Recruiting Horses for Scientific Study of Join-Up in the UK

Monty Roberts will be at Sparsholt College to take part in an academic study into the effects of his training method on horses compared with the UK conventional training method. The study will take place from the 22nd of June to the 16th of July and will involve Monty training horses to work under saddle in the same conditions as another person using the UK conventional method.

In order for this study to go ahead we are looking for horses that could be used in the trial. If you have a horse that fits the bill then please get in touch with us and we will happily pass your information on to Monty and his team.

Horses that we are looking for: Preferring 3 and 4 year old (rather not have 5 year old) Geldings, between 15.2 – 16.2 hh, unbroken and never had saddle or bridle on. Warmblood to Thoroughbred type.

In return for the use of your horse, we will endeavor to have your horse riding away at the end of the trial, your horse will receive five-star treatment at the Sparsholt yard, with all inclusive livery free of charge.

If you have any questions regarding this trial or would like your horse to take part please contact a member of the yard team on the below details.

Giulia at or Lou at please put ‘Science Trial’ in the subject line of your email.