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    12-09-2011, 01:59 PM
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Foal
Conventional Training vs. Natural Horsemanship

There seems to be quite a bit of buzz about the difference between conventional training and natural horsemanship training.

This article discusses how the two may be more interconnected than thought originally: Mythbusters: Natural Horsemanship vs. Conventional Training AllHorseStuff

I am a strong believer that natural horsemanship principles can be incorporated in training for any discipline. Any thoughts on this?

-Hadrien
     
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    12-09-2011, 02:09 PM
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Showing
I say that you should always have a vast amount of "tools" in your toolbox.. you should never run out of ways to fix a problem or teach a horse something. So I like to know a little of everything from each style. It has helped my horse begin to reach his full potential instead of being a pasture puff that scared the noodles out of anyone.
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    12-09-2011, 02:21 PM
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Trained
The article generates a good discussion HERE, but I thought it was a piece of fluff since it gave no in-depth arguments to persuade either way.
     
    12-10-2011, 04:35 PM
  #4
Green Broke
I started reading, then gave up.

Call it what you want, natural, conventional, bareback, bit, bitless.
Training is training, you can do it with what gadgets here and there and what means you must, but the general consensus to train a good horse is the same, just with different results for different levels, disciplines and uses.

There is another thread in the natural horsemanship section. If it was meant to be "natural", we wouldn't be riding the horses.
Nuff said.
     
    12-10-2011, 04:47 PM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by AllHorseStuff    
There seems to be quite a bit of buzz about the difference between conventional training and natural horsemanship training.

This article discusses how the two may be more interconnected than thought originally: Mythbusters: Natural Horsemanship vs. Conventional Training AllHorseStuff

I am a strong believer that natural horsemanship principles can be incorporated in training for any discipline. Any thoughts on this?

-Hadrien
I find it interesting that you were JUST on another horse forum posting this same info. Sorry...don't agree and not interested.
     
    12-10-2011, 04:58 PM
  #6
Yearling
^ What difference does that make? Lots of info gets posted across many boards.
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    12-10-2011, 05:42 PM
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Op, you have to forgive the slightly jaded attitude expressed when this sort of comparison comes up. If you have been on HF for any length of time, you will have seen that this comes up regularly and is discussed ad nauseum, such that now it gets hard to entice long time regulars into returning for another round.

It does seem that most persons familiar with horse training will see that the methods do overlap considerably. A horse is a horse, no matter where and when. They respond somewhat predidctably due to their inate nature as prey animals. We learn and utilitze this to our advantage , as trainers.
I didn't read your article, (sorry) but I assume this is the gist of it.
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    12-10-2011, 05:58 PM
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Trained
I'll be darned if I know what 'natural horsemanship' is. I grant that starving the horse until he is weak and then riding him by brute force is 'unnatural horsemanship', but even in the 1800s folks would write about taking their time to break a horse for their own use. The ones broken fast were for business, not pleasure and not personal use by one rider.
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    12-11-2011, 07:21 AM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by Sahara    
^ What difference does that make? Lots of info gets posted across many boards.
I suppose it's because when someone posts only one time and only one thing, such as this exact same thing on another forum....you get suspicious as to their real intention.
     
    12-11-2011, 09:23 AM
  #10
Foal
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
Op, you have to forgive the slightly jaded attitude expressed when this sort of comparison comes up. If you have been on HF for any length of time, you will have seen that this comes up regularly and is discussed ad nauseum, such that now it gets hard to entice long time regulars into returning for another round.
I'm pretty new on forums, this is the first time I bring up this comparison. Looks like people have strong opinions about the subject. It's good, I was trying to get a better feeling of what people thought.

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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
It does seem that most persons familiar with horse training will see that the methods do overlap considerably. A horse is a horse, no matter where and when. They respond somewhat predidctably due to their inate nature as prey animals. We learn and utilitze this to our advantage , as trainers.
I didn't read your article, (sorry) but I assume this is the gist of it.
I'm on the same page as you on this one.
     

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