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Private & Corporate Events
Monty and Pat Roberts offer an enriching experience for your team building exercise, incentive trip, or corporate assembly. In the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley with its year-round fair weather, your team will experience a one hour demonstration of Monty Roberts’ force-free training methods called Join-Up®.
You will see that with horses, as with humans, these methods are psychological. Your team will witness a unique lesson in the value of trust-based relationships and communication. A delicious ranch style barbecue follows, offering the perfect opportunity to discuss the application of these philosophies in your workplace.
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Monty first developed Join-Up® to stop the cycle of violence typically accepted in traditional horse breaking. Convinced there must be a more effective and gentle method, Monty created these 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, bridle and rider. Working in a round pen, one begins Join-Up® by making large movements and noise as a predator would and begins driving the horse to run away. She then gives the horse the option to flee or Join-Up®.
Join-Up methods rely on horse and trainer establishing a bond of communication and trust. The principles found in Join-Up offer valuable tools for all other work. Riders, trainers, veterinarians, vet techs, farriers, barn managers – virtually anyone handling horses – can use these methods to increase their effectiveness in helping horses fulfill their potential.
Join-Up® Corporate Course
Imagine if every conversation in your organization resulted in an immediate improvement in performance… where people wanted to change and they felt valued in the process.
At the heart of Monty’s methods is a belief that with trust you will gain cooperation, with listening you will spark motivation, and with understanding you will know how to coach people to perform at their best. That’s what the Join-Up®Corporate Course is all about.
Monty has found that Join-Up® works equally well in the corporate world as on the ranch. At the heart of Monty Roberts’ methods is a belief that with trust you will gain cooperation, that with listening you will spark motivation. In his work with over 250 major companies, including American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Dean Witter, Disney, Hallmark, John Deere, the CIA Polygraph Division and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Monty has seen that managers at organizations where people want to change and feel valued in the process, who apply his techniques for establishing a relationship of trust, respect and communication, elicit peak performance from their teams.