Bishop Burton College was delighted to host a demonstration by world-renowned horse trainer from the US Monty Roberts, known as “the man who listens to horses”.
Monty’s techniques have been adopted by people working with horses all over the world since he started demonstrations 24 years ago. He has recently worked with the Royal Stable here in the UK to improve the performance of Her Majesty the Queen’s racing thoroughbreds.
Asked what he hoped to demonstrate, Mr Roberts explained the evening would include “work with a wild, raw horse - that you would call “unbroken”. We would hope to demonstrate that this horse can be ridden by the end of the night. We’ve also got a horse that refuses the farrier, so much so that farriers were refusing to work on him, whose feet will be handled following introduction of the training methods I employ. We’ve also got one horse which won’t allow itself to be mounted and has caused injury to riders in the past, and two horses who are impossible to load who we will be loading by the end of the demo.”
The College has hosted Monty Roberts on his visits to the UK for the last ten years. Kim Knightley, Director of Equine at Bishop Burton College said “it’s a high profile event and people come from miles around to see the training methods demonstrated with local horses. It’s also a great opportunity for our students to get experience of volunteering at a different kind of equine event and see a master at work, live and up close.”