Pioneer of Gentle Horsemanship Dr. Robert Miller, 92, speaking at The Movement Symposium in Solvang CA

March 31st, 2019

March 31, 2019 Solvang, California: Dr. Robert Miller, DVM, Founder of Foal Imprint Training began his practice at the Conejo Valley Veterinary Clinic in Thousand Oaks, California and spent thirty-one years there before retiring as a renowned veterinarian and expert in ethology (the study of animal behavior). Dr. Miller has visited every continent giving lectures to colleges, conventions and every other kind of animal group imaginable. He has received numerous professional awards for his involvement with equine associations, production of videos, and lecturing.

Dr. Miller has authored several books, and his acute sense of humor and love of cartoons have provided seven veterinary cartoon books. Dr. Miller has been on the editorial staff of the finest horse magazines and devotes his full time teaching equine behavior to support the movement in horsemanship that began in the Western United States in the late 20th Century and is now a worldwide phenomenon. He is best known for his scientifically based system of training newborn foals called imprint training. If done correctly, it is the fastest, and most profound method of permanently shaping a horse’s responses and attitude. Imprint training is now in use all over the world.

Monty Roberts invited Dr. Miller to speak at The Movement to lend his lifetime of knowledge to the symposium that explores the how and why of the qualities of horses that teach us to lower stress and build trust in all relationships, to be held at Flag Is Up Farms, in Solvang, California, April 29-30.

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.

Participants from around the world will journey to Solvang to attend the life changing symposium. 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
  • Dr. Veronica Fowler, Senior Post Doctoral Scientist, Equine Behavior
  • Dave Mochel, Mindfulness Coach, TED Talk contributor
  • Christy Counts, President The Right Horse Initiative
  • Dr. 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

Limited VIP Tickets can be found here

The Awards Dinner to benefit the Horse Sense & Healing program for Veterans and First Responders and the Lead-Up program for at-risk youth can be found here.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Debbie Loucks

Monty and Pat Roberts, Inc./Join-Up® International

(949) 632-1856

debbie@montyroberts.com

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/

 

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April 29-30 The Movement 2019 Symposium in Solvang, CA

February 28th, 2019

March 8, 2019 Solvang, California: Come and discover how and why the qualities of horses teach us how to lower stress and build trust at The Movement 2019 to be held at Flag Is Up Farms, in Solvang, California, April 29-30.  Tickets can be found at www.THEMOVEMENT2019.com

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
  • Dr. Veronica Fowler, Senior Post Doctoral Scientist, Equine Behavior
  • Dave Mochel, Mindfulness Coach, TED Talk contributor
  • Christy Counts, President The Right Horse Initiative
  • Dr. 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 at www.THEMOVEMENT2019.com and an early bird rate ends March 11th.

“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

Go to the website here: www.THEMOVEMENT2019.com

For general tickets with 2 day access: https://tinyurl.com/y5o7j84e

For the VIP Ticket Experience: https://tinyurl.com/y6873cmn

For the Awards Dinner to benefit the Horse Sense & Healing program for Veterans and First Responders and the Lead-Up program for at-risk youth:

https://montyrobertsshop.com/products/events-join-up-benefit-dinner

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Debbie Loucks

Monty and Pat Roberts, Inc./Join-Up® International

(949) 632-1856

debbie@montyroberts.com

 

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.

“Violence is Not the Answer” Triple Finalist, 2019 EQUUS INTERNATIONAL® Film Festival

January 31st, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

The Movement – Monty Roberts-Produced

“Violence is Not the Answer” Named Triple Finalist

for EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival® Awards

Solvang, California (January 31, 2019): Monty Roberts is known as a horse whisperer, a New York Times best-selling author, an honorary Member of the Royal Victorian Order and now it might be time to add, “the Tom Hanks of equestrian filmdom.”

The 30 minute film from Monty Roberts Productions, The Movement – Monty Roberts and Diego, the Wild Mustang, Violence is Not the Answer, has been officially selected as a finalist in three Best Of award categories – Best Series, Best Training and Best Film Representing the Horse/Human Bond — during the 2019 EQUUS INTERNATIONAL® Film Festival, March 14-17, at the Roxy Theater in Missoula, MT.

“Violence is never the answer,” says Roberts. “Violence is always for the violator and never for the victim. None of us was born with the right to say you must or I’ll hurt you to any other creature, animal or human. That’s the policy I’ve lived with. Bringing it over to horses, allow a horse to want to do it. Congratulate them. Tell them how good they were.”

