"I am honored now to consider myself friends with OTHER ‘natural horsemanship” clinicians"
I'm just saying that to me yes SW is a natural horsemanship trainer and in that sentence I feel she is calling herself one. Maybe she made a smart move by not attaching that title to everything. Especially if it helps those who feel she's not a NH trainer follow her. I just don't see the difference between her and the others. You can learn something from all of them.
I don't think NH trainers or their programs are perfect. They are pretty good at getting beginners started and keeping them safe but they are far from flawless. And I think part of the problem with all the negative stuff going around about NH is due to bad experiences people have had with NH. Maybe not themselves but watching or listening to others. I've not really experienced that sort of thing myself so I don't have those same negative feelings. If I had though, I bet I would feel the same.