Personal Coaching from Monty Roberts, for You and Your Horse

“A good horse trainer can make a horse do what he wants him to do. A great trainer can cause a horse to want to do it.” – Monty Roberts

Perhaps you have seen Monty demonstrate live, or watched a video of his work, during these past 30 years of touring the world. He credits Queen Elizabeth II for encouraging him in 1989 to travel the world sharing his experience and knowledge of training and partnering with horses across disciplines.

Horse & Hound Magazine named Monty Roberts as one of the all-time 50 greatest horsemen. He believes in non-violent, gentle training methods. Monty won eleven world’s championships in the show ring and trained champions the world over.

If you ask Roberts how old he was when he got started in the horse business, he will smile and tell you that he didn’t get into the business until he was 3 or 4, as before that he was busy learning to walk, talk and ride a horse. He has stayed true to his vision for eight decades since discovering that horses respond better when they trust you, then when you cause them pain. At 85, Monty is still loving to learn and he wants to share that wealth of experience, across all disciplines and breeds.

If people would like to consult with the legendary Monty Roberts, or would like to know more about how he can help, call at 805-688-6288 or write to set up an appointment with Monty.

Whether live via an online chat, with a horse or without, or a phone call, Monty enjoys helping people who are seeking to overcome hurdles with their horses or create better sessions with them. Phone calls are fine too, videos are not required. Everyone’s internet speed is different. For all details plus how to upload a 3-5 minute video, sends some photos or questions through ahead, call 805-688-6288 or write

Monty is booking 30 minute and 60 minute coaching sessions.
Possible subjects to cover:

GROUND WORK, foundational, advanced and remedial

  • Why is your horse mis-behaving
  • Forming a better partnership with a horse
  • A well behaved horse is loved forever

RIDDEN WORK, foundational, advanced, discipline specific and problem solving

  • Help for your spooky horse
  • Build your confidence with guidance
  • Perfect practice makes perfect

“My wife Kristen has been showing American Saddlebred horses for many years, and with our new show horse, Monty helped Kristen work through many issues to build his confidence and improve her skills as a rider. Simply amazing, and we are very thankful.”

Jeff Wells


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 Horse Sense and Soldiers aired on Discovery Military in 2010 highlighting the therapeutic effect horses and Monty Roberts’ Join-Up® have on PTSD. Soon after Monty and his team developed the Horse Sense & Healing program for veterans and first responders. Lead-Up International was officially launched worldwide at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center in Solvang, California, in February 2017. The purpose of Lead-Up International is to reduce violence in the community by creating peaceful leaders from vulnerable youth utilizing equine-assisted therapy and non-verbal communication, building trust-based relationships.

Photos available upon request.

Media Contact: Debbie Loucks
Monty and Pat Roberts, Inc.
(949) 632-1856