In 2017, EIFF presented Roberts with its Equine Icon Award for his work bettering horses’ lives and embodying the horse/human bond. He also accepted four EIFF awards for Monty Roberts Productions, for Best Music Video (Whisper), Best Short Series (Palm Island: Horse Sense for People); Best Series (Backstage Pass); and Best Equine/Human Bond (Shy Boy, The Horse that Came in from the Wild ).

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.” He 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.

On Saturday evening, March 16, EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival will recognize some of the world’s best in documentary, independent, music video, and educational film craftsmanship across more than 30 award categories and posthumously recognize Dayton O. Hyde, founder of the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, with its 2019 Equine Icon Award.

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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.

EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival® Learn more about EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival®, where to stay and what to see, at www.equusinternationalfilmfestival.com and on Facebook @EQUUSINTERNATIONALFilmFestival. Contact Janet Rose @ 406-880-0683

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.

 

Dr. Juliet Getty Speaks on Equine Nutrition on Monty Roberts’ Horsemanship Radio

January 16th, 2019

Can we keep a horse healthy in our restricted forage environment of barns and stalls? Horse’s bodies actually adjust with seasons. Colic, ulcers and laminitis are man-made, but we can prevent them with careful management. 

Dr. Juliet Getty, internationally respected equine nutritionist, shares tips about these topics and more on the award winning Horsemanship Radio. Her recent interview with the show’s host, Monty Roberts’ daughter, Debbie Roberts Loucks, can be heard at http://www.horsemanshipradio.com/2019/01/14/127-by-omega-fields-getty-on-forage-seasoned-rider-magazine/ where she emphasizes how respecting the power of the horse’s instincts can provide a lifetime of health and vitality.   

Check out Episode #127 at minute marker 37.37 to enjoy this 30 minute discussion.  Horsemanship Radio is dedicated to the exploration of good horsemanship throughout the world, offering tips and interviews that explore good horsemanship.

Interviews are also archived at www.gettyequinenutrition.com.

 

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is an independent equine nutritionist with a wide U.S. and international following. Her research-based approach optimizes equine health by aligning physiology and instincts with correct feeding and nutrition practices. Dr. Getty’s goal is to empower the horseperson with the confidence and knowledge to provide the best nutrition for his or her horse’s needs.

Dr. Getty’s fundamental resource book, Feed Your Horse Like a Horse, is available in paperback as well as in hardcover and Kindle versions. All except the Kindle version are available at www.GettyEquineNutrition.com— buy the book there and have it inscribed by the author. Print and Kindle versions are also available at Amazon (www.Amazon.com); find print versions at other online retail bookstores. The seven individual volumes in Dr. Getty’s topic-centered “Spotlight on Equine Nutrition” series are available with special package pricing at her website, and also at Amazon in print and Kindle versions. Dr. Getty’s books make ideal gifts for equestrians!

Find a world of useful information for the horseperson at www.GettyEquineNutrition.com: Sign up for Dr. Getty’s informative, free e-newsletter, Forage for Thought; browse her library of articles and tips; listen to recorded interviews; and purchase recordings of her educational teleseminars and webinars.

Find a variety of quality supplements and whole foods at her online Free Shipping Supplement Store[i]. Reach Dr. Getty directly at gettyequinenutrition@gmail.com.

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Monty Roberts’ New Series on Horses That Fear Spray Bottles

December 31st, 2018

December 31, 2018 Solvang, California: Monty Roberts is the ultimate horse behaviorist. Whether the issue is how to encourage a horse to want to do something, or conversely how to overcome a remedial issue, Monty is called upon by some of the greatest horse persons on earth to help.

Sometimes a horse has lived with a fear issue most of his life. Roberts believes that this is just not fair to the horse, especially if there is an opportunity to overcome that fear.

One of the most common phobias amongst horses are the hissing spray bottles spurting strange smelling liquid in the direction of the horse’s body. If you imagine this from the horse’s viewpoint, it makes sense that the neophobic equine has a problem tolerating this scary moment. Monty tackles this chronic issue in the way he has become famous for: simplicity, common sense and quite a few incremental steps, to be fair to the horse.

In this series Monty starts by using a gentle gelding as a guide in Part 1: Horses Can Learn Through Observation https://montyrobertsuniversity.com/training/2031189169

Part 2: Step by Step Spray Bottle Training

“Show the horse that there is no pain connected to the water spray.” says Monty Roberts.

Part 3: Where to Stand When You Spray Your Horse, demonstrates the steps to habituate the comfortable place a horse finds to overcome his fears of the spray bottle.

