What this section of the forum means to me!
Natural Horsemanship is controversial by it's very name and draws strong feeling wherever the NH letters are used.
I still feel that many of the ideas have merit even though I also feel that those ideas have been around much longer then the people that cash in on the approach.
The one who's name I dare not mention has brought too much division between "Horseman" and "NH people" by changing the names of common and simple practices that have been around for a very long time.
I still feel that after the dust has settled that awareness has been raised and some horses have been helped.
Incomplete training and coaching,painting by the number,and step by step method training have also hurt a lot of animals and riders.
There are so many other trainers that employ what I call "Soft" methods and yet their ideas and their names are seldom mentioned here.
Many times I see names used and associated with NH and yet the person flat out denies being a part of the Natural Horsemanship tribe altogether.
This section of the forum represents a section that, from my point of view offers an opportunity to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a method of training a horse.
Possibility a softer approach and maybe an alternative approach and sometimes even an easier approach.
I do not feel that this section is devoted to one man and his Yo-Yo game.
Please share your ideas about this section of the forum.
"The greatest strength is gentleness."
- Iroquois Proverb