I saw an old post on here about the methods of Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling (who I personally find as the most enlightened horseman I've yet discovered). The poster ("Doe" I think), gave a brilliant overview of his methods and invited discussion. But all the responses were from people whose comments were argumentative and defensive.
I would love to talk to someone whose been using these body language techniques for a while. I've seen such an amazing response from my horses in a ridiculously short time. They seem to say, "YES, I understand you much better now and I want to show you how clever I really am!"
I've been a horseperson for 38 years and have studied many disiplines and thoroughly explored a number of NH methods. But I have chosen not to follow any one "system" because my horses demonstrated some very strong opinions that I couldn't help but agree with. We've been on the path together alone for years now. And then I found Klaus. And now suddenly, I find myself on a whole new level of unity with my horses. My HORSES AGREE with his techniques and philosophies.
I do not want to start an argument for or against different trainers, but would like to hear from KFH followers to find out how this path unfolds over time.