Just thought I would share my experiences as a helper at the above UK demos. They were, obviously, fantastic although it was really hard work..unloading the vans, setting out around 1000 chairs, erecting the round pen etc, etc. But it was a great learning experience. Monty and Kelly gave a pre-demo talk in the round pen, which gave Monty an opportunity to thanks us as he would probably not get the time after the demo. We all had a 'helpers' photo taken, and if Monty is reading this...I am one of the 'two blondes' as you nicknamed my friend and I in the picture before the Myerscough demo. At Rodbaston demo, Monty was given a cow phobic horse! And managed to get a cow to come into the arena. Within around 10/15 minutes, the horse's heart rate had fallen to around normal, and actually rose again when the cow was taken out. This horse had really faced his demons and won! At the Myerscough demo, Monty again was given another weird challenge - a Donkey phobic horse. Once again, the horse's heartbeat was back to normal within minutes as, once again, Monty had helped this horse face it's demons. He also took the time to chat with me about my forthcoming horse psychology project, bless him.
Well that's all for now. Will post again and hope to make lots of cyber friends.
Rodbaston and Myerscough demos