Monty Roberts

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Trainers

Monty Roberts

This is a discussion on Monty Roberts within the Horse Trainers forums, part of the Training Horses category

Like Tree8Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-24-2013, 06:06 AM
Smile Monty Roberts

What are your thoughts on Monty Roberts and his training techniques??
He's got to be my favourite horse trainer tbh.
Sponsored Links
    06-24-2013, 09:34 AM
Honestly - I once thought the man could walk on water until I read that he used a helicopter to chase a band of mustangs for miles through the desert and proceeded to 'join up' with one of them....I'd say you could get any horse to slice cake for you after being chased down through the desert heat with a helicopter. JMHO.
Exhaustion, dehydration and extreme fear will make any horse more compliant.
    06-24-2013, 10:27 AM
Never knew that :Z
    06-24-2013, 10:29 AM
Originally Posted by xXRubyXx    
Never knew that :Z
Neither did I until I did some intensive reading........
    06-24-2013, 10:35 AM
Wb Kelly Marks?? She uses the same techniques but I don't think she was chasing horses from a helicopter but sure how would I know. :/
    06-24-2013, 11:04 AM
Super Moderator
Sorry I can't stand the man and have no use for any of these techniques
All horses have a threshold for being bored, exhausted or being defeated when run around a round pen so the 'join up' he uses achieves nothing long term. Its based on the prey/predator approach and not trust and willingness
Someone posted a video on a thread recently of him getting a horse backed in a few hours - that is not the way to train a well grounded horse that's going to remember what its learnt. It would have no clue how to transfer verbal cues to leg/body/hand cues.
PunksTank and Muppetgirl like this.
    06-25-2013, 05:42 PM
I went to a clinic with him once, he was going to use my horse in a demonstration and he also used my friends horse... I used to think the man was my idol until after that day. Now I wouldnt trust him within 100 ft of any horse. My horse ended up not being used due to a stone bruise, my friends horse who had trailer problems... well he just made them worse. He also tried to get a little mini to be able to be clipped, his way of getting that to happen was to use 4 big guys and a gate and hold the mini up against the gate until it was submissive to the clippers....
    06-25-2013, 05:47 PM
Not my cup of tea...
    06-25-2013, 05:51 PM
I liked him till I realized he is just selling his "stuff"
    06-27-2013, 03:18 AM
The trainer I work with said he went to a Monty Roberts clinic and watched the stuff he did with horses that were supposedly untrained and he'd never worked with before and stuff and how he was getting them to do all these things within minutes that they couldn't do before or were afraid to do. After the clinic he talked to his friend who lived in the town the clinic was going on in and he said Monty had been working with the horses he used in the clinic for a week before and he'd watched him work with those same horses he used in the clinic that were supposedly "untrained" and "he'd never worked with before". He said Monty is one of the biggest frauds in the training industry and pretty good at being deceiving. That's what he said....

I don't buy into his techniques, and I've read his books and stuff.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Monty Roberts Derry girl Natural Horsemanship 19 04-23-2012 02:40 PM
Monty Roberts join up? TurnBurnAndLearn Natural Horsemanship 6 03-20-2012 07:24 PM
Monty Roberts goneriding Horse Talk 0 01-27-2012 11:20 AM
Monty Roberts JessXxX Natural Horsemanship 78 01-04-2011 12:04 AM
Monty Roberts?? Madds Horse Training 11 07-19-2007 12:18 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0