Originally Posted by Northern
...I've never seen him in person, but since KittenVal says that was boring, it begs the question as to whether the horses find it boring!
When we bought Lilly, she was 6 and had never been ridden. The trainer we hired to break her was trained to use John Lyons methods, and it worked great. Unfortunately, she and Trooper hated each others guts, and it only was getting worse with time, so she now lives about 1.5 miles from here...where she is ridden every day and lives with another horse she adores, so the ending is happy. Her new owners think she is fantastic.
Trooper had refresher training with the same lady, and he is now very popular with the ladies in my house. They sing his praises every time they ride him.
Mia is starting some refresher training with her, with her teaching me to teach Mia. All indications so far are good.
So I'm batting 3/3 on John Lyons training for my horses.