Wednesday January 27, 2021


Is there something that you think should be changed or shouldn’t have changed in the western world of riding?


There is very little that I ever felt shouldn’t be changed. In recent years I have learned that every time I come to think we are very close to getting it right, something comes up that improves our techniques dramatically. We have the ball rolling now and extremely large number s of both pleasure riders and competition riders are signing on to violence free training. It is a life’s goal for me and we are meeting that goal.

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A day in 2021: One-on-one distance coaching session with Monty!
February 8 to 12, 2021: Monty's Special Training in English (and Equus!)
February 14 to 16, 2021: Intro Course Module 2 Join:Up
February 17 to 19, 2021: Intro Course Module 1 First Steps to Monty’s Method
February 21 to 23, 2021: Intro Course Module 3 Long Lining 
February 24 to 26, 2021: Intro Course Module 4 Prep for Intro Exams 
March 5 to 7, 2021: Horse Sense & Healing
March 12 to 14, 2021: Intro Course Module 1 First Steps to Monty’s Method
March 15 to 26, 2021: Introductory Course of Horsemanship
April 1 to 3, 2021: Intro Course Module 2 Join-Up 
April 4 to 6, 2021: Intro Course to Module 3 Long Lining 
Postponed to early 2021: CHA Equine Facility Manager Certification at Flag Is Up Farms

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 

Who in the western horse world has influenced you and your training?

From the collection of Pat Roberts Sculpture

Heart and Soul

Limited edition of 100, 12x12.5x7, Bronze

This work by Pat Roberts Sculpture is of Johnny Tivio and Julia's Doll, one of the few works where you may see Monty and Pat's horses together.

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