Wednesday May 19, 2021


Does it take longer to start a horse using Join-Up® rather than conventional methods?


The very heart of Join-Up® is to encourage accelerated learning. Critics have said that my horses learn too fast and therefore don’t remember their lessons.  Anyone aware of horses in general will immediately agree that horses have a memory far superior to human beings. 

Accelerated learning refers to the act of literally learning the lesson in question and once the horse has learned a given lesson they will tend to remember if for a lifetime. I will refer to the science study, of Join-Up® verses UK conventional. Pay particular attention to the learning curve based upon two days of testing at the end of the trial. Click here to read the article on Monty's website.
Best leading line
The lead line is more practical than a round one and the length is an advantage if the horse backs up suddenly.
Alessandro T., Verified Buyer

May 22, 2021: Horsemanship 101 
May 28 to 30, 2021: Horse Sense & Healing
June 7 to 11, 2021: Gentling Wild Horses

Meet the Trailblazers! 
Monty Roberts Renowned Horse Trainer, Author
Ashley Avis Director, Screenwriter, Black Beauty (2020)
Marty Irby Executive Director, Animal Wellness Action 
Jamie Jennings Equestrian, Horses in the Morning Podcast
A day in 2021: One-on-one distance coaching session with Monty!
Today we have certified Monty Roberts instructor, Simon D’Unienville, on the show to share the story of the founding of the Monty Roberts’ Mustang & Transition Horse Program and some early successes with the horses needing training to become more adoptable. Next, Laurie Hood, founder and president of Alaqua Animal Refuge, a no-kill animal shelter and sanctuary located in Florida where every abused, neglected and homeless animal are given a second chance. She and guest Matt Cohn are creating Animal Passion, a series where Laurie engages with animal lovers around the world.

Our MRTHP adoption horses formed an integral part of our Lead-Up Youth Leadership workshop with local teens.

All of the horses in our Monty Roberts’ Mustang & Transition Horse Program have the opportunity to work with first-time horse handlers in our Veterans/First Responders and youth programs, run in partnership with Join-Up International.
A wonderful bonding experience for both horse and handler.

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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 

Do you have a different relationship with a horse started with Join-Up® than a traditionally broken horse?