Becoming a Monty Roberts Certified Instructor
“The major source of satisfaction that I received from working with horses is the verification by the horses of what my work means to them.” ~ Monty Roberts
Becoming a Monty Roberts Instructor provides unique skills in the equine industry, learning to train in the absence of violence – with excellent performance too. The steps involved in becoming a Monty Roberts Certified Instructor are listed below and on this downloadable infographic.
Begin with the Introductory Course of Horsemanship: 2 weeks of horse work and classroom study at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center (MRILC). Also available as 4 x 3-day modular courses. Learn the Join-Up® method, Dually™ halter skills, long lining, herding exercises, trailer loading as well as equine psychology, physiology and nutrition. All skill levels are welcome.
Next step is distance learning, practice and field study at home with video assessment provided by the MRILC, helping determine readiness to take the Introductory Course exams.
Return to the MRILC for the exam. Passing the exam provides the opportunity to take the Advanced Horsemanship Course.
The Advanced Horsemanship Course can only be taken at the MRILC and consists of 3 weeks of training unstarted and untouched horses as well as remedial ones, and the in-depth study of equine psychology.
Again, distance learning, practice and field study at home with video assessment provided by the MRILC, helping determine readiness to take the Advanced Course exams at the MRILC.
On successful completion of the Advanced Exams selected students may be invited for the Instructor Training Program.
This training program has been created for students wishing to become Certified Instructors in the Monty Roberts methodology. Monty Roberts Certified Instructors are qualified to teach Join-Up® and Long-Lining classes worldwide as well as the Monty Roberts Introductory Course and Horsemanship 101 classes.
The Instructor Training Program consists of a minimum of three months at Flag Is Up Farms, during which time you will assist with teaching and learn the skills necessary to run your own business. Resident Instructors will guide you through this process, and Monty will check your progress regularly. Monty and his Certifying Committee will regularly assess your skills, and depending on your progress after the initial 12-week training period, you may need to complete further training or be ready to graduate and join the exclusive and limited ranks of Monty Roberts Certified Instructors.