Just wanted to jump in here and explain who Chris Irwin is.
Chris Irwin is one of the top trainers and clinicians in the world. He hails from Ontario, Canada, but now lives at Riversong Ranch near Whitecourt in Alberta together with his wife Kathryn Kincannon-Irwin.
Chris Irwin is the author of two books, Horses Don't Lie and Dancing with The Dark Horse.
Chris Irwin's mantra is: "Ask not what your horse can do for you. Ask what you can do for your horse."
Chris Irwin believes in training the trainer (anytime we are with a horse we are essentially training) so we can be the better horse (become a benevolent leader). It is all about proper body language, awareness, timing, consistency, empathy, compassion, patience and integrity.
You can find out more about Chris Irwin at www.chrisirwin.com
He also has a forum at My Community - Index