Equus Online University Video Library

Message From Monty Roberts

Monty Roberts Equus Online University
Horse Training Video Instruction Program

Learn all about Equus • Dually Halter • Shy Boy Mustang • Jumping Horses
• Story of a Horse Whisperer • Riding Horsemanship • Dressage Horses • Willing Partners
• Horse Training • Round Pen Lessons • Performance Horses • Join-Up

Freepass-transparent
Watch Our Free Streaming Samples below... Seeing is Believing!

Access to nearly 300 Monty Roberts' Equus
Online Horse Training Video Instructions with NEW lessons added every week! 


Eoulogo_small
JOIN-UP®: Flight Distance and Turns
Eoulogo_small
JOIN-UP FOR CHILDREN: Part 2 - Join-Up
Eoulogo_small
TRAINING TO LOAD SAFELY IN THE TRAILER: Lesson 2: The Bridge to Success
Eoulogo_small
THE MOUNTING BLOCK: Introduction
Eoulogo_small
MINDFUL DRESSAGE with STEFFEN PETERS: Lesson 1: Warm Up the Mind
Eoulogo_small
JOIN-UP WITHOUT A ROUND PEN / HEAD SHY: Part 1


Complete Library: Monty Roberts' Equus Online University Horse Videos
Tutorial_1_overviewh264dub

WATCH ME FIRST!

How to Use the University
Please Answer the Monty's Challenge Question after Viewing this Tutorial
Tutorial_2_computer_health

WATCH ME FIRST!

Keep Your Computer Healthy
Please Answer the Monty's Challenge Question after Viewing this Tutorial
Violence_is_never_the_answer

A WORD FROM MONTY

“Violence is never the answer.”
“Horses simply do not want to cooperate with anyone that would violate them.”—Monty Roberts
Put_the_needs_of_the_horse_first

A WORD FROM MONTY

"Put the needs of the horse first."
"Your horse is critical. His needs must be met first, and if his needs are not met, your performance will pay a price."—Monty Roberts
Join_up_1_introduction

JOIN-UP®

Introduction to Join-Up
"Join-Up is the process of communicating with the horse to create an environment of cooperation."—Monty Roberts
Join_up_2_orientation

JOIN-UP®

Orientation to the Round Pen
"Learning should be an ever-changing and never-ending process. To keep an open mind is essential."—Monty Roberts
Join_up_3_release

JOIN-UP®

Release at 2 O'Clock
"Only through willingness can true harmony be found."—Monty Roberts
Join_up_4_flight_distance

JOIN-UP®

Flight Distance and Turns
"Man should have the freedom to choose and so should the horse."—Monty Roberts

Join_up_5_line_handling

JOIN-UP®

Line Handling Skills
"Learning should be looked upon as a way of having fun."—Monty Roberts
Join_up_6_four_gestures

JOIN-UP®

The Four Gestures
"Since horses are flight animals, they react and respond rather than initiate."—Monty Roberts
Join_up_7_joinup_followup

JOIN-UP®

Join-Up and Follow-Up
"It is difficult to get it right with your horse until you get it right with yourself."—Monty Roberts
Join_up_8_full_join_up

JOIN-UP®

Join-Up Session
"Each horse reacts to man in a different way. Therefore, every Join-Up is unique."—Monty Roberts

Join_up_9_horse_wont_draw

JOIN-UP®

My Horse Won't Draw to Me
"Remedial problems are, in almost every instance, the product of training error."—Monty Roberts
Dually_1_learning_to_use

DUALLY HALTER

Learning to Use the Dually Halter
"The greatest strength a man can achieve is gentleness."—Monty Roberts
Dually_2_fitting_instructions

DUALLY HALTER

Fitting Instructions
"The most important piece of equipment in horse training are the hands that hold it"—Monty Roberts
Dually_3_working_with

DUALLY HALTER

Working with the Dually
"Make it easy for him to do right and difficult for him to do wrong."—Monty Roberts
Dually_4_learning_to_lead

DUALLY HALTER

Learning to Lead
"If you’re unable to smile while working with your horse, it is likely that you need to improve your methods."—Monty Roberts

Dually_5_sweet_spot

DUALLY HALTER

Creating the Sweet Spot
"Failure is an opportunity to learn."—Monty Roberts
Dually_6_standing_still

DUALLY HALTER

Standing Still
"These ideas work because they are rooted in the natural instincts of the horse."—Monty Roberts
Dually_7_preparing_for_farrier

DUALLY HALTER

Preparing for the Farrier
"If he is about to learn, stay out of his way."—Monty Roberts
Dually_8_walking_like_crab

DUALLY HALTER

Walking Like a Crab
"It is a teacher's duty to create an environment in which the student can learn."—Monty Roberts

Emma_1_catching

JOIN-UP FOR CHILDREN

Part 1 - Elementary Lesson of Communication
"Pay attention to safety, it is the most critical element in all of horsemanship." – Monty Roberts
Emma_2_joinup

JOIN-UP FOR CHILDREN

Part 2 - Join-Up
"Horses are the best teachers of Join-Up." – Monty Roberts
Emma_3_dually

JOIN-UP FOR CHILDREN

Part 3 - Dually Work
"It is important to give the horse an option, and attempt to allow the horse a clear choice." -- Monty Roberts
Emma_4_tie_up

JOIN-UP FOR CHILDREN

Part 4 - How to Tie Your Horse
"It is my recommendation that all students learn a minimum of three knots: the slip knot, the bowline and the clove hitch." -- Monty Roberts

Emma_5_grooming

JOIN-UP FOR CHILDREN

Part 5 - Grooming
"Cleaning the horse should be considered incidental to staying safe." -- Monty Roberts
Emma_6_tacking_up

JOIN-UP FOR CHILDREN

Part 6 - Tacking Up
"No remedial horse should be utilized for youthful or inexperienced riders." -- Monty Roberts
Emma_7_mounting

JOIN-UP FOR CHILDREN

Part 7 - Mounting
"The youthful rider will find the mounting block particularly helpful." -- Monty Roberts
Emma_8_riding_basics

JOIN-UP FOR CHILDREN

Part 8 - Riding Basics
"The beginner rider should focus on safety and moving the horse forward, stopping and turning and the appropriate cues for these basic procedures." -- Monty Roberts

Emma_9_future

JOIN-UP FOR CHILDREN

Part 9 - Lesson for Our Future
"It is our obligation to imprint young people with the clear and certain conclusion that violence is never the answer." -- Monty Roberts
Teens_riding_communication

JOIN-UP FOR TEENS

Communicating with Horses
"Adrenaline down, learning up" - Monty Roberts
Teens_riding_basics

JOIN-UP FOR TEENS

Riding Basics
"Breathing is critically important to successfully maintaining low adrenaline levels." - Monty Roberts
Big_brown_1_joinup

JOIN-UP WITHOUT A ROUND PEN / HEAD SHY

Part 1
"Every time you approach your horse in the field, the stable or the round pen, you are communicating in the language Equus." -- Monty Roberts
Big_brown_2_headshy

JOIN-UP WITHOUT A ROUND PEN / HEAD SHY

Part 2
“No horse is born head-shy, but he is by instinct protective of this area.” – Monty Roberts
Single_line_1_side_effects

LONG LINING for the Single-Line Longed Horse

Part 1 - Side Effects of Single-Line Longeing
"Many people watch, but few see."—Monty Roberts
Single_line_2_spine

LONG LINING for the Single-Line Longed Horse

Part 2 - Single-Line Longeing & the Spine
"The horses are talking, just listen."—Monty Roberts
Single_line_3_surcingle

LONG LINING for the Single-Line Longed Horse

Part 3 - Fitting the Surcingle
"It's not what you use, it's how you use what you use."—Monty Roberts
Single_line_4_bridle_reins

