So you really think vaquero's style is the ONLY way to have a responsive horse?
I agree with what nhareiner and wanstrom are saying because I understand what they are trying to get at - and I'm not even a western rider. PP does not own the rights to riding with light hands in any discipline
I have no problem with anything that promotes good horsemanship - but it doesnt belong to any one person or any one section of the sport
Look at all the 'words' - desensitise, sacking out, imprinting, opposition reflex, pressure and release. They get trotted out as if they are some new magical inventions that no one did before when in fact they are centuries old and practiced by horsemen worldwide as 'matter of course' day to day handling and education - they just didnt give them fancy names to make them sound impressive - but doing that sells books and videos because average Joe thinks he is learning something new and exclusive