Originally Posted by jannette
so I understand what you r saying everything gets all "hollywood" but some of us do need a guiding hand, if you will, to go along with our common sense to help us correct things we r doing wrong or to help us tell our horses what we want them to do...i read and watch what and who I think I can make sense of and will help me and my horses..so I guess that means im one of "those type of people" ;(... sure don't mean to be but if you don't have anyone to teach you what do ya do??
It sounds like to me that you don't need to be coddled and you said the key word- common sense. So no, you are not the type of people I am talking about. I am talking about the type of people who feel the need to humanize their horses and are afraid to get after their horse when he needs it. Some of these clinicians they call it something else other than "getting his ass thumped" so they don't have to worry about "abusing" or hurting their horse's feelings. And from what I observed last weekend at the futurity, these are the same kind that follow PP around like a pack of dogs.
There is nothing wrong with watching these guys for a little guidance, like I said- I have watched them too. I was thinking that by watching different clinicians that I might learn a different method from each one. I just found that they all teach basically the same thing, but present it differently. It just seems more like a matter of who's presentation you prefer.
You ask who I go to when I get stuck, good question. I am fortunate enough to have a husband who knows quite a bit, and I am surrounded by good horsemen at work and I am not afraid to haul a horse off to a trainer and go ride for a couple of hours. The majority of people don't have these resources and I understand that. But you would think for the money some of these people are spending on merchandise, videos and all access to the "club" on the internet every month they could go ride with a trainer who is right there riding with them and tell them exactly when they are doing something incorrectly(or correct) instead of trying to fumble with a problem for maybe a few days after watching a video. If you "get' everything by just watching a video then there would be no reason for these guys to put on clinics.
I am realizing the more I talk about this that perhaps I am being a little biased. I grew up learning a more traditional style of training so my tolerance for the B.S. That comes with NH clinicians is a little low.