October 31, 2018, Solvang, California: Save the date! Come and discover what horses have to teach us about lowering stress and building trust at The Movement 2019 to be held at Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California, April 29 and 30, 2019. Take a glance at last year’s trailer: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/152412

Tickets for The Movement 2019 may be found here: themovement2019.com

Up to date list of Presenters for 2019:

Monty Roberts – horse trainer, Join-Up concept founder, on how horses teach us and transform our lives
Pat Roberts – artist and horsewoman, on keeping horses in our lives

Certified Monty Roberts Instructors in Horsemanship Gentling Untouched Horses
Dr. William Miller – author, professor, Motivational Interviewing Founder
Kris Robins – LCT from Canada, Motivational Interviewing, Horse Sense and Healing program
And announcing more presenters soon!

This unique event helps you better understand problem solving using violence-free training methods. Come and spend time with like-minded people absorbing what non-violent communication can be. Enjoy discussions too with Monty and students from around the world. Last year’s website is a glimpse into the caliber of the international presenters. http://themovement2018.com/  This year’s site will be up as soon as the presenters are confirmed.

Debbie Roberts Loucks is again managing the event, “A movement starts with a clear vision of a world different than the one we live in today. The presenters are each amazing in their own industries and they all have a vision of a better world, inspired by incorporating horses in their own story. They come to share that vision and build on it with participants who will take home a plan to change their lives too. Leaders may inspire, but only when people choose to act does a vision become a movement.”

“This two-day event is part symposium and part festival and will be lots of fun for those who appreciate horses. The Movement is the perfect environment for connecting with peers who know that horses have a lot to teach”, commented Pat Roberts, wife of Monty Roberts and co-host of the event. “You will learn how Monty keeps stress out of his life with horses, and how to develop the motivation and resilience to achieve your life’s goals.”

Monty Roberts, the New York Times bestselling author of The Man Who Listens to Horses will share his life story about overcoming barriers, motivating yourself and lowering your stress levels to achieve your goals. Other presenters come from backgrounds such as artists, a variety of horse trainers, authors, professors and more.

At the symposium, Monty and his Certified Instructors will work with a range of young and remedial horses. Participants will gain first-hand knowledge during demonstrations, lectures, and discussions. This event is for the novice rider, the non-rider, as well as the advanced student who wants to observe advanced horsemanship at work. There will be demonstrations on how to communicate with horses in their natural language in various situations.

Attendees shared:

“A big dream of my 14 year old daughter Lilly came true at Flag Is Up Farms and I appreciated it very much to meet William R. Miller who’s books I read 20 years ago studying medicine in The Netherlands at the University of Maastricht! Thank you very much for this special time and experience!”

“Even though I have watched Monty work with many horses on videos, that first Join-Up with Diego brought me to tears. When I was talking to my friends later they said the same was true for them. Of course watching Monty and the girls work with Diego and the wild horses was my favorite but the other presenters were great too. I learned something valuable from each of them.”

“It was worth the trip from Europe to Flag Is Up Farms! The two days were inspiring, packed with valuable insights based on real experiences; open-heartedly shared among likewise thinking people – a real Movement! It was great being part of it! Thank you!”

Monty Roberts’ life’s goal is “to leave the world a better place than I found it, for horse and for people too.”

For more information contact Flag Is Up Farms at (805) 688-6288 or email admin@montyroberts.com


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


Photos available upon request

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 www.montyroberts.com. Horse Sense and Soldiers aired on Discovery Military highlighting the therapeutic effect that horses and Monty Roberts’ Join-Up® have on PTSD. Roberts has teamed with The Corporate Learning Institute to help transfer the key learning’s from his work to the workplace.