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2019 The Ask Monty eNewsletters

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
[This week’s Ask Monty coming soon!]

May 15. 19 Is your horse watching you?

May 8. 19 Are horses spiritual beings?

May 1. 19 What is the best way to start training a racehorse?

April 24. 19 Is your horse consistently listening to you?

April 17. 19 Can you do Join-Up with a bomb proof horse?

April 10. 19 Are you meeting your horse’s needs?

April 3. 19 Is your horse dangerous?

March 27. 19 Do horses enjoy being ridden?

March 20. 19 Who’s using Monty’s methods?

March 13. 19 Will violence in horsemanship ever end?

March 6. 19 Is it safe to ride in a herd?

February 27. 19 Is your horse afraid of some sounds?

February 20. 19 Why would your horse bite you?

February 13. 19 Can you win without a whip?

February 6. 19 Is that horse going to hurt you?

January 30. 19 Are you bullying your horse?

January 23. 19 Is your horse afraid of people?

January 16. 19 Do you kick your horse to make him go forward?

January 7. 19 Is it abusive to carry a crop?

January 2. 19 Do you ride with a whip?




2018 The Ask Monty eNewsletters

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
[This week’s Ask Monty coming soon!]

December 26. 18 Do you want a career with horses?

December 19. 18 Are you feeling overwhelmed?

December 12. 18 Are you getting bad advice?

December 5. 18 What advice does Monty give to riders?

November 28. 18 What has most improved your horsemanship?

November 21. 18 What’s on your billboard, Monty?

November 14. 18 Do you have a “favorite failure” of yours?

November 7. 18 What books influenced you are a horseman?

October 31. 18 Does your horse kick?

October 24. 18 Do horses grieve?

October 17. 18 Is non-violence important in horse training?

October 10. 18 Are you using your body language correctly?

October 3. 18 What advice do you have for others who would like to help horses?

September 26. 18 What is your most memorable Join-Up experience?

September 19. 18 How can we use Join-Up with people and other species?

September 12. 18 Is non-violence important in horse training?

September 5. 18 What is the best way to deal with separation anxiety?

August 29. 18 What are the horse’s vulnerable areas?

August 22. 18 Does your horse behave like a horse?

August 15. 18 Does your horse run back to the barn?

August 8. 18 Will Join-Up work with donkeys or mules?

August 1. 18 Can Monty help my horse?

July 25. 18 How do you send your horse away?

July 18. 18 Is your horse afraid?

July 11. 18 Why does your horse pin his ears in the stable?

July 4. 18 What are you doing with your life and future?

June 27. 18 What do you do if your horse bolts?

June 20. 18 How do you prepare your horse for veterinary care?

June 13. 18 Is it disrespectful for the horse to turn away from you in the round pen?

June 6. 18 Would a horse choose you as a friend?

May 30. 18 Having trouble loading your horse?

May 23. 18 Do you do Join-Up with mules?

May 16. 18 Are you objective about your horse’s behavior?

May 9. 18 Does your horse enjoy his work?

May 2. 18 Six things about life I wish I could travel back in time and tell myself.

April 25.18 Does Join-Up help create trust with your horse?

April 18.18 Does your significant other love horses too?

April 11.18 Why do some horses shake their heads while being ridden?

April 4.18 Is your horse good for the farrier?

March 28.18 Do you think it is beneficial to ride bareback?

March 21.18 How do you cause a horse to respect you?

March 14.18 How do you keep horses entertained?

March 7.18 Are you a good student of your horse?

February 28.18 How can Join-Up help a racehorse?

February 21.18 Monty’s tips on moving beyond scary experiences

February 14.18 Can you teach an old horse new tricks?

February 7.18 How do you fix a pullback horse?

January 31.18 How do you raise a foal?

January 24.18 Does your horse need company?

January 17.18 Does your horse enjoy being with you?

January 10.18 Why do some horses refuse to move forward?

January 03.18 Do you canter freely and fearlessly?


Podcasts on a Plane, Surprise

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Traveling to Brazil recently left me with lots of time to fill. The back of the seat in front of me provided my inflight safety information rather than the human who usually does, so I was drawn to the selection of entertainment offerings as soon as the flight took off. Movies are fine, TV not so much. But I smiled when I saw audio books and podcasts on the list. When did that become a thing? I closed my eyes (something you can’t do with video) and dove in to podcasts.

Over 35 million people listened to podcasts weekly in 2016. Overall, podcast listening increased from 11% to 36%, translating into an estimated population of 98 million (Edison Research). Even more, 21% of Americans over age 12 have listened to a podcast in the past month growing since a 12% share in 2013 (Pew Research, January 28, 2017). The podcast audience is bigger than you think. Podcast growth is being driven by mobility and horse people are mobile!

Everyone is the horse industry should have a position in this podcast movement. It happens on your phone, in your ear, at the barn and in your truck. That means you should be a guest or market your service  or product there to find your people. Yes, you have people. You can find specific topics and disciplines to educate and entertain. One thing we all should know is
that Horses are Horses and we can learn from all.

The Horsemanship Radio podcast began as a way to share good horsemanship knowledge and now has 85 episodes on demand with about 200 guests and the greatest diversity of subjects you can find in equestrian programming. In 2016 they had 12,120 unique listeners per month and a total of 239,447 downloads. That was up about 20% over 2015. In that year they produced
25 episodes with over 28 hours of programming with over 40 guests.

In January of 2017 they had 10,955 unique listeners and 17,309 downloads. In February they had 10,558 unique listeners and 17,737 downloads.

The Top Three Episodes:

1.    Trainer Satish Seemar, Arthur Robinson Dixon From South Africa
2.    Dr. Veronica Fowler: Study Shows Join-Up Benefits Horses
3.    Unbranded Documentary Star Ben Masters, American Polo Star Nic Roldan, Monty Roberts Trainer’s Tip


The show covers all aspects of good horsemanship and training. Horsemanship Radio’s variety of guests create a show that is smart, educational and entertaining. Horsemanship Radio wants to hear from you about taking a position in this podcast about good horsemanship.

For more information about becoming a listener, sponsor, or guest, visit, call (949) 632-1856, or email

Horsemanship Radio can also be found on iTunes https:// and Google Play

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