Originally Posted by VACowgirl
Then quite simply, you use a different form of Natural Horsemanship. I would say that maybe one trainer's tactics will differ from another's.
I concur that pressure and release is one great aspect and one I intend to use. But I'll also be modeling my actions after Mr. Brannaman.
Buck was trained by ray hunt, who was trained by the dorrance brothers. The same lineage of horsemanship with small personal touches. I tend to gravitate toward there " classic" style as well.
I think where some of the resistance to natural horsemanship comes from some of the so called kool aid drinkers and cult followers of a particular trainer. Those that believe the only way to do it is the new messiahs way of doing it.
Natural horsemanship doesn't always mean you have to go slow. It just means you may not want to go fast. I personally like taking the time it takes. If a horse is good with something in a minute that's how long I take. If it takes all day or a week that's fine to. I feel if I just keep hashing over something the horse is good with it kind of a waste of both our time. How ever I do like just hanging out from time to time. Just my 2 cents and worth every penny you paid.