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2017 The Ask Monty eNewsletters

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

July 12.17 How do you develop trust with horses?

July 5.17 Do horses think?

June 28.17 Should you separate twin foals?

June 21.17 Are you preparing your horse for the trail?

June 14.17 Is your horse bossy?

June 7.17 How critical are the signs for Join-Up?

May 31.17 How do you stop a horse from biting you?

May 24.17 Would you choose to put a horse down for a remedial problem?

May 17.17 How do you control a racehorse?

May 10.17 Do you want to be a horse trainer?

May 3.17 Is human ignorance causing your horse’s problems?

Apr 26.17 How do you make a bolting horse safe to ride?

Apr 19.17 How do you train a horse to yield to rein pressure?

Apr 12.17 How do you teach a horse to stand still?

Apr 5.17 What is natural horsemanship?

Mar 29.17 Why do horses respond to a sound cue for stopping?

Mar 22.17 Is your horse aggressive at feeding time?

Mar 15.17 Why does my horse bite?

Mar 8.17 Why doesn’t my horse load up?

Mar 1.17 Are you riding a spooky horse?

Feb 22.17 Ask Monty Newsletter: Does your horse chew on reins or slobber straps?

Feb 15.17 Ask Monty Newsletter: How do you deal with an aggressive horse?

Feb 8.17 Ask Monty Newsletter: How can horses help people?

Feb 1.17 Ask Monty Newsletter: This is an extraordinary situation

Jan 25.17 Ask Monty Newsletter: Is it fear or stubbornness?

Jan 18.17 Ask Monty Newsletter: Why single line lunging is bad for your horse?

Jan 11.17 Why does your horse yawn after a training session?

Jan 4.17 Can you do Join-Up with a donkey?

 

2016 The Ask Monty eNewsletters

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Dec 28.16 Where can you get help for a nervous horse?

Dec 21.16 Why are some horses afraid of loading in the trailer?

Dec 14.16 Is your horse a pet?

Dec 7.16 Why do horses yawn?

Nov. 30.16 Is it aggression or lack of respect?

Nov. 23.16 Why does my mini horse avoid eye contact?

Nov. 16.16 Are you ready to stop using force?

Nov. 9.16 Why does my horse refuse to pick up one foot?

Nov. 2.16 Please share this Q&A with other horsemen wherever possible

Oct 26.16 Does your horse have good manners?

Oct 19.16 Do you do Join-Up with every horse?

Oct 12.16 Is your horse impossible to load?

Oct 5.16 Can horses do Join-Up with their tack on?

Sept 28.16 Why does my horse turn into me during longlining?

Sept 21.16 How do you form a partnership without force?

Sept 14.16 What’s your opinion of knotted halters?

Sept 7.16 How do you gentle a wild horse?

August 31.16 What can I do to help my horse be more balanced?

August 24.16 Can you predict a horse’s temperament from hair swirls and facial characteristics?

August 17.16 Can horses get tired of doing Join-Up?

August 10.16 Is there a universal horse language?

August 3.16 What is the most pronounced characteristic of a horse’s personality?

July 27.16 Are you listening to your horse?

July 20.16 What is the vocabulary of Equus?

July 13.16 What is the future of horsemanship?

July 6.16 Has your training approach been tested scientifically?

June 29.16 Are your training methods gentle?

June 22.16 Is it possible to communicate with horses and other animals?

June 15.16 Is Monty the original horse whisperer?

June 8.16 Have you ever had a strange animal encounter?

June 1.16 Isn’t it dangerous to work with horses at your age?

May 25.16 Are you still learning about horses?

May 18.16 Is there a difference between horses from different countries?

May 11.16 Are there more problem horses than ever before?

May 4.16 Is the language Equus changing?

April 27.16 How do you train a horse to jump?

April 20.16 What are horses trying to tell us?

April 13.16 How do stallions know if a foal is theirs?

April 7.16 What do riding and playing golf have in common?

March 30.16 How do you teach your horse to urinate on cue?

March 23.16 Where can I get help for my horse that rears?

March 16.16 What do you love about wild horses?

March 9.16 What one thing do you show people who are skeptical?

March 2.16 How do you train wild horses?

Feb. 24.16 Is it too late to learn how to interact with horses?

Feb. 17.16 What is Monty’s legacy wish?

