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Monty Roberts’ Horse Sense and Healing Veterans Program Seen on TV

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Debbie Loucks
Monty and Pat Roberts, Inc./Join-Up® International
(949) 632-1856
debbie@montyroberts.com
 

August 30, 2014 New York City, New York: Monty Roberts was interviewed by Tucker Carlson on Fox and Friends Saturday Show.

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The legendary “Horse Whisperer,” Monty Roberts, is running free, resilience-building workshops for veterans and their families. The three-day program involves working closely with horses. The individuals and horses develop a special bond built upon mutual trust and respect. Join-Up offers everyone an effective tool to rediscover themselves through the eyes of the horse. This self-awareness exercise deals effectively with emotional trauma, anti-social behavior and withdrawal, anger, stress, combat stress and even Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI).

Roberts holds two Ph.D.s in Behavioral Sciences. In these workshops, he demonstrates the deeply healing power of establishing a trusting relationship with horses without the use of force. With his soft-spoken, nurturing style, Roberts assists veterans as they learn to cause a partnership with the horse. After three transformational days, veterans can better understand how to control their anger, confront painful memories, cope with real-life situations and move on with their lives and relationships. situations and move on with their lives and relationships.

Roberts prefers the term ‘injury’ or PTSI over Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, saying, “I don’t believe our psychology fraternity is doing anything to give our returnees a better life with the term disorder,” Roberts has developed this novel approach to working with veterans using horses.

October 27-November 7, 2014, is the next Introductory Course in Monty’s concepts. See more here: http://www.join-up.org/courses.html

Roberts is planning the training for the Horse Sense and Healing in December for those who have passed the Monty Roberts Introductory Course exams and are certified by PATH or EAGALA. For more information about Monty’s Horse Sense and Healing program and certification write to admin@join-up.org  Monty’s Certification Courses can be found at www.Join-Up.org or call 805-688-3483

Monty Roberts, an award-winning American horse trainer best known for his humane approach to training horses and decades of work with individuals with post-traumatic stress, announced on Friday, the 4th of July, a name change to Horse Sense and Healing to support veterans, first responders and their families.

 

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

 

Launch of a New Corporate Training Webpage

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

For Immediate Release

Debbie Loucks

Flag Is Up Farms debbie@montyroberts.com

949.632.1856

Molly Fogel and Taylor Viering | Corporate Learning Institute

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Solvang, California, July 1, 2014; MPRI is pleased to announce the launch of our new events and corporate training webpage. The website features the development of new events, the Day and Night of Inspiration, as well as several new corporate training and development workshops held at Flag Is Up Farms.

 

Every organization needs training that impacts people at a deep level and leaves them with lasting tools. We have developed a series of training workshops that will inspire and develop your people at the majestic Flag Is Up Farms. The available workshops focus on developing teams, leadership and organizational strategy. We also offer an exciting new training style we call Rapid Learning. Our Rapid Learning Workshops allow your people to learn and practice relevant skills in half the time of traditional training methods.

 

Susan Cain, MPRI partner at the Corporate Learning Institute is excited about the new webpage. “Flag Is Up Farms is a great place to hold workshops and events,” Cain commented. “The backdrop of having a live horse farm to work at combined with state-of-the-art classrooms allows a relaxed and unusual environment for learning and reconnecting.”

 

For a complete description of our new corporate training programs and events, visit our website at http://www.montyroberts.com/ab_about_monty_calendar/corporate-events-and-leadership-courses/.

 

To hold your next corporate event at Flag Is Up Farms contact Adam Bates at admin@montyroberts.com.

 

Life Lessons with Monty Roberts and Dr. Sue Cain

Wednesday, 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 admin@montyroberts.com. Phone lines are open between 9am and 5pm Pacific Standard Time.

 

Horsemanship Radio Interviews Internationally Renowned Trainers

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

January 31, 2014 Solvang, California: Horse Radio Network announced recently the addition of Horsemanshipradio.com on their network, the leader in equine podcasting. A podcast is nothing more than a radio show online.  The advantage over regular radio is the many choices for how and when to listen to the shows.  With podcasts you can listen on the website using the players in each show listings. Or download the shows off of the website and listen on an MP3 player. Also, the shows are found in i-Tunes for free. Subscribe to the shows for free in order to automatically receive them when they are published, then transfer them to an i-Pod or MP3 player. It is all about choices.  Once the show is on an MP3 player, listen while cleaning stalls, on a trail ride, or driving to a horse show. Podcasts are about choices.
 
