lol well i do think that yes the NH technique is being bashed, but not practical horsemanship...that is just being forced into being all hollywooded up to apeal to all, those who have common sense and those who need to feel warm and cozy (i dont have that need)...it hurts the good ones credability to "horsepeople" however in the process...that's just kinda what ive got out of this subject....im good with here is horse, do this this that and the other thing..simple...i dont need all the lights, music, storyline
Not the technique, but the way it is presented. It is the sugar coating I have a problem with. (and the God status, but we already covered that)
Did your dad say to you when your horse was being a prick "Drive him around with your lead rope, make him work!"
or was it a little more like-
"Spank his f-ing ass!"
(which doesn't equal abuse)
My 'ol man said the latter...but if I ever got caught getting after one that didn't need it.. guess what, and you probably were the same, you got a set of reins over your butt.
That is the difference, I was told how it was, not sugar coated, the punishment must fit the crime.
It is knowing the difference between when a horse is honestly scared and needs guidance or being a prick and testing his boundaries.One of the things that makes a horseman is being able to know that difference and being able to get in his head. Any one can learn the mechanics of training- it's simply knowing when to use it.