I was just wondering... well, I've recently seen the work of Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling, and I was wondering how do I achieve similar at liberty work?
Obviously, I know I can't just click my fingers and my horses do as I say!
I know how to do join up and have good knowledge of body language. I also have some knowledge of Parelli, although I think it's fair to say I'm not a die hard NH guru fan (although I only do NH, I don't follow one technique - I do what is most simply, effective and fair to my horse mentally and physically. Common sense really)
Now, I haven't seen much of this guys work, and he is probably, like most NH gurus, controversial, as they always spark of some debate of their practices. That's not what I'm looking for.
What I would like to know is, from the very start, how do I begin to work like this.
I've done join up in a round pen and also in an open field, but I've noticed this guy is different. Can somebody talk me through the process of this technique from starting at the beginnign (basic work I'd have to do to get me horse focused - for example - you know, all the little things to work up to it; I'm guessing it's not one of those things you just go "Right Velvet, now I'm gonna do this, you're gonna do that, and we'll be professionals by tea time!")
I know this will be a difficult process, and I know I may not achieve it, but I'd really like to try! :) (I feel like a kid again, like before you do your first jump, or you go for your first gallop! It's something I've never done, but I'd really like to work towards it!)
Any book/link/dvd other media to take a look into I'd also be interested in!
Also, Mods, if this needs to be moved specifically to the NH category, please move, I wasn't sure where this needed to be :p