On the television show.
Jerking the lead rope on the halter as hard as he has done with several horses. His reliance upon spinning ropes etc..........scare tactics.
Been working with horses for over forty years and I am not a user of such tactics. Domination and force as a mainstay of one's schooling methods, makes the horse submissive and not a partner. He does not 'allow', he 'demands' and these are two distinctly different perspectives.
CA and all of the rest of the 'clinicians' have good things to offer, the problem is that agressive behavior on their part sends the wrong message.
They talk of 'relationship' training, however, there is no relationship when one 'demands' rather than 'allows' the horse to learn.
With voice and body aids that are soft in quiet patience, sprinkled with firmness when required, this 'allows' the horse to learn rather than 'demands' and this shows the horse that the handler respects and trusts the horse.
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