We are so very fortunate to live in an age where information is literally available at our fingertips. I have found bits and pieces from a variety of trainers very useful. I like some trainer's methods better than others...and some trainers better than others. (Personally, I'd rather listen to Linda Parelli than Pat.) But I think whatever works for you to become a better team with your horse is a good thing. These professionals have been a blessing to many of us who cannot afford to spend the dollars with a trainer in person.
Hopefully we will be wise enough, however, to seek help if we are faced with a dangerous situation that we cannot handle on our own.
If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, it's because your tactics suck. ~ Marine 1SGT J. Reifinger