Yeah, integrating his body language style into "what you do" seems to be what he leaves you with. It's great to hear you bring that up. I bought the 2 DVDs and the two books (What Horses Reveal was out of stock at the time) and I guess there wasn't more to be said because his stuff seems to be very foundational. What you and your horse create out of it has to come from you and your horse. That's the feeling I get.
May I ask what sort of things you do with your horses? I was an event in former times, but these days I ride (and play) only for pleasure. When I get the chance, I join a cattle muster - which I haven't done since I started this new ground work. I'm wondering if all that subtlety will have to be forgotten when the pressure's on and we have to chase a beast, or whether it ultimately becomes part of you as a team? Do you ride using mostly weight shift type communication? Is it possible when you've got "real" work to do?
And yep, the horse character classification, although I've only seen the brief version, also strikes me as something else to say because there is likely demand to hear more. I think your own "star sign" / character type is as relevant as the horse's (if you want to explore all that). Klaus's approach is a result of his character, and unlike trainers who create a system and claim that following each step will create said result, his teaching is very open-ended, which is why it's not for everybody.
Thanks for your reply Ian.