Monty Roberts Introductory Course of Horsemanship – Modular Format
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*.
Module 1: First Steps to Monty Roberts’ Methods
This module introduces you to Equus – the horses’ natural communication system, and how using Equus can build a willing, non-violent partnership with your horse. It also focuses on effective use of the Dually® Halter – how timing and consistency are key to improving your ground- and ridden- work.
Through demonstrations, practical sessions, and classroom discussions you will gain insight into the psychology and physiology of the horse, and hands-on experience to improve the relationship with your horse(s) at home.
How the Dually® Halter can be used to improve the relationship with your horse
Equus – the horses’ natural communication system, and how we can use it to build a willing, trusting partnership with our horse
Balance lines and driving a horse with your body
Fitting a bridle on a difficult horse
Fly spraying a sensitive horse
Washing your horse – the stress-free way
Protecting your horse – wraps, boots etc.
A brief introduction to Join-Up®
And more …
This module can be taken as a stand-alone tool to improve your communication and relationship with your horse, or as a step towards completing the Introductory Course of 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.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Contact us for an offline booking or further information.
Booking a Course
Once you have placed the order for your space in the upcoming course, our Monty Roberts Certified Instructors will contact you to confirm receiving the order and also answer any questions you may have regarding participation. We will also provide additional enrollment paperwork which will need to be filled out and submitted prior to attending.
While accommodations are not provided onsite, we do have connections with many local area hotels in Solvang, and Buellton. Please review our Transportation and Accommodation worksheet found here.
Monty Roberts Online University
Included in the course is a three-month subscription to Monty Roberts’ Online University. This online learning tool will support your continuing education in Monty’s methods. If you are currently an Online University member, we will extend your subscription at the end of the course.