Speedracer-- I'm totally with you (note the quotation marks on old and new. Lol)
Originally Posted by sillybunny11486
^^^ agreed. Side note: NH is not anything new at all. Its just a commercialized term people are using.
Basically, yeah. I would consider myself "NH" because I use a rope halter, own a carrot stick, and consider herd dynamics and body language in my training, but I don't associate myself with or relate to that systematized crock that Parelli is advertising. In my opinion, as stated above, you have to do whatever works for you and your horse, and since every horse and every rider is different, no one thing will work for everybody. I hate that all this commercialized, fad horsemanship has made a mockery of an otherwise sound philosophy. GRR.
Oops. Sorry for the rant.