The principles are like the ingredients listed in a cook book. Actually they are the ingredients from many recipes from a lot of cook books. To learn how to use them you need COMMITTMENT. You need to commit to taking the time and putting in the effort to learn from the expert horsemen who have taken the time to make their knowledge available.
The body of knowledge now available about the nature of the horse and the use of this information applied to communicating with and teaching horses is huge. In addition to the works of the horsemen noted above, there are dozens of clinicians who have put forward programs using techniques based on natural principles. I have studied the work of the following clinicians:
This is by no means a complete list and I will continue to look at new ideas from other people; it is a process of continuous study.
· John Lyons (www.johnlyons.com)
· Pat Parelli (www.parellihorsemanship.com)
· Richard Winters (www.wintersranch.com)
· Eitan Beth-Halachmy (www.cowboydressage.com)
· Clinton Anderson (www.downunderhorsemanship.com)
· Stacy Westfall (www.westfallhorsemanship.com)
· Chris Cox (www.chris-cox.com)
· Craig Cameron (www.craigcameron.com)
· Tommy Garland (www.tommygarland.com)
· Monty Roberts (www.montyroberts.com)
· Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling (www.hempfling.com)
· Jonathan Field (www.jonathanfield.net)
· Glenn Stewart (www.thehorseranch.com)
· Ken McNabb (www.kenmcnabb.com)
· Josh Lyons (www.joshlyons.com)
· Van Hargis (www.vanhargis.com)
· Mike Kevil (www.startingcolts.com)
The DVD has made the study of training techniques a much more engaging process but it still requires the commitment of time and the willingness to hone the skill of observation to a very high level. Attending clinics is a valuable experience but you can`t replay what you have seen.