Ok here I fixed it :)
To me it doesn't matter what human created title we give to a style of training I don't like to approach things with a preconcieved notion of what it will be. The main problem tends to be that people jump on a band wagon with out knowing all about it!
I myself am open to looking into any method and use various and follow various trainers methods. Such as Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling (Who is the absolute top imho),Jonathan Field, most of the Parelli 'program' lol with the exception of a few aspects. As well as Mike Kevil who knocked me off my feet with the amazing bond he managed to form with the horse he was assigned at a colt starting challenge. He was super calm and gentle and there is no such thing as negative reinforcement with this guy!
I have tried to get into CA, Doug Mills etc..however found some VERY appauling aspects to their overall approach and they use negative reinforcement almost exlusively. People like Stacy Westfall and John Lyons I would like to learn more from I met Josh Lyons who was very kind and willing to help and Stacy's bond with Roxy is of course something that I would love to have. However I havent had the time to dive into much of their approaches yet.
Traditional horseman can critizise natural horsemanship till the cows come home. In a generalization nh wouldn't be perfect of course just as 'classical dressage' would be FAR from perfect if one were to generalize. I don't know why anyone would choose to impose a blanket statment that is just a generalization onto something that they do not know all about.
I for ex do not know all about classical dressage. So while there are methods (Rollkur) and people using methods (ANKY) that I abhore I would never wright off classical dressage as a whole.
This is exaclty what alot of non-nh ppl do to us unfortunately. But if they choose to be narrow minded that is their choice it just means that they are choosing to be deficient in knowlege that would likely strenghten their bond with their horse and probably their horse's quality of life!
There are of course flaws within the nh genre such as rollkur (CA) and promoting shock collars (again CA) and imho the rope yanking or "bumping" that alot of nh trainers use yes even the trainers I follow such as JF and Parelli which I why I omit what I see as flaws from my particular training approach.
So there you have it! No training method or genre or trainer is perfect and we can all learn something from ANY trainer/method (sometimes positive things and sometimes what to avoid lol). However speaking of perfection Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling comes the closest I have ever found and if you haven't already checked him out I urge you to do so :)
That's my two cents as someone who has been riding since I was six and has researched almost every training method under the sun lol and who with my previous mare rode her bridless and bareback and had the strongest bond I could imagine. This is a mare who before me was a nightmare on trails, would rear and managed to get the bridle off the middle of a show
Remember...critical thinking is great but generalizing is ignorant!