The Horsemanship Radio Show is an online radio show (podcast) dedicated to the exploration of good horsemanship throughout the world. Sponsored by Index Fund Advisors IFA.com and hosted by Debbie Roberts Loucks (Monty Roberts’ daughter) the show includes segments, tips and interviews exploring good horsemanship. Guests have included Olympians, Trainers, Farriers, and clinicians. Since launching in the fall of 2013, Monty Roberts, Joel Baker, Charlotte Bredahl, Dr. Robert Miller, Ada Gates, Joe Camp, Phillip Ralls, Carrie Scrima, Sean McCarthy, Sandy Collier, Mark Herthel, Julie Malick, Leigh Wills and Ann Lindberg have all contributed their knowledge of horsemanship.
 
Monty Roberts offered, in the premiere episode, that the time had come for the cross-discipline concepts of non-violent training be shared on the airwaves. He added that he supports the efforts of the Horse Radio Network and Horsemanship Radio.
 
Glenn Hebert of Horse Radio Network summed up the first quarter after adding Horsemanship Radio to the line-up saying “I am so thrilled at the response to the show. People are mentioning it in emails, etc.”  
Host Debbie Roberts Loucks shared that ‘Feel good about the direction horsemanship is going’ is the byline of the show and promised encouraging trends in the industry to be espoused in every episode. The shows are aired the 15th and 30th of every month and can be found here:www.HorsemanshipRadio.com  Or people can also search for the Horsemanship Radio on the Horse Radio Network here:  http://www.horseradionetwork.com/
 
People can find it free on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/horsemanship-radio-episodes/id657184487
And Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.horseradionetwork.hrn
 

 

Melbourne Cup Winning Trainer Gai Waterhouse Credits Monty Roberts’ Assistance

Monday, November 25th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Debbie Loucks
Monty and Pat Roberts, Inc./Join-Up® International
(949) 632 – 1856
debbie@montyroberts.com  

November 20, 2013 Sydney, Australia: Gai Waterhouse made history on Tuesday by becoming the first female Australian trainer to win the Melbourne Cup, the country’s most prestigious horse race.
 
Waterhouse saw her pre-race favorite, Fiorente, fend off competition from 2011 runner-up Red Cadeaux to win “the race that stops a nation.” http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/05/sport/melbourne-cup-fiorente-gai-waterhouse-horse-racing/
 
Dear Monty,
 
It should be I congratulating you. The time you gave me in coming to Australia, and the expertise you’ve passed on to Caroline (your certified instructor), has just worked wonders. The intuition you shared with Ryan (rider) and my barrier attendants has been invaluable. We love you being with us “down under” and hope your return to Australia is imminent.

Yesterday’s win in the Melbourne Cup was a result of a year working together as a team; getting the talented yet bullish Fiorente to accept a more user-friendly approach to training and racing.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart – for all the time and energy you gave me to help make this Cup win happen.

Fond regards,
Gai from Gai Waterhouse Racing

 

 

Experience Trust at the Life Lessons Workshops

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Monty Roberts, the famous New York Times Best Selling Author and renowned Horse Whisperer, was featured at the June 1, 2014 open enrollment workshop called Life Lessons from the Man Who Listens to Horses.

Monty Roberts first became famous when he developed Join-Up®, a training method to stop the cycle of violence typically used in traditional horse breaking. Through a process of clear communication and mutual trust, horses are motivated to be willing partners as they accept the first saddle, bridle, and rider of their lives in less than thirty minutes. Learn more about Join-Up with the video below:

The workshop is offered on a first-come, first-served basis at Robert’s horse farm, Flag Is Up Farms located in the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara.

“We offer the workshop to interested Monty fans and also to people who love to learn from their own-and others’ life lessons,” commented Debbie Loucks of MPRI, Inc. “Participants experience Monty’s stories first-hand. This is an interactive workshop, so participants learn by doing to create their own life lessons.”

Added co-author and facilitator Dr. Susan Cain, “Monty Roberts carved out a career from his personal beliefs, skills and ambitions. He still works at age 78. Regardless of your own age or background, this workshop helps you identify and work toward achieving your own life goals.”

To enroll future workshops, and for help with transportation and lodging, contact Adam Bates at admin@montyroberts.com.

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Authentic, trust-based conversations are built carefully, and as you can see, very intentionally. To find out more about transferring Monty’s trust-based concepts to your life, order our new book, Life Lessons From the Man Who Listens to Horses, or contact us at debbie@montyroberts.com

By Susan Cain and Debbie Loucks

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Monty Roberts Corporate Training Events

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

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Preparing for More Effective Presentations Using…

Horse Training?  

By Dr. Susan Cain and Debbie Roberts-Loucks

We were lucky to be invited recently to a Huey Lewis concert, and then to go meet Mr. Lewis back stage prior to the show. We went to the show with Pat and Monty Roberts.

When we got to the concert venue, we were ushered backstage. There was quietness before the show-no sign of backstage jitters or stage fright by anyone about to go on stage. Someone asked Mr. Lewis what he did to prepare for his show. He looked around, adjusted his glasses and said simply, “Change my shirt.”

