About myself....I am a retired Police Officer. I've been retired for 27 years now, and I owned a part time cabinet shop and went full time in cabinet work after retiring. I just tried to retire again and sold my shop. Needless to say I find myself after 46 years still doing cabinet work in a small 3 man shop.
I joined the UNI 10 months ago and am loving every minute I spend online, watching each lesson, sometimes over and over again. I have watched every lesson the course has and I check every morning to see if Monty has posted another new one. For some reason I can't get enough. But repetition to me is nothing but success.
I own 5 horses, 2 are Registered Quarter horses and 3 are all registered Tennessee Walkers. I bought Dually halters for all 5 and try to work every horse at least twice a week with it. My Quarter horses are both rescue horses. Both geldings, one I bought when he was 2 years old. He was on his way to the dog food plant. The people I got him from was trying to make a Barrell racer with him but came up almost lame and had a bad knee so I bought him. The other Quarter horse is older, maybe between 15 or 20 years old. I found him tied to a tree in the owners yard with no shelter or grass to eat and had been in that situation for some time. I knocked on their door and after talking with me for several minutes, they graciously gave him to me. I just couldn't stand seeing him there every day tied to a tree like a dog.
My Walkers, I have owned for a couple years. One is a big black gelding, I call Midnight, and the other two are sisters and are called Tobiano's I believe according to the Walker community. I think they just don't like to say the word Paints. I call them Apollo and Gemini.
I have found since joining the Uni that all 5 have different personalities. COMPLETELY!!! I am learning quickly that each of them need different types of training to be the kind of horse that I want and would put my 10 year old granddaughter on their backs. Each of them need special attention and different types of care also.
As I work with each of them I will let you know my progress and their success. Or I think in my case, OUR SUCCESS. Also as I learn more about Monty's methods, and put them to good use, I will keep you posted on their progress.
Thanks for listening.
Welcome to the Uni. Great to hear that you find so much useful things here. I'm sure we are all waiting to hear back from you about your progress. Your learning curve is also ours!
Welcome tot the Uni and the Forum!
What you describe doesn't sound like retirement.... it sounds like you're having fun with your horses! My additional suggestion for you would be to check the Q&A here on the Uni, there is so much to learn from other people's questions and Monty's answers!
One more reason to be online....
Looking forward to your contributions to the Forum,
I visit the site daily, for some time now, and try to absorb every comment and suggestion I read. I am so anxious for new videos to come out, that I check the site each morning. I know a lot of it is repetition but repetition is how I learn best. I'm sure that how most horses learn best also. I guess Monty would call it Incremental learning!!
I grew up with horses and have been around them all my life. I was lucky growing up too, because my dad was the most gentle man I ever knew. Never and I say again, never, did I witness him whipping any animal.
I have tried for several years to find a horse trainer, such as Monty, and felt lucky to find him when I did. Not that I am running out of time, but I just wanted so bad to get closer to my horses and to be able to get to know, and to teach them properly.
I look forward to sending you guys the results of my experiences with my horses, and will start doing so, when the weather clears. It's just been horrible lately. My round pen is grass, because I don't have the money to do it the way I would like. It's just to wet and slippery in it at the moment.
I will stay in touch.
Thanks again for the support
MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL!!!!
The search bar is also a powerful assistant to seek out terms from over 600 Q&As there now.
I do check the question and answer tab each morning as I visit the site. I have found that most of the questions on it, are simply, my questions also. I also purchased several books that Monty has written, one in particular, From My Hands to Yours, that I find the best horsemanship book I have ever read. Learning is fun for me and I'm finding out that my horses are learning and having fun with me at the same time.