I didn't start riding as a child, although I wanted it very much, but, when I started searching for lesson possibilities as an adult, I quickly found also information on NH. Watched a bunch of videos, read a lot of books, and understood that it is really the approach I want to use in communication with horses, and that the "traditional" way of riding and handling horses, in the way it is usually used in lesson barns around here, actually bothers me a lot. So I found one of the three NH barns around here and started taking lessons - firs purely Parelli, but later on I learned independently approaches of many other NH specialists. It's just the way I want to be with horses - it seems right, and I've seen lots of abused horses being helped like this. And I'm not the lovey-dovey type either.
I have come a long way, to surrender my shadow to the shadow of my horse.