LONG LINING for the Single-Line Longed Horse

Part 4 - Fitting the Bridle, Side Reins & Long Lines
"A good trainer can hear a horse speak to him. A great trainer can hear the horse whisper."—Monty Roberts

Single_line_5_driving

LONG LINING for the Single-Line Longed Horse

Part 5 - Driving in the Long Lines
"So long as you're not afraid of horses and you believe this method will work, you can do it."—Monty Roberts
Single_line_6_traveling_with

LONG LINING for the Single-Line Longed Horse

Part 6 - Traveling with the Circle
"A bad workman blames his tools; but have you noticed how the best workmen always have the best tools?"—Monty Roberts
Ll_101_1_equipment

LONG LINING 101

Part 1 - Equipment
"The eyes of a horseman, like those of an artist, are tools indeed."—Monty Roberts
Ll_101_2_feet_hands

LONG LINING 101

Part 2 - Feet and Hands
"Develop a sensitivity to each move you make, each gesture, each flick of your eyes, the horse is watching you."—Monty Roberts
Ll_101_3_driving_position

LONG LINING 101

Part 3 - Driving Position
"It is critical to remember that your body is communicating whether you realize it or not."—Monty Roberts
Ll_101_4_turning

LONG LINING 101

Part 4 - Turning
"Trust is established by working around horses in an utterly predictable manner."—Monty Roberts

Ll_101_5_off_the_dually

LONG LINING 101

Part 5 - Off the Dually
"I am committed to each stage of learning as if it was the only stage in existence."—Monty Roberts
Ll_101_6_off_the_bit

LONG LINING 101

Part 6 - Off the Bit
"Time is not the important thing! Good horses are."—Monty Roberts
Ll_101_7_quality_time

LONG LINING 101

Part 7 - Quality Time
"I believe that much of my success is due to my commitment to the process and not to the outcome."—Monty Roberts
Advancedlonglining_part1

ADVANCED LONG LINING

Part 1: Elementary Procedures for Advanced Techniques
"One benefit of Long Lining is to cause your horse to follow your hands better." - Monty Roberts
Advancedlonglining_part2

ADVANCED LONG LINING

Part 2: Using Ground Poles
"Horses react appropriately while waiting for the human to get it right." - Monty Roberts
Advancedlonglining_part3

ADVANCED LONG LINING

Part 3: Fancy Footwork
“If you stay calm and give your horse a chance to learn, he’ll try for you.” - Monty Roberts
Advancedlonglining_part4

ADVANCED LONG LINING

Part 4: Extreme Long Lining
"Goals should be set and met." - Monty Roberts

Advancedlonglining_part5

ADVANCED LONG LINING

Part 5: Quality Time
“If you stay calm and give your horse a chance to learn, he’ll try for you.” - Monty Roberts
Spooky_kadina_1_join_up

SPOOKY KADINA CHRONICLES

Part 1 - Spooky Kadina Join-Up
“Join-Up is response-based, not demand-based.”—Monty Roberts
Spooky_kadina_2_the_pole

SPOOKY KADINA CHRONICLES

Part 2 - Kadina and the Pole
“Horses thrive in a cooperative environment.”—Monty Roberts
Spooky_kadina_3_plastic_bag

SPOOKY KADINA CHRONICLES

Part 3 - Kadina and the Plastic Bag
“If you want a horse to be comfortable around you, move smoothly.”—Monty Roberts
Spooky_kadina_4_plastic_stream

SPOOKY KADINA CHRONICLES

Part 4 - Kadina and the Stream
“Horses are visual thinkers, responding only in the present to images the brain receives.”—Monty Roberts

Spooky_kadina_5_rained_last_night

SPOOKY KADINA CHRONICLES

Part 5 - It Rained Again Last Night
“Trust building is a never-ending process.”—Monty Roberts
Spooky_kadina_6_plastic_lake

SPOOKY KADINA CHRONICLES

Part 6 - Kadina and the Lake
“Once we have trust, the whole process of learning is accelerated.”—Monty Roberts
Mounting_block_1

THE MOUNTING BLOCK

Introduction
"It is imperative that your horse migrates to the mounting block and stops and stands perfectly still until you have fully mounted." - Monty Roberts
Mounting_block_2

THE MOUNTING BLOCK

The Next Step
"It is imperative that your horse migrates to the mounting block and stops and stands perfectly still until you have fully mounted." - Monty Roberts
Mounting_block_3

THE MOUNTING BLOCK

Schooling with an English Saddle
"It is imperative that your horse migrates to the mounting block and stops and stands perfectly still until you have fully mounted." - Monty Roberts
Siximp_1_introduction

SIX IMPERATIVES for the Riding Horse

Introduction
“Seeing the value of standing still is absolutely critical.”–Monty Roberts
Six_moving_forward_1

MOVING FORWARD

Basics
“To prepare your horse to move forward, make sure he is thinking forward before you cue him.” – Monty Roberts
Six_moving_forward_adv

MOVING FORWARD

Advanced
“Going forward at each incremental level – walk, trot, canter and run - is essential.” – Monty Roberts
Six_backup_baby_1

BACKING UP

The Young Horse - Part 1
“A horse not trained to back up regards the reverse as his property, and not a manoeuvre held in a partnership with the rider.” – Monty Roberts
Six_backup_baby_2

BACKING UP

The Young Horse - Part 2
“A horse not trained to back up regards the reverse as his property, and not a manoeuvre held in a partnership with the rider.” – Monty Roberts
Six_backup_next_level

BACKING UP

Backing Up: The Next Level
“If the horse is reluctant in backing up, then continue the use of the panel until you gain a cooperative attitude.” – Monty Roberts
Six_backup_3_advanced

BACKING UP

Intermediate to Advanced
“Backing-up should be a daily routine.” – Monty Roberts

Stopping_1_rudiments

STOPPING

Part 1 - Rudiments of Training to Stop
“You need to cause your horse to want to stop”—Monty Roberts
Stopping_2_incremental_work

STOPPING

Part 2 - Incremental Work
“The trot is the most valuable gait to use in training early.”—Monty Roberts
Stopping_3_advanced

STOPPING

Part 3 - Advanced Training to Stop
“Many world-class stopping horses do so with no pressure on the bit at all.”—Monty Roberts
Stopping_4_performance

STOPPING

Part 4 - Stops and the Performance Horse
“Anytime there is discomfort in the action you are attempting to train, it will detract from your endeavours.”—Monty Roberts

Six_stand_still_1

STANDING STILL

Part 1
"Standing still is one of the most critical issues to tackle when training horses for any discipline." - Monty
Six_stand_still_2

STANDING STILL

Part 2
"Standing still is not the easiest thing for most horses to accomplish, but it is doable." - Monty
Six_stand_still_3

STANDING STILL

Part 3
"The release is much more important than the pull." - Monty
Into_pressure_1

INTO PRESSURE

Understanding "Into Pressure"
“The into pressure reaction is a reflex deeply ingrained by the horse’s millions of years of existence.”–Monty Roberts
Into_pressure_2

INTO PRESSURE

Moving Off Pressure
“Training is a fine line between creating new challenges and establishing a safe environment” – Monty Roberts
Moving_off_leg_1

MOVING OFF THE LEG

Beginning Training for Moving Off the Leg
“In the early days of schooling the horse will act instinctively and go into the pressure of the rider’s leg.”–Monty Roberts
Moving_off_leg_2

MOVING OFF THE LEG

Exercises for the Trained Horse
“If he is about to learn, stay out of his way.”–Monty Roberts
Moving_off_leg_3

MOVING OFF THE LEG

Stepping Up the Challenge with Leg Yields
“The most important piece of equipment in horse training are the hands that hold it.”–Monty Roberts
Leads_understanding_1

INTRODUCTION TO LEAD CHANGES

Understanding Leads Part 1
“The word “lead” is defined as the action by which the four-legged animal reaches a greater distance in each stride with one side of his body than he does with the other.”—Monty Roberts
Leads_understanding_2

