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Ask Monty 22nd September 2010

Monday, October 18th, 2010
September 22nd 2010
In This Issue
Equus Online University
Question and Answer
New Book from Monty!
Shy Boy Speaks
Where is Monty?
Pat Roberts Sculpture
EOU Forum
Monty’s Challenge
The Perfect Gift
101 Lessons now streaming on Monty’s Equus Online University. Premieres October 13, 2010 SHOW JUMPING WITH OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST WILL SIMPSON Multipart Series. This week: Emma takes some tips on the Mounting Block from Monty

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Learn your horse’s language at Monty Roberts Equus Online FUNiversity!


Upcoming Lessons: Upcoming Lessons: SHOW JUMPING WITH OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST WILL SIMPSON Multipart Series Premieres October 13, 2010
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Equus Online Uni students experience Monty teaching on streaming video from a virtual round pen with 24/7 access; interactive questions and answers, a forum and audio downloads!

"Thanks again for this terrific opportunity learning the communication secrets of the equine online. This was money and time well spent. I can’t thank you enough." – morsemaryjo


This Week’s Question and Answer 
Do you think that being able to win a horse’s trust and communicate with them is an art that can be learnt or a natural talent that you are simply born with? By which I mean, you can teach someone the theory on how to do something but being able to make a ‘connection’ with an animal which has a mind / personality of its own, is it really possible?  

Monty’s Answer:

 There is no doubt in my mind that if it took "born in" talent to execute my methods I would never have discovered them nor would I have able to execute them. The horses were my teachers, my providers and my friends. What I do is teachable and learnable. There are thousands of students globally now that amaze me with their ability. I don’t want any student to be as good as I am; I want every student to be a lot better.

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Collect Monty’s 7th and Latest Book. CLICK HERE for a signed copy 

I'm Shy Boy

For 9 year olds and up!

Interpreted by Monty Roberts
Illustrations by Sisko Tahon-Raulo and Phillipa "Millie" Raulo
I’m Shy Boy is the story of Monty Roberts’ mustang companion, beginning before he was adopted. His tale begins in the Nevada mountains, where Shy Boy was born into a wild herd of horses. Seeing the world through the eyes of a horse, you experience his first encounters with the humans who capture him. His surprise at meeting Monty, a man who moves and speaks like a horse, develops into a bond of trust that will last a lifetime. Shy Boy begins an ongoing adventure to bring non-violence and communication into people’s lives, and to allow them to treat their horses with respect and understanding. Shy Boy and Monty live on Flag Is Up Farms in California, where they continue their adventures together and fulfill Monty’s mission, "To leave the world a better place than I found it for horses and for people too." 
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Shy Boy the Mustang Speaks on YouTube!

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Don’t miss it – Shy Boy and Monty in conversation at Flag Is Up Farms: Monty’s NEW YouTube Channel friends:


Where in the World Is Monty? 


October 2nd – Gleneagles, Scotland
October 4th – Carlisle, England

October 9th to 10th – Monty awarding at Horse of the Year Show (no demo)

October 15th – The Grange, England

October 17th – Myserscough, England

October 22nd – Hartpury, England

October 29th – Quob, England

November 6th – Towerlands, England


November 11-14 Equine Affaire Massachusetts 


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This month! Pat Roberts’ Sculptures on Exhibit in Kentucky

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Check it out: Pat Roberts will be exhibiting some of her latest bronzes at The Living Bluegrass Exhibit in Kentucky this month. The show runs from September 10 through October 30. For more details, go to or visit 
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Rolo Drumm Hello! I told all my friends about you and I let my best friend Myah O Gorman borrow my favourite book [Your autobiography] and she would like you to sign my book because she know how much I worship you. If its not too much trouble , could you sign it please? I love your work soooooooooooooooooo much! From Roisin     


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trotability: Thank you very much for following our Therapeutic Riding School. Hopefully we can see you in Carlisle and join your Online Uni

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J. Hewitt: how would you start to put a horse to a cart we have a 3 yr old gypsy cob stallion 13 hands copes with most new things very well don’t want to scare him as he is such a star can anyone help please
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Monty’s ‘Backstage Pass’:

Monty’s ‘Backstage Pass’: HRTV will now debut new episodes on TUESDAYS at 6:00 PM Eastern/6:00 PM Pacific. Please check local TV directories for your time and channel or the HRTV website where times are in Eastern Standard Time with re-airs on the weekend.



