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.

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

Horses Available to Adopt

After the initial success of our 60-day pilot program, we have continued our re-training program indefinitely. All of the horses featured below are available for adoption, with new horses arriving regularly.

BOMBADIL
BOMBADIL9 yo, Thoroughbred, gelding, 16.1 hh
A program favorite, Bombadil is a true war horse with an old soul. With 53 starts and over $600K in earnings, he knows the meaning of hard work, but is looking for a quieter lifestyle. He’ll do well as a lower level hunter/jumper, trail, or western pleasure horse. Whatever the discipline, he’ll be a gem.

Value: $ 8,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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DAGMOR
DAGMOR3 yo, Thoroughbred, gelding, 16 hh
This boy is just waiting for his forever home. Smart and incredibly kind, Dagmor loves being with people. He’s curious, eager to learn and eager to please. With his big frame, he could be an equitation prospect. He’s just starting his retraining, and is excited about his new life.

Value: $ 8,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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EAGLE
EAGLE7 yo, Thoroughbred, gelding, 16 hh
Everyone falls in love with this gelding, due to his even temperament and flashy good looks. His fancy movements and competitive nature make us think he’d love to explore the jumper ring. Eagle is smart, looking for a partner, not a master, and would be best suited in a home willing to keep him stimulated and engaged.

Value: $ 8,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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GLEEFULLY
GLEEFULLY6 yo, Thoroughbred, mare, 16.2 hh
Gleefully (2015) was started and trained by Monty Roberts at Flag Is Up Farms. She had 3 starts in her racing career, with one first and one second. She retired uninjured.

Gleefully is sweet natured and willing. She’s quick off the leg, generous and forward going. With a strong athletic build she’s excellent all rounder and will likely excel in a number of disciplines.

Value: $ 7,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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HERCULES
HERCULES5 yo, Thoroughbred, gelding, 16 hh
Super kind, gentle, and sensitive, Hercules is ready to be someone’s new best friend. He’s got more go than woah, and with his powerhouse behind, he has a lot of potential for a number of disciplines.

Value: $ 8,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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PIPPIN
PIPPIN2 yo, Thoroughbred, gelding, 15.1 hh
Hello, Mr. Personality! Pippin is always the first to say hello and the last to say goodbye. He was too slow to make it on the track and never raced, but has the potential to go in any direction, so long as it’s FUN. He’s level-headed, with an adventure mindset that would serve him well as an eventer, jumper, or hunter.

Value: $ 6,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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SILVAN
SILVAN3 yo, Thoroughbred, gelding, 15.3 hh
He’s earned the nickname “Maserati” because of his fun personality, splashy good looks and obvious engine. He’s sensitive and powerful, but also very kind. This gelding is super excited about starting a new career, and we think he’d be an amazing eventer. He likes to be stimulated and loves to learn and with his willing attitude, Oh the Places He’ll Go.

Value: $ 8,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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TINTALLE
TINTALLE2 yo, Thoroughbred, gelding, 16.1 hh
Tintalle has a big heart and fun loving personality. He shows maturity for his age. He wasn’t fast enough for the track and retired sound. He’s polite, kind and open-minded, and definitely wants to learn. Tintalle has a lot of growing to do, but his potential is limitless.

Value: $ 6,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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