We liked that answer. It showed how lightly Mr. Lewis wore his fame, and reminded me that even high profile people have a choice in the way they prepare for an event or meeting. After that statement, Mr. Lewis took the stage and the audience readily responded to his low-key sincerity.

On another recent occasion, we spoke with a colleague, a fellow graduate school instructor. His words about how he prepared for each class struck us as useful. “I don’t worry about class time,” he related. ” I prepare for each class, then enjoy myself once in class,” he said. It struck us that Mr. Lewis had done just that-albeit with minimal last minute preparation.

Many of us have to prepare for what we perceive as high-pressure meetings. Our anxiety in the meeting can steer an otherwise good meeting toward a tense, pressurized encounter. We have an antidote to that scenario- a different way of putting anxiety into a more useful place. We suggest looking to horses for a solution.

For thousands of years of domestication, horses as flight animals have developed a keen sensitivity to human adrenalin levels. They know when anxiety levels are high in humans, and when they are low. According to New York Times Best Selling Author Monty Roberts, it is more useful for training (read, learning) when adrenalin and anxiety levels are lower. Mr. Roberts uses a process of training called Join-Up to establish a relationship with a horse that relies on trust to relax and enable the horse to learn. He mirrors the horse by using the horses’ own language of gestures-a language Mr. Roberts calls Equus.

“Adrenaline up, learning down, adrenalin down, learning up,” says Mr. Roberts about the usefulness of nerve-wracking learning encounters. How can this perspective inform your own preparation for presentations or training meetings? It’s simple, for your next presentation, try doing the following:

1. Prepare for your meeting or presentation to the point of complete comfort with the materials you will present.

2. Rehearse, role-play, practice. Know your material cold.

3. Once at your meeting, enjoy the company you are with and let your presentation roll out. Connect with your audience. Relax, breath normally, you know your stuff!

For your next presentation, try the above suggestion-use your nervous energy to drive meeting preparation and then relax once you are into the meeting. Enjoy. Your anxiety levels will be lower, and so will the anxiety levels of your audience.

Debbie Roberts-Loucks and Dr. Susan Cain design and facilitate unique corporate training events. Find out more about MPRI corporate training opportunities by visiting the corporate events page at www.montyroberts.com.

Obtain a copy of the workbook: Life Lessons from The Man Who Listens to Horses

 

Monty’s Tour Dates on Three Continents

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Monty Roberts Announces Tour Dates on Three Continents, So Far, in 2013

Still Riding High from his Award for Service to Her Majesty and Praise for his work with Veterans Solvang, CA (November 30, 2012) – LEGENDARY “Horse Whisperer” Monty Roberts, just back from a tour that went from the end of September through November and crossed three continents and also a video appearance at the biggest country event in Brazil last week, Monty is excited to work again with veterans overcoming Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on December 7-9 at his serene Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California.

The American trainer, whose gentle techniques are based on the silent language of horses, was made an honorary Member of the Royal Victorian Order. The Royal Victorian Order is given by the Queen to people who have served her or the monarchy in a personal way. 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. Then last summer Her Majesty also became Patron of the non-profit Join-Up International to help further Monty’s mission “to leave the world a better place than I found it for horses and for people too”.

After touring the globe for more than 20 years now, one would think that almost everyone has seen his live demonstrations in which he works with the local horses to overcome the biggest issues in the horse training industry. Yet more than half his ample audiences are new to the concepts of using the nature of the flight animal, Equus, to get breakthrough performance and cooperation. In the early 1990s Roberts toured England at the behest of the Queen to demonstrate

his methods. The novel The Horse Whisperer was being written in England during this time. In 1996, nearly simultaneously, Mr. Roberts’ autobiography The Man Who Listens to Horses and the novel The Horse Whisperer were published in England and immediately became bestsellers in non-fiction and fiction categories, respectively. Roberts’ autobiography remained on the New York Times bestsellers list for 58 weeks.

In December Monty will host another group of veterans with stress disorders and injuries and again in January 11-13, 2013. He will then host his annual Global Instructors Meet-Up at Flag Is Up Farms to teach innovations in his concepts. He will also host a group of up to 40 students flying in from Brazil for a special translated five day course February 5-9 regarding theory called Join-Up® Principles for Life. Then he flies to England to begin a four city tour February 16, 20, 24 and March 2. And in March 22-24 Monty will again host a Horse Sense and Soldiers for veterans.

In April Monty returns to Sweden for a live demonstration on the 6th at the Flyinge Equestrian Center famous for their progressive approaches to gentle and effective horse training. Monty also plans to demonstrate later this year in Germany, Brazil, Australia and other locales. It’s not easy to keep up with Monty Roberts, but it’s worth it to see a living legend, a master at the top of his skill and a passionate crusader for the horse.

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