Feb. 10.16 Does your horse need to see the dentist?

Feb. 3.16 Are those who inflict suffering also suffering?

Jan 27.16 Have you learned everything there is to know about horses?

Jan 20.16 Is Natural Horsemanship an oxymoron?

Jan 13.16 How do you deal with people who criticize your training methods?

Jan. 6.16 How can we reduce violence for horses?

 

2015 The Ask Monty eNewsletters

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Dec. 30.15 Is there anything about horses that’s a mystery to you?

Dec. 23.15 If you could turn back time, what one thing would you change?

Dec. 16.15 How do you deal with a tricky horse owner?

Dec. 9.15 What would you like to change in the world of horses?

Dec. 2.15 What advice would you give to your young self?

Nov 25.15 Do horses get bored?

Nov 18.15 How do you train a horse with a toothbrush?

Nov 11.15 Why have you chosen and developed your methods?

Nov 4.15 After Join-Up, does the horse always want to be with you?

Oct 28.15 Is your horse afraid to travel?

Oct 21.15 Can all horses be reached and helped?

Oct 14.15 How many times do we do Join-Up?

Oct 7.15 Are you being safe with your horse?

Sep 30.15 Is your horse acting like Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde?

Sep 23.15 Are you afraid of horses?

Sep 16.15 Does your horse enjoy baths?

Sep 9.15 Is your horse afraid of people?

Sep 2.15 Your horse hates water?

Aug 26.15 How do I help my horse overcome her fears on the trail?

Aug 19.15 Why do horses respond by moving forward when they hear a cluck (or click)?

Aug 12.15 Do top riders and trainers use your methods?

Aug 5.15 Does it matter if my horse turns toward me or away from me?

July 31.15 What can you do if your horse is head shy?

July 22.15 What are your top three training tips? (Part 3)

July 15.15 What are your top three training tips? (Part 2)

July 8.15 What are your top three training tips? (Part 1)

July 1.15 What can you do about your girthy/cinchy horse?

June 24.15 How do I stop my horse from pulling the reins out of my hands?

June 17.15 Do horses suffer from separation anxiety?

June 10.15 Are we too old to ride?

June 3.15 Can you retrain a horse with a broken spirit?

May 27.15 Can an old horse learn new tricks?

May 20.15 Why do some horses nip?

May 13.15 Can you take too long when starting a horse?

May 6.15 How do you preserve a horse’s sensitivity?

April 29.15 How do I get my horse to settle before the competition?

April 22.15 How do you stop a horse from pawing?

April 15.15 Can I leave the Dually Halter on to haul my horse in the trailer?

April 7.15 How do you stop a pull-back horse?

March 31.15 You say I can catch my horse with a smile?

March 25.15 Can I ride with a Dually Halter?

March 18.15 What should you do when your horse backs up?

March 11.15 Would your horse choose to be with you?

March 4.15 Why don’t we all use bitless bridles?

Feb 25.15 What can you do to create a strong bond with your horse?

Feb 17.15 Is your horse chewing inappropriately?

Feb 11.15 Should I use a bit or a bitless bridle?

Feb 4.15 How do you stop a horse from pawing?

Jan 28.15 How do you achieve a light, responsive mouth?

Jan 21.15 Are you spoiling your horse?

Jan 14.15 How do you stop a horse from pulling back?

Jan 7.15 Do you use voice cues?

 

 

2014 The Ask Monty eNewsletters

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

December 31.14 Can the memory of pain continue to affect a horse’s behavior?

December 24.14 Are you afraid of riding your horse?

December 17.14 Have you ever met a troubled pony?

December 10.14 Is it good or bad to let a horse graze in hand?

December 3.14 Is it okay to let my horse rub its head on me?

November 26.14 How do I humanely separate my horse from the cow he lives with?

November 19.14 What do horses need to keep them warm when traveling?

November 11.14 How do you protect your horse from slipping in the winter?

November 5.14 What is the best way to transport horses in cold weather?

October 29.14 Why does my pony bite when being groomed?

October 22.14 Can you do Join-Up with a mini horse?

October 17.14 Why does my horse move in circles?

October 8.14 How can I relax my spooky horse?

October 1.14 Why does my horse turn his hind end towards me?

September 24.14 What kind of lessons can horses help people learn?

