MONTY ROBERTS’

MUSTANG & TRANSITION HORSE PROGRAM

Horses in Transition

Each year, hundreds of thousands of good horses find themselves in transition of career or ownership. And each year, a growing number of these horses end up at risk of inhumane treatment. It’s time for all of us to come together and play a role in changing their story and fate.

Research by the ASPCA indicates there are over 1.2 million homes that have both the perceived resources and desire to house an unwanted horse. This number greatly exceeds the approximately 200,000 unwanted horses living each year in the United States.

However, a lack of high-quality training for remedial issues and wild / feral horses is one of the most consistent, ongoing needs for horses in transition. A well-trained, safe and pleasant horse has a much higher adoption rate, lower length of stay in a shelter and a higher likelihood of staying safe for life.

Monty Roberts at Flag Is Up Farms, Solvang, California, with Mustangs, Chief and Beauty

A Monty Roberts Solution

This is where the Monty Roberts’ Mustang & Transition Horse Program (MRTHP) comes in. By utilizing Monty Roberts’ world-renowned gentle and effective training techniques including Join-Up and his patented humane gentling facility, Monty and his team at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center (MRILC) are gentling and starting unbacked horses from our adoption partners and working through remedial issues with others. All of the horses are desensitized to a variety of objects and stimuli – to make them safe and willing partners for their future owners.

For almost 25 years the MRILC has been dedicated to promoting and teaching gentle, effective alternatives to violence and force during the starting and training of horses. And students visiting the MRILC will have an opportunity to work with the horses in the MRTHP program – learning the Monty Roberts methodology and how to practically apply it to working with horses.

Monty Roberts at Flag Is Up Farms, Solvang, California, with Mustangs, Chief and Beauty

Horses Available to Adopt

All 9 horses in our pilot program (featured below) are available for adoption. Please check back regularly for updates on our horse adoption details.

LEGOLAS
LEGOLAS6 yo, Thoroughbred, gelding, 16.3 hh
Solid athletic build. Good mind. Excellent conformation with straight legs. Sure footed. Experienced under saddle. Forward going.

Monty suggests he would do well in: Jumping, Eventing, Dressage, Trail and more.

Value: $5,000

SALTY
SALTY9 yo, Thoroughbred, gelding, 16 hh
Intelligent. Strong. Well mannered. Good mind. Very willing. Ridden on a loose rein. Had a very successful racing career (29 races). Well rounded.

Monty suggests he would do well in: Western Dressage, Jumping, Eventing, Trail.

Value: $6,000

PRINCE
PRINCE4 yo, Thoroughbred, gelding, 16.2 hh
Gentle natured. Comfortable ride. Soft mouth. Eager to learn. Never raced. Recently started by Monty. Going well under saddle.

Monty suggests he would do well in: Jumping, Eventing, Polo, Polocrosse, Trail, Companion, Therapy.

Value: $3,000

PAPRIKA
PAPRIKA5 yo, Thoroughbred, mare, 16.1 hh
Strong, athletic build with a big motor. Sweet natured. Successful racer. Quick off the leg. Generous and forward going. All rounder.

Monty suggests she could do well in: Polo, Eventing, Gymkhana, Pleasure, Trail.

Value: $5,000

LILY
LILY4 yo, Thoroughbred, mare, 15.3 hh
Athletic. Willing under any saddle. Eager to learn. Generous nature. Experienced under saddle.

Monty suggests she could do well in: Polo, Eventing, Dressage.

Value: $5,000

PEYTON
PEYTON5 yo, Thoroughbred, mare, 15.3 hh
Quiet and sweet natured. Will make an excellent kid’s horse in the right hands.

Monty suggests she could do well in: Pleasure, Trail, Companion, Therapy.

Value: $3,000

SHAKIRA
SHAKIRA4 yo, Thoroughbred, mare, 16.3 hh
Magnificent conformation. Gliding movement. Solid build. Sure footed. Willing. Experienced under saddle. 3 lovely paces. A real gem!

Monty suggests she could do well in: Eventing, Jumping, Dressage, Polo.

Value: TBA

APPLE
APPLE4 yo, American Saddlebred, mare, 15.3 hh
Sensitive and sweet. Recently started by Monty. Her gait will make a comfortable ride. Will come along nicely in the program.

Monty suggests she could do well in: Pleasure, trail.

Value: $5,000

MARIPOSA
MARIPOSA9 yo, Appendix QH, mare, 15.2 hh
Has a big heart and quiet nature. Learning to trust. Eager to learn. Will make a great kid’s horse in the right hands.

Monty suggests she could do well in: Gymkhana, Jumping, Pleasure, Trail, Companion.

Value: $1,000

EMAIL US ON INSTRUCTOR@MONTYROBERTS.COM FOR FURTHER ADOPTION INFORMATION