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Flag is Up Farms

Flag is Up Farm is located on a gorgeous Santa Ynez Valley 150-acre spread, where guests can experience the pleasure and privilege of visiting the West’s most famous horse trainer’s corral and home.

Over 300 thoroughbreds thrive at Monty’s ranch, where many of today’s famous champions have been trained. Monty Roberts and his wife, Pat, provide a true western welcome at their “Flag is up Farms”.

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Santa Barbara Style Lunch

Guests will enjoy a true Santa-Barbara style BBQ lunch that will take place at the Roberts’ Hacienda. Guests will experience a western “ambience” while dining at picnic tables draped with western style linens.

Lunch includes:

  • Authentic Oak-Pit Barbecue with Tri-Tip of Beef, Chicken and Pork
  • Monty’s Famous Chili Beans
  • Tossed Green Salad
  • Grilled Garlic
  • French Bread
  • Apple Pie with Ice Cream Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffee, Soda and Bottled Water
  • Demonstration

    Guests will watch the “Join-Up” technique in person. A yearling learns to accept blanket, saddle, and rider in less than a half an hour, a process that conventionally takes weeks for a horse to accept. The “Join-Up” technique uses quiet, patient talking to the horses to allow the horse to choose tryst and “join” with the trainer. Guests will witness a truly unique lesson in the value of trust-based relationships and communication.

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