Laurie Hood's Difference Makers

S1 Ep4: Monty Roberts — His Timeless Legacy as a Real-Life Horse Whisperer

September 06, 2021 Alaqua Animal Refuge Season 1 Episode 4
Laurie Hood's Difference Makers
S1 Ep4: Monty Roberts — His Timeless Legacy as a Real-Life Horse Whisperer
Show Notes

Monty Roberts is a real-life horse whisperer—an American original whose gentle "Join-Up" training method reveals the depth of communication possible between human and animal. He's sold six million books, is friends with the Queen of England, and is idolized by generations of horse lovers.

Monty can take a wild, high-strung horse who has never been handled and persuade that horse to accept a saddle, and rider in thirty minutes. His powers seem like magic, but his amazing “horse sense” is based on a lifetime of non-violent training experience.

Monty's exceptional insight into nonverbal communication applies to human relationships as well. He's shown the world the benefit of creating trust-based partnerships in horse-human and human-human relationships.

Host Laurie Hood recently spoke to Monty at his ranch in Solvang, California where he shared reflections of his life as one of the world's most passionate and important animal rights protectors

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Our podcast series celebrates the work of animal advocates from around the globe who have dedicated their lives to animal protection and safety. These "difference makers" are doing extraordinary things to help all types of animals protect their overall welfare. In each episode, Laurie and her guests exchange larger-than-life tales of triumphs and setbacks and discuss how they got started advocating for animals, all the while inspiring others to join their movement. 

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