Well, to be truthfully honest, I couldn't tell you even on little training tid bit coming from Parielli, Monty, Irwin... or anyone else their may be out there.
I've never watched a movie, read a book, took a clinic with any of them.
I do think it's a great idea to go out and watch different trainers.
There is many times where I've picked up different techniques and implented them into my own program.
Different trainers all have different ways, and some things that they've done where I'm like "uh, no.", and some things that they've done where I'm like "Hey, that's a great idea!"
I've had this questions put to me a few times, and it really is a bit difficult to answer, because mostly (even though most of the principals are the same) it changes for every horse because every horse has a different personailty and ability to deal with things.
I suppose how were I describe it...
Leading, I like to make sure is first on the list. I know it sounds silly, but it's amazing how many horses don't actually know how to lead properly.
It's the first basic any horse should learn, and should they learn to lead properly, they should have the respect and trust for the handler to walk beside you without any worries.
There shouldn't be any pulling or dragging involved on either parties part.
Groundwork - Picking up feet, moving away and moving with (this is a great way to start them to get their basics for spins, turn on the forehand, sidepass), dropping their head when asked (I can't stand it when I go to bridle a horse and their head is in the air), backing up, etc.
Lunging comes next. I like them to be able to listen to me enough to turn, walk, jog, lope, stop (and when I saw Whoa, they had better be slamming on those hind end brakes. I like to see this before I ever step in that saddle, that way should I ever need to pull them up in an emergency, they know right quick what whoa means).
Saddling/bridling. Once they are used to being saddled, bridled and stands nicely, I lunge them with it.
From the ground I work on collection, turning, flexion, backing, stopping.
Then I jump up, and usually by this time, I have no problems.
If I have to take two-three weeks before they're ready, then so be it.
I'm a big fan of ground work and don't believe in rushing it.
I don't believe in horse whispering, but I do believe in horse listening.
When a horse starts to act out, I try to find out WHY, instead of punishing the bad behaviour first off.
For example, you're training a horse and he's throwing up his head. Why?
There could be so many reasons.
Teeth problems. Bugs. Impatience. Brow Band is too tight.
Because my horses (as with most Arabians) are very people orientated, I use the Reward-Ignore technique a lot.
Meaning, when I get good behaviour from them, they get rewarded (a break, a pat, etc). When they show bad behaviour (so long as it is not dangerous - I mean impatience, stomping, etc) I ignore it.
If they want to sit there and stomp, so be it, but you aren't going to get anywhere. When they stop, give them a pet.
They learn pretty quick that once they stop being stupid, they get paid attention too.
Sometimes they just act stupid for fun, and you've got to figure out when they are doing that, and when they're acting stupid because they're upset.
Sometimes you hit a point where you both just so frustrated with each other because you're listening that if a horse could talk (and boy, do I wish they could sometimes!) you'd probably have a pretty darn interesting screaming match.
However you train a horse, you have to be CONSISTENT about what you do.
I've had a few people who say "Well, one day he listens and one day he doesn't."
Well, one day you follow your rules and so does he, the next your slack so he will be too!
They are very much like kids... give them an inch and they take a mile.
If you aren't consistent, you can't expect the horse to be.
Training a horse is a long, tough process that takes a LOT of practice to get everything down pat.
But when you get it finished, it's the best feeling in the world.
Anyway, that's it from me. I'm done. And I don't even know if I said anything! LOL