Monty’s Challenge
In your first book titled "The Man Who Listens to Horses" readers get an insight into your life and how you came about developing a more gentle approach to training horses. Do you think that perceptions have changed since that book came out years ago about training horses and how you can actually turn something into a positive thing by pure determination and commitment?

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The Perfect Gift 

The Perfect Gift! Online certificates to the Equus Online University for all your friends. Click here: 

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Monty’s Principles

Emma Join-Up

Hi – lovely to see an 11-year-old girl joining up for the first time. Just thought I’d share my story of my 12-year-old daughter achieving her first join up a couple of months ago with her 14.1hh pony… just beyond words to be a parent watching that from outside the round pen and hoping, hoping it’s going to work out for them – but she was perfect and her pony took a bit of encouragement to get him away from the fence but then followed her in and they walked around and around enjoying that hooked-up feeling. Just magic!!! The smile on her face will stay with me for a long long time… thanks to Monty for giving all of us the opportunity to connect with our horses in that magic way…




Horses and Soldiers Great Feedback!
Eileen Slater: Just finished watching Monty’s program "Horse Sense and Soldiers" on the Military Channel. Thank you Monty for not only helping these vets, but also bringing attention to the needs of combat veterans. The impact of the Join-up experience is never less than compelling, as is your willingness to be generous with your personal story as well. Thank you.


Diana Walcutt: Monty, loved the show on the Military Channel tonight. I work with PTSD vets and you have a very special way to their hearts that most of us will never accomplish. Thank you for who you are and the work you are doing for both horses and people. I can’t wait to come back out there next year for the Special Training! With love, Diana

Katie Hastings: I loved the show ! You are such an amazing horseman. I love the way you work with horses and the way you teach others how to work with them. Horses do so much for us and help us on so many levels. Thank you for what you do ! I love natural horsemanship so much and it

is the way that everyone should train horses. It mak…es me so happy and touches my heart the way you work with them. Thank you !

Real-life horse whisperer Monty Roberts helps soldiers cope with PTSD with untrained horses.
Horse Sense for Soldiers


Courses at Monty’s 
Learning Center

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Monty on Nice Chrome and the Willing Partners™ horses demonstrate in the Riding with Respect clinic Aug. 2010
Riding with Respect Clinic 2010


Sept. 27th – Oct. 1st: Intro Course exams  


Oct. 4th – 22nd:

Advanced Course 
Nov. 1st – 4th:

Join-Up Clinic 


Nov. 5th – 6th:

Longlining Clinic
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    Challenge Yourself!

    I want all of my students to learn to be better trainers than me! Test yourself each week as I challenge you to answer the question under ‘Monty’s Challenge’. 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. Then read my other answers at this link: Ask Monty. The closest answer to mine each week will be awarded a DVD but, more importantly, you will learn! That’s good for you! That’s good for horses!

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    See Monty and Gold Medalist Will Simpson together

    Friday, October 15th, 2010

    See Monty Roberts and Gold Medalist Will Simpson TOGETHER! Only on Monty’s online Uni.


    Monty Roberts is een paardentrainer en auteur van verschillende boeken

    Thursday, October 14th, 2010

    Monty Roberts werd onder de naam Marvin Lee Roberts in 1935 in Californië geboren, als één van twee zoons van Marguerite en Marvin E. Roberts. Getrouwd in 1956 met Patricia (Pat) Burden leeft hij sinds 1966 op de Flag is Up farms.

    De vader van Monty Roberts was paardentrainer en zo leerde Monty al op de leeftijd van vier jaar paardrijden. Als jeugdruiter en later als professioneel paardentrainer en rodeoruiter (tot 1966), reed en won hij veel wedstrijden. Na zijn wedstrijdcarrière werd Monty paardenfokker op de, door hem in 1966 opgerichte, Flag is Up Farms.

