Staff Report

The ability of horses to reduce stress and build trust will be the topic of “The Movement,” a seminar May 23-24 at Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang.

“This two-day event is part symposium and part festival and will be lots of fun for those who appreciate horses. The Movement is the perfect environment for connecting with peers who know that horses have a lot to teach,” said Pat Roberts, wife of Monty Roberts and co-host of the event. “You will learn how Monty keeps stress out of his life with horses, and how to develop the motivation and resilience to achieve your life’s goals.”

Monty Roberts, the New York Times bestselling author of “The Man Who Listens to Horses” will share his life story about overcoming barriers, motivating oneself and lowering stress levels to achieve goals.

Other presenters include artists, a variety of horse trainers, authors, professors, an agility dog trainer, a film industry leader, an equestrian photographer, and noted horsewomen.

At the workshop, Roberts and his certified instructors will work with a range of young and remedial horses. There will be demonstrations on how to communicate with horses in their “natural language” in various situations.

For more information, go to or contact Flag Is Up Farms at 805-688-6288 or email