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Champion Trainer Gai Waterhouse Calls on Monty

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Solvang, CA (August 21, 2013) -  Race trainer Gai Waterhouse will utilize the skills of the world’s most famous horse whisperer in her attempts to show Australian punters “something very special” in the spring with her high profile import Carlton House.

Waterhouse confirmed on her website that Carlton House is being readied to resume in the Group III Tramway (1400m) at Randwick on September 7, 2013, where the six-year-old will carry 59kg under the set weights and penalties conditions of the race.

Waterhouse is determined to thoroughly help this son of Street Cry, following the counsel of Her Majesty to request American horse whisperer Monty Roberts to Australia to work with Carlton House as the trainer tries to improve his starting stalls manners.

“Monty Roberts, the great horse whisperer is coming to Sydney to assist with Carlton House in an attempt to get the absolute best out of him because his best is something very special,” Waterhouse said.

“Everyone at Tulloch Lodge is very much looking forward to the magician gracing our stable.”

“Monty is one of the best men one could possibly call upon when it comes to assisting a horse who has barrier problems.

“…he is very effective at what he does. I have complete faith in the magic ways of Monty Roberts.”

Roberts has worked with the Royal Family’s horses since 1989. In 2011 he was privately honored when made an honorary Member of the Royal Victorian Order by the Queen for service to the Royal Family and Her Majesty.

In 1989, the Queen Mother was reduced to tears after Roberts managed to tame her wildest horse. Roberts has been involved with some aspects of the monarchy’s horses ever since.


Horses and Soldiers

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

veterans horses and soldiers

Monty Roberts has developed an equine assisted program for veterans with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This three-day workshop is provided by the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation and it takes place at Flag Is Up Farms, in California.

Upcoming clinic dates:
December 9, 10 and 11
January 20, 21, 22

Photo credit: Jana Widdecke and  Giulia Orth


Monty Roberts’ Interview with Equine VIP

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Monty Roberts talks about his goals to encourage true partnership between horses and humans in an interview with Equine VIP. Watch the inverview on YouTube!

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Monty Roberts Receives CAFA Special Consideration Award

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

On June 4, 2011, the California Air Force Association (CAFA) awarded Monty Roberts the Special Consideration Award at the 2011 CAFA State Convention for his support to veterans. Read full article on Monty’s blog:


Monty and Angélica star on Brazil’s TV show Estrela

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Monty and Angélica star on Brazil’s TV show Estrela this Saturday with actor Murilo Rosa who plays a Horse Whisperer on Globo TV. The program has the largest audience of viewers in the nation. Monty and Murilo had alot of fun doing a Join-Up in the middle of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Monty in Fantastic Equine VIP Webisode

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

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Catch a rare glimpse behind the scenes of Monty’s exclusive week long training session, at Flag Is Up Farms California, with some of the world’s greatest ten goal polo players and students from countless countries, in a special episode of Equine VIP


Monty Roberts’ Flag Is Up Farms is the setting for April ACTHA America’s Favorite Trail Horse Competition

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Solvang, CA (January 31, 2011) – Monty Roberts and ACTHA have partnered to host an America’s Favorite Trail Horse Competition at Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang California – land of wine and horses! AND Monty has dedicated his Shy Boy Book to raise funds for the Mustang Heritage Foundation and encourage juniors to ride!

The American Competitive Trail Horse Association has announced a nationwide competition to find America’s Favorite Trail Horse. Regional Auditions will be held at various locations all over the United States on April 9th -24th 2011. Contestants will audition for a spot in the coveted National Finals to be held at The Franklin Family Ranch in Austin Texas on 8th –12th May 2011. Only 100 Horse and Rider teams will receive an invitation to Austin Texas, so competition in the Regional Auditions will be tightly contested. At the Regional Auditions, riders will complete a variety of ACTHA obstacles. They will be judged on time, style, skill and personality! Those moving on will be notified two weeks before the National Finals on May 8th-12th 2011.

The National Finals will include multiple days of judging and coaching, a six mile judged Competitive trail Challenge, plus clinics from ACTHA Founders and celebrity clinicians.

Contestants have the opportunity to win their share of up to $100,000 Cash, plus prizes from ACTHA Sponsors. The National Finals will be telecast and America will pick their winner by public vote!

Please contact Tammy Sronce for sponsorship opportunities in America’s Favorite Trail Horse and the American Competitive Trail Horse Association.