INTRODUCTION TO LEAD CHANGES

Understanding Leads Part 2
“Flying lead changes are an important part of virtually every athletic endeavor.”—Monty Roberts
Leads_understanding_3

INTRODUCTION TO LEAD CHANGES

Understanding Leads Part 3
“Attempt to finish training sessions on a positive note.”—Monty Roberts
Leads_young_horse_1

LEAD CHANGES for the Young Horse

Part 1
“Nature provides the horse with an inherent talent to change leads.”–Monty Roberts
Leads_young_horse_2

LEAD CHANGES for the Young Horse

Part 2
“It is important to study the proper geometry of the figure-eight before beginning to train your horse in this area.”–Monty Roberts
Leads_young_horse_3

LEAD CHANGES for the Young Horse

Part 3
“Create a window through which your horse can pass.”–Monty Roberts
Leads_young_horse_4

LEAD CHANGES for the Young Horse

Part 4
“Train without pain or force.”–Monty Roberts

Leads_figure_eight_1

LEAD CHANGES: The Figure Eight

The Figure of Eight
“The rider who is unaware of the leads of his horse is merely a passenger, not a partner.”–Monty Roberts
Leads_figure_eight_2_finished

LEAD CHANGES: The Figure Eight

The Finished Eight
“It’s not what you use, it’s how you use what you use.”–Monty Roberts
Leads_adv_counter_canter

ADVANCED LEAD CHANGES

Counter Canter
“Leg changes are easiest for the horse to accomplish when the spine is relatively straight.” – Monty Roberts
Leads_adv_counter_changes

ADVANCED LEAD CHANGES

Counter Canter Changes
“When educating horses there is no greater maxim than slow is fast and fast is slow.” – Monty Roberts
Leads_adv_changes_straight

ADVANCED LEAD CHANGES

Changes on the Straight
“I don’t want any student to be as good as me; I want every student to be better than me.” – Monty Roberts
Leads_adv_double_changes

ADVANCED LEAD CHANGES

Double Changes
“If you get your work right, repetition is your greatest friend. If you get your work wrong, repetition is your greatest enemy.” – Monty Roberts

Simpson_1_intro

SHOW JUMPING WITH WILL SIMPSON

Part 1 - Introduction
"Passion, Dedication and Practice ... The Foundation for Success."—Monty Roberts
Simpson_2_talent

SHOW JUMPING WITH WILL SIMPSON

Part 2 - Choosing the Right Horse for the Job
"The most important factor is that your horse has fun." - Monty Roberts
Simpson_3_conformation

SHOW JUMPING WITH WILL SIMPSON

Part 3 - Conformation
‘A good horseman will take time to educate himself to the objective assessment of conformation.’ – Monty Roberts
Simpson_4_bighorse

SHOW JUMPING WITH WILL SIMPSON

Part 4 - A Big Horse in a Small Horse World
"Study the skeletal development to learn balance and symmetry." – Monty Roberts

Simpson_5_responsive

SHOW JUMPING WITH WILL SIMPSON

Part 5 - Exercises to Keep Your Horse Responsive
"Be bilateral in all of your training." - Monty Roberts
Simpson_6_at_flag

SHOW JUMPING WITH WILL SIMPSON

Part 6 - Will rides at Flag Is Up
"Training is a fine line between creating new challenges and establishing a safe environment." - Monty Roberts
Simpson_7_chrome

SHOW JUMPING WITH WILL SIMPSON

Part 7 - Will Rides Western
"The most important factor is that your horse has fun." - Monty Roberts
Cutting_corners_1

CUTTING CORNERS

Part 1 - Introduction
"If your horse tends to cut the corners of the ring or circle, it can lead to more serious problems." - Monty Roberts
Cutting_corners_2_chrome

CUTTING CORNERS

Part 2 - Chrome
"Make it uncomfortable for the horse when he is misbehaving and comfortable for him when he behaves." -- Monty Roberts
Cutting_corners_3_celebrity

CUTTING CORNERS

Part 3 - Celebrity
"The way to create a major problem with your horse is to fail to attend to the minor problems." -- Monty Roberts
Georgia_1_evaluation

GEORGIA'S PHOBIAS

Part 1 - Evaluation
“Horses will synchronize with their rider or handler.” – Monty Roberts
Georgia_2_join_up

GEORGIA'S PHOBIAS

Part 2 - Join-Up and Follow-Up
“Trust is the key to everything I do around horses.” – Monty Roberts
Georgia_3_behavior_shaping

GEORGIA'S PHOBIAS

Part 3 - Behavior Shaping
"The most important aspect of my work is the building of trust." -- Monty Roberts
Georgia_4_dually

GEORGIA'S PHOBIAS

Part 4 - Putting on the Dually Halter
"Continue to work with the horse until you can end any given session on a positive note." -- Monty Roberts

Georgia_5_getting_ready

GEORGIA'S PHOBIAS

Part 5 - Getting Ready for the Bridle
"You can repair trust using the horse’s language, Equus." - Monty Roberts
Georgia_6_honey_stick

GEORGIA'S PHOBIAS

Part 6 - The Honey Stick
"Head shy and ear shy conditions should be treated in the same manner." -- Monty Roberts
Georgia_7_moving_feet

GEORGIA'S PHOBIAS

Part 7 - Moving the Feet
"Slow is fast." -- Monty Roberts
Georgia_8_bit

GEORGIA'S PHOBIAS

Part 8 - Introducing the Bit
"We, as “behavior-shaping” horsemen, must work to become competent at creating partnerships with our horses." - Monty Roberts

Georgia_9_bit_bridle

GEORGIA'S PHOBIAS

Part 9 - Introducing the Bit with Bridle
"If a headshy condition was caused by human mistreatment, then it is the horseperson's obligation to work with the animal in an effort to regain its trust." - Monty Roberts
Georgia_10_browband

GEORGIA'S PHOBIAS

Part 10 - Introducing the Browband with Bit & Bridle
"For headshy horses, create an environment where the horse repeatedly anticipates pain to the area of the head and then does not experience it." - Monty Roberts
Georgia_11_completebridle

GEORGIA'S PHOBIAS

Part 11 - Putting on the complete Bridle with Reins
"The horse is the quintessential flight animal. When pressure is applied to the relationship, he will almost always choose to flee rather than fight." - Monty Roberts
Jj_1_intro

DRESSAGE with JJ TATE

Introduction
“The comfortable horse is the higher-performing horse.” - Monty Roberts
Jj_1_warm_up

DRESSAGE with JJ TATE

Part 1 - Warm Up
“The comfortable horse is the higher-performing horse.” - Monty Roberts
Jj_2_freedom

DRESSAGE with JJ TATE

Part 2 - Freedom and Control
“The more freedom you give the horse, the more control you will have in the end.” – JJ Tate
Jj_3_dressage

DRESSAGE with JJ TATE

Part 3 - Foundations and Principles of Dressage
“Horses will give themselves willingly to you if they feel what you are asking is fair.” – JJ Tate

Jj_4_rewarding

DRESSAGE with JJ TATE

Part 4 - Rewarding the Effort
“Reward is generally the release of pressure.” – Monty Roberts
Jj_5_new_things

DRESSAGE with JJ TATE

Part 5 - A Flexible Mindset in Training New Things
“It is a teacher’s duty to create an environment in which the student can learn.” – Monty Roberts
Catch_pasture_1

CATCHING YOUR HORSE IN THE PASTURE

Part 1: Approaching with a calm demeanor
"Never catch your horse. Let your horse catch you." - Monty Roberts
Catch_pasture_2

CATCHING YOUR HORSE IN THE PASTURE

Part 2: Communicating with your eyes
"Looking your horse in the eye means 'go away.'” - Monty Roberts
Catch_pasture_3

