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 email@example.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.
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
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