March. 11, 2020 - Ask Monty Newsletter Question: Has The Queen's love for horses influenced you? Dear Monty, I honor your answer, your deep respect for Her Majesty the Queen (and The Queen Mother) and your deep understanding of horses and the mistakes humans make that can cause tragic accidents with horses through their LACK [...]
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March. 4, 2020 - Ask Monty Newsletter Question: Is your horse explosive? Looking for ideas on how to help a horse that is on stall rest and can only be hand walked post surgery. He gets so, quite understandably, full of energy that he gets explosive, which makes going for a quiet hand walk challenging [...]
February. 26, 2020 - Ask Monty Newsletter Question: Can your horse jump confidently? Hi there, I have a problem with a jumper. After his jump he just goes absolutely mad, bucks, rears and just freaks out. Now I'm an experienced trainer and unfortunately I can not find the solution. He has been checked by the [...]
February. 19, 2020 - Ask Monty Newsletter Question: Why do horses kick out? Monty, my mare typically kicks when I release her for Join-Up which does not seem too "safe" of an environment. Any advice on how to make her get rid of this habit? I do the orientation and then release at 2 o'clock [...]
February. 12, 2020 - Ask Monty Newsletter Question: Do you train using treats? In Ireland at the moment there is, as you probably know from Caitriona, Patrick, Claire and Caroline, a growing interest in horsemanship that rejects violent training methods. Catriona has been of immense help to me from a distance, and I did a [...]
February. 5, 2020 - Ask Monty Newsletter Question: Does your horse follow you? Hi Monty, I have a ex racehorse mare that I struggle to get in from the field. She’s good to go into the field and is happy while out there. But when I try get her in from the field she’ll plant [...]
January. 29, 2020 - Ask Monty Newsletter Question: When is a horse ready to carry a Queen? Following on the original question from Eve about starting horses and vulnerable riders, here is Part 3 of Eve’s query: As an example, I know she is an exceedingly capable horsewoman but, as a responsible trainer, how do [...]
January. 22, 2020 - Ask Monty Newsletter Question: How do you train a horse for a vulnerable rider? Common sense tells us that there are certain breeds/temperaments that would be better suited to these [vulnerable] riders, even having taken this into consideration, are there any extra measures you like to put in place when starting [...]
January. 15, 2020 - Ask Monty Newsletter Question: Are you safe riding your horse? Thinking specifically about the safety of riders who are more vulnerable such as those with physiological injuries (e.g. like myself, having previously had spinal surgery); more mature riders and young children in the context of starting horses. Monty's Answer: We will [...]
January. 8, 2020 - Ask Monty Newsletter Question: When is a horse safe and ready to ride? Dear Monty, Some horses will instinctively buck during the starting process, what would you consider to be the safest or best way to ensure from the outset that this is not a 'go to' option when horses encounter [...]