CATCHING YOUR HORSE IN THE PASTURE

Part 3: Slow is fast
"Good human habits create good horses; bad human habits create bad horses." - Monty Roberts
Catch_pasture_4

CATCHING YOUR HORSE IN THE PASTURE

Part 4: Horses are creatures of habit
"It is so important to remember that everything you do with a horse is training." - Monty Roberts

Catch_pasture_5

CATCHING YOUR HORSE IN THE PASTURE

Part 5: Letting your horse catch you
"Never catch your horse; let your horse catch you." - Monty Roberts
Richard_winters_intro

WESTERN REINING with RICHARD WINTERS

Introduction
“My way is the best way for me today, but if you show me a better way that will be my way tomorrow.” - Monty Roberts
Richard_winters_1

WESTERN REINING with RICHARD WINTERS

Part 1: Body Control
"Controlling the body parts of the horse you are riding is critically important to good performance." - Monty Roberts
Richard_winters_2

WESTERN REINING with RICHARD WINTERS

Part 2: Four-Part Harmony
"A good partner for the horse will renounce all forms of violent punishment." - Monty Roberts
Richard_winters_3

WESTERN REINING with RICHARD WINTERS

Part 3: Rollback 101
"There is only one judge for our training decisions and that is the horse." - Monty Roberts

Richard_winters_4

WESTERN REINING with RICHARD WINTERS

Part 4: Practicing Rollbacks
"Horses should be given the freedom of choice." - Monty Roberts
Richard_winters_5

WESTERN REINING with RICHARD WINTERS

Part 5: The Thing about Guinea Hens
"The primary element in the process of learning is communication." - Monty Roberts
Access_all_areas_1

SPECIAL EVENT

Access All Areas: Part 1
"I love to work with horses, and I have fun improving their performance whenever I can." - Monty Roberts
Access_all_areas_2

SPECIAL EVENT

Access All Areas: Part 2
"We should immediately understand that acting violently towards the horse does nothing but convince him that we are predators and are out to cause him harm." - Monty Roberts
Access_all_areas_3

SPECIAL EVENT

Access All Areas: Part 3
“A good horse trainer can get a horse to do what he wants him to do. A great trainer can get a horse to want to do it.” - Monty Roberts
Access_all_areas_4

SPECIAL EVENT

Access All Areas: Part 4
"Take the time, keep the adrenaline level low and always regard safety as the ­number-one priority." - Monty Roberts

Walter_wont_go_1

WALTER WON'T GO FORWARD

Part 1: Introduction
"You must never demand from a horse to the extent that you ­discourage his generosity." - Monty Roberts
Walter_wont_go_2

WALTER WON'T GO FORWARD

Part 2: Evaluating the Problem
"The natural instinct of the flight animal is to synchronize with the animals nearby." - Monty Roberts
Walter_wont_go_3

WALTER WON'T GO FORWARD

Part 3: Three Tools of the Trade
"Make it easy for him to do right and difficult for him to do wrong." - Monty Roberts
Walter_wont_go_4

WALTER WON'T GO FORWARD

Part 4: Working with the Tools (Day 1)
"Create an environment for your horse to learn, and eliminate all demand." - Monty Roberts

Walter_wont_go_5

WALTER WON'T GO FORWARD

Part 5: Visit with the Sceptic
"When your horse tells you it did not work, then you have to listen." - Monty Roberts
Walter_wont_go_6

WALTER WON'T GO FORWARD

Part 6: Working with the Tools (Day 2)
"If he is about to learn, stay out of his way." - Monty Roberts
Walter_wont_go_7

WALTER WON'T GO FORWARD

Part 7: Results
"Encourage rather than demand." - Monty Roberts
Rocky_1_joinup

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 1: What's Rocking Rocky's World?
"The flight animal's first reaction is to flee, using speed to escape from danger." - Monty Roberts
Rocky_2_centaur

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 2: Hello, Centaur! (Rocky)
"Join-Up is the result of deep communication in a shared language." - Monty Roberts
Rocky_3_transition

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 3: From Centaur to Human (Rocky)
"Join-Up heralds an end to isolation by establishing a bond through communication." - Monty Roberts
Rocky_4_conclusion

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 4: Hope for the Headshy Horse (Rocky)
"The roundpen is the place where two entities come together; at first they are disconnected, but then with proper discourse they become harmonious and synchronized." - Monty Roberts

Centaur_5_abigail_1

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 5: Join-Up with Abigail (Day 1)
"Horses take me for what I am, but they judge me by what I do." - Monty Roberts
Centaur_6_abigail_2

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 6: Dually Work with Abigail (Day 1)
"It is important to keep adrenaline down when woking with horses." - Monty Roberts
Centaur_7_abigail_3

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 7: The Centaur at Work (Abigail Day 1)
"Our body is speaking with each gesture we make." - Monty Roberts
Centaur_8_abigail_4

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 8: The Centaur in Motion (Abigail Day 1)
"Mother nature created within flight animals the tendency to synchronize with animate objects near them." - Monty Roberts

Centaur_9_abigail_5

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 9: Just a Spoonful of Honey (Abigail Day 1)
"Horses are simple: they have a flawless memory but no ego or greed." - Monty Roberts
Centaur_10_abigail_6

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 10: Introducing the Bit (Abigail Day 1)
"It is critical to the learning process that the student maintains a cool head and an attitude of enjoyment." - Monty Roberts
Centaur_11_abigail_7

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 11: Transition to Human (Abigail Day 1)
"If you are doing your work right, repetition is your greatest friend." - Monty Roberts
Centaur_12_abigail_8

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 12: Second Join-Up with Abigail (Day 2)
"Follow-Up is the verification of the equine student accepting the communication efforts of the human trainer." - Monty Roberts

Centaur_13_abigail_9

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 13: Pressing the Envelope
"Horses can't lie." - Monty Roberts
Centaur_14_abigail_10

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 14: The Fulcrum Moment with Spoon and Bit
"Take a break if you feel anger or fear coming on." - Monty Roberts
Centaur_15_abigail_11

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 15: Repetition - Friend or Foe?
"The number one worst piece of horsemanship on earth is violence." - Monty Roberts
Centaur_16_abigail_12

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 16: Freedom with Motion
"It is not good enough to get your horse to do what you want. It is far better to cause your horse to want to do it." - Monty Roberts

Centaur_17_abigail_13

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 17: The Final Day
"My goal is to leave the world a better place than I found it, for horses and for people, too." - Monty Roberts
Centaur_18_abigail_14

CENTAUR SERIES

Part 18: Extreme Bridling
"Find something you love, and you'll never work another day in your life." – Monty Roberts
Leading_course_1

A COURSE ON LEADING YOUR HORSE

Part 1: Proper Leading Causes Good Manners
"Virtually all manners begin with leading." - Monty Roberts
Leading_course_2

A COURSE ON LEADING YOUR HORSE

Part 2: Day 1 Traditional leading for Buddha, Spencer and Concerto
"When the horse’s head is out in front of the human, then the horse is leading and the human is driving." - Monty Roberts
Leading_course_3

A COURSE ON LEADING YOUR HORSE

Part 3: Day 2 Schooling Buddha
"Overstride is a critical barometer to relaxation, joint rotation and coordination." - Monty Roberts
Leading_course_4

A COURSE ON LEADING YOUR HORSE

Part 4: Day 2 Schooling Spencer
"Proper schooling is the key to achieving relaxed proper leading." - Monty Roberts

Leading_course_5

A COURSE ON LEADING YOUR HORSE

Part 5: Improved leading for Buddha on Day 3
"The most effective positioning of the horse when leading is with the horse’s nose at the handler’s shoulder." - Monty Roberts
Leading_course_6

