Life Lessons with Monty Roberts and Dr. Sue Cain

April 2nd, 2014

Monty Roberts will host a weekend of Life Lessons from Saturday, May 31-Sunday, June 1, 2014, on his Flag Is Up Farms ranch in Solvang, California. Monty will kick off the weekend with A Night of Inspiration on Saturday, May 31 from 5-10pm. This event will feature a personal demonstration of Join-Up – the gentle, groundbreaking process that introduces a horse to the saddle for the first time – and a traditional barbeque dinner with Monty Roberts and his wife Pat. During the dinner, guests will be invited to share in discussions that will include such topics as the importance of trust, overcoming adversity, achieving your vision, and living strong at any age.

On Sunday, June 1 from 9am-4pm, the Life Lessons workshops will take place under the facilitation of Monty Roberts and Dr. Sue Cain of the Corporate Learning Institute. Founded in 1992, CLI has been a leading provider of effective management consultation and active experiential learning services for both small and large-scale business and individuals looking for personal development and growth. Dr. Cain will base the series of organizational training workshops upon her years of extensive coaching and training and upon the experience and alternative teachings of Mr. Roberts and his New York Times bestselling book Life Lessons from The Man Who Listens to Horses.

Guests may reserve a place in this enchanting educational weekend experience by calling (815) 688-6288 or emailing Phone lines are open between 9am and 5pm Pacific Standard Time.

Episode 13: Women Entrepreneurs to World Class Trainers

April 2nd, 2014


Caroline Jennings, BSc, (at left) is fortunate to split her time between Ireland, Australia and California working with some of the best trainers and horses in the world. Carole Herder’s passion is providing comfort for horses all over the world with Cavallo Horse and Rider.  Sandy Collier offers our Trainers Tip.

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Horsemanship Radio Episode 13 by Index Fund Advisors

Show Host: Debbie Loucks

Photo Credit:  Caroline Jennings

Guest: Caroline Jennings

Guest: Carole Herder from Cavallo


Fergus Series on Monty’s Equus Online Uni

April 2nd, 2014

Launching on April 9, the Fergus Series of Monty’s tour videos show Monty working with a challenging, spooky horse in a public demonstration. Join the Uni to watch this demonstration and hundreds of other video lessons by Monty! Go to:

Special Offer! Two-Day Event with Monty in May

March 26th, 2014


Spend two days with Monty Roberts at Flag Is Up Farms, Monty’s state-of-the-art horse training facility in central California. Monty and his team of certified instructors will be demonstrating and sharing the latest developments in horse training. The two-day event is for certified Instructors and their students from the world over. Watch for updates on or sign up for the two-day May 19-20 event, email, call +1-805-688-6288 or contact your local Monty Roberts Certified instructor:

Monty Roberts Certified Instructors Meet Up

March 25th, 2014

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Monty’s birthday will kick off the Instructors’ Meet-Up at Flag Is Up Farms. Monty will be demonstrating and sharing the latest developments, introducing his Ritualistic Habituation discoveries. Dr. William Miller from the University of New Mexico, father of Motivational Interviewing, will be Monty’s guest educator with colleague Dr. Teresa Moyers. Also Kris Robins, Canada, will be there to present how she shared MI concepts and their parallels to Monty’s concepts of a Horse Sense and Soldiers training.

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Monty’s Spring Night of Inspiration and Workshop

March 18th, 2014

The Corporate Learning Institute Partners Up with Monty Roberts for Workshops in Personal and Professional Development in Solvang, California

March 18, 2014 Solvang, California: Founded in 1992, The Corporate Learning Institute (CLI) of Wheaton, Illinois has been a leading provider of effective management consultation and active experiential learning services. CLI offers leadership development training workshops; instructional design services; and performance coaching; providing companies with the option of engaging in customized training that aims to strengthen businesses from the inside out to make for sturdier establishments and comfortable workplace environments.

