well-I like Frank Bell, generally, and use some of his techniques.....I tend to take what I like and what works for me from several of the NH people. I also have done a clinic with him, and got lots out of it, in fact, have a new horse and was hoping he would come back to the area. However, after the clinic I had a couple of follow up lessons with one of "his" certified instructors, and she was WAY too gentle for my taste. When my horse kicked at me and I slapped him with the rope I thought she was going to have a fit! Sorry-but dangerous behavior is NOT acceptable, and IMO they need more than a harsh tone of voice! Also have seen the trailer loading video, not for a long while tho, and didn't find it useless at all.......there is some knowledge to be gained from almost everything, I think. Every horse and person are different.