A COURSE ON LEADING YOUR HORSE

Part 6: Measuring Buddha's Achievement on Day 4
"If the student is about to learn, stay out of his way." - Monty Roberts
Leading_course_7

A COURSE ON LEADING YOUR HORSE

Part 7: Improved leading for Spencer on Day 3
"As horses improve in leading, their manners improve at the same time." - Monty Roberts
Leading_course_8

A COURSE ON LEADING YOUR HORSE

Part 8: Measuring Spencer's Achievement on Day 4
"We are more effective utilizing calm and patient methods whether we are dealing with horses or people." - Monty Roberts

Leading_course_9

A COURSE ON LEADING YOUR HORSE

Part 9: Day of Celebration for Concerto, Buddha and Spencer
"Communication is the cornerstone of violence-free training." - Monty Roberts
Science_saddle_fitting_1

THE SCIENCE OF SADDLE FITTING

Part 1: History Lesson
"The history of saddle fitting is strongly tied to the world of the military." - Monty Roberts
Science_saddle_fitting_2

THE SCIENCE OF SADDLE FITTING

Part 2: The Magician’s Box
"No saddle ever fits a horse over a sustained period of time." - Monty Roberts
Science_saddle_fitting_3

THE SCIENCE OF SADDLE FITTING

Part 3: The Computer
"The equipment we use affects the performance of the horses we ride." - Monty Roberts
Science_saddle_fitting_4

THE SCIENCE OF SADDLE FITTING

Part 4: Magic with the Gauge
"One of the most often-detected producers of pain in the ridden horse is an ill-fitting saddle." - Monty Roberts

Science_saddle_fitting_5

THE SCIENCE OF SADDLE FITTING

Part 5: Magic with the Computer
"We should optimize the effect of a proper fitting saddle with an effective saddle pad cushion." - Monty Roberts
Equine_touch_1

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES - EQUINE TOUCH

Part 1: Introduction to Equine Touch
"The first step is to eliminate any physical pain as a cause for negative behaviors or changes in performance." - Monty Roberts
Equine_touch_2

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES - EQUINE TOUCH

Part 2: Bodywork
"Trust is a word to describe contentment, relaxation and the desire to work in a partnership."
Ronald_anders_1

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES - ACUPUNCTURE

Part 1: Happy Anatomy, Happy Horse
"Be aware that horses may yield a mediocre or recalcitrant performance because they are in pain." - Monty Roberts
Ronald_anders_2

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES - ACUPUNCTURE

Part 2: Students Learn Through Feel
"Causing horses’ pain in an attempt to enhance performance should not be tolerated under any circumstances."
Ronald_anders_3

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES - ACUPUNCTURE

Part 3: Don't Try This at Home
"Only professional equine therapists who have been educated extensively in these practices should perform these procedures." - Monty Roberts
Ronald_anders_4

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES - ACUPUNCTURE

Part 4: Pins and Needles
"When we talk about “Don’t do this at home,” acupuncture becomes the poster child for that statement." - Monty Roberts

Ronald_anders_5

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES - ACUPUNCTURE

Part 5: Pulling the Needles
"Acupuncture should clearly be left entirely in the hands of licensed practitioners and should never be done, in any form, by horse owners at home." - Monty Roberts
Ronald_anders_6

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES - ACUPUNCTURE

Part 6: Conclusion on Acupuncture
"Acupuncture can help where the horse's pain-free performance is concerned." - Monty Roberts
Barn_management_1

BARN MANAGEMENT

Part 1: Stable Waste for Healthy Horses
"We should pay close attention to what is happening on the environmental front regarding the housing of animals and tending to the waste they generate." - Monty Roberts
Barn_management_2

BARN MANAGEMENT

Part 2: Compost, Grass and Healthy Horses
"Look at barn management issues from an environmental perspective and also from the side of the horse." - Monty Roberts
Western_turning_1

WESTERN TRAINING

Part 1: Rudiments of a Western Turn
"Train without pain or force." - Monty Roberts
Western_turning_2

WESTERN TRAINING

Part 2: Early Training Procedures
"Be bilateral in all of your training." - Monty Roberts
Western_turning_3

WESTERN TRAINING

Part 3: Incremental Work
"Eliminate the desire to move forward while turning." - Monty Roberts
Western_turning_4

WESTERN TRAINING

Part 4: Pivoting on a Hind Leg
"Create a turn with a pivot point." - Monty Roberts

Western_turning_5

WESTERN TRAINING

Part 5: Mistakes Are an Opportunity to Learn
"The horse will learn while both of you are having fun." - Monty Roberts
Flo_part1_liberty

INTRINSIC HORSE TRAINING WITH FLORIAN OBERPARLEITER

Part 1: New Perspectives on Liberty Training
"Whatever the discipline, the use of the whip to produce pain is unacceptable."—Monty Roberts
Flo_part2

INTRINSIC HORSE TRAINING WITH FLORIAN OBERPARLEITER

Part 2: Principles of Yielding to Pressure
"To begin training, pair the pressure cues with body language to communicate your requests."-Monty Roberts
Flo_part3

INTRINSIC HORSE TRAINING WITH FLORIAN OBERPARLEITER

Part 3: Yielding Through Body Language
"With the use of body language, we can utilize a communication system already built into the communication system of the horse."-Monty Roberts
Flo_part4

INTRINSIC HORSE TRAINING WITH FLORIAN OBERPARLEITER

Part 4: Technical Leading
"In all your horsemanship experiences keep an open mind, observe new ideas and make your choices."-Monty Roberts

Flo_part5a

INTRINSIC HORSE TRAINING WITH FLORIAN OBERPARLEITER

Part 5: The Parked Horse
"Flight is the first choice of the horse who believes that survival is at stake."-Monty Roberts
Corona_starter_part1

STARTING THE YOUNG HORSE

Part 1: Join-Up Establishes Trust
"The concepts inherent in the Language Equus are based upon always giving the horse the power of choice." - Monty Roberts
Corona_starter_part2

STARTING THE YOUNG HORSE

Part 2: A Horse's First Saddle
"A safe rider or handler can execute procedures with low adrenaline and heart rate." - Monty Roberts
Corona_starter_part3

STARTING THE YOUNG HORSE

Part 3: First Steps as a Ridden Horse
"Violence is always for the violator and never for the victim." - Monty Roberts
Watercrossing

WALKING THROUGH WATER

Willing Partners™ Water Crossing with Pat Roberts
"Adrenaline up, learning down. Adrenaline down, learning up." - Monty Roberts
Polo_part1

JOIN-UP FOR POLO WITH ISABELLA WOLF

Part 1: Polo Goes Non-Violent
"There is nothing wrong with working within organizations that are violent; those are the areas where horses need our help." - Monty Roberts
Polo_part2

JOIN-UP FOR POLO WITH ISABELLA WOLF

Part 2: Sharp Turns and Immediate Responses
"Set your horse up to succeed." - Monty Roberts
Polo_part3

JOIN-UP FOR POLO WITH ISABELLA WOLF

Part 3: Athletic Maneuvers
"Nature provides the horse with an inherent talent to change leads." - Monty Roberts
Polo_part4

JOIN-UP FOR POLO WITH ISABELLA WOLF

Part 4: Playing Ball on Horseback
"Horses don't lie." - Monty Roberts

Mouse_lake

MOUSE LEARNS TO TRUST

The Lake and the Stream
"Whatever the challenge is, you can achieve the desired goals through incremental requests." - Monty Roberts
Conformation

CONFORMATION

Balance and Symmetry
"Conformation should be a significant measure of the horse’s potential for success, but should never be the only criterion by which we judge him." - Monty Roberts
Farrier_1_assessing_the_foot

JOIN-UP® with the FARRIER

Lesson 1 - Assessing the Foot
"Training is not a battle that a man is obliged to win."—Monty Roberts
Farrier_2_measuring_trimming_toe

