Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I personally stick to the belief that no training method will ever work 100% of the time. I think people get themselves in trouble when they start believeing only one training method is true. I adapt myself depending entirely on the horse I'm working with - some need soft whispers, and some need a firm hand.
I personally avoid physical discipline until it becomes neccesary, such as the horse being dangerous. For instance, my 2 year old tried to kick me today while brushing her and promptly got my rubber curry brush hurled at her butt. She's a horse that needs a very firm hand, as she's been permitted to walk all over humans her entire life now, and has almost zero sensitivity. On the other hand, I pretty much can't physically discipline my Arab. It's pointless, because she only gets annoyed. I can get much farther with her using my body language then I can using my hand.
I enjoy combining numerous elements of many different training techniques and using them when I deem appropriate. I believe every training method has something to offer, and they should all be utilized to the particular situation.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.