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Thursday, November 28th, 2013

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Melbourne Cup Winning Trainer Gai Waterhouse Credits Monty Roberts’ Assistance

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Media Contact: Debbie Loucks
Monty and Pat Roberts, Inc./Join-Up® International
(949) 632 – 1856  

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.”
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


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

By Susan Cain and Debbie Loucks





The Ask Monty eNewsletter

Thursday, November 14th, 2013


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Hometown Colonel

Friday, November 8th, 2013

“Colonel” is a 16hh 2010 buckskin appendix QH gelding. This handsome horse is progressive in his learning and has a great aptitude. He has had a year of riding and been used to gather and move cattle, ridden over obstacles and works well alongside other horses. With his TB lineage and athleticism, he is smooth to ride and with his eye appeal could be ridden either Western or English.


Watch this video of Hometown Colonel’s first long-lining session:

Colonel gathering cattle at a cattle ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley, summer 2013:





Designed By Magic

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Designed by Magic is a Quarter Horse gelding born in 2011. “Magic” is a handsome, coming 3-year-old bay gelding by Chics Magic Potion and out of Tesigner Jeans, who has produced several winners in the show ring. He is a half brother to Black Magic who recently placed in the finals at the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity. If you are looking for a prospect for next year, “Magic” is started and ready to go on with. Magic found has his home, he’s no longer available for sale.




Heartless Nicky

Friday, November 8th, 2013

“Nicky” is by the successful sire, Nic It In The Bud and out of a foundation bred mare. She is a good moving, athletic bay mare who would make a great team penning horse, or with more time, possibly a non-pro cow horse. She has a good disposition and is ready to go on with her training and loves working cows.



Dry Little Pine

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Dry Little Pine, aka “Bean” or “Frijolito” would be a excellent horse for a rider interested in competitive trail riding, ranch trail classes or any other Western activities. This 2006 gelding has foundation Quarter Horse bloodlines and an appealing conformation. “Bean” is an upbeat horse with a lot of training, great energy and a positive attitude. He is a horse best suited for an moderately experienced rider.




Sweet Ovations

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Sweet Ovations is a 2009 Bay Mare. “Sweetie” is a beautiful bay mare by a champion pleasure sire, Ovations Only and out of a foundation Quarter Horse mare. She is smooth to ride and has a lovely way of going. “Sweetie” has a lovely disposition and with her breeding will excel at pleasure and trail riding.