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    07-24-2013, 11:22 PM
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Natural horsemanship is working with your horse with ways he understands, without any tools, and communicating with him through equine behavior and language.
Little tools as possible and even if you need tools to fix something - you can always train your horse out of them and still get the same response with your foot or hand rather than a wip or spur. Because wips, crops, spurs, etc. are definitely not natural.
This makes no sense to me at all. Whether a person uses a 'tool' as an extension of their arm or voice or leg has nothing at all to do with the technique used to get the correct response.

Every good trainer uses tools of some sort and then gradually 'weans' a horse from having to use the tools and 'trades aids' down to something less and less obtrusive and conspicuous. The finished product is a horse so light and sensitive, so responsive that no one looking on can see what the 'aid' or 'cue' even is.

To me, it has everything to do with technique -- TEACHING rather than FORCING -- and nothing to do with whether a whip, a stick, a crop, your hand or your voice is used to apply the pressure we are teaching the horse to respond to. I am looking for a willing response that the horse understands and learns to continue responding to with less and less of the aid.
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    07-24-2013, 11:27 PM
Natural horsemanship is supposed to be based on equine behavior and communicating with the horse as his alpha mare would to get a desired behavior.
It's not though. It's now based on marketing.
    07-24-2013, 11:33 PM
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    07-26-2013, 12:57 AM
Originally Posted by RollyPolly    
Apparently I got a whacked up book then. It's her method but for training horses...
Oh, we'll that's why I said I hadn't heard of TTouch training. What is the name of the book?
    07-26-2013, 01:10 AM
And what is the method and why don't you like it? I think of her is all about body work, not training, so I am very curious to hear from you, RP.

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