“I never stop learning,” says Roberts. “And I don’t want any of my students to stop learning either! I want all of them to be much better than me. We are just scratching the surface of knowing how much horses can teach us.”

Launched in 2009, Monty Roberts and his team developed the first of its kind Equus Online University; an interactive online lesson site that is considered the most effective educational tool for horsemen on the web.  It is established now that this learning system is the most comprehensive globally in horsemanship. It was important to Roberts not only to quantify the language of the horses he calls Equus, but also to share its interpretation with lessons from world renowned horse persons such as Stefan Peters and Jan Ebeling from dressage, Will Simpson from Olympic jumping and Phillip Ralls and Richard Winters from Western Reining.

Since launching, Monty Roberts and many legendary trainers have contributed their knowledge of horsemanship. “Considered a rosetta stone for horse communication, one of gestures like signing for the deaf, online lessons are available 24/7 have contributed greatly to the encouragement and study of non-violent training of horses.” said Roberts. He wants the global impact to spread in his lifetime and encourages interested persons to log on at http://montyrobertsuniversity.com/library and have a free look around.

When Monty Roberts was invited by Queen Elizabeth II in 1989 to demonstrate his understanding of horsemanship, horse training’s 6000 year old tradition was forever changed. Roberts had cracked the code on the communication system horses used to survive for millions of years before humans had domesticated them. Roberts demonstrated concepts that drew a line at pain in training and his life’s goal is to leave the world a better place for horses and for people, too.

Debbie Roberts Loucks, Monty’s daughter, spearheaded the development, “We are first and foremost advocates for keeping horses in people’s lives. The more than 500 video lessons are in categories of Ground Work, from foundational to Advanced, and Ridden Work, from foundational to problem solving. And there is a terrific forum plus a searchable data base of over 600 Questions and Answers from Monty with a handy search bar.”

In 1948 while laying on his belly watching wild mustangs through binoculars in the Nevada desert, the 13-year-old Monty Roberts couldn’t imagine that what he was discovering about horses he would share nearly 70 years later online.

Queen Elizabeth clearly wanted the best for her horses. Whether they were Thoroughbred racehorses, military horses, carriage horses or simply horses she loved to ride, Her Majesty wanted them trained in the most respectful manner possible. The Queen endorsed Monty’s concepts of training horses without violence, causing them to rise to the highest degree of proficiency in their given discipline with the lowest possible stress.

Her Majesty observed five days of Roberts’ causing young horses to accept their first saddle and rider in about 30 minutes. It was then that the Queen requested a book about who Monty Roberts was and why he chose to reverse what had been the traditional ‘breaking’ procedures for 6,000 years. The publishers suggested the book would sell 3,000 to 5,000 copies, but, in fact, Her Majesty watched as Roberts’ first literary challenge reach six and a half million copies.

It has been with the Queen’s encouragement that Monty Roberts has now toured the world demonstrating his principles. In 44 countries Roberts has presented his audiences with over 11,000 horses. About 25 percent have been totally untrained, while 50 percent have been severely beset by behavioral problems. The remaining 25 percent simply refused to load in a trailer or truck used for transportation. All of these were successful in overcoming their given problem.

While tracking wild mustangs in Nevada as a boy, Roberts observed a nonverbal communication between the horses, a silent language he would later call ‘Equus’. Roberts incorporates Equus into his nonviolent training approach called Join-Up®. Roberts first developed Join-Up to help teach horsemen how to stop the cycle of violence typically accepted in traditional horse breaking. Roberts created a consistent set of principles using the horse’s inherent methods of communication and herd behavior.

The result is a willing partnership in which the horse’s performance can flourish to its full potential, rather than exist within the boundaries of obedience. These principles are valuable tools to understanding what motivates horse behavior and increasing effectiveness in any application. Join-Up training methods are most simply expressed in the process of starting raw horses. Without the use of pain or force, the trainer persuades a raw horse to accept a saddle and rider in less than 30 minutes.

Monty Roberts has discovered that these principles are effective as a tool for dealing with many stress-related issues of the human mind. Roberts believes that PTSD is not, in fact, a disorder, but an injury. He states that it should be PTSI. His belief is that injuries heal and most people believe that disorders are challenges that do not tend to heal. Disorders require other forms of dealing with disorders of the human.

With these beliefs in place Roberts has been working with military veterans and first responders in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. More than 1,000 individuals have experienced the engagement of horses in the process of dealing with post-traumatic stress injury. The results of these clinics have been overwhelmingly successful and are gaining momentum throughout the areas where Roberts has conducted his clinics.

