Wednesday March 17, 2021


What is the key to understanding horses, getting and keeping them onside? 

The key to understanding horses, getting and keeping them onside, is to eliminate violence from the training routine. All things should be done to engender trust. Trust is a condition one simply cannot achieve when there are whips and forceful methods used during the process by which horses become educated. One only has to ask oneself their personal preference in education.
One can transfer these same principles to children and virtually every other animal on the face of the earth. Often the user of force will state that he or she is gaining the respect of the animal; I say that respect is in fact spelled R.E.S.P.E.C.T., not F.E.A.R.. My childhood would be a strong example of these principles. Children are flight animals and horses are as well.


A truly amazing course!
This course was for my 15-year-old daughter. She really enjoyed the course and I enjoyed watching her. It was an unforgettable experience for her and I think she really gained a lot of self-confidence from it. Simon did an excellent job of teaching and coaching the students. He really knows what he is doing and is very good at communicating that to others and coaching them in the round pen. I highly recommend this course.
SAVE THE DATE! June 18 to 20, 2021: The Movement 2021 Transitions, Transformations, and Trailblazers
A day in 2021: One-on-one distance coaching session with Monty!
March 15 to 26, 2021: Introductory Course of Horsemanship
March 20, 2021: Horsemanship 101 at the Monty Roberts Learning Center
April 1 to 3, 2021: Intro Course Module 2 Join-Up
April 4 to 6, 2021: Intro Course to Module 3 Long Lining
Postponed to early 2022: CHA Equine Facility Manager Certification at Flag Is Up Farms
CJ Marinaccio is Founder and Trainer at Win Place Home, a non-profit in Southern California that helps off the track Thoroughbreds find new homes. CJ worked for three years as an assistant trainer in Northern California before returning to Los Angeles as an assistant trainer and vet tech at the Santa Anita Racetrack. Also a volunteer at Win Place Home, Elisabeth Hower is a writer, actor, comedian and clown. And Dr. Juliet Getty, independent equine nutritionist, is back to help us with nutritional approaches toward improving our horse’s topline.

Check out the videos of The Movement for past years and plan to join Monty and other awesome participants and guest speakers this year!

Scheduled for June 18, 19, and 20, 2021

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: 
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 

What is Join-Up®? I’d love for my horses to follow me around the paddock.