American Competitive Trail Horse Association
Tammy Sronce-Marketing
Direct line 940-859-6512 (
P.O. Box 341047
Austin, TX, 78734 | 1-877-992-2842

On June 4, Monty will host a Ride for the Mustangs to help achieve a world record. Monty has committed to helping ACTHA Juniors by awarding I’M SHY BOY books to all affiliates who ask for it. The Shy Boy Award is sponsored by Monty Roberts and one junior from each CTC will be awarded a copy of the book I’M SHY BOY: Here’s My Story! written and signed by Monty Roberts and delivered from his famous Flag is Up Farms.

Monty Roberts and his most famous mustang Shy Boy, the authors of two new children’s books are proud to partner with ACTHA  to benefit mustangs through the
Mustang Heritage Foundation.

ACTHA and Monty joined in support of the mission to increase the number of adoptions of American Mustangs. The sales of I’m Shy Boy, The Little American Mustang and the Ride for Mustangs will all benefit the Mustang Heritage Foundation. $1 from the sale of each book will be donated by Monty to the Mustang Heritage Foundation in honor of his relationship with ACTHA and mustangs everywhere!

Monty Helps People In Crisis: Horse Sense and Soldiers recently aired on Discovery Military highlighting the therapeutic effect that horses and Monty Roberts’ Join-Up® have on PTSD.  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 as well as the ASPCA “Founders” award and the MSPCA George T. Angell Humanitarian Award. He recently launched his Equus Online University ; an interactive online lesson site that is already being considered the most effective educational tool for horsemen on the web.

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 or contact 949-632-1856

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Shy Boy Helps Wild American Mustangs

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
Shy Boy: the Mustang that Came in from the WildMonty Roberts and his most famous mustang Shy Boy, the authors of two new children’s books are proud to partner with ACTHA  to benefit mustangs through the Mustang Heritage Foundation.
ACTHA and Monty joined in support of the mission to increase the number of adoptions of American Mustangs. The sales of I’m Shy Boy, The Little American Mustang and the Ride for Mustangs will all benefit the Mustang Heritage Foundation. $1 from the sale of each book will be donated by Monty to the Mustang Heritage Foundation in honor of his relationship with ACTHA and mustangs everywhere!
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See Monty and Gold Medalist Will Simpson together

Friday, October 15th, 2010

See Monty Roberts and Gold Medalist Will Simpson TOGETHER! Only on Monty’s online Uni.


Monty Roberts is een paardentrainer en auteur van verschillende boeken

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Monty Roberts werd onder de naam Marvin Lee Roberts in 1935 in Californië geboren, als één van twee zoons van Marguerite en Marvin E. Roberts. Getrouwd in 1956 met Patricia (Pat) Burden leeft hij sinds 1966 op de Flag is Up farms.

De vader van Monty Roberts was paardentrainer en zo leerde Monty al op de leeftijd van vier jaar paardrijden. Als jeugdruiter en later als professioneel paardentrainer en rodeoruiter (tot 1966), reed en won hij veel wedstrijden. Na zijn wedstrijdcarrière werd Monty paardenfokker op de, door hem in 1966 opgerichte, Flag is Up Farms.

Omdat Monty het in zijn jeugd niet eens was met de, in zijn ogen, brute manier van het trainen van paarden zoals zijn vader dat deed, stimuleerde dit hem om het gedrag van paarden onder elkaar nader te bestuderen. Deze non-verbale paardentaal die paarden gebruiken als ze in kuddeverband leven noemt Monty Equus. Op grond van deze manier van omgaan van paarden onder elkaar heeft hij geweldloze manier omgang met paarden ontwikkeld die hij Join-Up noemt.

Monty is een professionele fokker van renpaarden, paardentrainer en auteur van verschillende boeken. Zijn autobiografie, De man die naar paarden luistert, was zijn eerste publicatie en werd een groot succes. Het boek stond maar liefst 58 weken in de New York Times bestsellerlijst.
Monty boekte grote successen en werd wereldberoemd. In 1989 mocht hij zijn methode zelfs bij Koningin Elisabeth II van Engeland op Windsor Castle demonstreren. Na zijn autobiografie volgde er meer boeken: Shy Boy: Mustang uit de wildernis, Mijn trainingsmethode in woord en beeld, Paarden: wijze lessen voor de mens, The horses in my life en Vraag het Monty.

Monty Roberts reist de hele wereld over, om overal te demonstreren dat je kunt communiceren met paarden en hen iets kunt aanleren zonder het gebruik van geweld of pijn.

In Nederland heeft Monty tientallen demonstraties gegeven, met onder andere Anky van Grunsven, Albert Voorn en Imke Schellekens-Bartels.

Daarnaast heeft hij 26 instructeurs opgeleid, die werken volgens dezelfde trainingsprincipes als Monty dat doet.

Monty Roberts heeft zijn eigen trainingscentrum: Flag is Up farms in Californië.