For those who don't know, Chris Cox has a show on RFD-TV.
He's one horseman I have very much respected and feel I've learned a lot of what I know from him. Not at all aiming to offend anybody or make this one of "those" threads, but I feel that his training is a lot more natural to horses than today's concept of "natural" horsemanship. I like that he doesn't require a ton of equipment to carry out basic tasks (or even complicated ones, really), just the basic rope halter with long lead which is very handy for basic work on the ground, and of course tack .
I like that he does work on the ground to prepare horses' minds for things without way overdoing it. It seems to me that he and the horses he works with have a solid understanding of each other and respect for each other in just a short time of working together. I like his level of communication with horses and his openness to other disciplines both english and western. You can also tell by the way that he talks that he is more comfortable communicating with horses than with humans, and I like that about him.
Of course I don't feel that he is right all of the time because of course nobody is, but I feel that he is on a much better track than many other popular clinicians today.
I'm very curious to know what other HF members think of him as a horseman.
*Please, please no bashing of Chris or of other clinicians; that is not at all the intention of this thread. This thread is meant to respectfully state opinions about this particular horseman, nothing more. Thanks *