Don´t know how cool it is talking about someone I don´t know or a member on this site.
I think it´s ok to talk about the Big Picture.
I see two schools, Montey Roberts Join Up and Pat Parrellis My Space Your Space.
I see a combination of the two, I want a partnership with my horse "join up";
I also want my space respected at times!
Montey is the ground work, you build up a relation first,
Parrelli is the advance work which you accomplish with Patience and Time, and this is what is good with Pat´s way, through his courses and the
high price you are forced to spend time with your horse.
I am not too keen on all the rope twitching and whipping, reminds me of the old Diana Warwick song Heart Breaker, How can I love you when your not around....or in the horses case at arms length. Weather animal or human that is not the way you build a relationship.