In Canada recently, under the instruction of Michael Bevilacqua, I had the good fortune of participating in a seminar about "interactivity with horses beyond training". This approach, developed by Alexander Nevzorov, unites horse and human through deepening trust, intimacy, respect and understanding -- and no force (no bits, bridles, reins, whips or spurs, and no punishment, ever)... a wonderful approach we are now blending with our own organically developing approach at Fear-No-More for working with horses and camels.
To learn more about the Nevzorov Haute Ecole approach to horses click the following links:
2. Alexander Nevzorov
(photos used with kind permission of Michael Bevilacqua and Catherine Scott)