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  1. Horse Trainers
    I'm not a fan of Clinton Anderson, I think the bottom line of his method is "Scare the horse into submission". However, I'm curious to hear other people's point of view on him. What's your opinion on him, and why or why not are you a fan of his method?
  2. Horse Training
    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone on here knows about natural horsemanship, maybe practices it with their own horse? Who is your favorite natural horseman/ horsewomen, who've you maybe seen on youtube or at clinics? I am just looking for good people to learn from because I am very...
  3. Horse Training
    Hey y'all!! I'm going to be starting my almost 3yr old Filly this summer! And I thought I'd see what tips y'all have? This will be my first time Colt starting! I'm super excited to do this with my wonderful trainer. What have you found to work for you when starting your young ones? What are...
  4. Horse Talk
    Hey everyone, so as the title states, I am currently in the process of adopting a mustang. My goal is to purchase/adopt a young filly (hopefully to mature around 16hh)with limited human exposure and spend the next year training her. This is a dream I have had for a while, and I am finally at the...
  5. Horse Talk
    Hey everyone, I am super passionate about sustainability, and am so curious if anyone within the "equestrian world" focuses on this within their lifestyle? Do you take sustainability, your carbon footprint, "fair trade", organic, ect, into account in your daily equestrian decisions? Would...
  6. Horse Training
    Hi I was just wondering if someone could tell me if a mechanical hackamore was painless for a horse because it has no bit. I'm a bit confused in whether it would be better to ride in a rope halter or a mechanical hackamore. Can someone please let me know which is best for my horse to be pain...
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    New to Horses
    Help please Hey, I'm a new member. I am interested in natural horsemanship. I'm looking for like minded people who can help me better my knowledge and understanding in natural horsemanship before I own my first horse. I grew up learning the traditional English riding from a very young age...
  8. Parenting
    Hi all, I've had one thread on the forum about a difficult situation, and I've received a whole bunch of good feedback and reinforcement that I was on the right track, and it is very much appreciated (that thread can be found here). I'll try to be brief and offer the condensed version. My wife...
  9. Horse Talk
    I was wondering if anyone has had luck hosting biweekly or monthly horsemanship evenings? We are some of only a few people locally who use "natural" horsemanship techniques and want to do everything we can to encourage and support people who want to give it a shot. We are not wanting it to be...
  10. Horse Trainers
    Hi guys, I am new to this forum and need some career advice. My career goal is to become a natural horsemanship trainer that also does holistic techniques with the horses (bodywork, energy healing and animal communication etc.) I am 32 years old, have very little horse experience and do not...
  11. Horse Training
    I strongly believe that barefoot hooves are the best thing for a horse, but I've had some people tell me that some horses just "need" shoes, for things like hoof chipping. I'm still firm in my opinion that barefoot is the best and should be the only option, but I'd like some other viewpoints...
  12. Horse Trainers
    DONE WITH PAT & LINDA PARELLI I started my Parelli journey in 1999. I was an avid student going to Pagosa all the time and having fun - then Parelli made instructor requirements that were obtainable for me, so I went for it 2009/2010. I sent in my 30 minute video showing them everything they...
  13. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Hi! I am called Coco and I'm from Essen, Germany. It's in the middle of the Ruhrpott :D (If you know Düsseldorf, it's enough) I love the english language and I'm so interested in the USA, that's why I'm here. Oh, and I love horses, of course :D I have a 'riding' participation on/for/at (help?) a...
  14. Horse Training
    I have recently discover a NH Trainer (maybe I'm behind), Buck Brannaman! and I have become fascinated!!! I've done a little level one Parelli and taken note on CA, but something about Buck Brannaman stuck with me! He cares more about the horse and the rider more than advertising his...
  15. Horse Training
    Just wondering where your neck rope should sit on you horses neck. Should it be up closer to their face or should it be down by their chest? I just dont want to hurt my horse or damage his natural breathing rhythm when riding. Granted, I'm not going to be yanking of his neck with all my...
  16. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    What are some big pointers on someone who is new to the concept. I've been recently trying new things with my horses and one is the concept of natural horsemanship. What sorts of experiences have you had with "going natural"? :-):-)
  17. Horse Training
    Both of my horse are great and love natural horsemanship, however, sometimes i feel that my horses and I are taking a step back. Sometimes teaching them to preform tricks with treats goes to far as in the horse gaining a habit of biting and nipping. This is a concern for me because I have...
  18. Horse Jobs
    Dear all, I'm sorry for not introducing myself first as I really want to find a NH-trainer soon. For a horse rehabilitation centre & hotel in the South of Spain I'm looking for a Natural Horsemanship trainer for the period of May-September. The job will be parttime unless there are many...
  19. Horse Talk
    An interesting article popped up on my news feed a little while ago. The video shows several people breaking out, what I assume to be, an unhandled horse. Monty Roberts is idly standing by watching this horse flip, be yanked on, and whipped... Here is the video: Here is the article/blog...
  20. Horse Health
    Hi there, In September I had to make a hard decision and put my horse of 4 years out on full loan while I went away to uni. In Jan/Feb he fell ill and had to have major surgery in which he had a foot of intestine removed due to ulcers and a disease called 'meckel's diverticulum'! Due to a change...
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