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
BOMBADIL2012 Thoroughbred, gelding, 16.1 hh
A program favorite, Bombadil is a true war horse with an old soul. With 53 starts and over $600,000 in earnings, he knows the meaning of hard work. Bombadil is athletic and has great work ethic. He is soft natured, intelligent and well mannered. He’ll excel as a jumper or eventer but also has the versatility to be a trail or western pleasure horse.

Value: $ 8,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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DAGMOR
DAGMOR2018 Thoroughbred, gelding, 16 hh
Smart and incredibly kind, Dagmor loves being with people. He’s mature, curious, quick to learn and eager to please. With his big frame, he could be an equitation prospect and would do well in a number of disciplines. Dagmor is an easy, uncomplicated ride and is safe for beginners.

Value: $ 8,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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PIPPIN
PIPPIN2019 Thoroughbred, gelding, 15.1 hh
Hello, Mr. Personality! Pippin is always the first to say hello and the last to say goodbye. He has a soft, sweet nature. He’s level-headed and easy under saddle. He’s shown great potential as both a dressage prospect and a trail horse. He was too slow to make it on the track and never raced, retiring uninjured. Pippin has excellent manners and will suit a novice with a trainer, intermediate or advanced.

Value: $ 6,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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PRINCE EARL
PRINCE EARL2015 Thoroughbred, gelding, 16.3 hh
As regal as his name, Prince Earl earned over $250,000 in his short career at the track. Sired by graded stakes winner Paddy O’Prado, Prince Earl shows as much talent off the track as on. He is fun and friendly with loads of character. He has shown promise in a number of disciplines including hunter/jumping, 3-day eventing, dressage or as a quiet trail horse, from novice to advanced.

Value: $ 8,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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SILVAN
SILVAN2018 Thoroughbred, gelding, 15.3 hh
Silvan is very athletic and willing to work. He has a fun personality, splashy good looks. He’s sensitive and powerful, but also very kind with impeccable ground manners. Silvan shows great potential as an eventer, jumper or dressage prospect. He is forward going and would suit an intermediate to advanced rider or a novice with a trainer.

Value: $ 8,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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TINTALLE
TINTALLE2019 Thoroughbred, gelding, 16.1 hh
“3 going on 13”, Tintalle is level-headed both on the ground and under saddle. He has a big heart and fun-loving personality. He’s polite, kind and open-minded, with a willingness to work. Tintalle has a lot of growing to do and his potential is limitless. He simply wasn’t fast enough for the track and retired sound. He is a great all-rounder and will do well as a jumper, eventer, dressage prospect or trail horse. He would suit an intermediate to advanced rider, or a novice with a trainer.

Value: $ 6,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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BUCKLEBERRY
BUCKLEBERRY2014 Thoroughbred, gelding, 15.3 hh
Buckleberry is one of our newest arrivals in the MRTHP. Winning over $540,000 (24 starts) in his racing career, Buckleberry has great work ethic and an eagerness to please. He has just started his re-training program and more information will be available soon.

Value: $ TBA

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

SPARKYVILLE
SPARKYVILLE2016 Thoroughbred, gelding, 15.2 hh
Sparkyville is one of our newest arrivals in the MRTHP. Winning over $347,000 (21 starts) in his racing career, Sparky is confident and willing. He has just started his re-training program and more information will be available soon.

Value: $ TBA

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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