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Horses and riders alike can benefit from the mutual respect and understanding that natural horsemanship training fosters.
The phrases “natural horsemanship,” “horse whispering” and “resistance-free training” have become fashionable, brought into the public eye by the documentary “Buck” about Buck Brannaman, and before that, the Robert Redford movie, “The Horse Whisperer.”
But these philosophies of a kinder, gentler types of horse training that are natural horsemanship training have been around quite a bit longer than most people realize.
Natural horsemanship training, in its purest form, is the understanding of the horse’s natural instincts and body language and communicating with the horse in his own language, so that he willingly performs his handler’s wishes without use of force or cruelty.
The horse is presented with situations in which he makes a choice. If he does the “right” thing, pressure on his side, or on his bit or whatever, is relieved and he rewards himself.
By doing the “wrong” thing he makes the pressure firmer, with no one to blame but himself. The horse can be said to have trained himself, and this leads to less resistance than conventional methods of horse training.
-Jayne D. Wilson
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