An invitation to join Join-Up
Monty first developed Join Up® to stop the cycle of violence typically accepted in traditional horse breaking and training. Convinced there must be a more effective and gentle method, he created a non violent training system using the horse’s own methods of communication and herd behaviour now known worldwide as Join–Up. The objective of Join-Up is to create a willing “partnership” in which the horse’s performance can flourish to its full potential, rather than exist within the boundaries of forced obedience.
The Join- Up training method relies on horse and owner or trainer establishing a bond of mutual communication, respect and trust. “You must come to understand that we as horsemen can do very little to teach the horse, what we can do is to create a safe and comfortable environment in which he can learn”.
The principles found in Join-Up provide a non violent basis for all work with horses by Riders, Trainers, Veterinarians, Vet Techs, Farriers and Stud Managers – virtually anyone who works with horses can use these methods to increase their understanding and effectiveness in helping horses fulfil their potential.
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To find out more about Monty Roberts visit the official US site here