Well another user posted this video: YouTube - fsemonin's Channel
I watched it and its amazing!!
I wondered if anyone watched martin clunes horsepower programme yesterday on channel 3. It was also amazing and very fascinating!
There was a trainer on there.. french.. jean something (cant remeber sorry guys!) and he was doing things similar to the video above and its truly amazing.
Now what I was wondering is, is it natural horsemanship or is it just good training? (i.e. Circus horses can do most the things in above video, just because they are taught it and they learn it through repetition).
I havent explained it very well. Its named natural horsemanship because she's doing that with no bridle etc but isnt it just very very good training!
Im not saying its rubbish or anything because I think its amazing and id love to do it but I don't really class it as natural horsemanship.
Sure you gota have a bond but really its just good training, or is that what natural horsemanship is?
I'd love to get my horse like this but im not going in for the follwing methods(i.e Parelli/Monty Roberts/Clinton Anderson)- although they may be good, I can't afford all the stuff you apparently need and its not the only way to achieve results as the girls video above shows!!! ^^^
Like most these people seem to use a whip/baton as a sort of cue so surely its just training, meaning anyone can get there with a lot of work.
E.g Spanish walk can be taught on ground, and then progressed to under saddle so surely that's all bridleless riding is, using reins less and less then not at all then halter then no bridle) Or am I missing the point and you need to use natural horsemanship methods?
Hope everyone understands what im trying to say