Archive for January, 2018


May 23-24 “The Movement” is Limited to First 300 Persons

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
January 31, 2018 Solvang, California: Come and discover what horses have to teach us about lowering stress and building trust at The Movement 2018 to be held at Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California, May 23-24, 2018.
“This two-day event is part symposium and part festival and will be lots of fun for those who appreciate horses. The Movement is the perfect environment for connecting with peers who know that horses have a lot to teach”, commented Pat Roberts, wife of Monty Roberts and co-host of the event. “You will learn how Monty keeps stress out of his life with horses, and how to develop the motivation and resilience to achieve your life’s goals.”
Monty Roberts, the New York Times bestselling author of The Man Who Listens to Horses will share his life story about overcoming barriers, motivating yourself and lowering your stress levels to achieve your goals. Other presenters come from backgrounds such as artists, a variety of horse trainers, authors, professors, Agility Dog Trainer, a film industry leader, an equestrian photographer, and noted horsewomen.
“We are describing The Movement as Demonstrations, Discoveries and Pathways,” said Debbie Roberts Loucks who is managing the event. “A movement starts with a clear vision of a world different than the one we live in today. The presenters are each amazing in their own industries and they all have a vision of a better world, inspired by incorporating horses in their own story. They come to share that vision and build on it with participants who will take home a plan to change their lives too. Leaders may inspire, but only when people choose to act does a vision become a movement.”
This unique event helps you better understand problem solving using violence-free training methods. Come and spend time with like-minded people absorbing what non-violent communication can be. Enjoy discussions too with Monty and students from around the world.
At the workshop, Monty and his Certified Instructors will work with a range of young and remedial horses. Participants will gain first-hand knowledge during demonstrations, lectures, and discussions. This event is for the novice rider, the non-rider, as well as the advanced student who wants to observe advanced horsemanship at work. There will be demonstrations on how to communicate with horses in their natural language in various situations.
Monty Roberts’ life’s goal is “to leave the world a better place than I found it, for horse and for people too.”
For more information, contact Flag Is Up Farms at (805) 688-6288 or email


2018 The Ask Monty eNewsletters

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
[This week’s Ask Monty coming soon!]

December 26. 18 Do you want a career with horses?

December 19. 18 Are you feeling overwhelmed?

December 12. 18 Are you getting bad advice?

December 5. 18 What advice does Monty give to riders?

November 28. 18 What has most improved your horsemanship?

November 21. 18 What’s on your billboard, Monty?

November 14. 18 Do you have a “favorite failure” of yours?

November 7. 18 What books influenced you are a horseman?

October 31. 18 Does your horse kick?

October 24. 18 Do horses grieve?

October 17. 18 Is non-violence important in horse training?

October 10. 18 Are you using your body language correctly?

October 3. 18 What advice do you have for others who would like to help horses?

September 26. 18 What is your most memorable Join-Up experience?

September 19. 18 How can we use Join-Up with people and other species?

September 12. 18 Is non-violence important in horse training?

September 5. 18 What is the best way to deal with separation anxiety?

August 29. 18 What are the horse’s vulnerable areas?

August 22. 18 Does your horse behave like a horse?

August 15. 18 Does your horse run back to the barn?

August 8. 18 Will Join-Up work with donkeys or mules?

August 1. 18 Can Monty help my horse?

July 25. 18 How do you send your horse away?

July 18. 18 Is your horse afraid?

July 11. 18 Why does your horse pin his ears in the stable?

July 4. 18 What are you doing with your life and future?

June 27. 18 What do you do if your horse bolts?

June 20. 18 How do you prepare your horse for veterinary care?

June 13. 18 Is it disrespectful for the horse to turn away from you in the round pen?

June 6. 18 Would a horse choose you as a friend?

May 30. 18 Having trouble loading your horse?

May 23. 18 Do you do Join-Up with mules?

May 16. 18 Are you objective about your horse’s behavior?

May 9. 18 Does your horse enjoy his work?

May 2. 18 Six things about life I wish I could travel back in time and tell myself.

April 25.18 Does Join-Up help create trust with your horse?

April 18.18 Does your significant other love horses too?

April 11.18 Why do some horses shake their heads while being ridden?

April 4.18 Is your horse good for the farrier?

March 28.18 Do you think it is beneficial to ride bareback?

March 21.18 How do you cause a horse to respect you?

March 14.18 How do you keep horses entertained?

