The mark of any truly good trainer, handler, or rider is knowing how to temper the good with the bad, knowing when and to what degree a correction should be, and knowing how to set a horse up for success rather than failure and by doing so are able to train through positive reinforcement.
My horse has always responded better to positive reinforcement, but also responds well to a humbling CTJ when needed. Through liberty training (and getting away from the people who were always telling me what to do.... I'm sure you all know what that is like) I've learned more in the past 6 months than I have in the past 5 years of horse ownership. We are nearly ready to go back to jumping lessons, and I can't wait to surprise my trainer who hasn't seen me in almost a year. I'm confident he will see a completely different pair than before.
"You can do something wrong for thirty years and call yourself experienced, you can do something right for a week and experience more than someone who spent thirty years doing the wrong thing." ~WhattaTroublemaker