CREATING TRUST-BASED PARTNERSHIPS
“For centuries, humans have said to horses, ‘You do what I tell you or I’ll hurt you.’ Humans still say that to each other – still threaten, force and intimidate. I’m convinced that my discoveries with horses have value in the workplace, in the educational and penal systems, and in the raising of children. At heart, I’m saying that no one of us was born with the right to say ‘you must’ or I’ll hurt you, to any animal or to another human.”
“You wouldn’t see me as committed and joyful now if I thought it was going to end with me. The world is ready to say, ‘no more violence’.”
~ Monty Roberts, 2019
Join-Up International is a California non-profit organization (tax ID 77-0459889) founded by world-renowned horse trainer Monty Roberts. Join-Up International is dedicated to promoting gentle, effective alternatives to violence and force in both equine and human relationships. In 2012 Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, became a patron of Join-Up International and the Board is deeply grateful for the encouragement we receive from both her and the many persons who believe in the mission of Join-Up International.
Join-Up International’s non-profit programs currently include:
Horse Sense & Healing
Horse Sense & Healing program is designed for veterans (and first responders) suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – or as we like to call it, PTSI – post traumatic stress injury.
Through Join-Up® and other equine-assisted activities, the Horse Sense & Healing program teaches participants to learn to regulate their emotions and return to their pre-war behavioral selves.
Since it’s inception in 2010, Horse Sense and Healing has helped over 550 veterans and first responders.
Lead-Up® International, launched in 2017, is an original and compelling Leadership Program, developed by a team in Guatemala led by Katie Pokorny, which aims to reach vulnerable you and create peaceful leaders through workshops with horses.
The Lead-Up program is based around workshops with horses in which participants are introduced to humane ways of handling and interacting with horses, using Monty’s principles. Participants discover non-violence and non-aggression for themselves through interactions with horses and principally through the experience of Join-Up.
MONTY ROBERTS CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS
All Monty Roberts Instructors are certified to teach the Monty Roberts horsemanship courses, including the Introductory Course of Horsemanship and its exam. The Advanced Certification Course can only be completed at The Monty Roberts International Learning Center in the Santa Ynez Valley, California. Click the flags below to view our world map and locate an instructor near you.