March 7.18 Are you a good student of your horse?

February 28.18 How can Join-Up help a racehorse?

February 21.18 Monty’s tips on moving beyond scary experiences

February 14.18 Can you teach an old horse new tricks?

February 7.18 How do you fix a pullback horse?

January 31.18 How do you raise a foal?

January 24.18 Does your horse need company?

January 17.18 Does your horse enjoy being with you?

January 10.18 Why do some horses refuse to move forward?

January 03.18 Do you canter freely and fearlessly?


Monty Roberts’ Horsemanship Radio Announces Line-Up

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
December 30, 2017 Solvang, CA:  Monty Roberts’ Horsemanship Radio Hour has earned a reputation for bringing on some fascinating guests. Recently Roberts brought in star power with Olympian Boyd Martin, an international three-day eventer representing the USA. The pair spoke of training horses and meeting soon at the Master Series upcoming January 6 at Galway Downs in Temecula, California The Radiothon interview can be heard here and the full interview will be posted on February 1, 2018 on 
In keeping with Roberts’ efforts to make a difference in the lives of the American Mustang breed, he invited mustang owner and advocate, actress Wendie Malick to share her ultimate wish for Christmas. She enthusiastically supported Monty’s wish to create more efficacious ways to educate the public and to control the populations through birth control. Keith Dane of the HSUS was also on to give the state of the numbers and needs of the Bureau of Land Management herds. The entire interview will be posted on February 1, 2018 on  
Additional guests in early 2018 will be Western Rider Natalie Parrish, Eric Paquette of Cavalia Odysseo, Mary Howell AERC Membership Committee Chair, veterinarian Dr. Kenton Morgan, award winning equestrian photographer Kathryn Burke, and Will Farish of the famed Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky on joining the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) as a supporting member. 
Title sponsors of the Horsemanship Radio show are Omega Fields who support the podcast which airs on the first and the fifteenth of every month. Show sponsors are Cavallo Hoofboots and  



Monty Roberts 2018 Demonstration Dates Announced

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

December 30, 2017 Solvang, California: In a rare USA appearance, people can see Monty Roberts demonstrating his famous techniques January 6 in Temecula, California at the US West Coast Dressage Festival Master Class Series. Olympians such as Boyd Martin, Laura Graves, Helen Langehanenberg and Charlotte Dujardin will also be demonstrating their talents and teaching in a series of dates in nearby Del Mar. Read more here: 

Monty Roberts is entering his 28th year of touring the globe, demonstrating methods of nonviolent training of horses brought to him by members of the audience, both in the saddle and from the ground. The best nights of each tour are edited into a show Roberts calls Backstage Pass of the most challenging and endearing horses from tour. Just released on Monty’s website, 13 all new episodes of Monty’s Backstage Pass television series is here The series is comprised of the most spooky horses, new starters, head shy horses, horses that won’t load, buckers, hard to mount horses, and more as they learn from their session with Monty’s gentle methods. 
Another opportunity to learn from Roberts is a four part series with Martin Clunes (TV’s Doc Martin) just added to his Equus Online University interactive online lesson site.  The series includes Join-Up with Martin Clunes: Ronnie the Draft Horse Needs Ground Training, Ronnie is Afraid of Crowds, Ronnie Learns to Relax, and Ronnie the Great Riding Horse. There is serious humor involved in this series as Martin needed to get Ronnie ready for the Royal Windsor Horse Show where Carl Hester would ride him but Ronnie was very afraid of the crowd noise.  
Roberts told Clunes, “I scored Ronnie’s demonstration really high for educational reasons and will be adding it to my Equus Online University.” See the series here 
Additionally Roberts has added dates in England, Ireland and the USA: 
March 3, 2018 Demonstration at Myerscough College, Bilsborrow, Lancs, PR3 0RY
March 7, 2018 Demonstration at Hadlow College, Hadlow, Kent, TN1 0AL
March 17, 2018 Demonstration at The Grange – with Special Guest “Martin Clunes”, Okehampton, Devon EX20 3DA
March 24, 2018 Demonstration near Dublin, Ireland – details TBA
April 21–22, 2018
West Coast Dressage Convention, Thousand Oaks, California
July 23–3 August, 2018 Gentling Wild Horses course at Flag Is Up Farms, California
August 6–10, 2018 Monty’s Special Training at Flag Is Up Farms, California USA