September 17.14 Does Natural Horsemanship mean being nice to your horse all the time?

September 10.14 How can you help humans through horses?

September 3.14 What do you think is the best thing about horses?

August 27.14 What were the best and worst experiences you’ve had with a horse?

August 20.14 How should you handle bad stable manners?

August 13.14 What can I do when my horse blasts through the barn door?

August 6.14 How can I ride begin to my horse that rears and bolts on the trail?

July 30.14 When is it time to retire your horse?

July 23.14 What is the best time of day to ride?

July 16.14 What is the best way to wean and halter train a foal?

July 9.14 What to do about an aggressive stallion?

July 2.14 How should I discipline my horse when he is spooky on the trail?

June 24.14 How do you attach plastic bags on a stick for spooky horses?

June 18.14 How do you learn Join-Up with horses?

June 11.14 Do donkeys do Join-Up?

June 4.14 Being consistent with your horse

May 28.14 Do you have to use violence to establish leadership with horses?

May 21.14 My horse won’t stand still

May 14.14 Horses afraid of cows and other farm animals

May 7.14 Horses that refuse to take the bit

April 30.14 What’s Monty’s opinion about horse toys?

April 23.14 Is my horse angry or unhappy?

April 16.14 Moving forward without a whip or crop

April 9.14 Why do some horses bite their flanks?

April 2.14 Do horses need shampooing?

March 26.14 Step by step rituals help horses

March 19.14 Horses with lots of energy that love to run

March 12.14 Are there horse introverts and extroverts?

March 5.14 Is your horse happy?

Feb 26.14 What motivates a horse?

Feb 19.14 The biggest misundertanding about horses

Feb 12.14 Breathe so your horse will learn

Feb 5.14 Dealing with frightening obstacles

Jan 29.14 How to get over being afraid of horses

Jan 22.14 How to bond with your horse

Jan 15.14 Is it a behavioral or a medical issue?

Jan 8.14 Moving your horse to a new place

Jan 1.14 Raising young horses

 

2013 The Ask Monty eNewsletters

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Dec 25.13 Join-Up with young horses that are trusting

Dec 18.13 Learning breathing techniques

Dec 11.13 Standing still for veterinary procedures

Dec 4.13 How to establish good manners

Nov 27.13 Harsh Equipment

Nov 20.13 Starting over with horses

Nov 13.13 The Joys of Working with Horses

Nov 6.13 Horses are hard work but worth it

Oct 30.13 Goal setting and mapping out the future

Oct 23.13 A career working with horses

Oct 16.13 A passion for horses

Oct 9.13 Does your horse try for you?

Oct 2.13 How to be the herd leader

Sep 25.13 Bolting away in fear

Sep 18.13 What is the biggest misunderstanding about horses?

Sep 11.13 Horses and War Veterans

Sep 4.13 What do children and horses have in common?

Aug 28.13 Crossing water

Aug 21.13 Desensitization and distractions

Aug 14.13 Balancing Act

Aug 7.13 PICNICs with horses

July 30.13 Who’s the dummy rider?

July 24.13 How tough should you get with your horse?

July 17.13 How do horses show disrespect?

July 10.13 Behavior problem or pain?

July 3.13 Difficult to catch

June 26.13 Overcoming a traumatic event

June 19.13 How to take violence out of horse training

June 12.13 How sensitive is your horse?

June 5.13 What is a ‘starting gate’ issue?

May 29.13 How to discipline a horse that bites you

May 22.13 Finding the right horse for your discipline

May 15.13 How to bond with a new horse

May 8.13 Teaching a horse to lie down on cue

May 1.13 Building Up a Horse’s Confidence

Apr 24.13 An Education in Horsemanship

Apr 17.13 A Question About Defecation and Nervousness [Part 3]

Apr 10.13 A Question About Defecation and Nervousness [Part 2]

Apr 3.13 A Question About Defecation and Nervousness [Part 1]

Mar 27.13 A Question from Fergus the Spooky Horse

Mar 20.13 Are You Too Old for Horses? [Part 2]

Mar 13.13 Are You Too Old for Horses? [Part 1]

Mar 6.13 Foal Handling

Feb 27.13 No Foot, No Horse

Feb 20.13 The Artificial Arm Prepares Horses for the Farrier