...not clicker training and cookies.
Oh I have no idea if he uses those type techniques *as well*, though I'm betting he uses lots of positive reinforcement(actual behavioural definition) of some form or another.
Perhaps those whips he uses are for sticking bits of apple onto!
Do you personally know that he was inspired by Parelli?
No, I don't know him personally, or ever met him, or even had the pleasure of seeing him & Gaston in the flesh. I can't recall if he was actually a PNH instructor, but he had a lot more to do with Parelli than just being inspired, so far as I remember.
Is this an example of one kind of evolution?
Or is it just the point of the thread to just discuss the meaning of words and how they are used in different regions of the country?
Yes, I feel that HB is indeed, absolutely one *desirable*(Maybe in more ways than one but don't think I've seen him without his hat!
) eg of the 'evolution of horsemanship'. But as it seems always happens in this sort of thread, people seem to get hung up about an 'either-or' approach & much of this, IMO, comes down to confusion of terms. It seems that if we're discussing behaviourist theory & using behaviourist terminology, colloquial meanings should be left out & people need to understand the formal meanings.