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Temple Grandin Speaking at Monty Roberts’ The Movement June 2020
July 31, 2019 Solvang, California: The fourth week in June 2020 is being held for the 3rd annual event that centers on the qualities of horses to teach us how to lower stress and build trust at Monty Roberts’ Flag Is Up Farms, in Solvang, California.
Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and autism spokesperson is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism and its relation to animals. Dr. Grandin will discuss autism, the flight animal and its advantage in working with horses. Whether you are a member of the autism community or horse community, you will find Temple’s presentation unforgettable.
“Autism helped me understand animals because I think in pictures. Since animals do not have language, their memories have to be sensory-based instead of word-based.” said Dr. Temple Grandin.
The Movement symposium launched in 2018 with the vision to unite outstanding speakers and live demonstrations with horses. Founded on Monty Roberts’ belief that non violent forms of communication are essential to building trust and achieving outstanding results, the mission of The Movement is to help people discover the unique power of horses to teach better ways to interact across all aspects of life.
Two hundred participants from around the world journeyed to Solvang and agreed that the symposium was a life changing experience.
The journey continues with world renowned experts across psychology, science, social work and horse training exploring breakthrough insights on how mindfulness and horses help us better learn, lead and live better.
The importance of clinical science trials, training methods, non-violent communication and a mindful approach will be represented as essential to build trust and significantly improve all aspects of relationships. The unique power of mindfulness and the unique power of horses will be explored during three days of keynote presentations from a cross section of speakers, live demonstrations with horses and meaningful discussions. Whether a horse expert or horse lover, the goal of the take-home is to affect lives in a positive way through studying the qualities of the horse.
This unique event helps you better understand problem solving using violence-free training methods. People will come and spend time with like-minded people absorbing what non-violent communication can be and enjoy discussions with Monty and students from around the world.
At the workshop, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
MONTY ROBERTS AVAILABLE FOR SELECT INTERVIEWS:
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. Monty is credited with launching the first of its kind Monty Roberts 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. Monty developed his Horse Sense and Healing program for military and first responder personnel with stress injuries. Recently Monty Roberts added the program Lead-Up to his global impact on children ages 14-22. Developed in partnership with Catherine Cunningham from Guatemala, Lead-Up’s mission is to reduce violence in the community by forming peaceful leaders across the globe, through the embodied experience of Join-Up® and lessons learned from horses and from the equine herd.
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