current equestrian facility (where they teach great natural horsemanship), they advised me not to wear any gloves while brushing, grooming, cleaning hooves, etc...because the horse has to feel your natural touch, etc....
Maybe hand picking horse poop would be more natural too. Actually, letting it pile up would be really natural. Kind of silly.......
The use of gloves is a personal preference. I rarely use them because, quite honestly, I can never remember where I put them.
I am in complete support of most NH methods. These methods have been around a lot longer than many people realize. I wonder if the Dorance brothers used gloves. Hmmmm.
Not meaning to be snarky but this kind of thing makes NH look, well, sort of sappy.