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Media Contact: Debbie Loucks
Monty and Pat Roberts, Inc./Join-Up® International
February 28, 2020 Solvang, California: Monty Roberts spent the last two months in Australia training up a crop of young horses and a crack team of horsemen and women from downunder. The international growth of non-traditional and violence-free training of horses since 1996 when Monty’s autobiography The Man Who Listens to Horses was published, has required Monty to travel for over 25 years now. It is rare when Monty is able to demonstrate his mastery of horsemanship in the United States. His Flag Is Up Farms will host significant events this summer.
On May 8-9, 2020 Monty will be demonstrating at the WESTERN STATES HORSE EXPO at the Murieta Equestrian Center, Sacramento, CA. Friday and Saturday
On June 21, 22, 23, 2020 the 3rd annual event called The Movement 2020: Superpowers, Science & Synergies with Temple Grandin, Monty Roberts, Rick Lamb and a host of talented presenters at Flag Is Up Farms, Solvang, CA. Join us on a three days journey with outstanding humans & horses who change the world. (and maybe us too)! Horses are the unsung heroes of many parts of our life. They have unprecedented healing power and they help us learn, lead and live better.
On August 3-7 Monty will teach the MONTY’S SPECIAL TRAINING: 5 DAYS
Witness what created a revolution in horsemanship and open your mind to a whole new perspective on your horse’s methods of communication and behavior. Experience what hundreds of students have discovered at Monty Roberts International Learning Center; a wonderful learning environment where you will enjoy the staff, meet new friends and return home with a better understanding of your equine companion. Every horse enthusiast can find lessons below to fit their interests.
A unique opportunity to be at Flag Is Up Farms with Monty, watching, asking questions and learning as Monty and a team of his Certified Instructors work with a range of young and remedial horses. By observing this renowned and gifted horseman, you gain first-hand knowledge during demonstrations, lectures and discussions. This class is for the novice, as well as the advanced student, to observe a master at work practicing his discoveries that have changed the horse world internationally.
Monty shares how to communicate with horses in their natural language in various situations during this intensive five-day class. This exclusive format helps you better understand problem solving using Monty’s violence-free training methods. Depending on the horses brought in to train that week, these issues may be a part of the course:
• leadership issues
• ground manners
• teaching to tie
• crossing water (and/or obstacles)
• standing for the farrier
• kicking and biting
• starting a young horse
Spend time with like-minded people absorbing what non-violent communication can be. Enjoy the included lunch daily and share lively discussions with Monty and students from around the world as each day is full with learning.
For a complete description of these demonstrations and clinics, visit the website or phone 805-688-6288.
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 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 in 2010 highlighting the therapeutic effect that horses and Monty Roberts’ Join-Up® have on PTSD.
Photos available upon request.