    Omdat Monty het in zijn jeugd niet eens was met de, in zijn ogen, brute manier van het trainen van paarden zoals zijn vader dat deed, stimuleerde dit hem om het gedrag van paarden onder elkaar nader te bestuderen. Deze non-verbale paardentaal die paarden gebruiken als ze in kuddeverband leven noemt Monty Equus. Op grond van deze manier van omgaan van paarden onder elkaar heeft hij geweldloze manier omgang met paarden ontwikkeld die hij Join-Up noemt.

    Monty is een professionele fokker van renpaarden, paardentrainer en auteur van verschillende boeken. Zijn autobiografie, De man die naar paarden luistert, was zijn eerste publicatie en werd een groot succes. Het boek stond maar liefst 58 weken in de New York Times bestsellerlijst.
    Monty boekte grote successen en werd wereldberoemd. In 1989 mocht hij zijn methode zelfs bij Koningin Elisabeth II van Engeland op Windsor Castle demonstreren. Na zijn autobiografie volgde er meer boeken: Shy Boy: Mustang uit de wildernis, Mijn trainingsmethode in woord en beeld, Paarden: wijze lessen voor de mens, The horses in my life en Vraag het Monty.

    Monty Roberts reist de hele wereld over, om overal te demonstreren dat je kunt communiceren met paarden en hen iets kunt aanleren zonder het gebruik van geweld of pijn.

    In Nederland heeft Monty tientallen demonstraties gegeven, met onder andere Anky van Grunsven, Albert Voorn en Imke Schellekens-Bartels.

    Daarnaast heeft hij 26 instructeurs opgeleid, die werken volgens dezelfde trainingsprincipes als Monty dat doet.

    Monty Roberts heeft zijn eigen trainingscentrum: Flag is Up farms in Californië.


    A Join-Up®-ról

    Thursday, October 14th, 2010

    A Join-Up®, vagyis a Csatlakozás a Monty Roberts módszer legfontosabb mozzanata. A Csatlakozás az a pillanat, amikor a ló úgy dönt, hogy inkább marad az ember mellett, az ember közelében, minthogy elmenjen tőle. Ez a pillanat egészen különleges, megható érzés, hiszen semmilyen erőszak, kényszerítés nem előzi meg, hanem a ló saját maga dönt úgy, hogy csatlakozik az emberhez. A Csatlakozás folyamata során egy közös,  hangok nélküli nyelven (Equus) kommunikálunk a lóval, és ezáltal egy nagyon szilárd bizalmat alapozunk meg. A folyamatnak minden elemében erőszakmentesnek kell lennie, és mindkét félnek készségesen kell részt vennie benne ahhoz, hogy sikeres legyen.

    A Csatlakozás célja a ló bizalmának elnyerése és megszilárdítása.

    Monty Roberts éveket töltött vadlovak megfigyelésével a természetes környezetükben. Megfigyeléseit rendszerezte és ez alapján dolgozta ki azt a módszert, jelrendszert, amivel az ember képes kommunikálni a lovakkal – a saját nyelvükön. Elnevezte a lovak jelrendszerét és e jelek emberi mozdulatokra fordított nyelvét Equusnak. E kommunikációra és a lovak viselkedésének pontos ismeretére épül a teljes Monty Roberts módszer, így ez a Join-Up® alapja is. Ez szükséges ahhoz, hogy a lóval megértessük magunkat és ezzel lehetővé tegyük számára a velünk való együttműködést.

    A Join-Up® technikája tanulással és gyakorlással elsajátítható. A Monty Roberts által kidolgozott tanfolyam, a Join-Up® Clinic egy négynapos képzés, amely során a Csatlakozás elméleti és gyakorlati ismeretére lehet szert tenni.


