Originally Posted by farmpony84
I'm with Tim, I've been afraid to post everytime people have jumped all over the "natural" horsmanship. I dont' want to get in trouble but I do want to add, alot of times, this natural stuff, is just common sense that we all are already practicing...
I have never called myself a "Parelli" or "Anderson" practitioner, and I never will... I have gained my horse sense from more "traditional" methods; it means I view the "carrot stick" as a whip, an artificial aid that I use when needed to get a horse to sharpen up and listen to my natural leg and seat aids. I find that I use "horse sense" when I'm training, that's my intuition of what they're going to do - if they're hard to catch, I'll play "cow horse" and let them know they aren't going to get away with it; I can read a horse and figure out if they're going to move... and that's all the years of training I've had.
Having said that, I don't have a problem with those people that do practise those methods.