I am extremely concerned, that 200 Years of the knowledge base that has produced the Worlds best Horse Trainers, is to be soon lost, hijacked by stealth.
Evidence based Horse Training???
There is no such thing…..why…..because Scientists are not qualified to review such things, the only evidence they have is their own and one has to have had a Life time of Thousands of Horses, to prove it and examine the subject.
Over the last 10 Years, driven by 2 Australian Scientists, there has been a concerted effort to hijack the Starting of Horses skills, as honed over hundreds of Years by Horse Men and Women who earned their stripes, like Tom Dorrence, Ray Hunt, Jim Wilton, Kel Jeffreys, Professor McGillveray and others.
They have used the power of the PhD to Peer review Horsemen around the World, including Monty Roberts and others. They have been most successful for few will doubt anyone with Dr. before their name.
They coined the words “evidence based Horse Training” as a marketing hook and because those who Administer the Horse Industry gravitate to only those with University backed qualifications, it is becoming more and more entrenched into the Curriculum of Horse Training around the World, by stealth.
The latest back door success has been the Federal Government Skills Australia, formulating accreditation for every Trainer or worker for Horse Industry Employers in the future, will read in their Modules, that the words ‘Evidence Based has been cunningly injected into the documentation, by those intellectuals ( not Horse Trainers) in a way that borders upon nepotism, to sell the Books and Dvd’s the Scientists, completely ruling out those who really know, the Horse Trainers of the World. Words framed for this system, included these:
For explanation. The Skills Australia work, has been driven after Years of fighting by Juliana Waugh and Her Family, after Her Daughter was put on a Bolting Racehorse off the Track and died, at T.A.F.E. N.S.W. This from Juliana, after I informed Her the following……
That I had been invited by the Federal Govt, to attend the signing off process, of the Modules of Training. I was the only Horseman there and for a full Day, I had NO input. I was invited as the “token Horseman” ……….I wrote to Juliana Waugh…..
Dear JohnThat is not good .It is not what we ever imagined would happen – all we ever wanted was that safety of students being trained should be included in any unit of competence. We wanted the units to simplified by breaking them into more stages to teach any horse related skills. Their trying to effectively dumb everything down with regard to teaching things like horse breaking is an unfortunate by product.
What the answer is I do not know – there are also equine dental units that equine vets are worried about too!</divPlease send in this email to the Skills feedback online as they really do need to know that their attempts to oversimplify such a complicated skill are dangerous.
HORSEMANSHIP – the art of reading the future, with Risk Management in mind. HP
SO WHAT IS THE ‘EVIDENCE BASED SYSTEM ‘
I do not know but I know this. It is NOT a system of staring Horses. It is a ‘Ground Manners ‘ system only, just as is Natural Horsemanship. Take a look here and whilst You are at it, identify the ‘learned helplessness and Welfare turmoil of the Horse.
ANTI HORSE WELFARE PHOTOS FROM EQUITANA
THE PERFECT SNAPSHOT
Equitana provided the perfect comparison between the 3 so called systems of Horse Starting. Australian Horsemanship, Natural Horsemanship and Evidence based Horse Training. Of course, the latter 2 are NOT systems of Horse starting but ground manners only.
The results proved themselves.
and to finish AUSTRALIAN HORSEMANSHIP
The Industry had better act fast!!
Listen to Your Horses