When Monty Roberts was invited by Queen Elizabeth II in 1989 to demonstrate, 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.
Considered the Rosetta Stone of the horse language, of gestures, like signing for the deaf, online lessons available 24/7 have contributed greatly to the encouragement and study of non-violent training of horses.
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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. Roberts and his team developed the first of its kind Equus Online University; an interactive online lesson site that is already being considered the most effective educational tool for horsemen on the web.
Launching in 2009 and adding one new video lesson per week has now firmly established the learning system as the most comprehensive globally. It was important to Roberts to not only quantify the language of the horses he calls Equus, but also to share its interpretation from world renowned horse persons such as Steffan Peters and Jan Ebeling from dressage, Will Simpson from jumping and Phillip Ralls from Western Reining. Since launching, Monty Roberts, Charlotte Bredahl, Ada Gates, Leigh Wills and Richard Winters have all contributed their knowledge of horsemanship.
Considered the Rosetta Stone of the horse language, of gestures, like signing for the deaf, online lessons available 24/7 have contributed greatly to the encouragement and study of non-violent training of horses, the flight animal, said Roberts. He wants the global impact to spread in his lifetime and encourages interested persons to log on at http://montyrobertsuniversity.com/library  to redeem a free pass.
Debbie Roberts Loucks, Monty’s daughter, spearheaded the development, and shared, “We are excited to be a part of the growing population that helps the horses. The 400+ lessons are in categories of Ground Work, from foundational to Advanced, and Ridden Work, from foundational to problem solving.
Adding to that, there is a forum and over 600 Questions and Answers from Monty with a great search application.” 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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