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“I communicate with a horse in what I call the Language of Equus; a silent language of gestures that is predictable and effective. Now you can learn from my videos, audio and notes to help you understand the horse as I do. This language is really quite simple, but simplicity becomes its greatest strength.” ~ Monty
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“The International Society of Equitation Science Committee Reports“
A comparison between the Monty Roberts technique and the conventional UK technique for initial training of riding horses
Solvang, CA (October 3, 2011)– On the 30th of August 2011 the scientific paper authored by Drs. Veronica Fowler, Mark Kennedy and David Marlin entitled ‘A comparison between the Monty Roberts technique and a conventional UK technique for initial training of riding horses’ was accepted for publication in Anthrozoös. Anthrozoös is a quarterly, peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal reporting the interactions of people and animals, a journal which has enjoyed a distinguished history as a pioneer in the field since its launch in 1987. Prior to appearing in print in Anthrozoös the study will be presented at the International Society of Equitation Science (ISES) having been accepted by the scientific committee and also presented at the Centre for Animal Welfare & Anthrozoology, Department of Veterinary Medicine University of Cambridge both in October this year.
Comment from Dr Veronica Fowler on the results of the study:
This study describes a comparison of the efficacy of the Monty Roberts horsemanship technique in comparison to a UK conventional training technique for the initial training of horses. Initial training of young horses, in particular the first time a horse is saddled and ridden has been recently reported in the scientific literature as a significant stressor in terms of the impact on the welfare of the horse. It is therefore vital that we fully evaluate the techniques which are practiced around the world to identify those which have the potential to cause compromised welfare and suffering during foundation training of horses. Our study reports that horses trained using Monty Robert’s methods had significantly lower maximum heart rates (bpm) during both first saddle and first rider when compared to a UK conventional training method. Monty Roberts trained horses did have significantly lower heart rates during first saddle and first rider backing process (i.e. heart rate reduced between first saddle and first rider), a finding which has never previously been reported in the scientific literature. Thus the heart rates observed from Monty Roberts trained horses during first saddle and first rider are currently the lowest reported for any training regime reported in the literature to date.
The use of the round pen and in particular the technique of Join-up have been frequently criticised and reported in the literature to be another significant stressor due to the perceived opinion that this environment and method overtly activates the flight response. Our study could find no evidence that the use of the round pen or, indeed the technique of Join-up, was fear inducing and thus a significant stressor to the horse based on heart rate alone. In fact, we found that the heart rate of horses during this technique were considerably below the maximum heart rate for horses of this age and breed.
Following 20 days of training (30 minutes/horse/day) the study horses undertook a standardised ridden obstacle and flatwork test and a ridden freestyle test. Heart rates recorded during these tests for both training regimes were not significantly different; however Monty Robert’s trained horses scored significantly higher in all three tests as determined by a panel of judges who were unaware of the study or the trainers involved in the study.
Our manuscript therefore provides peer reviewed scientific substance to indicate that that the Monty Roberts training technique is highly efficacious in terms of the effect on the welfare and performance of the horse undergoing foundation training.
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Current Syllabus for Monty’s Equus Online University … New Lessons Added Every Week!
Introduction to Join~Up
Orientation to round pen
Release at 2 o’clock
Flight distance and turns
Line handling skills
The Four Gestures
Join~Up and Follow~Up
My horse won’t draw
JOIN~UP without a pen
With Big Brown
Learning to use
Working with the Dually
Learning to lead
Creating the sweet spot
Preparing for the Farrier
Walking like a crab
JOIN~UP with the FARRIER
Assessing the foot
Measuring the results
Side effects of Single Line
Longeing and the spine
Fitting the surcingle
Fitting the equipment
Driving in the long lines
Traveling with the circle
LONG LINING 101
Feet and hands
Off the Dually
Off the bit
Spooky Kadina Join~Up
Kadina & the pole
Kadina & the plastic bag
Kadina and the stream
“It rained again last night”
Kadina and the lake
THE SIX IMPERATIVES
Basics & Advanced
The young horse
Rudiments of training
Stops and performance
With Steel Buns, Chrome and Magic
Understanding Into Pressure
Moving off pressure
MOVING OFF THE LEG
Stepping up the challenge
THE MOUNTING BLOCK
Introduction & next steps
Using an English Saddle
GEORGIA’S PHOBIAS (Extreme Headshy Series)
Join~Up & Follow~Up
Bit of Honey
JOIN~UP FOR CHILDREN
How to tie your horse
Grooming & Saddle~Up
Mounting & Riding Basics
The Baby Eight
The Baby X
Clint and Bling
Kirsty and Dox
The Figure of Eight
The Finished Eight
Counter canter changes
Changes on the straight
DRESSAGE with Olympian Charlotte Bredahl
Transitions & leg yields
Counter canter & changes
DRESSAGE with JJ TATE
Freedom and Control
Foundations and Principles
Rewarding the Effort
Training New Things
CATCHING IN THE PASTURE
Slow is fast
Creatures of habit
Your horse catching you
WESTERN REINING with Richard Winters
Access All Areas Four Part Bonus Series
WALTER WON’T GO
Evaluating the Problem
3 Tools of the Trade
Working with the Tools
Visit with the Sceptic
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