Doe, I actually agree with a lot of what you say but you seem to have the habit of calling well known horsemen incompetent and wrong while not offering much about how you would do it better.
I see people who are happy to stand behind Craig Cameron because they think he's maybe closer to a good old fashioned cowboy, but then disassociate themselves from anything to do with say CA because he's a stick twirler. Yet they are both doing the same thing effectively. Until people actually look BEHIND the personalities and understand what is being done confusion and argument on these forums will continue evermore. That is my point.
That would appear to be the reason we have a separate sub forum for NH away from the standard training forum. Some members obviously don't want to associate themselves with 'normal' training, and Vice versa. This in my opinion is wrong for the reasons stated above. Almost all of what I see discussed and suggested in the main forum is the same. Solutions via negative reinforcement. What is suggested by the NH trainers? The exact same thing. It's all pressure and release, so why the separation?
There is many ways to skin a cat as they say. Some people are happy with knowing just one way. Some people are not willing to accept there is another way than theirs. Some people want to learn lots of ways. In reality there is no 'right' way. My focus is not the method or the tools but the intention behind the approach.