I use natural horsemanship as well. I’m being taught by neighbor who is learning from her trainer. O_o Since I can’t afford a trainer right now. I don’t know what kind it is that she uses (like Parelli, Leslie Dasmond). It sure works though. It’s all about getting his mind with me, which really helps because his mind tends to be everywhere. So far he’s come along in leaps and bounds, much better than any of techniques we used before.
But then there are things about natural horsemanship that I think just take things too far. Like “don’t ride your horse bare back”. I can understand a good saddle that distributes the weight evenly, but if I want to ride on my horses back without one, I will. I never saw any bad results before. And I’ll never take riding lessons from them, after what I’ve heard coming out of my neighbor’s mouth. O_O
But its great for training horses! I’ve also got that Shy Boy book by, er, that guy, which is really interesting.