Prince Harry Enlists the Help of “The Horse Whisperer”
Prince Harry is enlisting the help of a man dubbed “the original horse whisperer” to help veterans.
The 33-year-old royal is keen to “understand” the technique of communicating with equines through body language done by Monty Roberts, who has long been a pal of Queen Elizabeth and worked on her horses over the years, because he has also helped ex-servicemen and women.
The 81-year-old star said: “The prince has learned of this work and wanted to get a greater understanding. It will be an honour to show him.”
Monty has taught his technique to former soldiers to help them deal with “hidden wounds”, the likes of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The self-confessed cowboy from California still speaks to the 90-year-old monarch every year and thanked Harry’s grandmother for helping him to get where he is today after she employed him to work on her horses.
He added to the London Evening Standard newspaper: “I owe Her Majesty everything. If she hadn’t pushed me, I would still be a cowboy from Salinas and the world would not know about my methods of training horses with non-violence.
“She always takes my calls. Every year, two, three, four times a year that we get together, we discuss what’s happened, we discuss what we want to do.”