"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better"
CRITICAL THINKING HORSEMANSHIP AND STOCKMANSHIP
The mission of the Nature of Natural is to promote the welfare, ethical treatment and compassionate training of horses and livestock through the principles of applied behavioral science and equitation science.
We came to a conclusion in 2004 when Tim wrote the Nature of Natural that in order to help horses and livestock, we needed to dispel some longstanding ideas of traditional horsemanship and stockmanship that do not serve the best interest of the animals or their human caretakers utilizing science based critical thinking. We believe compassionate training should be based in known facts and science as opposed to speculation, myth and opinion. We believe that education is the path to improving the quality of life and training of all animals.
The field of equitation science and applied behavioral science gives us insight into a horse’s nature and reality. It supports the methods of great horsemen over the centuries, unmasks the mystery and puts a solid foundation under the rationale. Stockmanship using the principles of Bud Williams low-stress methods brings the same type of applied behavioral science to handling livestock.
We are members of the International Society of Equitation Science and have presented at the Progressive Equine Behavior and Training forum for two years.
The Nature of Natural hosts educational events at our beautiful ranch located in Cortez, Colorado. We bring in experts in their fields that support our mission statement and host free educational support to the equestrian community at large.
To promote the principles of equitation science and applied behavioral science in association with groups such as the International Society of Equitation Science and other likeminded horsemen and professionals through research, seminars and educational events using collaborative efforts whenever and wherever possible.