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.

SUPPORT OUR TRANSITION HORSE PROGRAM
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. Please contact us on instructor@montyroberts.com or 805-325-8414 for further information.

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 no vices and currently lives out in a small herd. 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.

Adoption fee: $ 8,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

BUCKLEBURY
BUCKLEBURY2014 Thoroughbred, gelding, 15.3 hh
Winning over $540,000 (24 starts) in his racing career, Bucklebury has great work ethic and an eagerness to please. He’s soft, cuddly and enjoys the company of other horses and people. He is well-tuned to his rider / work partner, making him an excellent show horse in the right hands. He would suit an intermediate rider or novice with a trainer.

Adoption fee: $ 8,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

SPARKY
SPARKY2016 Thoroughbred, gelding, 15.2 hh
Sparky is confident and willing. Winning over $347,000 (21 starts) in his racing career, he has solid work ethic and enjoys being challenged, both mentally and physically. Sparky has a sweet personality and good manners. He has no vices and currently lives out in a small herd. He’s a good all-rounder and would suit an intermediate to advanced rider, or novice with a trainer.

Adoption fee: $ 8,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

BEAUMONT
BEAUMONT2018 Thoroughbred, gelding, 16.2 hh
4 going on 14, Beaumont has a level head and a kind heart. His big, soft teddy bear personality wins the heart of everyone he meets. Beaumont is a lovely mover and a comfortable, smooth ride. He never raced and has no limitations. He has no vices and currently lives out in a small herd. He’s a good all-rounder and would suit an intermediate to advanced rider, or novice with a trainer.

Adoption fee: $ 8,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

EOMER
EOMER2019 Thoroughbred, gelding, 16 hh
Eomer (ay-oh-mer) is sweet, gentle and quiet. Wise beyond his years, he is level-headed and trustworthy. Retired before ever making it to the races. Eomer would be ideal for someone looking for a project to take their time with, and could go in any direction. His “daisy-cutter” trot and compact build could make him ideal in the Hunter ring, but his easy-going nature could also find a future in Western Pleasure or trail.

Adoption fee: $ 8,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

SALAH
SALAH2016 Thoroughbred, gelding, 15.2 hh
Salah had 23 starts in his four-year career, placing 9 times before retiring. Our newest arrival, we’re still getting to know Salah and giving him time to unwind. We’ll have more information available soon.

Adoption fee: $ 12,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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