Join-Up International

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.

Monty Roberts Non Profit Programs - Horse Sense & Healing for Veterans and First Responders

Horse Sense & Healing

Monty Roberts’ 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.

Monty Roberts Non Profit Programs - Lead-Up International

Lead-Up International

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 Roberts’ principles. Participants discover non-violence and non-aggression for themselves through interactions with horses and principally through the experience of Join-Up.

Join-Up International needs your support for the care of the horses, outreach programs and scholarships. We welcome and invite your support. You can make a once-off or monthly donation to Join-Up International using PayPal or credit / debit card by clicking the Donate button. Contact us to learn more or to make an offline contribution.