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Media Contact: Debbie Loucks

Monty and Pat Roberts, Inc./Join-Up® International

(949) 632-1856

debbie@montyroberts.com

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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.

Monty Roberts has created Join-Up International, a 501c3 non-profit foundation. With his learning center on his Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California, he has produced a growing list of certified instructors globally. These facts insure that Monty will meet his life’s goal which is to leave the world a better place than he found it for horses and for people, too.   www.MontyRoberts.com

Join-Up International Adds Angela Tanner to the Board

December 31st, 2018

December 31, 2018 Solvang, California: Angela Tanner was born and raised in southern California. She attended UCLA, studying Psychology and Business, graduating with College Honors, magna cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa. Before returning to graduate school, she interned at the Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory in Honolulu, Hawai’i, conducting behavioral research studying cognition and communication in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. She returned to UCLA for her doctorate to explore the use of brain mapping techniques (specifically functional MRI) to examine the functional and structural topography of the cognitive processes of learning & memory. Her research focused on using fMRI to study the processes and brain areas involved in forgetting.

After earning her doctorate, Angela spent time volunteering and working at Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California, taking courses in Join-Up and living on the farm in order to volunteer.  Her love of horses and her dedication in supporting nonviolence with animals drew her to a greater involvement by assisting Monty Roberts on a US tour, Equitana in Germany, and a European tour as merchandise manager.

Angela’s work and experiences in the field of neuroscience and across the species she has studied have fueled in her an enduring passion for creating educational experiences that prioritize respect for the individual to optimize learning.  In 2013, she opened The Knox School of Santa Barbara, a school dedicated to gifted and talented children, grades K-8.  The Knox School’s guiding philosophy comes from the idea that learning is optimized when (1) the individual feels safe, appreciated, and supported, (2) when the environment recognizes and respects both gifts and differences, and (3) when the curriculum is relevant and meaningful.

She continues as Executive Director of the School, working both to ensure adherence to the mission of The Knox School, as well as communicating approaches and strategies nationally at conferences.  In 2018, she co-authored a chapter in “Specialized Schools for High-Ability Learners”.

She joins the Join-Up International Board of Directors after attending a program to benefit the non-profit Join-Up International. The Monty Roberts’ Horse Sense & Healing program is a resilience-building workshop for veterans, police, fire, first responders 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).

Join-Up International, Inc is dedicated to promoting gentle, more effective alternatives to violence and force through educational courses and programs that impart Monty Roberts’ concepts of non-violent, trust-building communication. Horses are used as examples and vehicles for this learning process. It is Join-Up International’s intention to leave this world a better place for both horses and humans.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Debbie Loucks

Monty and Pat Roberts, Inc./Join-Up® International

(949) 632-1856

debbie@montyroberts.com

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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.

Photos and Infographic available upon request.

2019 The Ask Monty eNewsletters

December 26th, 2018
[This week’s Ask Monty coming soon!]

April 17. 19 Can you do Join-Up with a bomb proof horse?

April 10. 19 Are you meeting your horse’s needs?

April 3. 19 Is your horse dangerous?

March 27. 19 Do horses enjoy being ridden?

March 20. 19 Who’s using Monty’s methods?

March 13. 19 Will violence in horsemanship ever end?

March 6. 19 Is it safe to ride in a herd?

February 27. 19 Is your horse afraid of some sounds?

February 20. 19 Why would your horse bite you?

February 13. 19 Can you win without a whip?

February 6. 19 Is that horse going to hurt you?

January 30. 19 Are you bullying your horse?

January 23. 19 Is your horse afraid of people?

January 16. 19 Do you kick your horse to make him go forward?

January 7. 19 Is it abusive to carry a crop?

January 2. 19 Do you ride with a whip?

 

 

Consider Year-End Support for Horse Sense & Healing

November 30th, 2018

November 30, 2018, Solvang, California: Join-Up International’s programs are effectively assisting veterans, at-risk youth, animal welfare and education of future trainers of non-violent horse training. Horse Sense & Healing, Lead-Up and a horse gentling program are regularly offered through the Monty Roberts International Learning Center as programs under the non-profit Join-Up International (JUI).

The Learning Center is located in the Santa Ynez valley at Flag Is Up Farms, where amazing successes training dedicated young men and women are achieved to promote Join-Up’s mission. The staff and volunteers are dedicated to promoting and teaching gentle, more effective alternatives to violence, such as trust building communication, through educational courses and clinics, using horses as a vehicle for this process. Violence is never the answer.

