Media Contact: Debbie Loucks
Monty and Pat Roberts, Inc./Join-Up® International
(949) 632-1856

December 31, 2020 Solvang, California: It’s going to be an exciting year at Monty Roberts’ Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California, home of his International Learning Center and Shy Boy, the mustang of documentary and Breyer fame.

Monty Roberts is entering his 32nd year of demonstrating methods of nonviolent training of horses, both in the saddle and from the ground. Come learn from sessions with Monty and his instructors to gain skills in these gentle methods.

JUST ADDED, March 20 and May 3! The popular Horsemanship 101, the introduction to the revolutionary methods Monty discovered as a teenager studying wild horses in the desert. For those new to horses, returning after a long break or trying to overcome fear, this will help you become safe and comfortable around horses.

Monty is looking forward to meeting some new friends (2 legged and 4 legged):

22 to 24 – Horse Sense & Healing for Veterans
25 – Horsemanship 101

1 to 5 – Gentling Wild Horses
8 to 12 – Monty’s Special Training
14 to 16 – Intro Course Module 2 – Join:Up
17 to 19 – Intro Course Module 1 – First Steps to Monty’s Methods
21 to 23 – Intro Course Module 3 – Long Lining
24 to 26 – Intro Course Module 4 – Prep for Intro Exams

5 to 7 – Horse Sense & Healing
12 to 14 – Intro Course Module 1 – First Steps to Monty’s Methods
15 to 26 – Introductory Course of Horsemanship

1 to 3 Intro Course Module 2 – Join-Up
4 to 6 Intro Course to Module 3 – Long Lining

See more at:

Monty’s Calendar or call  +1 805 688 6288

Monty Roberts International Learning Center at +1 805-688-6288.



The New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned horse trainer Monty Roberts is available for interviews.

 MONTY ROBERTS first gained widespread fame with the release of his New York Times Best Selling book, The Man Who Listens To Horses; a chronicle of his life and development of his non-violent horse training methods called Join-Up®. Monty grew up on a working horse farm as a firsthand witness to traditional, often violent methods of horse training and breaking the spirit with an abusive hand. Rejecting that, he went on to win nine world’s championships in the show ring. Today, Monty’s goal is to share his message that “Violence is never the answer.” Roberts has been encouraged by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the award of the Membership in The Royal Victorian Order, as well as becoming Patron of Join-Up International. Other honors received were the ASPCA “Founders” award and the MSPCA George T. Angell Humanitarian Award and FEI’s Man of the Year. Monty was recently included as Horse and Hound Magazine’s Top 50 Horsemen of All Time. Monty is credited with launching the first of its kind Equus Online University; an interactive online lesson site that is the definitive learning tool for violence-free training.

JOIN-UP philosophies can be seen at work with both humans and horses across the world, from farms to major corporations. To learn more about Monty Roberts or the many applications of his Join-Up training methods, visit Horse Sense and Soldiers aired on Discovery Military in 2010 highlighting the therapeutic effect horses and Monty Roberts’ Join-Up® have on PTSD. Soon after Monty and his team developed the Horse Sense & Healing program for veterans and first responders. Lead-Up International was officially launched worldwide at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center in Solvang, California, in February 2017. The purpose of Lead-Up International is to reduce violence in the community by creating peaceful leaders from vulnerable youth utilizing equine-assisted therapy and non-verbal communication, building trust-based relationships.

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