JOIN-UP® with the FARRIER

Lesson 2 - Measuring & Trimming the Toe
"Horses only have two goals in their lives: one is to reproduce and the other is to survive."—Monty Roberts
Farrier_3_measuring_trimming_heel

JOIN-UP® with the FARRIER

Lesson 3 - Measuring & Trimming the Heel
"Horses have different personalities, abilities and levels of sensitivity, much like people do."—Monty Roberts
Farrier_4_measuring_results

JOIN-UP® with the FARRIER

Lesson 4 - Measuring the Results
"The horses are talking--just listen." - Monty Roberts

Farrier_5

JOIN-UP® with the FARRIER

Lesson 5: Assessment of Asymmetry
"A balanced foot helps create a balanced horse." - Monty Roberts
Farrier_6

JOIN-UP® with the FARRIER

Lesson 6: Objective Farriery
"A balanced hoof supports the horse's tendons and ligaments, preventing lameness." - Monty Roberts
Farrier_7

JOIN-UP® with the FARRIER

Lesson 7: Keeping It Simple
"Keep it simple." - Monty Roberts
Farrier_8

JOIN-UP® with the FARRIER

Lesson 8: The Transformation
"Our Online University is devoted to bringing high level education to horse people on a global basis." - Monty Roberts

Mrilc_joinup

JOIN-UP WITH MONTY ROBERTS INSTRUCTORS

International Learning Center: Join-Up
"Learning is an ever-changing and never-ending process." - Monty Roberts
Mrilc_saddle

JOIN-UP WITH MONTY ROBERTS INSTRUCTORS

International Learning Center: First Saddle
"Horses will synchronize with their rider or handler." - Monty Roberts
Mrilc_longlining

JOIN-UP WITH MONTY ROBERTS INSTRUCTORS

International Learning Center: Long Lining
"Join-Up is the centerpiece of all communication when using my concepts." - Monty Roberts
Mrilc_student

JOIN-UP WITH MONTY ROBERTS INSTRUCTORS

International Learning Center: Student Long Lining
"The good horse person will move things along, keeping the horses' interest and watching them learn." - Monty Roberts

Martin_and_monty_1

JOIN-UP WITH MARTIN CLUNES

Anyone Can Do Join-Up: Martin Clunes
"We’re all beginners of one sort or another, and we can always learn." - Monty Roberts
Martin_and_monty_2

JOIN-UP WITH MARTIN CLUNES

Special Guest Martin Clunes: Long Lining
"Long lining is, quite possibly, one of the most valuable talents that a horseman can seek to perfect." - Monty Roberts
Martin_and_monty_3

JOIN-UP WITH MARTIN CLUNES

Meet Ronnie the Clydesdale
"Most Clydesdales are gentle giants and very willing to learn." - Monty Roberts
Martin_and_monty_4

JOIN-UP WITH MARTIN CLUNES

Scary Objects Overhead
"It is extremely important for all horsepeople to imprint a value of standing still within the minds of their horses." - Monty Roberts

Martin_and_monty_5

JOIN-UP WITH MARTIN CLUNES

Big Bruce
"A good horse person takes the position that at any one time one should work with small problems or small portions of big problems." - Monty Roberts
Martin_and_monty_6

JOIN-UP WITH MARTIN CLUNES

Accelerated Learning
"Accelerated learning is ideal for horses that are energetic and quick learners." - Monty Roberts
Martin_and_monty_7

JOIN-UP WITH MARTIN CLUNES

Bruce's First Rider
"Draft horses are different types of learners than most other breeds of horses." - Monty Roberts
Horse_sense_soldiers_1

JOIN-UP WITH WAR VETERANS

Horse Sense and Soldiers
"Communication is the cornerstone of violence-free training." - Monty Roberts
Team_building

JOIN-UP WITH WAR VETERANS

Teambuilding: Obstacles
"The message of Join-Up® goes far beyond horses." - Monty Roberts
Gentleman_cowboy

MONTY'S LEGACY

Gentleman Cowboy: The Luckiest Man on Earth
"Horse training principles based on communication and respect can be applied to human interactions." - Monty Roberts
Wildhorses_1

WILD HORSES

Part 1: First Touch
"Ensuring the safety of handlers and horses is absolutely critical to maintaining low adrenaline." - Monty Roberts
Wildhorses_2

WILD HORSES

Part 2: First Halter
"The horse will synchronize with the adrenaline level of the handler." - Monty Roberts
Wildhorses_3

WILD HORSES

Part 3: First Leading
"Reward for an untouched horse is the release of pressure, such as walking away from it." - Monty Roberts
Wildhorses_4

WILD HORSES

Part 4: Quality Time
"My life’s goal is to leave the world a better place for horses, and for people too." - Monty Roberts

Wildhorses_5

WILD HORSES

Part 5: Progress in Haltering
"Adrenaline down, learning up" - Monty Roberts
Wildhorses_6

WILD HORSES

Part 6: Leading with a Smile
"Put a smile in the line." - Monty Roberts
Steffenpeters_1

MINDFUL DRESSAGE with STEFFEN PETERS

Lesson 1: Warm Up the Mind
"In the warm up the horse and rider need to come together both physically and psychologically." - Monty Roberts
Steffenpeters_2

MINDFUL DRESSAGE with STEFFEN PETERS

Lesson 2: Having Fun with the Piaffe
"Cause your horse to have fun." - Monty Roberts
Steffenpeters_3

MINDFUL DRESSAGE with STEFFEN PETERS

Lesson 3: Creating a Partnership
"If we look for harmony we are more apt to receive a true partnership." - Monty Roberts
Steffenpeters_4

MINDFUL DRESSAGE with STEFFEN PETERS

Lesson 4: True Partnership through Harmony
"Create an image of excellence that seeks to find harmony." - Monty Roberts

Buckstopper_1

THE BUCK STOPPER

Lesson 1: Dea's Day of Observation
"Anyone dealing with a bucker should first have the horse’s back checked to be sure that there is no pain in that area." - Monty Roberts
Buckstopper_2

THE BUCK STOPPER

Lesson 2: Attaching Monty's Buck Stopper
"The Buck Stopper is inert until the horse begins to buck, and it allows the horse to discipline himself." - Monty Roberts
Buckstopper_3

THE BUCK STOPPER

Lesson 3: Dea's Dummy Rider
"Eliminate physical pain." - Monty Roberts
Buckstopper_4

THE BUCK STOPPER

Lesson 4: Rider Safety
"The Buck Stopper is for professional riders and professional buckers, but it's NOT for amateurs." - Monty Roberts

Loading_1

TRAINING TO LOAD SAFELY IN THE TRAILER

Lesson 1: Dually Halter
"Do not underestimate the power of schooling the horse to willingly back-up." - Monty Roberts
Loading_2

TRAINING TO LOAD SAFELY IN THE TRAILER

Lesson 2: The Bridge to Success
"Work without stress and excitement." - Monty Roberts
Loading_3

TRAINING TO LOAD SAFELY IN THE TRAILER

Lesson 3: Training Wheels
"Ensure safe footing for loading." - Monty Roberts
Loading_4

TRAINING TO LOAD SAFELY IN THE TRAILER

Lesson 4: Love to Load
"Never tie your horse in a trailer while the back gate or ramp is open." - Monty Roberts

Loading_5

TRAINING TO LOAD SAFELY IN THE TRAILER

Lesson 5: Kinza the Horse that Would Not Load
"Training the horse to load should take place on a day when there is no need for travel." - Monty Roberts
Loading_6

TRAINING TO LOAD SAFELY IN THE TRAILER

Lesson 6: Loading Lesson with Certified Instructor Courtney Dunn
"Make the right thing easy and the wrong thing difficult." - Monty Roberts
Loading_7

