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post #11 of 36 Old 09-20-2009, 04:58 PM
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Yay for everything that makes me dislike the "Natural Horsemanship" movement.
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post #12 of 36 Old 09-20-2009, 07:48 PM
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Yay for everything that makes me dislike the "Natural Horsemanship" movement.
I still do not understand why the heck it's called "Natural Horsemanship."
I use a bit, I use a saddle with a tree, I use various equipment and different training methods to accomplish what I want done, but I never misuse the equipment.
For the "NH" people... isn't simply ... owning a horse "not natural"??

It bugs me.


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It's about being as natural with a horse as possible while they are living in our unnatural environment......it's about getting what we want done as naturally as possible even though we are asking our horses to do sometimes unnatural things.
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post #14 of 36 Old 09-20-2009, 08:11 PM
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... I just wonder how I'm "more unnatural" than some "NH trainers."
Anyways, that's just semantics.
I hate how I'm lumped into the "abusive" group because I use a bit and saddles.


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post #15 of 36 Old 09-20-2009, 08:24 PM
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......I don't think you are abusive......?
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lol not you per se.... but that is what the video is getting at.


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post #17 of 36 Old 09-20-2009, 10:44 PM
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I'm with you JDI, that's what bugs me too.

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post #18 of 36 Old 09-21-2009, 07:33 PM
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My favourite part of the video was the bit where the text asked something like, "Do you really want to do this?" and then it flashed a clip of a Grand Prix horse and rider executing a lovely fluid half-pass, and I thought, "Well, actually yes, I would."





Okay, the next clip was a guy riding a half-pass bridleless, which I wouldn't be averse to either, but I'll take what I can get. :)
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post #19 of 36 Old 09-22-2009, 02:29 PM
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I would love to learn to abuse my horse like that too! If I'm going to be a horse abuser anyway it might as well be at the Gran Prix level.
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post #20 of 36 Old 09-22-2009, 03:28 PM
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I would love to learn to abuse my horse like that too! If I'm going to be a horse abuser anyway it might as well be at the Gran Prix level.

Haha, that is a good way to look at the positive side of how we who ride with saddles and bridles 'abuse' our horses!

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