Sunday, August 12, 2007


The Very Latest news from Intelligent Horsemanship………

First of all – have all your emails been replied to from this office? It seems my address has been losing some of my mail. If I, or at least someone from this office, hasn’t replied to you - apologies and please do try again. We never ignore people on purpose. Unless, of course, they’re offering extremely dodgy products. I’m sure that’s not you.

On the other hand – if you don’t want to receive emails like this from me please just reply with the heading REMOVE and you need never hear from me again. Not ever. It’s completely your choice.

Now the news bit.
If you are short on time it’s basically……..

1. Monty’s next tour - he’s bringing over cool Western horses however (and confidentially) my little coloured horse Pie is going to show some really good stuff as well – can’t let the cowboys have it all their own way………

2. Why you should do a Horse Psychology weekend with me this winter (if you learn how to work with a horse’s mind you get his body thrown in for free – how’s that for a good deal?)

3. There are SPACES (seriously!) on the Perfect Manners weekend in September (we’ve only just put this course in the calendar that’s why)

4. Info re. the ILPH campaign to abolish the long distance transport of horses to slaughter. It’s all very well us going round telling everyone how we ‘love’ horses. Let’s do something to make a difference. The ILPH reckon this is their best chance ever to ban this horrible trade. As they say “Whatever suits your lifestyle, the ILPH will support your efforts to support us.” Come on – when did you last find an old lady that needed help crossing the road? This could be your good deed for August!

5. Other quickie news – South Africa demos in November, working for the Brooke Hospital in India in December, Monty and my new books out late September………….

6. Something secret – you’re not allowed to look unless you’ve read right to the end. Sorry but rules are rules.

If you’re bored and got loads and time (i.e. you’re at work) here it all is in full………..

“Monty Rides Again!”
~Come to the greatest get together of like minded horse people of this century!
Autumn Tour 2007

Your chance to see the legendary ‘Real Life Horse Whisperer’ at work showing the methods that have revolutionised the horse world PLUS see Worlds Champion rider Monty put a Western horse through his paces bringing ‘Join Up to the saddle’. Kelly Marks will be bringing her former ‘problem pony turned Champion’ American Pie to most of the venues, showing how he gained 100% success in the TREC PTV (obstacle section) and also went on to become a BSPS Champion Working Hunter Pony.

This Too-Good- To- Miss-Tour will be at the following venues:

22 Sept
Rodbaston College, Penkridge, Staffordshire ST19 5PH

27 Sept
Arena UK, Allington, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 2EF

29 Sept
Bishop Burton College, Beverley, Hull HU17 8QF

4 Oct
ILPH Norfolk, Anne Colvin House, Snetterton, Norfolk NR16 2LR

6 Oct
Unex Towerlands, Panfield Road, Braintree, Essex CM7 5BJ

10 Oct
Merrist Wood Campus, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey GU3 3PE

13 Oct
The Grange EC, Northlew Road, Okehampton EX20 3DA

18 Oct
Greenlands EC, Wreay, Carlisle, Cumbria CA4 0RR

20 Oct
Gleneagles EC, Auchterarder, Perthishire PH3 1NF

23 Oct
Addington Manor EC, Buckingham MK18 2JR

26 Oct
Quob Stables, Durley Brook Rd, Durley, Southampton SO32 2AR

2 Nov
Hartpury College, Hartpury, Gloucester GL19 3BE

3 Nov
Myerscough College, Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire PR3 0RY


Why not make the most of this winter by investing in a two day course that could bring your horsemanship on in a quantum leap? The weekend is taught personally by Kelly Marks who has been running these incredibly popular ‘Horse Psychology weekends’ for nearly ten years.

Though based on scientific principles these courses are great fun as students learn the most effective ways to approach 'problems with horses' . Kelly starts by explaining how horse people don’t need to be afraid of science and gives simple explanations to enable students to understand the principles of behaviorism and how it can help their horsemanship.

With frequent DVD footage as examples students learn:-How positive and negative reinforcement can be used (and misused)Why we need to understand how horses learn in order to proceed in the most efficient and humane wayWhy it's essential we are fully aware of how horses see the world and how their senses effect their behavior.On the second day the students are taught the Intelligent Horsemanship problem solving procedures that mean by the afternoon they are able to work together to solve real life case studies.