TRAINING TO LOAD SAFELY IN THE TRAILER

The Monty Roberts International Learning Center
"Learning is an ever-changing and never-ending process."
Dressage_charlotte_westpoint_1

RIDING DRESSAGE with CHARLOTTE BREDAHL-BAKER

Lesson 1: Transitions and Leg Yields
“It isn’t the great trainer who can cause a horse to perform. It is the great trainer who can cause a horse to want to perform.” – Monty Roberts
Dressage_charlotte_westpoint_2

RIDING DRESSAGE with CHARLOTTE BREDAHL-BAKER

Lesson 2: Counter Canter and Lead Changes
“You wouldn’t see me as committed and joyful now if I thought it was going to end with me. The world is ready to say ‘no more violence’.” – Monty Roberts
Dressage_charlotte_listen

RIDING DRESSAGE with CHARLOTTE BREDAHL-BAKER

Lesson 3: Listen to the Horse
"Training is a fine line between creating new challenges and establishing a safe environment." - Monty Roberts
Dressage_charlotte_leads

RIDING DRESSAGE with CHARLOTTE BREDAHL-BAKER

Lesson 4: Changing Leads
"Horses thrive in cooperative environments." - Monty Roberts

Dressage_charlotte_wall

RIDING DRESSAGE with CHARLOTTE BREDAHL-BAKER

Lesson 5: Using a Wall
"The primary element in the process of learning is communication." - Monty Roberts
Dressage_charlotte_pirouette

RIDING DRESSAGE with CHARLOTTE BREDAHL-BAKER

Lesson 6: Starting the Pirouette
"Horses should be given the freedom of choice." - Monty Roberts
Lunatic_1

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Lesson 1: A Horse Called Lunatic Joins Up
"Being spooky is one of the most natural conditions in the world of equine behavior." - Monty Roberts
Lunatic_2

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Lesson 2: Lunatic's Progress
"Distractibility can be successfully used to train your horse." - Monty Roberts
Lunatic_3

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Lesson 3: Lunatic Crosses the Lake and Stream
"Look upon spookiness as an opportunity to have fun working with your animal." - Monty Roberts
Lunatic_4

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Lesson 4: Lunatic and the Centaur
"Repetition will be your greatest friend once you get the environment right." - Monty Roberts

Duallydance_1

DUALLY DANCE WITH FOALS

Lesson 1: Fitting the X-Small Dually Halter
"The schooling rope of the Dually Halter should rest on the bony bridge of the nose, not so low as to compress the airways." - Monty Roberts
Duallydance_2

DUALLY DANCE WITH FOALS

Lesson 2: Training with the X-Small Dually Halter
"There is no such thing as teaching, only learning." - Monty Roberts
Duallydance_3

DUALLY DANCE WITH FOALS

Lesson 3: Picking Up Feet
"Make sure that all movements around the foal are quiet, methodical and synchronized." - Monty Roberts
Duallydance_4

DUALLY DANCE WITH FOALS

Lesson 4: Leading and Standing Still
"School until the foal is comfortable with the request for movement." - Monty Roberts

Duallydance_5

DUALLY DANCE WITH FOALS

Lesson 5: Small Goals for Young Foals
"Live by the principles of Join-Up throughout the many months of rearing your foal." - Monty Roberts
Duallydance_6

DUALLY DANCE WITH FOALS

Lesson 6: Join-Up with Foals
"Make sure all movements around the foal are calm, consistent and clear." - Monty Roberts
Duallydance_7

DUALLY DANCE WITH FOALS

Lesson 7: Kindergarten
"Always work with your foal without violence or force." - Monty Roberts
Foal_handling_1

FOAL HANDLING

Part 1: Dances with Foals
"Do not jerk, shout, pull or otherwise raise the adrenaline level in the foal." - Monty Roberts
Foal_handling_2

FOAL HANDLING

Part 2: How to Make the Foal Handler
"Adjust and use the Foal Handler precisely according to recommendations." - Monty Roberts
Foal_handling_3

FOAL HANDLING

Part 3: How to Use the Foal Handler
"It is critical to maintain the Foal Handler with proper cleaning as suggested." - Monty Roberts
Foal_handling_4

FOAL HANDLING

Part 4: Think Like a Foal
"Never leave a halter on an unattended foal." - Monty Roberts

Dixie_1

CREATING TRUST IN RESCUED WILD HORSES

Lesson 1: Dixie and the Lake and Stream
"The act of trusting someone is clearly the property of the individual who chooses to trust." - Monty Roberts
Dixie_2

CREATING TRUST IN RESCUED WILD HORSES

Lesson 2: Hard to Catch
"We should not demand that any horse gives us its trust until we earn it." - Monty Roberts
Dixie_3

CREATING TRUST IN RESCUED WILD HORSES

Lesson 3: Ritualistic Habituation
"Work incrementally and repetitively, creating a sense of familiarity with the procedures." - Monty Roberts
Dixie_4

CREATING TRUST IN RESCUED WILD HORSES

Lesson 4: Advance and Retreat
"Reward the horse in the way the horse understands." - Monty Roberts

Dixie_5

CREATING TRUST IN RESCUED WILD HORSES

Lesson 5: The Bubble
"When you are doing your work right, repetition is your greatest friend. When you are doing your work wrong, repetition is your greatest enemy." - Monty Roberts
Liger_1

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 1 Lesson1: Starting with Join-Up
"Use communication to establish trust, support the horse's learning and earn a position of leadership." - Monty Roberts
Liger_2

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 1 Lesson 2: Accepting the Saddle
"Meet the needs of the horse." - Monty Roberts
Liger_3

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 1 Lesson 3: Why Use the Long Lines?
"If you are light-handed on the first day and you set the environment up so they 'get it' then you can stay light-handed for the life of the horse." - Monty Roberts
Liger_4

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 1 Lesson 4: First Rider Is a Dummy
"Practice with safe, experienced horses to learn these techniques before you apply them to remedial or green horses." - Monty Roberts

Liger_5

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 1 Lesson 5: Ridden by a Professional
"Always put safety first." - Monty Roberts
Liger_6

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 1 Lesson 6: Quality Time
"With Quality Time, I have no obligations and my horse has no obligations." - Monty Roberts
Liger_day2_1

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 2 Lesson 1: Saddled Up for Join-Up
"Repeat the process of Join-Up on consecutive days." - Monty Roberts
Liger_day2_2

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 2 Lesson 2: Join-Up with a Dummy
"Make sure you are working on good footing." - Monty Roberts

Liger_day2_3

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 2 Lesson 3: Long Lining with a Dummy
"Make sure the area in which you are working does not have any potentially frightening objects." - Monty Roberts
Liger_day2_4

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 2 Lesson 4: Join-Up with the Rider
"End each of your procedures, and the day, on as positive a note as possible." - Monty Roberts
Liger_day3_1

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 3 Lesson 1: Brakes and Steering
"Do not use pain or force at any time." - Monty Roberts
Liger_day3_2

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 3 Lesson 2: Walk, Trot and Canter with the Rider
"Remember the value in walking away to solidify learning." - Monty Roberts

Liger_day4_1

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 4 Lesson 1: Familiar Procedures
"Training is a balance between creating new challenges and establishing a safe environment." - Monty Roberts
Liger_day4_2

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 4 Lesson 2: A Little Help From Our Friends
"The primary element in the process of learning is communication." - Monty Roberts
Liger_day5_1

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 5 Lesson 1: Improving Brakes and Steering
"If you trust a horse to make the right decision, you can build a valuable and productive partnership." - Monty Roberts
Liger_day5_2

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 5 Lesson 2: Increasing the Rider's Aids
"Horses thrive in cooperative environments." - Monty Roberts

Liger_day5_3

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 5 Lesson 3: Ready for the Big World
"Be quick to reward." - Monty Roberts
Liger_day5_4

