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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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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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 
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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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