“As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring the principles, is sure to have problems.” Harrington Emerson, early 20th century efficiency engineer.
In The Principles of Training, Warwick Schiller goes beyond the methods or techniques of horse training and effectively defines and demonstrates the underlying principles that all horses understand and successful horsemen and women are guided by.
This series is a must watch for every person who interacts with an equine. Schiller is an accomplished horseman, who has competed in 2 FEI World Equestrian Games and shares his gift of explaining things with horse people all over the world.
**It is important to understand that Warwick will be using techniques to explain how each of the principles work. The techniques you see in these videos work because the process leading up to them was perfected first. In essence, Warwick has created a tool before he used it (which is another principle coming soon in Season 2).
While you may have some success with the techniques on their own, if your horse hasn’t been taught everything in the lead up to the “Tool”, it may not work.