Hi there!! I have been learning about Monty Robert's techniques lately, and watching videos and stuff. I was curious if anyone has used his methods and how they liked the whole process? Was it easy on the horse, and fun for both you and the horse?
They seem really great, and I love his whole thought process of not hurting the horse and not traumatizing the horse. I've been around horses alot, but have never trained one to do anything at all, but I've always sort of disagreed (I guess is the best way to put it) with the way people go about it. Around here, they mostly just cowboy them, man handle, or whatever you want to call it.
Also, what do you think about using a 'buckstopper'? I can see how some people are offended by it, but I don't see it as causing a lot of pain. Please correct me if I'm wrong!! Also, what about that riding dummy? It seems um.... odd. It's kinda neat though. It seems like a good idea (to me at least)
I totally understand that I shouldn't completely stick to one training method and close all the others out. I like to take what I can from where ever I can and put it together in my head!!
Anyway, Let me know what yall think about the methods!!