Now, in partnership with the famous equestrian and New York Times bestselling award-winning author Monty Roberts, The Corporate Learning Institute will feature workshops in personal and professional development. These series of organizational training workshops take place on Roberts’ Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California. The workshops are based upon the experience and alternative teachings of Mr. Roberts whose principles and concepts have been applied to schools, organizational and corporate settings, personal development workshops, and returning veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Participants in this CLI Special Program have the option of choosing from three workshops: 

1. Life Lessons from The Man Who Listens to Horses
 Change Your Life One Chapter at a Time;
2. The Leadership Challenge Program
Trust-Based Leadership Training at Flag Is Up Farms;
3. Building Effective Teams
High Performance Team Building Workshop at Flag Is Up Farms.

Through these workshops, people are given the opportunity to share in such experiences as personal action plan coaching sessions and live demonstrations of Monty Roberts’ Join-Up® which incorporate the use of hands-on learning, the way adults learn best.

For more information about the Corporate Learning Institute, please visit: For more information about May 31, June 1 please write to or phone 805-688-6288.

Episode 12: Cowgirl Hall of Famer and the Stolen Horses Story

March 15th, 2014


Debi Metcalfe talks about why she started Stolen Horse International and what to do and not do in the event your equine partner goes missing . Audrey O’Brien Griffen is a Hall of Famer with an amazing story of leaving home as a teenager to perform Roman Riding with legends like Casey Tibbs and still ropes and rides today.  Ann Lindberg shares a tip.  

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Horsemanship Radio Episode 12 by Index Fund Advisors





Carlos Gracida [1960-2014]

March 3rd, 2014
It was a devastating message that came through to me last week. The loss of Carlos Gracida was certainly unexpected and weighs heavy on me under the circumstances of our relationship and all that he meant to the horses we love.  
Carlos Gracida was a dedicated athlete able to rise to number one in the world. At the same time, he had a quiet dignity about him that the world of polo has rarely seen. Carlos could and did associate with royalty and at the same time possessed the humility that allowed him to strike deep friendships with the ordinary working people of the game he loved so much.  
Carlos will be missed by each and every person who met him, but he left us all with the hope and confidence of better times to come.
The game of polo is immensely better off for having known Carlos Gracida and the horses that play this game will be thankful for his presence for generations to come.  
Carlos and his brother Memo, along with Adolfo Cambiaso were the first to take the message of non-violent training to Argentina and throughout the game the brothers excelled in. The loss of Carlos ignites within me the desire to press forward in the work that was noted by Queen Elizabeth II at Guards Polo Club, June 24, 2012. I am certain that Carlos would encourage me to press even harder on my goal to leave polo in a better place because of the techniques he, Memo and Adolfo took to Argentina beginning about five years ago.
It’s only fair to say that Joel Baker was the first to introduce me to Carlos, Memo and Adolfo. He brought them to my farm and started a relationship that caused the trio to bring “breakers” from Argentina to learn the value of the methods that I use in the early training of horses for any discipline. Joel played on a winning US team and came to have an extremely close relationship with the Gracida brothers. I feel certain that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth would want us to take even more seriously the meaning of the certificate that Her Majesty presented to Carlos. It is my opinion that, if not now, in the near future the world of polo will know the value of Carlos, Memo, Adolfo and Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Episode 11: The Roundtable, 300 Years of Horsemanship

March 1st, 2014


An unbelievable roundtable discussing horsemanship today with Monty Roberts, Eitan Beth-Alchemy, Richard Winters, Dr. Robert Miller and Tom Spalding.  Plus, hear all about Light Hands Horsemanship and Monty explains ritualistic habituation.  Listen in…

Horsemanship Radio Episode 11 by Index Fund Advisors



Episode 10: Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and Pat Roberts

February 18th, 2014

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Bob Cacchione and LA Pomeroy stop in to chat about the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and Debbie’s Mom Pat Roberts chats about her new showing career and her amazing sculptures.  Listen in…

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