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This Week’s Video Lesson

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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Monty’s latest online lesson is live!

MONTY’S TOUR DEMONSTRATIONS | Monty and Sam on Loading in the Trailer

Click here and watch the video: www.montyrobertsuniversity.com/training/2031188938

“I will attempt always to educate you in tactics that will produce results without violence.”
- Monty Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Humane Society and Monty Roberts as Keynote Speaker Team Up to Honor Horses

Friday, February 13th, 2015

February 13, 2015 Solvang, California: Monty and Pat Roberts are pleased to announce three USA appearances by Monty in the next two months. 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 drawn Monty to travel for over 20 years now. It is rare when Monty is able to share his mastery of horsemanship in the United States.

On March 7 the Humane Society of the United States has extended an invitation to Monty Roberts to speak at The HSUS Equine Protection Program’s upcoming benefit in Wellington, Florida. The event will be held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The HSUS will be presenting Priscilla Presley with our Horsewomen of the Year award. 

On April 1 in New Orleans, Mr. Roberts has the distinct honor of serving as the keynote speaker for the Human Society’s “Honoring the Horse” program.  Attendees will learn from leading experts in their field on a variety of issues related to horse care and well-being and advocacy, as well as network with fellow devotees. The event is geared toward anyone who owns horses, is considering owning a horse, trains horses for competition, cares about the welfare of horses, or wants to improve their understanding of all things equine.

On April 2 in New Orleans, Mr. Roberts will be participating in the Humane Society International’s Annual Animal Care Expo.  This gathering is a world-class educational conference and full-scale trade show for anyone who works or volunteers in the animal protection fields around the globe. Expo is an annual event which brings people together to learn the newest and best information available for helping animals.   

For details, visit the website http://www.montyroberts.com/ab_about_monty_calendar/see-monty/  or phone 805-688-6288

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Honoring the Horse – Monty and the Humane Society of the United States

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – Wednesday, April 01, 2015
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
United States 

The Humane Society of the United States will be hosting its first national equine event, Honoring the Horse, at the New Orleans Convention Center on March 31 and April 1. 

Keynote: Monty Roberts Author, “The Man Who Listens to Horses”, Founder, Join-Up International known as the “Man Who Listens to Horses” has led an extraordinary life. An award-winning trainer of championship horses, best-selling author, Hollywood stunt man, foster dad to 47 children (in addition to three of his own) and creator of the world-renowned and revolutionary equine training technique called Join-Up, Monty Roberts could now, in his later years, be resting on his laurels – but that’s not his style.

Roberts has won countless awards and received immense worldwide press coverage, put three books on the New York Times best-seller list, trained some of Queen Elizabeth II’s equestrian team in London and been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich. But if you go looking for Monty Roberts, you won’t find him lounging in his favorite chair high up in the hills overlooking his horse-training farm in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. 

Attendees will learn from leading experts in their field on a variety of issues related to horse care and well-being and advocacy, as well as network with fellow devotees. The event is geared toward anyone who owns horses, is considering owning a horse, trains horses for competition, cares about the welfare of horses, or wants to improve their understanding of all things equine.

https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1642717 

 

Horse Sense for Leaders Excerpt 1

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Man in the Arena
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the
strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done
better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives
valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there
is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great
enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy
cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high
achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while
daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid
souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

“I can see people who have been exposed to violence from across the room. That’s my
demographic.”
-Monty Roberts

In Brazil, like much of Latin America, horses are often trained by traditional methods
involving force. Training horses in the traditional method involves using an authoritative
and forceful leadership style to “break” the horse.

Translated to the work-world, this style recalls the hierarchical, top-down command and
control leadership style useful in the manufacturing age, but it does little to engender
trust, collaboration, and motivation in today’s age of information.

This approach has been replaced by leadership models that engender trust and help
followers find their motivation, styles like charismatic leadership, situational leadership,
servant leadership and transformational leadership. The market is crowded with
leadership theories, each proclaiming their benefits and respective values.

A good example of transformational leadership – the ability of a leader to inspire
followers – can be seen in Monty’s Join-Up process, where the horse is transformed
from flight animal to trusting partner.

There is research to support how transformational leaders impact followers. According
to authors Bass and Riggio (2006), there are four components to transformational
leadership, what they call the four I’s:

1. Idealized Influence: leaders are seen as a role model, “walking the talk,” and
are admired by others who pay attention to what the leaders do.

2. Inspirational Motivation: leaders inspire and motivate followers. Their sense of
charisma lifts followers to a high performance expectation and to high levels of
achievement.

3. Individualized Consideration: leaders authentically care about others, focusing
on followers’ needs and feelings.

4. Intellectual Stimulation: leaders challenge followers’ toward higher levels of
performance, expanding their sense of personal capabilities.

Research shows that transformational leaders are anything but “soft”; groups led by
transformational leaders have higher levels of engagement, performance outcomes and
motivation than groups led by other types of leaders (Bass and Riggio, 2006).

