Well said, Marecare. I am usually one of the first to jump to my side of the fence and go to barking, not something I'm proud of, it just is. I guess my problem is that I hate seeing people get taken for a buttload of money. I, too, use many of the practices considered to be NH, but there are some things that are widely sold as part of the whole that I just see as silly and sometimes dangerous. IMHO, NH is nothing more than a way to communicate with your horse that is understanding and thinking rather than forcing. I hate that the whole thing has turned into more of a 3 ring circus where both sides end up beating their heads against the wall instead of actually learning from each other.
Last edited by smrobs; 09-07-2010 at 08:55 PM.