Here is my 2 cents!
I love how CA does his easy to follow instruction videos.
He shows you a finished horse, and then he shows you unfinished horses.
Not only are they unfinished, but he will show you how a lazy horse AND an energetic horse will react to the training. Big help.
Then he shows you any and all "trainer" problems and "horse" problems that may come up and how to overcome that.
I have seen CA in person a couple of times. I was shocked to see the welts on the horses!
That's his black and white theory. Be as firm as you need to... theory.
I myself don't agree with that much force while training and have personally never have done that to my horses.
Even so, his dvd's are the reason why I was able to keep a young horse I had just purchased. His dvd's gave me the confidence.
It was only after learning from CA that I understood any of Parelli.
I am/was a dvd junkie so I have tons of them from PP, C Cox, Ken McNabb, Stacy Westfall and religiously watch all of the trainers on RFDTV. I love C Cameron's shows that teach me how to use my body/legs/hands.
So, I definitely incorporate several styles in my training. Because of this I took a horse that I thought I would have to sell and made him into the best horse I have ever ridden!
Oh, and btw, while I don't think CA is ugly by any means, neither do I think he's a hunk!
That would fall to another Aussie guy in my opinion, Keith Urban!
Hmm, I wonder if I could get Keith Urban to put out a horse training dvd? Now that I would buy!