    Monty Robertsről

    Thursday, October 14th, 2010

    Monty Roberts, akit Ăşgy ismerĂĽnk, mint az igazi SuttogĂł, kivĂ©teles Ă©letet Ă©l. Számtalan dĂ­jat nyert, a sajtĂł világszerte közvetĂ­tette munkáját, kiadott három New York Times bestseller könyvet, II. ErzsĂ©bet angol királynĹ‘ számos lovát Ă©s lovászát kĂ©pezte ki Londonban, Ă©s többek között a ZĂĽrichi Egyetem dĂ­szdoktora. Mint Bajnok lovak trĂ©nere, sikeres Ă­rĂł, hollywoodi kaszkadĹ‘r Ă©s szakĂ©rtĹ‘ tanácsadĂł, a Monty Roberts Oktatási Központ megalapĂ­tĂłja, 47 gyermek nevelĹ‘apja (a három sajátja mellett), Ă©s a világszerte ismert lĂł kikĂ©pzĂ©si technika, a Csatlakozás (Join-Up®) kifejlesztĹ‘je, Monty Roberts idĹ‘s Ă©veit akár kĂ©nyelmes pihenĂ©ssel is tölthetnĂ© – de az nem Ĺ‘ lenne.

    Monty vad musztángokat tanulmányozott Nevadában 13 évesen, a lovak befogása közben volt alkalma órákon keresztül csendben figyelni őket, ahogy egymással kommunikáltak. Hamarosan rájött, hogy észrevehető, hatékony és kiszámítható testbeszédet használnak azért, hogy határokat szabjanak egymásnak, hogy kimutassák félelmüket vagy dühüket, nyugodtságukat vagy szeretetüket. Rájött, hogy e néma nyelv felhasználásával a lovak kiképzése sokkal hatékonyabban és emberségesebben kezdődhetne el, és valódi együttműködést alakítana ki ember és ló között. Később az együttműködés pillanatát Join-Up®-nak, Csatlakozásnak nevezte el, és azóta is ez szolgál egész, lovakkal és emberekkel való munkája alapjául.

    Monty hihetetlen karriert indított el a telivér versenylovak világában. Az évek folyamán sok bajnokkal dolgozott (köztük a híres Alleged-del), és 1966-ban nyitotta meg kiképző központját, ahol elképesztő sikereket ért el telivér lovak kiképzésben.

    1996-ban, II. Erzsébet királynő javaslatára jelent meg Az igazi suttogó (The Man Who Listens to Horses) és világsiker lett. Majdnem 5 millió példányban kelt el. Hirtelen Roberts és kiképzési módszere reflektorfénybe került. Azóta Monty élete az erőszakmentesség üzenetének terjesztésével telik: számos további bestseller, világ körüli turnék a Join-Up® gyakorlati bemutatóival és rengeteg tanuló képzése van a tréner mögött – és előtt. Monty instruktorokat képez ki, akik a világ számos pontján tanítják módszereit.

    Monty ma is kitart cĂ©lja mellett: „hogy a világ jobb legyen, amikor távozik, mint amikor ide Ă©rkezett”.


    From Twitter

    Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

    Check out this favourite video, that ambitionsec tweeted about on Twitter. It is a cool YouTube video of Monty demonstrating his amazing loading techniques.  


    Courses at the Learning Center on Flag Is Up Farms

    Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

    Open a whole new era in your life, contact Monty’s team and book a course at Flag Is Up Farms.

    March 21-24:
    Join-Up®: Learn to Communicate with horses
    March 25-26:
    Longlining: First Steps to Reining and Riding
    May 21-23:
    Riding with Respect 
    May 28-31:
    Join-Up®: Learn to Communicate with Horses
    June 1-2:
    Longlining: First Steps to Reining and Riding
    June 25-26:
    Horsemanship 101

    Book by calling +1-805-688-3483;

    What did YOU get from a course at Flag Is Up Farms? A Testimonial by student Eva Fischer, Palm Desert, CA
    “Thank you Mr. Roberts for all your support. You are truly amazing. I just completed a training course at Flag Is Up Farms, and I had the privilege to meet you. It changed my life and the relationship with my horse forever. Your kindness and unconditional love for horses and humans is inspirational. You are a great teacher, a great soul. I will humbly name you: Mahatma Roberts. May your spirit and love fill the hearts of humans so we can be true friends to our horses, all animals and to each other in trust and respect.” Eva