Originally Posted by OliviaMyee
. Or if I should join a different forum solely to do with natural horsemanship and start a new fresh as id only like to do natural horsemanship with my horse and I would accept any constructive and non bullying criticism from people I can look up to by the way they train. And see wether they have evidence to prove their opinions.
OliviaMyee...if you have spent any time reading posts here you would know how many of the posters do train using so-called natural horsemanship methods. These methods are NOT NEW. Many trainers have been using these methods for years...way before Anderson, Parelli, Cox (and on and on) came on the scene. Many of these trainers today make a good liviing marketing their products to those of us who are interested in what they have to say. There are also plenty of lively debates about individual trainers.
Most people here are interested in ending up with a well trained horse that is reliable and as safe as any horse can be. Personally, I have no interest in teaching "tricks." Horses can be tricky enough on their own without any additional help from me.
You are interested in tricks and if you can do it and still have a safe horse, well, then that's a decision you will have to make...and deal with if it goes bad (and I am not trying to be snippy).
We all learn from each other. I have gained valuable information from this forum. And often I read things I may not agree with but that's just the way life goes.
Please think about why some people may not agree with you.
Good luck to you.