Originally Posted by Socalgirl
I don't find it natural horsemanship at all. It's old school cowboy, but yes in the end horses have the power. No one can MAKE a horse do anything. That's why I laugh at PETA followers who say riding a horse in general is abuse... If my horse didnt want me on his back I'd never be able to mount up.
PETA- People Eating Tasty Animals...lol.
Eh after some more reading on him its almost like a mix of old school and NH.
I've known some awesome old schoolers where the horse is their living and care was taken, then others that played up to "breaking" a horse. And trust me I take issue with methods used by them.
There is stuff NH preach that I agree with but mainly because its just flat out common sense. But I find alot of it hocus pocus and circus tricks. My dog hates circus tricks I sure wont make my horse do them.
Its obviously to each there own. But the true key of horsemanship is customizing to each individual horse. Not using these broad brush strokes by the current "flavor of the month". I just look at standardized testing... It can be just right, to hard, to easy, or just struggle in certain areas. You can not excel using broad brush strokes.