approach horses. (Philosophy I mean, not actual walk up approach) and I think the different trainers, or rather human coaches are geared towards the different needs of the humans that follow them and what helps them (humans) get the best relationship they can with their horse.
Nothing wrong with that.
I have been around horses far longer that many of the well know trainers have even been riding. As in, back when you needed to figure it out yourself, pronto, or it (whatever you were trying to accomplish) wasn’t going to work.
However, I do have to say after reviewing many of the trainers lately, some really do offer some good information, especially for people who are new and haven’t ridden for their whole life, but they also offer a fresh approach for those who have been around.
Horses, much as any other subject or pool of knowledge there is to be had, have some basic common sense things and I amazed at how many people struggle with these common sense things. (In general, not directed at anyone on HF)
So I, for one, am glad that there are different trainers/gurus/whatevers out there for people to utilize in their journeys in the horse world and I think over all it (all the different approaches) have been helpful.
The knowledge that is… not the marketing. Not going there.
That said, I did look over the personality chart when it first came out and the ability to “peg” my horse wasn’t so much what I found helpful, but more rather the idea of breaking horse characteristics down into relatable terms. I’m sure many of us can attest to the fact that horses do indeed have different personalities.
Being able to recognize that can only be beneficial, no matter who came up with the concept of putting it on paper and selling it.
I think it is high time we start to look more at the info that is available and less at the names associated with it.