Originally Posted by trackstar
Sorry for any misunderstandings but there is a lot more to it and I think everyone is just viewing it as negative because it is so different. The things I mentioned aren't even half of the program. I only put this out there for people that were looking for something different. If you are not interested just ignore it. Not once did I tell anyone that their way of training was wrong and I'm not saying I'm against the way other people train their horses or anything. If I was happy with traditional training methods I would do it. I found something that worked for me and I'm just sharing it.
It's not that I'm looking at it negatively it's just I'm trying to understand it, but your contradictory statements made that a bit difficult.
I've heard about Friendship training.. would that be the same thing? Jaydee was right in saying some people employ methods from those types of training without even realizing it.
I tried round-penning once, join up once.. and to me it just doesn't work with my horse and I. I rather he come to me because he wants to, not because I push him around.
I spend time with him in the pasture just for kicks, not taking him out to "work" or sometimes I take him out to hand graze him in some nice grass. Maybe that's why he holds respect for me, not because I'm belligerant with him.
I'm always open to new training ideas so long as they are logical to me. If they aren't logical (like talking to my horse in latin) I don't use them.