Whether you are already studying traditional or natural methods, you’re a competition rider or ‘happy hacker’, horses are horses and this course can only help your understanding and success towards achieving happier horses.

If you learn how to work with the horse’s mind you get his body thrown in for free!

Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the Horse Psychology weekend. This was my first IH course and I had no idea what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. A complex subject but I think the course was pitched at the right level and has given me encouragement to read more. I was also thrilled to meet such a variety of people too, who all share the same quest to put 'intelligence into horsemanship' Krystyna Rogers.

Just to say how much I enjoyed the course, I have been full of it ever since! I thought it was very well run, with the right mix of student participation and teacher input. I have been doing plenty of that thinking about it afterwards that we talked about on the course, that's for sure. I also enjoyed meeting the other students, such a lovely bunch of people, Gaynor Renwick.

Go to ‘Courses’ on the main website for more details and availability or ring the office on 01488 71300


Learn how to Join Up with our lovely horses, long rein and do halter work – great tools to achieve the relationship with horses you’d love to achieve!

No experience necessary as Kelly and her very experienced tutors will look after and guide you all the way! Ring the office on 01488 71300 (9 am to 4 pm) for more information or go to

ILPH campaign to abolish the long distance transport of horses to slaughter.

A worrying new trend has emerged in Europe’s horsemeat trade. Despite the decrease in numbers of horses travelling long distances to slaughter, one exporting country has steadily increased the numbers of horses it transports to Italy for human consumption.

Britain’s favourite holiday destination, Spain, has emerged as one of the three biggest exporters of horses for slaughter to Italy. Whilst numbers are progressively decreasing from Poland and Romania (although they still remain the two major suppliers, with Poland being the largest with over 20,000 horses leaving for slaughter), live exports from Spain have been on the increase since the mid-nineties.

According to recent research carried out by Emma Leckie on behalf of the ILPH, over 10,500 horses were transported for slaughter from Spain to Italy in 2006. During the research, which is her fourth report for the ILPH and was completed in June, Emma found that transporters taking horses on journeys that last more than 24 hours actually lose money if they adhere to the new EU Regulation 1/2005.

We have the best chance of abolishing this trade that we have ever had! We are gathering the strongest evidence that has ever been put before the Commission.

Sign up now to be a campaigner; we need you to be ready to take action when the time is right! Whatever suits your lifestyle, the ILPH will support your efforts to support us. Please get in touch to register as an ILPH Campaigner by writing to Emma Seel at ILPH HQ, e-mail or log on to

Quickie News
South Africa – a few of us IHers will be going out at the end of November/beginning of December – I’ll be doing demos in Jo’burg and Cape Town, RA Rosie Jones will be my rider, RA Suzanne Marshall with be doing riding clinics, Ian and Sandy Vandenberghe will be there with their (invaluable) support – check out within a week or so the information goes over to

India for the Brooke Hospital for Animals in December – that’ll be just Ian and me – won’t be any picnic – but looking on the bright side how many people get the chance to lose weight in December? We’re proud to be part of the Brooke’s efforts, we’ll be running Intelligent Horsemanship courses for their vets and staff knowing how much wonderful work they do already for equines and the humans they support.

Last but not least the books! It won’t be long before you can get all the information about Monty and my latest books on our website – they should be available to buy from late September. Monty’s book is ‘Ask Monty – Your 150 most common horse problems solved’. Mine is ‘Perfect Confidence – Overcoming Fear, Gaining Confidence and Achieving Success with Horses’. ALSO there’s the Tenth Anniversary Edition of ‘Man Who Listens to Horses’. That should keep you quiet for a while.

Hope to catch up with you later in the year!

Best Wishes

Crikey! Congratulations reading this far! You should have a special award! How about a free copy of Whispering Back by Nicole Golding and Adam Goodfellow (worth £6.99) if you order any books or tack costing over £10 before 10th August. All you have to do is put or say the secret code ‘Marley’ with your order. (Marley is Nicole and Adam’s new baby and he’s completely gorgeous), Tel: 01488 71300Fax: 01488 73783Intelligent Horsemanship Ltd LethornesLambournBerkshireRG17 8QP



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