Monty Roberts will spend the summer at Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California teaching and certifying instructors from all over the world. Solvang is wine and horse country, representing world class horsemanship across breeds and disciplines all centered in a beautiful valley in Santa Barbara County.
On July 29 - August 2 Monty will teach the MONTY'S SPECIAL TRAINING: 5 DAYS
This course will give students the opportunity to use Monty's non-violent methods with ‘untouched’ horses. Students will observe and have 'hands-on' lessons according to their levels of skill. They will work in the unique facility, the 'IFA Untouched Gentling Pen,' which is designed for the humane treatment of wild horses, and the safety of horse and handler.
Witness what created a re-direction in horsemanship and open your mind to a whole new perspective on your horse’s methods of communication and behavior. Experience what hundreds of students have discovered at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center; a wonderful learning environment where you will enjoy the staff, meet new friends and return home with a better understanding of your equine companion. Every horse enthusiast can find lessons below to fit their interests.
A unique opportunity to be at Flag Is Up Farms with Monty, watching, asking questions and learning as Monty and a team of his Certified Instructors work with a range of young and remedial horses. By observing this renowned and gifted horseman, you gain first-hand knowledge during demonstrations, lectures and discussions. This class is for the novice, as well as the advanced student, to observe a master at work practicing his discoveries that have changed the horse world internationally.
Monty shares how to communicate with horses in their natural language in various situations during this intensive five-day class. This exclusive format helps you better understand problem solving using Monty’s violence-free training methods. Depending on the horses brought in to train that week, these issues may be a part of the course:
• leadership issues
• ground manners
• teaching to tie
• crossing water (and/or obstacles)
• standing for the farrier
• kicking and biting
• starting a young horse
Spend time with like-minded people absorbing what non-violent communication can be. Enjoy the included lunch daily and share lively discussions with Monty and students from around the world as each day is full with learning.
On August 5-16, Monty will teach the GENTLING WILD HORSES: 10 DAYS
Be part of the experience of horse’s first touch by human hand and of the process, which allows them to be haltered, led, groomed and have their feet picked up. It is a fantastic way to learn more about the nature of the horse, as 'untouched' horses are a very good 'mirror' to learn more about oneself as well. This course is open for everyone, but 'hands-on' sessions will be limited to the skill set of each individual. A Rosette of Accomplishment will be provided upon completing the course.
For a complete description of these demonstrations and clinics, visit website http://www.montyroberts.com/ab_about_monty_calendar/see-monty/ or phone 805-688-6288
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. Roberts has teamed with the Corporate Learning Institute to help transfer the key learning’s from his work to the workplace.
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