Natural Horsemanship

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.

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.