Wednesday April 14, 2021

Greetings!
Question 

Are there some horses that are beyond hope and will never make good riding horses, because they have been so badly treated by humans in the past?

Answer 

While there are some horses that have been so mistreated that they are virtually unusable, I believe that the number is very, very few. If one fails to save a horse for some useful activity it is, in my opinion, virtually always because we are short of the mark in understanding how to meet the horse's needs. I have literally never worked with a horse without significant improvement.

Sincerely,
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"Love the obvious love shown for the benefit and care and actual clear love for these gorgeous animals in all things Monty. I have micro donkeys - same love applies through me to my gorgeous companions."

Katrina R., Verified Buyer
Monty Roberts’ Mustang and Transition Horse Program

Monty and his team at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center (MRILC) have gentled and started horses from our adoption partners and working through remedial issues with others. All of the horses are desensitized to a variety of objects and stimuli – to make them safe and willing partners for their future owners.

For almost 25 years the MRILC has been dedicated to promoting and teaching gentle, effective alternatives to violence and force during the starting and training of horses. And students visiting the MRILC will have an opportunity to work with the horses in the MRTHP program – learning the Monty Roberts methodology and how to practically apply it to working with horses.

Each of these horses has come from one of The Right Horse Initiative partner organisations (Hope for Horses, The American Saddlebred Legacy Foundation, Wild at Heart Horse Rescue and Win Place Home) and will be available for adoption.

The Right Horse Initiative is a program of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

For more information go to: https://montyroberts.com/animal-welfare/
A day in 2021: One-on-one distance coaching session with Monty!
April 19 to 23, 2021: Gentling Wild Horses
April 26 to 30, 2021: Introductory Exams 
May 3, 2021: Horsemanship 101
May 17 to 19, 2021: Module 2 - Join-Up
May 22, 2021: Horsemanship 101
May 28 to 30, 2021: Horse Sense & Healing
June 7 to 11, 2021: Gentling Wild Horses

"The horses bring us back to the present moment, to the here and now. Nothing compares to the moment you Join-Up with a horse, silently, and the rest of the world just disappears and an instant connection is made.” #leadupguatemala #lead_up_international #leadupinternational

MONTY'S CHALLENGE

Test yourself each week as I challenge you to answer the question below. I mean this. Sit down and write an answer. Don't wait for my answer next week. If you have been reading my Weekly Questions and Answers for the last six months, you should be in a position to do this. Send your answer to my team at: askmonty@montyroberts.com 
 
Why should you bother? Because it will help you focus. There is probably a comparable question in your life that needs answering... or will be. If you can gain insight into how to go about answering a practical question that is loosely related to your problem, this exercise will help you answer your nagging question. Then read my answer. I want all of my students to learn to be better trainers than me.That's good for you and good for horses! 
 
~ Monty 
  
NEXT WEEK'S QUESTION

Who is your favorite horse you’ve trained over the years and tell us about the most challenging horse you’ve worked with. 
FIND A MONTY ROBERTS CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR 
 
Find a Monty Roberts Certified Instructor near you. All courses offered by certified instructors give students effective tools to communicate using the horse's own natural language, forming a partnership based on trust and communication rather than dominance. Visit the certified instructor web page here: https://montyroberts.com/learning-center/certified-instructors/
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