Archive for April, 2019

 

Dr. Veronica Fowler is a Mad Scientist on April 29

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Dr. Veronica Fowler and seven other renowned speakers will be contributing their views of how and why the qualities of horses teach us to lower stress and build trust at The Movement 2019 to be held at Flag Is Up Farms, in Solvang, California, April 29-30.

She believes in “Getting the science right” because too many science trials these days are putting out “Junk Science” per Dr. Fowler. Dr. Fowler possesses a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science, an MSc in Equine Science and PhD in Virology. Veronica has held scientific roles both at veterinary institutes (The Pirbright Institute and Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency) and non-government organisations (The Brooke) involved in veterinary based capacity development in developing countries.

Importantly, she excels in creating a mindset of breakthrough concepts for better understanding horses. She has a constant desire for learning, putting methods to test in practice, in science trials, and her discoveries help improve the industry.

The Movement’ symposium launched in 2018 with the vision to unite outstanding speakers and live demonstrations with horses. Founded on Monty Roberts’ belief that non violent forms of communication are essential to building trust and achieving outstanding results, the mission of The Movement is to help people discover the unique power of horses to teach better ways to interact across all aspects of life.

Two hundred participants from around the world journeyed to Solvang and agreed that the symposium was a life changing experience. The 2018 presentations were recorded for historical relevance and can be found here.

The journey continues with world renowned experts across psychology, science, social work and horse training exploring breakthrough insights on how mindfulness and horses help us better learn, lead and live better.

2019 PRESENTERS APRIL 29-30

  • Monty Roberts, horse trainer, Join-Up concept founder
  • William Miller Ph.D., Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, The University of New Mexico
  • Kris Robins, CSW and Member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Veterans Program Developer
  • Veronica Fowler, Senior Post Doctoral Scientist, Equine Behavior
  • Dave Mochel, Mindfulness Coach, TED Talk contributor
  • Christy Counts, President The Right Horse Initiative
  • Robert Miller, DVM Founder of Foal Imprint Training
  • James Oliver, award winning photographer, veteran, addiction group counselor

The importance of clinical science trials, training methods, non-violent communication and a mindful approach will be represented as essential to build trust and significantly improve all aspects of relationships. The unique power of mindfulness and the unique power of horses will be explored during two days of keynote presentations from a cross section of speakers, live demonstrations with horses and meaningful discussions. Whether a horse expert or horse lover, the goal of the take-home is to affect lives in a positive way through studying the qualities of the horse.

Tickets can be found here

“We are describing The Movement as an event to Learn, Lead and Live Better,” said Debbie Roberts Loucks who is managing the event. “A movement started in the horse industry when horse owners began to have a clearer vision of how horses affected humans in positive way. Inspired by how interchangeable the lessons from herd behavior were, I’ve watched trainers, teachers, mothers and managers become better communicators, leaders and influencers for good. This year’s presenters are each amazing in their 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 life-changing plan. 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. People will come and spend time with like-minded people absorbing what non-violent communication can be and enjoy discussions 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.

“The Movement event is approved as continuing education credit hours for our CHA membership as it brings together scientific and practical experts who are helping horses and humans to work better together,” Christy Landwehr, CEO of the Certified Horsemanship Association.

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 admin@montyroberts.com.

https://montyrobertsshop.com/collections/courses/products/events-the-movement-2019-symposium-only

For the limited VIP Tickets:

https://montyrobertsshop.com/collections/courses/products/events-the-movement-2019-vip-symposium-only

 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. Monty developed his Horse Sense and Healing program for military and first responder personnel with stress injuries detailed here http://www.join-up.org/veterans.html  Recently Monty Roberts added the program Lead-Up to his global impact on children ages 14-22. Developed in partnership with Catherine Cunningham from Guatemala, Lead-Up’s mission is to reduce violence in the community by forming peaceful leaders across the globe, through the embodied experience of Join-Up® and lessons learned from horses and from the equine herd. http://www.join-up.org/lead-up/

Photos available upon request.

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

 

Great Leaders Define Their Vision

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

The four finalists have been named for the 2019 Equine Industry Vision Award, the first major award to showcase innovation across the equine industry. Sponsored by Zoetis and presented by American Horse Publications, the award is intended to recognize ingenuity and service.

Monty Roberts, was selected as one of the four finalists. The finalists are Certified Horsemanship Association, a nonprofit association celebrating over 50 years of benefitting riding instruction, trail rides, equine facility managers and horse enthusiasts, Dr. Tom Lenz, advocate for animal welfare, including leading an AQHA task force on microchipping, Monty Roberts,  Founder of Flag Is Up Farms and Join-Up International; The Right Horse Initiative, a not for profit industry-wide collaborative to innovate and implement resources and services for at-risk horses.

Finalists were judged on their performance in relation to the achievement(s) cited and their demonstration of the following attributes and abilities: 1) The vision and innovation of a true pioneer; 2) Leadership, commitment, dedication and willingness to serve; 3) Original and effective ideas and/or products, services, programs; 4) High moral, ethical and professional standards.

The official announcement and presentation of the award will be made at the Equine Industry Vision Award Breakfast, sponsored by Zoetis, on Friday, May 31, 2019 during the AHP High Desert Media Roundup conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

About the finalists:
Certified Horsemanship Association, an organization for safe, fun and effective horsemanship education and certification of equine professionals as instructors. CHA has been instrumental in piloting ways to transition at-risk horses into trained, willing mounts for lesson, camp and therapy programs in partnership with Colorado State University and the Denver Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center.

Dr. Tom Lenz, animal welfare pioneer and 2003 AAEP President. Dr. Lenz is a member of The Right Horse’s Veterinary Advisory Council, which provides critical insight and guidance to its programs and partners. Dr. Lenz travels the country advocating for equine welfare causes and speaking to students, veterinarians, professional groups and more.

Monty Roberts, Founder, Flag Is Up Farms and Join-Up International, internationally known horseman committed to improving the traditional ways of treating not only animals but also the people around horses. Monty and his team have welcomed The Right Horse to Flag is Up Farms for events such as The Movement, collaborating to apply non-violent forms of communication and leadership and to help humans and horses live a better life.

The Right Horse Initiative is a collective of industry professionals and equine welfare advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition through a dialogue of kindness and respect. Through collaboration with over 50 industry and adoption partners, The Right Horse is able to innovate new and better adoption standards and practices. Together, the goal is to shatter the stigma and reframe the conversation around equine adoption in order to massively increase horse adoption in the United States. To learn more, visit www.therighthorse.org.

People can see Monty work at these upcoming clinics too:

April 29-30, 2019 at THE MOVEMENT 2019  Symposium in Solvang, California, USA

May 25, 2019: Night of Inspiration at Flag Is Up Farms, Solvang, California

July 22 to 26, 2019: Monty’s Special Training Brazil at Flag Is Up Farms, Solvang, California

July 29 to August 2, 2019: Monty’s Special Training at Flag Is Up Farms, Solvang, California

August 5 to 16, 2019: Gentling Wild Horses at Flag Is Up Farms, Solvang, California

Updated details can be found here: http://www.montyroberts.com/ab_about_monty_calendar/see-monty/

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 and FEI’s Man of the Year. Monty was recently included as Horse and Hound Magazine’s Top 50 Horsemen of All Time. 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.

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