Monty Roberts soon realized horses use a discernible and predictable body language to communicate, to set boundaries, show fear and express annoyance, relaxation or affection. In a moment that would change his life, Monty understood that utilizing this silent body language would allow training to commence in a much more effective and humane manner, encouraging true partnership between horses and humans. ‘Join-Up’ would become the foundation of all his work with horses and later people, too.
“A good trainer can get a horse to do almost anything. The great trainer can cause the horse to want to do it.” ~ Monty Roberts
Now in his eighties, Monty still travels the world demonstrating gentle, more effective ways to train horses and people together. “I have been fortunate to receive an MVO distinction from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and we maintain a friendship since 1989, when she first requested I demonstrate my methods with her horses. The MSPCA honored me with George T. Angell Humanitarian Award, of which I am very proud,” says Monty.