I usually stay out of these, it's not my place to defend them and frankly they don't need it. But Jeff Sanders is a good friend of mine, he is a top hand. He used to team rope and did well at it. But has since switched to full time teaching and training. He is not a "punchy" guy, And would probably smile at that comment. He grew up in California and learned the old traditional ways from some great horsemen. He has studied with some of the best baroque dressage trainers in the world. He is an extremely well rounded horseman, we have had numerous discussions about many aspects of horses and his knowledge is very deep. I have a lot of respect for Jeff, he has helped me more with my horses than most guys that I have ridden with. And the man is incredible with a rope. I know most people could learn a thing or two about cattle from him.
To say that the people in Europe don't actually work cattle is quite untrue. Most of his clinics are taught in an arena with cattle. Something you don't see many trainers do. I consider him to be the real deal, and have always thought that if I can get my horses as quiet and responsive as Jeff's I will have made it in life. How's that for a plug?