The key that transformational leadership holds to increasing motivation is the
combination of positive expectations and personal challenge.

Monty often says, “I don’t want my students to be as good as me, I want them to be
better than I am.”

This exemplifies Monty’s transformational leadership approach, inspiring horses and
humans to strive beyond complacency, to exceed their normal levels of performance
and rise to the occasion because they are encouraged and challenged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse Sense for Leaders

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Enjoy a free excerpt from the new book on Building Trust-Based Relationships, Inspired by the Work of Horse Whisperer and New York Times Best Selling Author Monty Roberts. Click here to read the excerpt: http://www.montyroberts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Excerpt-Flier.pdf

free excerpt

 

Humane Society Congratulates Monty

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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Recently, Monty received a wonderful letter from the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society International congratulating him on his efforts and influence to positively affect the welfare of horses and donkeys worldwide. Click here to read this special letter:  

http://www.montyroberts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2014_Humane-Society_MR.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Visit Join-Up International

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

If you would like to learn more about Monty Roberts’ non-profit organization, go to: www.join-up.org

Join-Up® International operates the Monty Roberts International Learning Center, dedicated to teaching the concepts of non-violence and trust-building communication using horses as a vehicle for this learning process. Such experiences are life changing for war veterans and their families. Our free Horse Sense and Healing Workshops exist for these individuals, who rediscover themselves through the eyes of the horse.

To learn more about Horse Sense and Healing workshops for veterans and their families, visit: http://www.join-up.org/veterans

 

Monty’s Horse Sense and Healing

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Monty was on the road with the good news from the Horse Sense and Healing program at Flag Is Up Farms. Monty’s recent roadtrip started in Illinois at the Bravehearts conference for veterans, the following weekend he flew to Washington DC for interviews and meetings with the Humane Society and Vanity Fair. On to New Yorkto be on Fox and Friends on Saturday morning with veteran Alicia Watkins.

Click here to learn about Monty’s nonprofit, Join-Up International, and Monty’s work with veterans: www.join-up.org

 

 

Monty Roberts Announces New Series on HRTV

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Solvang, CA, August 27, 2014 — HRTV the Network for Horse Sports, will continue to bolster its equestrian programming line-up with more Monty Roberts.

“Backstage Pass with Monty Roberts,” unveiled a new series of shows on July 29 at 9 p.m. EST.

Roberts was part of the launch of equestrian programming on HRTV. Roberts was one of the first high-profile clinicians to debut on HRTV, when his initial series debuted in February, 2010.  

Known as the “Man Who Listens to Horses,” Roberts will again utilize his unique Join-Up® training approach to present horses at various venues across England and demonstrate how working with these equines can provide assistance to people with autism and post-traumatic stress syndrome.  As always, Roberts exhibits his gentle, non-violent approach to achieve positive results.

About HRTV
HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, is a television-based multimedia network dedicated to equine sports. HRTV’s programming features horseracing from top U.S. and international racetracks, as well as a wide range of world-class English and Western horse competitions, news, original programming and award-winning documentaries covering the world of horse sports. The live stream of HRTV is available on a subscription basis to high-speed Internet users worldwide at www.hrtv.com. In the U.S., the HRTV television network is available via telco, cable and satellite in over 19 million homes.

 
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 on Discovery Military highlighting the therapeutic effect that horses and Monty Roberts’ Join-Up® have on PTSD. Roberts has teamed with The Corporate Learning Institute to help transfer the key learning’s from his work to the workplace.
Photos available upon request

 

NEW: Monty’s Lead Lines

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Monty teaches why freedom of choice, intrinsic learning, and mistakes are all learning opportunities. Monty developed these 2 new lengths to allow your horses to learn incrementally. This is the heart of Monty’s educational message.

These lead lines are:

  • Soft – cushioned cotton core and special soft nylon, double stitched to last
  • Easier to hold than round ropes – any size hand can get a good grip
  • Super strong nylon doesn’t break down in dirt and moisture
  • Brightly colored for easy identification of length – even in the dirt – 12’ (4 meters) is RED and 17’ (almost 6 meters) is BLUE
  • Durable brass snaps hold up in harsh conditions

Uses – Why 12 feet (3,65 meters)?
Gives a handler maneuvering room if a horse plays up
Plenty of length to wrap through the noseband to create an alternative to harsh chains – in case you are stuck without your Dually!
Can be used to create a quick foal handler (figure of eight)

Uses – Why 17 feet (5,18 meters)?
A good length to use for Join-Ups in the Round Pen. The weighted end tosses easily and creates a nice slapping sound for send away
A good safe length for trailer loading
A good length for Dually Halter training for leading manners and standing still
The perfect length for leading a horse from atop another pony horse – not too much line in your hands but plenty of length to safely lead.

12 feet – $20 USD

17 feet – $25 USD

Call +1 805-688-6288 or write to admin@MontyRoberts.com