You'd Like To Learn More About Horsemanship?
When you hear the term ‘horsemanship’, what do you think? Natural horsemanship?
Wikipedia defines Natural horsemanship as follows:
Natural horsemanship, colloquially known as horse whispering, is a collective term for a variety of horse training techniques which have seen rapid growth in popularity since the 1980s. The techniques vary in their precise tenets but generally share principles of developing a rapport with horses, using communication techniques derived from observation of free-roaming horses, and rejecting abusive training methods.
It goes on to say:
High profile practitioners of natural horsemanship market their methods and equipment extensively through books, television appearances, live shows and other media.
And herein lies the challenge as we see it in that “natural horsemanship” has become somewhat of a catch-all term, a marketing Trojan horse if you will, for selling any number of horse training programs, some of which stray way too far from the basic tenets Wikipedia mentions such as developing rapport.
The HorseConscious community believe in true partnership with horses and demonstrating mutual respect, just as horses do in the wild.
So if you have ever had the feeling that what you are being taught is not ‘right’ or there must be a better way, then you’re in the right place.
To give you a little more sense of our approach, you might like to start by reading one of the following articles or you can simply browse through the full list below. Enjoy!
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