Wednesday April 24, 2019

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Question 
  
Dear Monty,

Today I tried your suggestion of bumping the Dually halter instead of a steady pull. It seemed to work better and I think we can make progress. But I’m also trying to make sure I don’t ask too much of him, like trying to keep his nose at the perfect spot by my shoulder.

Also, does a horse not concentrate or behave as well when he is worked with in his “own” pasture? What I’m trying to ask is if he thinks he doesn’t need to behave/listen to me because “ It’s my pasture”; kind of like a territorial problem?

By the way, I also have a Giddy-up rope. I have read “The Man Who Listens to Horses” and “Shy Boy”. I’m also subscribed to the weekly Ask Monty emails. I look forward to them each week.

I love my Dually halter! I hope you didn’t mind this long email but I love to hear your opinions. 

Thank you,
Quincy from Iowa

Answer 

Dear Quincy,
Thank you for the follow up. I do not regard the pasture or any other location as an invitation for any horse to misbehave. Once you are in the presence of your horse all aspects of respect and proper behavior are expected and required. Thank you for the effort to get these things right. I am here if you need further info.

Sincerely,
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