JUI has two other important programs, one for veterans, first responders and their families and the other is for at-risk youth. The horses are the barometers of the participants’ emotional control and stress reduction in our Horse Sense & Healing program since 2010. Lead-Up was developed for youth to reduce violence in the community by forming peaceful leaders. Join-Up offers everyone an effective tool to rediscover themselves through the eyes of the horse.

Fulfilling the work of JUI and the Learning Center takes the help of passionate supporters who recognize the importance of education and what it takes to achieve the goals. Join-Up International, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization, tax ID 77-0459889. Gifts are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Here is how to help:

·      Make a donation online at http://www.join-up.org/how-to-help/

·      Call us at 805-688-6288 and consider a monthly giving plan

·      Send a check to Join-Up International PO Box 246, Solvang, California 93464

In addition, you can sponsor a veteran for $3,700/clinic or help eight at risk youths by sponsoring a Lead-Up clinic for $2,000.

A large percentage of annual giving is in the month of December. Any size donation helps these horse programs carry the message of non-violent training.

For more information contact Flag Is Up Farms at (805) 688-6288 or email admin@montyroberts.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

1 on 1 Coaching with Monty Roberts

October 31st, 2018

October 31, 2018, Solvang, California: There were lots of ‘firsts’ in 2018 for Monty Roberts! When Monty opened the first segment of The Movement Symposium in May 2018, students were immediately positively affected by the horses.

This transformative two-day journey helped attendees discover the unique power of horses to find mindfulness, to learn and apply non-violent forms of communication and leadership and to help humans and horses live better lives.

In the arena, presenters and trainers shared their perspectives of the flight animal and how their vocations were changed when they were able to use horses as a metaphor for a better understanding of their work and relationships.

Monty Roberts was deeply impressed with this extraordinary group of presenters who will move you with their stories and lessons of horses transforming humans.

People can now request Monty’s help with their horses, for which Monty is happy to oblige, carrying on his life’s goal to create better lives for horses and people too. Better yet, Monty’s team put together the package of The Movement DVD + Online Video on Demand + 1 Hour of Coaching from Monty for $499

https://montyrobertsshop.com/collections/dvd/products/dvd-digital-stream-coaching-with-monty-the-movement-2018-symposium

Individually, The Movement Online Video is available on Demand for $90 https://vimeo.com/ondemand/152412

Runtime: 429 Minutes

The Movement DVD + Online Video on Demand for $129 https://montyrobertsshop.com/collections/dvd/products/events-the-movement-2018-symposium-dvd

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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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.

April 29-30 2019 The Movement Symposium & Awards Dinner with Monty and Friends

October 31st, 2018

October 31, 2018, Solvang, California: Save the date! Come and discover what horses have to teach us about lowering stress and building trust at The Movement 2019 to be held at Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California, April 29 and 30, 2019. Take a glance at last year’s trailer: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/152412

Tickets for The Movement 2019 may be found here: themovement2019.com

Up to date list of Presenters for 2019:

Monty Roberts – horse trainer, Join-Up concept founder, on how horses teach us and transform our lives
Pat Roberts – artist and horsewoman, on keeping horses in our lives

Certified Monty Roberts Instructors in Horsemanship Gentling Untouched Horses
Dr. William Miller – author, professor, Motivational Interviewing Founder
Kris Robins – LCT from Canada, Motivational Interviewing, Horse Sense and Healing program
And announcing more presenters soon!

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. Last year’s website is a glimpse into the caliber of the international presenters. http://themovement2018.com/  This year’s site will be up as soon as the presenters are confirmed.

Debbie Roberts Loucks is again 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 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 and more.

At the symposium, 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.

Attendees shared:

“A big dream of my 14 year old daughter Lilly came true at Flag Is Up Farms and I appreciated it very much to meet William R. Miller who’s books I read 20 years ago studying medicine in The Netherlands at the University of Maastricht! Thank you very much for this special time and experience!”

“Even though I have watched Monty work with many horses on videos, that first Join-Up with Diego brought me to tears. When I was talking to my friends later they said the same was true for them. Of course watching Monty and the girls work with Diego and the wild horses was my favorite but the other presenters were great too. I learned something valuable from each of them.”

“It was worth the trip from Europe to Flag Is Up Farms! The two days were inspiring, packed with valuable insights based on real experiences; open-heartedly shared among likewise thinking people – a real Movement! It was great being part of it! Thank you!”

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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Photos available upon request

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.