Natural Horsemanship

Objectives:
Members should be introduced to some of the methods of natural horsemanship. This can be accomplished by a small research project and attending a clinic, and if the situation permits working with their own horse.

Projects:
Members should research such people as Ray Hunt, Tom Dorrance, John Lyons, Buck Brannaman, Pat Parelli, Chris Irwin, Monty Roberts, etc. using websites, videos, or books. They should write a report or give a brief presentation to their branch on the philosophies and practices of this person. Branches should arrange a clinic with a natural horsemanship practitioner for members to attend. If this is not possible, members could view videos and take part in a discussion group. Under suitable supervision members could work with their horses using some of the basic procedures to learn how these methods could help their horsemanship.