There is only one way to train a horse properly, despite what anyone says. Natural fundamental horsemanship uses the horse’s natural and fundamental characteristics and horse sense to communicate what you desire. Natural fundamental horsemanship is founded on developing a relationship through firmness, fairness and communication. Coercion training has limited success and usually results in riding a horse that is a ticking time bomb.
Communications with your horse is a two way street. You must be able to see what your horse is saying to you. Horses are eloquent masters of body language. Horses use very little vocal expression. Your horse must be able to understand what to are “saying”. Horses use subtle body language movements to “tell” you what he is trying to “say”. A horse’s body language is the truthful indication of the horse’s desires, feelings or attitudes.