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

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.

GIRLY
GIRLY6 yo, Thoroughbred, mare, 16.1 hh
Girly (World Within, 2015) Girly is a registered thoroughbred, but never raced. She was saved from slaughter by a trainer who facilitated her transfer into the MRTHP adoption program.

Girly is athletic, experienced and willing under any saddle. Despite her color she has no ‘mareish’ traits.

Value: $ 5,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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OUR ROMANCE
OUR ROMANCE5 yo, Thoroughbred, mare, 15.3 hh
Our Romance (2016) was started by Monty Roberts at Flag Is Up Farms in 2018. She had 15 starts in her racing career, with 4 seconds and 3 thirds, winning a total of $60,000. She retired uninjured.

Our Romance is a new arrival. We’ll be assessing and training her over the next couple of weeks and will have more info available soon.

Value: $ 9,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

GLEEFULLY
GLEEFULLY5 yo, Thoroughbred, mare, 16.2 hh
Gleefully (2016) was started and trained by Monty Roberts at Flag Is Up Farms but never raced.

Gleefully is a new arrival. We’ll be assessing and training her over the next couple of weeks and will have more info available soon.

Value: $ 7,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

NAPOLEON
NAPOLEON5 yo, Thoroughbred, gelding, 16.1 hh
Napoleon (Form A Square (GB), 2016) had three starts in his short racing career and retired uninjured.

Napoleon is intelligent and well mannered with a good mind. He is very willing and easy to ride on a loose rein. Playful, soft natured and well rounded, he would excel in many disciplines.

Value: $ 7,000

Adoption Partner: Win Place Home

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