... in the broadest sense.
Hey Neigh-bor, I actually remember that conversation years ago where you described the experience:
Being acquainted a bit with horses myself, I find the topic fascinating and familiar.
I couldn't open the video you included in the post above since I'm on a mobile device at present, but I'm intrigued particularly by the titillatingly fetching photo of Lydia marking the site you reference. ;-)
It appears the Nevzorova's program of natural horsemanship is in accord with several prominent trainers in such methods that, as you no doubt well understand, are truly instructive beyond just the equine context.
The introduction to Pat Parelli's program, for example, contains these words of broad description:
"[The Parelli program] is based on respect for and love of horses – and understanding horse nature and psychology – Parelli horse training avoids using force, fear, harsh bits or mechanical training aids in favor of love, language and leadership or, said another way: relationship, communication and trustworthiness..."
“It’s more than just about the horse,” reflects Linda Parelli. “It really dips into the personal development side of things. You learn about yourself, you learn about communication, about leadership, about truthfulness, about consequence and responsibility. You learn about love and imagination. The horse becomes the animal that tells you the truth about yourself in all these categories.”
“People realize this is what they’ve been looking for in all their relationships,” adds Pat. “It’s balanced with love, language and leadership in equal doses. The program and their horse give them a living model so they can practice and become fluent in their abilities in all relationships, not just the horse relationships.”
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