THE MOVEMENT 2020

Superpowers, Science & Synergies

Meet Our Presenters

In Addition to Certified Instructors from all over the World

Monty Roberts

Horse trainer, Join-Up Concept Founder, Honorary Ph.D.

Monty Roberts is renowned for his horse training abilities across disciplines. Known for his New York Times bestselling autobiography, The Man Who Listens to Horses, Monty started a revolution over nearly 30 years ago in horse training, away from the traditional methods of ‘breaking’ horses. He received an MVO from Queen Elizabeth II for his work with horses and humans together. Horse and Hound Magazine named Monty as one of the Top 50 All Time Greatest Horsemen. He is the creator of the world-renowned and revolutionary equine training technique called Join~Up®. Monty shares his message that “Violence is never the answer.” He 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. Monty continues to tour the world demonstrating concepts using the nature of horses to get breakthrough results in training and better ways to partner with our equine friends.

Quote: "A good horse trainer can get a horse to do what he wants him to do. A great trainer can get a horse to want to do it."

Monty Roberts

Horse trainer, Join-Up Concept Founder, Honorary Ph.D.

Temple Grandin, PhD

Professor Animal Sciences / Colorado State University

Dr. Temple Grandin was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Temple’s achievements are remarkable because she was an autistic child. At age two she had no speech and all the signs of severe autism. Fortunately, her mother defied the advice of the doctors and kept her out of an institution. Many hours of speech therapy, and intensive teaching enabled Temple to learn speech. As a teenager, life was hard with constant teasing. Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer.

Dr. Temple Grandin obtained her B.A. at Franklin Pierce College in 1970 and in 1975 she earned her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University. She was awarded her Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989 and is currently a Professor at Colorado State University.

Ms. Grandin has published several hundred industry publications, book chapters and technical papers on animal handling plus 63 refereed journal articles in addition to ten books. She currently is a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University where she continues her research while teaching courses on livestock handling and facility design. Her book, Animals in Translation was a New York Times best seller and her book Livestock Handling in Transport, now has a fourth edition which was published in 2014. Other popular books authored by Dr. Grandin are Thinking in Pictures, Emergence Labeled Autistic, Animals Make us Human, Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach, The Way I See It, and The Autistic Brain.

Dr. Grandin has received numerous awards including the Meritorious Achievement Award from the Livestock Conservation Institute. Her work has also been recognized by humane groups and she received several awards. HBO released a movie about Temple’s early life and career with the livestock industry. The movie received seven Emmy awards, a Golden Globe, and a Peabody Award. In 2011, Temple was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

Dr. Grandin is a past member of the board of directors of the Autism Society of America. She lectures to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. on her experiences with autism. Articles and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, People, Time, National Public Radio, 20/20, The View, and the BBC. She was also honored in Time Magazines 2010 “The 100 Most Influential People in the World.”

Favorite quote “…concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well…” Stephen Hawking

Temple Grandin, PhD

Professor Animal Sciences / Colorado State University

Dave Mochel

Author, Teacher, Coach, CEO of Applied Attention

Dave teaches people how to live, love, work, and lead peacefully and powerfully. After a career teaching neuroscience, human development, and mindfulness, Dave founded Applied Attention Coaching and Consulting to help executives, athletes, educators, and parents apply principles and practices for focusing attention and energy where it matters most. He has served as a lecturer at Stanford’s School of Health and Human Performance, survived cancer twice, partnered with an amazing woman for 27 years, and raised two kind and thoughtful young men.

Favorite quote: "Mindfulness is an encounter with life, not an escape from it." ~ me

Dave Mochel

Author, Teacher, Coach, CEO of Applied Attention

Rick Lamb, PhD

Writer, Producer, Host

Rick Lamb, Ph.D. is a writer and producer best-known for hosting The Horse Show with Rick Lamb on American television and radio. He’s written three books: The Revolution in Horsemanship (co-authored by Robert M. Miller, D.V.M.), Horse Smarts for the Busy Rider, and Human to Horseman. Rick holds four academic degrees in subjects related to learning and technology. He is also an accomplished musician. Rick and his wife, Diana, live just outside Phoenix, Arizona.

Favorite Quote: “You may love riding motorcycles, but your Harley doesn’t nicker at you in the morning.” (Rick Lamb, The Revolution in Horsemanship, page 313)

Rick Lamb, PhD

Writer, Producer, Host

Denise Heinlein

Horse Trainer and Monty Roberts Certified Instructor

Denise Heinlein discovered her passion for horses at a very early age and started to ride when she was 5 years old. After completing a school for foreign languages and interpretation, she went traveling and spent time learning from different performance horse western trainers in Canada, Austria and Germany. Since 2006 Denise has been learning from Monty himself and different Certified Instructors in Germany, Portugal, Netherlands and England.
She has studied Equine Communication Science in Germany and from 2008 to 2009 Denise worked riding starters and remedial horses. In November of 2009 Denise realized her goal of becoming an instructor of Monty’s methods and is now spreading the concepts of Monty’s non-violent approach. Denise gained experience as resident instructor at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center in California, teaching courses. She has also taught in Germany, Argentina and India where she shared her knowledge of horse behavior and held the first Monty Roberts Course in Asia.

Denise recently founded the non-profit organization “Equus” in Germany to help post traumatic victims through Monty’s Horse Sense & Healing program and youth at risk through the Lead-Up program. Her goal is to create awareness and respectful interactions between Horses and Humans but also Humans to Humans.

Denise Heinlein

Horse Trainer & Monty Roberts Certified Instructor

Ashley Mancuso

Dressage Rider & Yoga Instructor

Ashley Mancuso is a horse trainer, USDF Silver Medalist dressage rider, film maker and certified yoga instructor who uses yoga to facilitate a better connection between horse and rider. Ashley is a FSU Media Communications graduate with an interest in environmental advocacy films. Her short film, “Cobra”, received Best Festival Short, Best Music Video, and at the Equus International Film Festival. The short film is based on the transformation of a Marsha Hartford Sapp's wild mustang, "Cobra" from a three strikes, unadoptable mustang to a World Champion Dressage Horse. Ashley plans to continue her study of horses and the application of yoga in gentling, dressage, and remedial horse training.

“It is not good enough to get your horse to do what you want. It is far better to cause your horse to want to do it.”
-- Monty Roberts

Ashley Mancuso

Dressage Rider & Yoga Instructor

More presenters and detailed agenda to be announced soon!