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    07-16-2009, 07:46 PM
  #11
Yearling
Picture of an "Unnatural" horse.

     
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    07-16-2009, 08:22 PM
  #12
Yearling
Why are you even in this thread? You are contributing nothing, and you're being rude and condescending.
     
    07-17-2009, 08:38 AM
  #13
Weanling
I was just making conversation. I wasn't being negative, I honestly thought it was funny. The marketing behind it is just down right amazing to me!

Oh, btw marecare, I have no problem whatsoever with "natural horsemanship". Actually, most of my business comes from NH people. I only have a problem with people that think "I have to buy this to achieve that" and people that worship equestrian figures that have a way with words.

Good horsemanship is achieved through communication and understanding the horse. Consistency, accuracy, knowledge, compasion, yet solid guidance, is what makes a good horse. When I see the horse and how they interact with their person, I know that the time has been taken and emotions understood. An orange stick tells me none of this, it just looks like an orange stick. I would honestly much rather hear that he called it carrot because he liked the color orange rather than all of that other brain washing mumbo jumbo.

I wish I could post a picture of one horse communicating with another using an orange stick, You know, to display the "natural".

Sorry to be sidetracked on your thread Goldilockz, I will be done now.
     
    07-17-2009, 09:19 AM
  #14
Yearling
No need to apologize, FlitterBug :)
     
    07-17-2009, 09:59 AM
  #15
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlitterBug    
I was just making conversation. I wasn't being negative, I honestly thought it was funny. The marketing behind it is just down right amazing to me!

Oh, btw marecare, I have no problem whatsoever with "natural horsemanship". Actually, most of my business comes from NH people. I only have a problem with people that think "I have to buy this to achieve that" and people that worship equestrian figures that have a way with words.

Good horsemanship is achieved through communication and understanding the horse. Consistency, accuracy, knowledge, compasion, yet solid guidance, is what makes a good horse. When I see the horse and how they interact with their person, I know that the time has been taken and emotions understood. An orange stick tells me none of this, it just looks like an orange stick. I would honestly much rather hear that he called it carrot because he liked the color orange rather than all of that other brain washing mumbo jumbo.

I wish I could post a picture of one horse communicating with another using an orange stick, You know, to display the "natural".

Sorry to be sidetracked on your thread Goldilockz, I will be done now.

This sounds like envy and being negative to me.
     
    07-17-2009, 10:01 AM
  #16
Yearling
Again, Marecare, I will ask. Why are you in this thread?? You have contributed nothing except being rude and condescending.
     
    07-17-2009, 11:17 AM
  #17
Yearling
Thank you for you opinion.

Just because someone makes a buck or two on "horse stuff"does not set me off on a rant about overpriced gear.

If you don't like the gear then don't buy it.
PP also sells a saddle for over $4000 dollars that is suppose to help the conformation of the horse.
The world is filled with all kinds of claims and boasts,so what?

Do you want to talk about training techniques or complain about the cost of gear?
     
    07-17-2009, 11:18 AM
  #18
Yearling
What I wanted to talk about in this thread was whether or not the carrot stick was something different from what it looked like.

I didn't want someone coming in and picking apart everyone else's opinions, trying to start a fight with people who may disagree with Natural Horsemanship.
     
    07-17-2009, 12:13 PM
  #19
Yearling
I believe the "carrot stick" is a buggy whip (a little shorter) and it is orange.
     
    07-17-2009, 04:49 PM
  #20
Doc
Foal
Flitterbug, I agree with all that you have said, and saw nothing in any of your posts that was offensive. You expressed your 'observation', just as the original poster asked for an observation from others (and also expressed an opinion- "It looks like a crop to me... "), by asking the initial question.

That being said, and having experience with both the carrot stick and a light lunge-whip, as well as a sorting stick, I would tell a beginner that a carrot-stick is nothing more than a sorting stick for cattle that is orange...and if they don't know what a sorting stick is, then I would tell them that the carrot stick would resemble an orange 10-foot lunge-whip with the last six feet chopped off, leaving the handle part to use.

Both the carrot stick and the lunge-whip serve the same purpose, used correctly...it becomes an extension of the person using it to assist in training.

As to how it (the carrot stick) got its name...I did not have the answer for that, although it was answered in previous posts, so I apologize for not answering the original question.
     

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