2020 The Ask Monty eNewsletters

2020-02-20T03:24:19-07:00

[This week's Ask Monty coming soon!] February. 19 Why do horses kick out? February. 12 Do you train using treats? February. 5 Does your horse follow you? January. 29 When is a horse ready to carry a Queen? January. 22 How do you train a horse for a vulnerable rider? January. 15 Are you safe [...]

2020 The Ask Monty eNewsletters2020-02-20T03:24:19-07:00

Ask Monty: Why do horses kick out?

2020-02-20T03:23:39-07:00

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 [...]

Ask Monty: Why do horses kick out?2020-02-20T03:23:39-07:00

Ask Monty: Do you train using treats?

2020-02-20T03:22:05-07:00

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 [...]

Ask Monty: Do you train using treats?2020-02-20T03:22:05-07:00

Ask Monty: Does your horse follow you?

2020-02-20T02:58:21-07:00

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 [...]

Ask Monty: Does your horse follow you?2020-02-20T02:58:21-07:00

Ask Monty: When is a horse ready to carry a Queen?

2020-01-31T08:08:58-07:00

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 [...]

Ask Monty: When is a horse ready to carry a Queen?2020-01-31T08:08:58-07:00

Ask Monty: How do you train a horse for a vulnerable rider?

2020-01-24T02:52:32-07:00

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 [...]

Ask Monty: How do you train a horse for a vulnerable rider?2020-01-24T02:52:32-07:00

Ask Monty: Are you safe riding your horse?

2020-01-24T02:46:39-07:00

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 [...]

Ask Monty: Are you safe riding your horse?2020-01-24T02:46:39-07:00

Ask Monty: When is a horse safe and ready to ride?

2020-01-24T02:46:21-07:00

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 [...]

Ask Monty: When is a horse safe and ready to ride?2020-01-24T02:46:21-07:00

Ask Monty: Why does my horse refuse a jump?

2020-01-05T05:41:44-07:00

January. 1, 2020 - Ask Monty Newsletter Question: Why does my horse refuse a jump? Why does my horse refuse a jump? Monty's Answer: Probably, you have overmatched him at some point. Get the fences lower, let him have fun and rebuild his confidence. Elevate the fences gradually, attempting to discover his maximum capability. Horses [...]

Ask Monty: Why does my horse refuse a jump?2020-01-05T05:41:44-07:00

Ask Monty: Do you think Join-Up is for dressage queens?

2020-01-05T05:36:02-07:00

December. 25, 2019 - Ask Monty Newsletter Question: Do you think Join-Up is for dressage queens? Why do you do your Join-Up demonstrations using an English saddle and never a Western? Is that why lots of cowboys think Join-Up is for dressage queens? Monty's Answer: There are many reasons why the saddle that I choose [...]

Ask Monty: Do you think Join-Up is for dressage queens?2020-01-05T05:36:02-07:00