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

March 31, 2021 Solvang, California: On April 19 to 23, 2021 Monty Roberts will again facilitate the Gentling Wild Horses Course at his International Learning Center.

“The Gentling Wild Horses Course was exhilarating, educational, inspiring, rewarding AND satisfying for both for the untouched horses & participants…lives were changed!” – Joann C from California

Now available in a 5 or 10-day course, Gentling Wild Horses provides participants the opportunity to use Monty’s non-violent methods with previously unhandled horses. Open to students of all levels of equine experience, participants will observe and have hands-on lessons according to their levels of skill and prior experience. Participants work in Monty Roberts’ patented, unique facility (the IFA Untouched Gentling Pen) which is designed for the humane treatment of wild horses, and the safety of horse and handler.

Students have an opportunity to experience a horse’s first touch by human hand and will assist the horses going through the gentling process; haltered, led, groomed, desensitized, and have their feet picked up. It is a fantastic way for those interested in equine psychology to learn more about the nature of the horse (and people too).

Additionally, the course offers trainers, horse owners and volunteers in the equine industry (particularly those dealing with difficult horses) the opportunity to learn a new approach in dealing with young, challenging and unstarted horses.

Can’t make it in April? There are more dates being added in 2021 for both Monty’s Special Training and Gentling Wild Horses!

Included in the course is a subscription to Monty’s Equus Online University. This online learning tool will support continuing education in Monty’s methods. Students currently already an Equus Online University member will get their subscription extended at the end of the course.

On May 3, the ever popular Horsemanship 101 will be held, 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.

Free tips are given out weekly by Monty in his eNews letter called Ask Monty. The Ask Monty e-newsletter is a great way to stay up-to-date and in-touch with Monty!

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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