Kreutzer is a woman that believes in Monty Roberts' non-abusive
methods. She uses them every day when dealing with both animals
and people and knows that they hold the key to restoring successful
channels of communication.
in Australia, Sarah, 30, was raised with horses, in fact she
could probably ride long before she could walk. Her mother
ran the local riding stables and so a career in the equine
world seemed the most natural path to follow.
studied hard gaining a National Certificate in the Management
of Horses from agricultural college, British Horse Society
qualifications and a National Certificate in Agriculture.
was not until some years later that Sarah made contact with Monty
Roberts after reading his inspirational book, The Man Who Listens
To Horses. The horseman's ethos seemed to be particularly relevent
to Sarah who, at the time, was struggling to come to terms with
the death of a close friend, killed in a tragic riding accident.
I read the book, I couldn't wait to go out and do it. I had been
through a pretty bad time and his way of thinking made me take a
completely fresh look at things." says Sarah.
couldn't wait to get out there and try it. I signed up for a ten
week course in this country before I was chosen to go to America
to train at Monty's Californian ranch."
there, there was no looking back. Sarah worked hard, often for up
to ten hours a day, soaking up as much information as she could.
discovered muscles in my body I didn't know existed," she says
with a smile. "I got kicked in the leg and thrown off by horses
that reared and bucked. It was a fantastic learning experience for
later went on to become an certified instructor herself and became
part of the development team that wrote the certified courses run
by the Monty Roberts organisation.
her return to North Yorkshire, Sarah used her skills and knowledge
to establish Learning To Listen, bringing Monty's methods to the
north of England and Scotland.
company provides the opportunity to gain Monty Roberts Introductory
Courses in Horsemanship without having to travel to California.
She also offers, lessons, training, clinics and home visits, working
on either on a group or individual basis and lectures at colleges
also believes in applying non-abusive methods of communication
based on mutual trust, respect and partnership to people.
Learning To Listen now offers a Person 2 Person service where
Sarah and her team operate a social programme for young people
and children with emotional and behavioural problems.
"All our work is underpinned by time and patience - it
is very humbling to see tthe kids' behaviour improve as their
self-esteem and confidence grows." she says.
Kreutzer can be contacted by phoning: 01765 689368 or emailing:
the Monty Roberts Learning Centre on Stand No. 53 at the British
Equine Event, 2nd & 3rd November 2002