Scientists and Monty Robert’s Dually Halter

December 10, 2018

10th December, 2018

The Horse Scientists have have just released a study into the ‘Dually Halter’, designed and patented by Monty Roberts. They had previously studied his ‘join up’ system.

THE RESULTS

” Use of a Dually pressure headcollar does not result in more compliant behaviour by horses that have not worn it before, recent research has found. “
” the Dually did not result in more compliant behaviour compared to the control group. “
” but did not result in a stressed response, measured by infrared thermograpy “
As I have often said, Scientists are simply not qualified to study such things, because they are not Professional Horse Trainers. So my advice is to listen to them if you like but don’t take their findings as Gospel, about anything Horse Training.

SO WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON HERE?

” Use of a Dually pressure headcollar does not result in more compliant behaviour by horses that have not worn it before, recent research has found. “
This is completely true but they won’t understand why that is. 100% of all Horses, that You place a ‘War Bridle’ or ‘Dually Halter’ on the face of, immediately feel their Snout being tightened upon and constricted. Scientists should know that the natural response to such events is for the Horse to go upwards and backwards. Let me go find a Video for You, proving this.

Therefore, on every one of the Horses used in this Study, would have reacted the same as this one. Add to that, You can bet the Handlers were Amateurs and the rest is elementary.
” the Dually did not result in more compliant behaviour compared to the control group. “
Of course they didn’t, for the reasons above. First You have to train a Horse to this foreign equipment and You can just imagine in Britain, with their Wall to Wall Webbing Halters, those Horses ( all ignorant in the Head) would be even more confronted than the Western Horse above ( already being light as Western Horses are)
” but did not result in a stressed response, measured by infrared thermograpy “
This is interesting, for 100% of Horses become confronted, concerned and even stressed, when such equipment is suddenly installed upon them. The Scientists should now go and study why their equipment isn’t showing this.

SO HERE IS THE POINT

Due to the design and nature of the equipment and the fact that virtually no Horses are familiar with it and that in order to use it one must TRAIN the Horse to it, get it through the shock etc, then the so called Scientific Study is Null and Void. It has no basis of fact and has a completely unfair foundation. Monty Roberts is right to ask to prove it Himself.

VOCABULARY

Scientists have a different vocabulary to us plebs. They like to use big words. I don’t know if that is designed to confuse People or to impress them but a lot of it is simply new age spin.
So let me give my opinion about the Dually Halter, written in words of Days gone by, when You said what you mean and mean what you say. No contusion and no ‘Political Correctness’

THE DUALLY HALTER

The Dually Halter is a ‘War Bridle’ with a quaint new Age name. The War Bridle is an old fashioned and extremely severe tool, that clamps the Face of a Horse in a Vice, used historically by Australian Horseman of old, to ‘Break’ Horses in.

So does the Dually and I have always said it shouldn’t be in the Hands of Amateurs. The danger of Horses rearing over backwards, are high. So high in fact, that even at our local City Monty Show, ( which I had the duty of supplying Horses for)  one of his Floating Horses went over backwards onto it’s Head and all ran backwards  ( which is probably the reason a Yard is put at the back of the Horse during the Floating section of the Show.)

DOES THE WAR BRIDLE WORK?

Yes it does, very effective indeed. Does the Dually Halter work????…..yes it does and it is very effective indeed…..BUT………
in the Hands of Professionals only.

IS IT HUMANE

Yes it is, BUT, only in the Hands of Professionals or those property trained in the use of it. Timing, feel, softening, reward and savvy. Anything is Humane, in good Hands but NOT in the Hands of Amateurs.

SO DO YOU BELIEVE THE STUDY RESULTS?

No we don’t. As I said, in order to study anything, You must have a complete knowledge and ability to carry such out. If You haven’t, You don;t know what you are looking at or why.
Scientists are increasingly entertaining themselves and becoming ‘World Experts’ by studying matters of Horsemanship. They are now starting to directly and detrimentally affect the lives of Horses across the World because those who are instantly impressed with imposing words, automatically deduce that the writer is an expert. The World is becoming over run by PH’d Students becoming overnight sensations, with People hanging on every word. I know many of them, have trained some of them and all is not what You think Folks.

DO I USE EITHER?

I have used a ‘War Bridle’ twice in my Career, both times to attempt to save the life of a Horse that could no longer be lead for it had perfected a technique whereby it would escape from the Handler and run. Both Horses were heading to the Abattoirs if not fixed. Both were fixed.
I have used the ‘Dually’ to assess it’s use, effectiveness and effect upon Horses. Once.
So is are such studies even fair on the Owner of the invention? What financial damage is done to it and their reputation? Based upon a trial conducted by those with no knowledge of the use, and……..
who obviously don’t even know how to fit it…….


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