Monty Roberts, famously known as the man who listens to horses, talks to Georgia Guerin about his life and where it all started
In his 81 years, it seems that there’s not much Monty Roberts hasn’t done. He’s worked with more than 11,000 horses and in front of public audiences totalling three-and-a-half million people. He has his own TV series, is the author of a book that was on the New York Times’ best-seller list for 58 weeks and, he tells me, has more than 400,000 likes on Facebook. To top everything off, in 2011, Monty received a personal honour from Her Majesty the Queen, a Royal Victorian Order for services to her racing establishment. Behind the scenes, he also has a wife, three children and around 60 horses, has fostered 47 children and owns Flag Is Up Farms, where some of the world’s most successful performance and racehorses are started.
Exploring this extraordinary career spanning more than six decades, our exclusive interview touches on Monty’s childhood, the development of his famous Join-Up technique, working with the Queen and how he is now using horses to benefit the lives of people, too.
To read the full interview, check out September Horse&Rider 2016, available now!