I agree 100% with chippie.
Last summer I worked for a trainer who used John Lyons methods, and while there were some things this trainer did that I didn't agree with or like, and would never do myself - BUT - I can't deny that he could take a half wild colt who had very little handling, and have him ridable within a week. Round pen, whip, and a good rope, and he used them. He always talked about having an even balance of respect and trust. If that horse doesn't have a healthy respect for you, you are not going to be able to work with him -- he won't respect your space (do you really want him stepping on your feet?) and he won't respect your commands (you really want him running away with you?). If he doesn't trust you it'll be hard to get him to apply his mind to learning.
The definition of trust is another post altogether.
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