Could students write in with specific questions about a horse or theory or method or practice, and someone or anyone on Monty's staff dialogue about the issues? This would be so helpful. Currently there seems to be no way for individuals to get down into the details. Monty wouldn't have to be the only contributor, anyone with experience would be a great resource.
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I was at Flag last week and expressed this directly to the staff. Hopefully they will get the instructors to look at the questions. Lenayah
We have encouraged the Instructors by giving them unlimited access to this Equus Online University. We hope they find time in their busy schedules to find you on this forum.
Hi - It's not a lesson suggestion but; Is there any way to make the screen bigger when watching the lessons. I seem to miss a large proportion of the subtitles / reinforcement captions.
Does any one know when the class on starting young colts
will be aired been coming soon for some time now?
To make the video screen bigger, look for the little double window near the pause button. Click that double window and your screen will fill with the video. You minimize the video the same way.
If a Staff Member or one of Monty's Instructors found the time to answer a question, do they have a title under their name that lets us know they are official?
I've tried to send several questions and nobody's gotten back to me.
hello, I didn't know wherw to put this guestion so I put it here...:
has anyone watched online university on iphone? what do I have to do to be able to watch it? do I have to install sth or? is it free??
thanks for help
I tried to watch the videos on iPhone, it is free, but I guess it would work only if you are on a wireless lan, the videos always stuck if I watched them without wireless lan.
Did you click on the button "mobile device" on the dashboard of this Uni, you might find some suggestions that can help.
Hope this gets you any further,
Sorry, it's on the sign-in page!
Not on the dashboard, so before you sign in, click on the "mobile device" button
thank you Miriam, I'll try it when I go to my cousin's, they have wireless :)
What I have done is go to askmonty.com and posted my question there.
I have received answers to most of my questions.
Not always from Monty but from someone in the office.
Have you tried that?
I did the same, asked questions through askmonty.com and I received also answers.
thank you a lot and merry Christmas!!
Hallo everyone! You find me and my fellow CI´s on the forum and it will be lovely to hear your questions. Wish you all a Happy New HorseYear! warmest Ann
mY 11MTH OLD OSCAR HAS JUST STARTED NIPPING I WANT TO NIP IT IN THE BUD I HAVE MY DUALLY ON ORDER FOR NOW I JUST GIVE A FEW QUICK TUGS ON HIS HALTER AND LET HIM KNOW NOT ECEPTABLE
The dually will really help here so I hope it arives soon. Hopefully the few quick tugs on the rope halter will work in the meantime. My mare used to try this and other naughty behaviour but she is excellent now thanks to the dually halter.
Hi Gwen, I try to get onto the forum whenever I can and answer questions. The forum is getting more popular all the time so hopefully the other instructors will get on board and lend a hand.
thanks maggief oscars a quick learner he amazes me im looking forward to receiving my dually >I spent the morning with oscar working on finding our sweetspot and standing still i am loving the lessons and puting them into practice .Im also wondering if there is anyone out there in perth around the hills area send me a hi
I was just sent your three part series by email and am looking forward to reading them.
Thanks for being here for us.
hi all i have a question about leting my foal play with a dog in his paddock. what do you think unicorn
Read the articles. They are great, everything one needs to know in a nut shell.
How are the horses, have they been placed and are they happy?
Your boy is only 11 months, correct?
One thing to keep in mind horses are prey animals and dogs are preditors.
So it might be a chance you are taking, is the dog aggressive toward the horse, chacing, at his feet, etc...
Please keep in mind horses are not always bored. They like time alone.
If you as thier leader spend enough time with them they will be happy.
I have seen herds with horses just standing there quite content.
Now saying this another prey companion is readily acceptable.
We think as humans and feel, oh my poor horse is lonely, that is not always so.
The final dicision is yours.
I know of horses who go on trail rides with the human companion, thier dog, and they are fine.
What is your motive for doing this?
I agree with Majestic. Do you know any dog trainers who could tell you if the behavior was actual play or was agressive? I had a Collie that was a "Play" dog he and my foal now a 5 year old played allot in a 20 acre pasture. Mostely it was horse chaseing dog then dog barking at horse running circles around them. Last summer on several rides where dogs were running amuck, my gelding just ignored them. My 13 yr old mare was not raised with dogs and she will try any bite them. I have to watch her very closely when dogs are around. She tolerated/ignored my Collie in the pasture but did not play with him.
you might be interested to know that of the two brumbies Lynn fostered, the girl called Princess was actually the lead mare of my Buster's herd! small world even in horsey circles! Just a bit of trivia for you :-)
Wow! That is neat! - great trivia - thanks.
Love it Janelle,
Amazing the things we learn. How did you find this out?
thanks for your thoughts it seems to me as the dog is a loner and oscar is on his own they are bonding the dog tends to lay at the fence where oscar is and they just hang out the playing is chasing of each other . and yes you hit the nail on the head i am feeling a little guilty as oscar is on his own in a paddock with no other horse insight. we do spend lotsof quality time together but i was wondering at oscar not having companions of the horsey kind and what lessons he may miss out on from his horse buddies ?thank you for your insights always learning unicorn
Here is a tip on asking questions...you can find hundreds of answers on the Q&A tab (4th one over) above. The best way is to put a key word in the Search Bar. Try it out. For example, put the word "biting" or "Round Pen" and see how it sources them from the Q&As, Forum and the Lessons. The Q&As are all personally answered by Monty himself.
Hi Ronda, I saw on the VBA website that Princess was ready for sale and i recognised the name so i looked at the info i recieved about buster's trapping, who he came in with and the photo's from that time and hey presto there was Princess with Buster and his family :-) VBA means Victorian Brumby Association by the way :-) The VBA were very patient with all my questions re that time for Buster....i wanted to know everything possible about him and also his family herd too. I don't think Princess is a relative of Buster's, she was just the lead mare of the group.
Hi Unicorn - I think you are the best judge here. It seems that both your dog and horse may be lonely and do actually enjoy each others company and both gain from it. Just try to keep an eye on it so neither become aggressive and if so they would need to be parted. I would have my money on Oscar to win if any aggressive play starts as he is now used to your dog. If he chooses to be aggressive he could easily kick your dog in the head or bite him badly. Many kelpies are killed in Australia by trying to round up farm horses so be wary of this. However if the play is non aggressive and your dog and horse are bonded then allow it. My quarter horse became used to working with dogs in the country and he is still more settled and less spooky if I can take my kelpie with me on rides. He tends to rely on the kelpie to let him know if danger is around but the kelpie is not allowed in my horses paddock as he would be aggressive and be kicked.
It's OK unicorn,
I feel the same way I only have STAR and I feel guility sometimes and then I remind myself she has a great friend in me!!!You think the same way OK.
Have a joyous day,