I do like CA, I have a couple of his books and have watched a bunch of his TV episodes. His methods have helped me with a lot of things. That said, I'm not a rabid follower of exclusively him, or anyone else. I like other trainers, from some of the other big names, to the guy down the road. I think it is really important to have an open mind with training. (well, with EVERYTHING, really...) I like to observe anyone that I can and then I'll take bits and pieces and see how their ideas work with my horses. I once audited a clinic held by a trainer I'd never heard of, and picked up some great ideas. I would like to audit more and more clinics, as time allows. We owe it to our horses - and to ourselves - to learn, learn, learn!