Sure, it looks like it. At the end of the day, I show up, and horses change their behaviors. I use reinforcement to shape their actions into something more pleasing to us as humans. But really, I’m not a trainer.
Quite frankly, I rarely teach a horse anything he doesn’t already know how to do. Intrinzen talks a lot about innate movement and intrinsic motivation, and I think it’s so important to recognize. Nobody knows how to move a horse’s body better than a horse. Nobody. The issues arise when our humanness interferes with their horseness, and limits the movements they do. For example, Sid has known how to “sidepass” for his whole life. I simply channeled that movement into scooching towards a mounting block. I did teach him anything new, really, just applied it in a new way.
What I really am, is a student who is lucky enough to have deep and open conversations with her teachers - the horses. They already know everything there is to know about Horsemanship - THEY CREATED IT. All I do is try my best to learn, and ask them to tolerate my struggles along the way.