Don’t miss the 1pm Eastern time hour when Horsemanship Radio’s segment of the Radiothon will air the interview with Bob Baffert who trained four Kentucky Derby winners, six Preakness Stakes winners, and two each Belmont Stakes and Kentucky Oaks winners. This year, Bob and American Pharoah won the 141st Kentucky Derby, bringing his total number of victories in the Derby to four. American Pharoah is one of the leading contenders for Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsman of the Year because there was no other display of sportsmanship in 2015 that came close to what owner Ahmed Zayat and Bob Baffert did with American Pharoah. You can vote here: http://www.si.com/sportsmanofyear/2015/11/10/vote-si-sportsman-poll
At age 80, Monty Roberts hardly seems to be slowing down. The horseman extraordinaire continues to share his whispering wisdom around the globe, and yesterday, the renowned horse trainer was at Buckingham Palace with his old friend, Queen Elizabeth II. To read on, go to: http://www.horsecollaborative.com/monty-roberts-and-the-queen-bffs/
Watch Monty’s latest online lesson!
Andrew McLean Lesson 1: How Does a Horse Learn?
Click here and watch the video: http://montyrobertsuniversity.com/training/2031188940
“I will attempt always to educate you in tactics that will produce results without violence.”
– Monty Roberts
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
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – Wednesday, April 01, 2015
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
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.
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.”
“I can see people who have been exposed to violence from across the room. That’s my
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
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.
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
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:
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