The difference? Marketing.
Nothing we do with horses is natural.
If you work with horses using common sense and language they can understand, if you try to work with the horse instead of against it, if you listen to what they are telling you - Then you are using good horsemanship, as simple as that. It doesn't matter what method you follow.
Originally Posted by cjdarlington
Plus, natural horsemanship doesn't use force or fear to communicate.
For the record, I have nothing against using appropriate force when necessary and pertaining to the situation. That is not my point. I just find it amusing when people say the NH types do not use force or fear and then you watch videos of LP whacking a horse in the face time and time again with the buckle of the lead.
If they only spent a tiny bit of money on the crappy photo shop jobs that they use on their DVDs they would not look so cheesy (my husband has a couple of the DVDs and the photo shop of Clinton Anderson standing next to a horse is VERY obviously photo shopping, bad bad photos shopping).