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post #1 of 124 Old 07-05-2012, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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My Rant Against "Non" NH People

AAARRRGGGHHH!!!! Yes - I understand that it is possible to FORCE a horse to do something....regardless of pain, or fear, or ill-fitting tack....

but instead of trying to make me feel like an idiot because I am NOT hitting, kicking or otherwise forcing the horse to do anything...

how about you just lay off???


OK - vent over. You may now return to your previous activities.

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post #2 of 124 Old 07-05-2012, 03:27 PM
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Just curious as to what brought this rant on? Is this in general how you have been treated or was there a straw that broke the camels back?
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post #3 of 124 Old 07-05-2012, 03:30 PM
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Hey, not all NH people can be lumped together, same as all NH people, both sides have their crazies....just saying
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post #4 of 124 Old 07-05-2012, 03:35 PM
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If you really feel like you are doing the best for you and your horse, what do other's opinions matter?

Carry on!
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post #6 of 124 Old 07-05-2012, 03:59 PM
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I don't do natural horsemanship..,or at least I don't think i do....and I don't do any of that.
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Hey, not all NH people can be lumped together, same as all NH people, both sides have their crazies....just saying
NH don't believe in "crazy"! It's called "Friendship Training"

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post #8 of 124 Old 07-05-2012, 04:07 PM
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Well, if we're going to rant, then I get sick of devout NH people telling me that I'm cruel and mean and have no horse sense because I do bop a horse on the nose if they try to bite...I do work their ass off if they buck or bolt or ignore me...and I do demand respect.

No, I don't force them in spite of fear or pain, I encourage them to overcome their fear and I remedy what pain they might have. I do use some NH tactics, but I don't consider myself an NH trainer so....

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post #9 of 124 Old 07-05-2012, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Just curious as to what brought this rant on? Is this in general how you have been treated or was there a straw that broke the camels back?

Yeah...I guess there was a "straw"...


Most of the riders at the barn where I lease are the "just kick him until he does it" type. And that's OK - that's their business.

Meanwhile, I've been using CA methods to work with a spoiled trail horse. I got some cross-eyed looks at first - but folks are starting to notice an improvement in the mare's behavior.

Then along comes a teen who used to ride this leased horse a while back - and she jumps into the saddle for old time's sake. And the teen notices the horse's improved behavior...

So - The teen takes credit for the horse's improvement - bragging about all the things she was able to get the horse to do. And that's OK - teens who think they know everything are nothing new...

The "last straw" was this girl turning to me and explaining in the way that only know-it-all teenagers are able to do - that I am being silly spending so much time on the ground and that clearly, smacking the horse around got good results and I really need to be doing more of that. Oh, and BTW - she thinks the horse has an injury again - but I should ride her anyway.... or I am just gonna make her lazy.

I took a deep breath....counted to ten....

and vented on the forum instead of smacking the girl.

(Although, I've been told that "smacking around" gets good results - perhaps I should try that next time - LOL!)

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post #10 of 124 Old 07-05-2012, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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If you really feel like you are doing the best for you and your horse, what do other's opinions matter?

Carry on!
You're right - it shouldn't.

Guess I just had a "low-self-esteem" moment...

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