Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
It's seems like a lot of natural horsemanship trainers put across the feeling like 'if you follow my program you'll never have problem horse and everything will fit in together perfectly.' Not all of them but I get that feeling with a lot of them. I'll tell you, (and most of you know this) even if you do try 'natural horsemanship' it's a LOT of hard work! And guess what, you still get problems and problem horses.
I think a lot of horse problems stem from not working and not having something to do. The times my horses behaved the best and came to me to get caught, was when I was riding every day, sometimes twice a day. They'd nicker when they saw me coming and would run over to me.
So I gathered that horses enjoy working and having purpose as much as people do. We all feel better if we do a day's work (physical or mental work) instead of sittting around and doing nothing.
My conclusion would be that which ever you do (NH or not), and who ever you 'follow', you still have a lot of work ahead of you and you must 'eat the meat and spit out the bones' in any method.
Hope you could follow that!
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