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 5 Lesson 4: Introducing the Hallway System
"Protect your horse from what he believes to be dangerous." Monty Roberts
Liger_day5_5

TRAINING THE YOUNG HORSE: FIRST WEEK

Day 5 Lesson 5: The Start of a Racehorse
"A safe environment is one in which learning can take place." - Monty Roberts
How_to_tie_1

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR HORSE TO TIE

Lesson 1: Step by Step Safe Procedures
"Never tie your horse with the line clipped on the schooling rings of the halter." - Monty Roberts
How_to_tie_2

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR HORSE TO TIE

Lesson 2: Preventing Pull Back with Maisy the Draft Horse
"Pulling back is a symptom of the phenomenon of into-pressure." - Monty Roberts
Spurs

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

How to Rubber Tip Your Spurs for Riding
"It is not necessary to use spurs early in the training procedure." - Monty Roberts
Unusually_bonus

A GOOD START FOR A RACEHORSE

Bonus Lesson: Unusually on Track
"The horse will learn while having fun." - Monty Roberts
Unusually_1

A GOOD START FOR A RACEHORSE

Lesson 1: Starting Unusually, Monty's Way
"Train without pain or force." - Monty Roberts
Unusually_2

A GOOD START FOR A RACEHORSE

Lesson 2: Unusually Saddled
"Make sufficient time to achieve your goals." - Monty Roberts
Unusually_3

A GOOD START FOR A RACEHORSE

Lesson 3: Learning Long Lining with Unusually
"Be bilateral in all of your training." - Monty Roberts

Unusually_4

A GOOD START FOR A RACEHORSE

Lesson 4: Unusually Riding
"Stay the course and smile." - Monty Roberts
Unusually_5

A GOOD START FOR A RACEHORSE

Lesson 5: Building the Foundation with Unusually
"Everything we do affected our horse." - Monty Roberts
Unusually_6

A GOOD START FOR A RACEHORSE

Lesson 6: Unusually Finds a Friend
"Be quick to reward." - Monty Roberts
Lauki_part1

MONTY'S TOUR DEMONSTRATIONS

Lauki Part 1: Let Your Horse Catch You
"Violence must play no part in the horse training process." - Monty Roberts
Lauki_part2

MONTY'S TOUR DEMONSTRATIONS

Lauki Part 2: Lauki and the Fake Arm
"In horse training, time is the least important factor." - Monty Roberts
Lauki_part3

MONTY'S TOUR DEMONSTRATIONS

Lauki Part 3: From Fear to Fun
"Horses are simple; they have a flawless memory but no ego or greed." - Monty Roberts
Fergus_day1

MONTY'S TOUR DEMONSTRATIONS

Fergus Has a Sweetspot
"Cause your horse to accept scary objects by removing them when the horse relaxes." - Monty Roberts

Fergus_day1_2

MONTY'S TOUR DEMONSTRATIONS

Incremental Learning with Fergus
"Make it easy for the horse to succeed." - Monty Roberts
Fergus_day1_3

MONTY'S TOUR DEMONSTRATIONS

Fergus' Surprise
"Always keep yourself in a safe position." - Monty Roberts
Fergus_day1_4

MONTY'S TOUR DEMONSTRATIONS

What's Next, Fergus?
"Let the horses do the talking." - Monty Roberts
Fergus_day2_1

MONTY'S TOUR DEMONSTRATIONS

Flags, Bags and Fergus
"Round pens can offer leadership without confrontation." - Monty Roberts

Saffy_1

MONTY'S TOUR DEMONSTRATIONS

Saffy Part 1: The Horse that Kicks Out
"Timing is...when to say no and when to say yes." - Monty Roberts
Saffy_2

MONTY'S TOUR DEMONSTRATIONS

Saffy Part 2: Long Lining Challenge
"Always stay outside the kick zone." - Monty Roberts
Tour_martin_dances

MONTY'S TOUR DEMONSTRATIONS

Dually Dances with Doc Martin
"Leading is one of the horse's first training contracts with a human being." - Monty Roberts
Tour_martin_mounting_block

MONTY'S TOUR DEMONSTRATIONS

Martin Clunes' Cues at the Mounting Block
"Prepare for mounting block training by schooling the horse on the Long Lines first." - Monty Roberts

Footing-on-track

FOOTING

On Track with Footing
"Footing is extremely important in the training of horses." - Monty Roberts
Footing-arena-surface

FOOTING

Good Surfaces for the Arena
"Disciplines only slightly affect the recommended surface." - Monty Roberts
Equipment_safe_footing

FOOTING

The Otto Sport Solution
“Keep it simple.” – Monty Roberts
Lead-lines-tie

LEAD LINES

Tying Your Horse
"Never tie your horse using the schooling rings of the Dually Halter." - Monty Roberts
Lead-lines-joinup

LEAD LINES

How to Use a Line During Join-Up
"A 17-foot line is the ideal length to use for Join-Up in a round pen with a 50-foot diameter." - Monty Roberts
Lead-lines-mounting-block

LEAD LINES

At the Mounting Block
"Standing still to mount is a critical training exercise for the rider's safety."
Lead-lines-centaur

LEAD LINES

Ponying Your Horse from Another Horse
"Frightened horses will allow you to do much more from the back of another horse than they will when your feet are on the ground." - Monty Roberts

Lead-lines-loading

LEAD LINES

Trailer Loading
"The horse that willingly backs up and comes forward is likely to load more willingly than the horse that is reluctant to back up." - Monty Roberts
Rewardandreverse-1-release

REWARD AND REVERSE

Lesson 1: The Release Is the Reward
"Training the horse to find value in standing still is fundamental." - Monty Roberts
Rewardandreverse-2-reverse

REWARD AND REVERSE

Lesson 2: Reverse Is Imperative
"Reverse tends to cause the horse's mind to be in complete unison with you." - Monty Roberts
Rewardandreverse-3-advanced

REWARD AND REVERSE

Lesson 3: Adding Obstacles for Advanced Level Skills
"Use the Dually Halter and become proficient in the elements of its use." - Monty Roberts
Rewardandreverse-4-accelerated

REWARD AND REVERSE

Lesson 4: Accelerated Obstacle Training
"Place safety at the top of your priority list." - Monty Roberts

Rewardandreverse-5-piecederesistance

REWARD AND REVERSE

Lesson 5: Pièce de Résistance
"Failure is an opportunity to learn." - Monty Roberts
Rewardandreverse-6-magic

REWARD AND REVERSE

Lesson 6: Magic Happens When You Meet Your Horse's Needs
"Only through willingness can true harmony be found." - Monty Roberts
Phil_pat_reining

NON PRO REINED COW HORSE BASICS

Lesson 1: Pat Roberts with Phillip Ralls on Tuning and Strategy
"Remember, the release is much more important than the pull." - Monty Roberts
Phil_pat_boxing1

NON PRO REINED COW HORSE BASICS

Lesson 2: Pat Roberts with Phillip Ralls on Boxing Introduction
"Allow young horses to learn to work cattle while having fun with it." - Monty Roberts
Thumbnail_placeholder

NON PRO REINED COW HORSE BASICS

Lesson 3: Pat Roberts with Phillip Ralls on Applying the Basics Premieres November 26, 2014
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Starting Young Horses
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Stalls, Stables & Safety Issues
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Exercisers & Other Mechanical Devices
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Show Jumping

Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Dressage
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Racing
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Starting Gates
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Accepting the Farrier

Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Western Footing
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Dressage Footing
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Racing Footing
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Accepting the Vet

Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Accepting the Dentist
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Working Cattle
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Mouthing
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

An In-Depth Look at Bits

Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Leg Protection
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

In-Depth Look at Saddle Pads
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Knots & Equipment Adjustments
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Trail Riding

Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Transporting Horses
Thumbnail_placeholder

STUDENT SUGGESTIONS - Add yours in the Forum!

Nutrition & Health