I believe natural training is better. Training aids can assist in getting results, but they do not teach the horse to work naturally.
First you must look at the horse and determine what he is capable of doing. So when looking over your horse you need to decide where he would do best.
Flexibility is the first part of teaching horses to carry themselves naturally. In order to further a horse’s training you must first get the horse supple. Once the horse is flexible it is important to continue working on flexing so you maintain the horses flexibility.
Before any workout starts, I decide what my goal is for this riding session. The goal needs to be attainable. It is good to have a goal so you have something to work for each ride. I start out my riding sessions by walking around the ring to allow the horse to relax and prepare for the workout. Next I move to the center of the ring and begin to walk small circles. Now it is time to start working toward my goal. Once I have attained my goal it is time to stop. There is no need to work the horse into the ground if he is doing what you are asking.
Daily care for your horse
Feeding twice a day Stall cleaned 4 times a week
Includes Board and Training up to 4 day a week