Originally Posted by nrhareiner
I agree this is one of my biggest problems with Parreli and even most of the other people who package this type of stuff. Now I will say that I have a few videos of different trainers. However each and every single one is a well established PROVEN trainer in my event. To pay for something that is put together by a person who has never really gone out and proven at a high level that their way really works then ask you to give them money is just beyond me. Also do not give me the agurment that the people buying the stuff do not care about showing. Showing is a way to prove by an independant sorce that what you are doing it really working and working better at least on that day then any other person and their horse.
Competitive riding doesn't particularly intrest me; I get much more enjoyment out of a day spent out on trail than all of the time and effort and money it takes to show. However, when it comes to trainers selling their advice (along with their own line of training equipment, books, DVDs) and endorsing products from big-name horse supply companies, I tend to listen more carefully to the ones who actually have personally trained horses that went on to successful show careers, and/or have some personal and fairly-recent competition background on horses they have trained themselves.
I just don't see much in most of the BNTs from the Natural Horsemanship community to make me sit up and take notice.