Expert Horse Trainer Shows Gentle Method He Uses To Saddle Horse For First Time

Expert Horse Trainer Shows Gentle Method He Uses To Saddle Horse For First Time

While tracking wild mustangs in Nevada as a boy, Monty Roberts observed a nonverbal communication between the horses, a silent language he would later call “Equus.” Monty would later incorporate this communication into his nonviolent training approach he calls “Join-Up.”

Monty first developed Join-Up to stop the cycle of violence typically accepted in traditional horse breaking. Convinced there must be a more effective and gentle method, Monty created a consistent set of principles using the horse’s inherent methods of communication and herd behavior.

Without the use of pain or force, the trainer persuades a raw horse to accept a saddle, bridle and rider. In this video Monty puts a bridle, saddle and a rider on a horse for the first time in under 30 minutes.

Monty’s technique has earned accolades from horsemen, trainers and owners all over the world. A book about Monty’s life – The Man Who Listens to Horses: The Story of a Real-Life Horse Whisperer – is available via Amazon.