Yeah, I grew up with the more "hands on" approach with the whips, and my dad's personal favorite, the lariat around the butt. But while that did work sometimes, it seemed to explode frustrating problems into impossible problems with bad reactions for some horses. I loved this idea when I learned about it and will definitely use it in the future! It seems that a little extra work motivates horses pretty well! It works with so many other applications and in lots of training methods, so why not loading?