The Introductory Course of Horsemanship is the first step to gaining an in-depth understanding of Monty Roberts’ concepts. The modular format is suitable for students of any age (16+), and all levels of equine experience (your instructor will pair you with horses and tasks suited to your abilities).
In the new, modular format, the course is broken up into 4 x 3-day parts which can be taken in any order at your convenience*.
However, this module can only be taken after successful completion of the other 3 modules.
This module is the final prerequisite for acceptance to take the Introductory Exams and cannot be taken as a stand-alone module, or before completion of the other 3 modules.
Through demonstrations, practical sessions, and classroom discussions you will recap all you have learned in modules 1 to 3, use the combined skills and knowledge learned to complete the ‘full’ Join-Up® (with Join-Up®, Follow-Up® and Long Lining combined) and further explore Monty Roberts’ techniques and how they can improve your horsemanship.
*All 4 modules must be completed at a minimum of 1 each calendar year, over 3 years to qualify for acceptance to take the Introductory Exam.
Following this you will return home to continue practicing what you have learned. By sending us videos you can continue to receive our feedback on your work. On completion of all four modules, you will receive a full study manual and further guidance on preparing for the written and practical exams, at successful completion of which, you will graduate from the Introductory Course and be eligible to take the Advanced Course.