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Her Majesty the Corgi Whisperer:
Daily Mail ^ | 5-12-12 | Elizabeth Sanderson

Posted on 05/12/2012 9:18:05 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Full Title: Her Majesty the Corgi Whisperer: Californian cowboy who became a close adviser to the Queen tells of her remarkable affinity with animals

In his Stetson and red neckerchief he could be mistaken for just another American tourist on the streets of Windsor hoping for a glimpse of the Queen. But unlike the other sightseers, Monty Roberts is here at Her Majesty’s personal invitation, having served as a trusted adviser on her beloved horses and corgis for the past 23 years.

Monty first arrived at Windsor Castle in 1989, after the Queen heard about the Californian’s ability to tame wild horses using gestures and noises. Her Majesty has benefited from his techniques ever since.

Widely known as the ‘Horse Whisperer’, Monty is nothing short of a global phenomenon whose methods inspired the novel and film of the same name.

Now 76 years old, he continues to work with the Royal horses, but also helps out with the Royal corgis and Prince Philip’s ponies as and when he is needed. It’s an unlikely partnership – Monty is every inch the charming cowboy, and has a colourful way of embellishing his stories – yet somehow it works. Last week, Monty was one of three people to lead the Queen’s personal horses in a pageant to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. It was something that the Queen had asked him to do in one of their many telephone calls.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: britain; horsewhisperer; montyroberts; queen; welshcorgis

Royal command: The Queen exercises her remarkable control over her Corgis at Windsor in 1987

1 posted on 05/12/2012 9:18:21 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Joe 6-pack; gorush

Corgi ping!


2 posted on 05/12/2012 9:19:12 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
In his Stetson and red neckerchief he could be mistaken for just another American tourist on the streets of Windsor hoping for a glimpse of the Queen

Really? Is that what they thing 'we-all' wear? LOL...well, I guess those crazy britons and their touristy kilts are a sign over here too :>)

3 posted on 05/12/2012 9:30:09 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Nice story.

One of my brothers who owns horses used in movies, knows Monty Roberts and has learned a lot from him.


4 posted on 05/12/2012 9:37:58 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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5 posted on 05/12/2012 10:35:41 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I find her a remarkable woman.


6 posted on 05/12/2012 11:15:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Too bad how the kids turned out.


7 posted on 05/13/2012 2:10:57 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

He Talks To Horses...I think 60 Mins did a segment on the guy around that (1989) time. I also believe he wrote a book on hose handling


8 posted on 05/13/2012 5:25:39 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: mosesdapoet
I also believe he wrote a book on hose handling

He did write a book, sort of an autobiography; unfortunately most of it turned out to be pure BS. He does have a way with horses, but nothing special that most people can duplicate if they could work with horses every day, all day. All these guys, Pat Parelli, Roberts, Clinton Anderson, spend about half their time promoting themselves...it's a business.

The whole concept of "horse whisperer" is a bunch of bunk.

9 posted on 05/13/2012 5:41:19 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Did somebody say Corgi?

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10 posted on 05/13/2012 6:40:54 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

Someone is quite a gardener!!


11 posted on 05/13/2012 7:02:57 AM PDT by doberville
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To: txrangerette

The grandsons have turned out very well, though.


12 posted on 05/13/2012 7:06:44 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: doberville
"Someone is quite a gardener!!"

That would be Mrs. g.

13 posted on 05/13/2012 7:11:46 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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14 posted on 05/13/2012 12:09:00 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: mosesdapoet

If you read the article, he also talks to the queen’s Corgis, and so does she.


15 posted on 05/13/2012 1:23:04 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; TheMom; Allegra
Wee Foster. 25 pounds of trouble.


16 posted on 05/13/2012 1:30:00 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: gorush

Aren’t they adorable! :)


17 posted on 05/13/2012 1:31:37 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Eaker

Awwwwwwwwww...:)


18 posted on 05/13/2012 1:32:16 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: gorush

I love your Corgis!


19 posted on 05/13/2012 1:49:11 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Eaker
Why do I not recognize that pup? Have you sneaked one in on me?
20 posted on 05/13/2012 1:52:35 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
"I love your Corgis!"

So do we, but they can be incorgiable.

21 posted on 05/13/2012 2:17:15 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Ditter

That is Foster. He is a foster dog looking for a new home.

He is the destroyer of shoes.

He is a sweet little dog though.


22 posted on 05/13/2012 5:29:46 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Eaker

Good for you taking him in. Our neighborhood has a 3 dog limit as does the city of Houston. I am already one dog over the limit and my neighbors all know it. :[


23 posted on 05/13/2012 6:03:56 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Eaker

By the time you find a “new home” for Foster, he will be so deeply in your hearts that you won’t be able to let him go.

“...sweet little dog,” indeed.


24 posted on 05/14/2012 5:07:37 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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