November 15, 2009 · 8:09 pm
The round pen is an ages-old schoolroom for horses. I have not trained my horses for a few weeks, but have let them out to graze and play. Soon, two horses, Fanny the yearling and Shiney the colt, will have a lesson in the round pen. Of gentle horsemen, see the link to Monty Roberts, the horse whisperer, that I have provided. Not only does Monty train by “joining up” with the horse, but also has taught his method throughout the world to trainers, including professionals for the Queen of England’s stables. When horses come to Flying Hat, Monty’s method of training is applied, haply and without violence. We are all the better for it, man and horse.