If you act like you've only got fifteen minutes, it'll take all day. Act like you've got all day and it'll take fifteen minutes.

— Monty Roberts

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The number one worst piece of horsemanship on earth is violence.


A good trainer can hear a horse speak to him. A great trainer can hear him whisper.


Horses are our silent partners. When we learn their language. This partnership grows strong.


You must somehow understand that we as horsemen can do very little to teach the horse. What we can do is to create an environment in which he can learn.


I cannot imagine my life without horses.

They have been my teachers, my friends, my business partners and my entertainment.


The greatest strength a man can achieve is gentleness.


The wonder of Independence is that it encourages open minds and the desire to improve.


Everybody ought to be given a chance to do whatever they want, but be responsible for their own actions.


I had been riding horses before my memory kicked in, so my life with horses had no beginning. It simply appeared from the fog of infancy. I survived a difficult childhood by traveling on the backs of horses, and in adulthood the pattern didn't change.


The horses are talking ... just listen.


Always work to cause your horse to follow the path of least resistance.

Then place an opening for him to pass through so that the path of least resistance becomes the direction you want him to go in.


I want to leave the world a better place for horses and people.


About Monty Roberts

Quotes 20 sayings
Profession Horse trainer
Birthday May 14, 1935

The author's tribute is heartfelt.


When training young horses "There are many types of bits for many different disciplines, but the severity of ALL bits lies in the hands holding them."


When educating horses there is no greater maxim than slow is fast and fast is slow.


For centuries, humans have said to horses, 'You do what I tell you or I'll hurt you.' Humans still say that to each other -- still threaten, force and intimidate. I'm convinced that my discoveries with horses have value in the workplace, in the educational and penal systems, and in the raising of children. At heart, I'm saying that no one else has the right to say 'you must' to an animal -- or to another human.


Horses react appropriately while waiting for the human to get it right.


Trust is established by working around horses in an utterly predictable manner.


It is not good enough to get your horse to do what you want.

It is far better to cause your horse to want to do it.