Ok, as I said before, I don't know whether Monty Roberts is true or not, this doesn't mean I believe he's a liar, it just means I don't trust his training methods and what to find out other people opinions because their is a possibilty that its false, and I don't want to, out of ignorance, start hurting horses. It would be stupid of me to buy his books and training devices and start using them, if I know that there is a lot of people out there who believe they are cruel. Of course his training methods and devices will work, other wise he never would have made a business or a name for himself. This however doesn't mean that they are not cruel to horses.
As for the internet website, I have not read that website completly, when I was looking him up I found lots of different websites each saying different things about him. Today when I read you post asking for sources of information, I looked to find the best website to give you and this website seemed to have the most things. YES I have only shown him in negative light, but this is because that is what you asked for! If you had asked 'Why do you think Monty Roberts is true?' I would have told you to read his book, and given you all the websites that show his methods.
I believe that a TRUE horseman would make an INFORMED decision about anyones methods of training by first making a thorough investigation and not just stopping at the first propaganda led website! And secondly a true horseman would test a method for truth!
What would happen if a "true horseman" tested every method and training device that was out their on his poor horse. Some of them will be fake, some of them would make the horse worse than he was before then what will they say... oh well i've just ruined a horse with heaps of potenial?!No! I tested the 'Join up' method because there was nothing that could've have done any damage and you didn't have to use any equiptment, and yes that method worked and im not questioning it, i'm questioning him and the stuff he's invented, the join up method has already been proven by other trainers! WHY WOULD I TEST SOMETHING THAT COULD HURT MY HORSE, INSTEAD OF ASKING PEOPLE, WHY WOULD I MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE MADE!
AND i'm in the middle of making a thorough investigation...asking people is part of it! Yes i've found plenty of websites saying he's true, but half of them are written by him! I know some people who would never touch his products, and then theres other people, like you, who swear by it! You have no right to say i'm not a true horseman, I would never just believe just one website, and what gives you the right to define a true horseman anyway!