Bond With Your Horse
MRILC Approved Courses:
INTRODUCTORY CERTIFICATION | JOIN-UP® | LONG LINING
Please note the following courses can be arranged for a date to suit you, if you can organise a minimum of 3 people to attend the course.
The Introductory Course is the first step to gain an in-depth understanding
of Monty’s concepts. Students from various equine backgrounds are welcome to
take part, as there are no prerequisites.
The Introductory Course is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge in general horsemanship in the basics of horse performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition, with a strong emphasis on horse psychology. As the foundation of Monty’s work and a prerequisite for the Advanced Course, you will learn the method of Join-Up® as it relates to various environments. You will have the opportunity to build your skills in Dually™ halter work, long lining, herding exercises and loading.
The training begins with two weeks of hands-on experience as well as theories in horse psychology. Following this you will return home to complete several months of distance learning modules and field study (submitted via videotape every other month). It is during the field study period that you learn about horse performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition through a distance-learning program. Then you will return for practical and written exams, at the successful completion of which you will graduate from the Introductory Program.
Graduates of the Introductory Course are offered the opportunity to continue their education by completing the Advanced Course in the US and, upon personal selection by Monty, the Instructors’ Internship. Only Certified Instructors are able to teach, demonstrate and advertise their services for monetary gain.
Course hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 4.30pm Lunch: 12- 1.30pm
Cost: £1100 Exam Price: £500 (plus £100 for a Monty Roberts signed certificate (if desired), payable directly to Monty Roberts)
Max participants: 5 Horses are provided for this course but your own horse is also welcome (livery charges apply of £10 per night).
It is also possible to take the Introductory course in modular form by
undertaking the following courses, in this order: Join-Up Clinic (4 days),
Long Lining (2 days) and the 2nd week of the Introductory course (5 days - £500).
Course hours: 9am - 4pm Lunch: 12- 1.30pm Cost: £550 Max participants: 5 Children welcome if accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. Horses are provided for this course but your own horse is also welcome (livery charges of £10 per night apply).
The Join-Up® course is a four-day introduction to the language of 'Equus' and offers you a solid understanding of the signs and reciprocal gestures of the language of horses. Over the four days you will discover the importance of body language, breathing, spatial awareness and the effect of your intentions when in the presence of a horse. Beginning to understand and create a trust-based relationship with your horse will provide a valuable foundation for any equine discipline.
You will learn Monty's concepts through demonstrations, discussions, video and practical hands-on exercises and round pen work. As a student you will be familiarized with the first steps of Monty's Join-Up® process, which teaches humans to communicate with horses using their natural body language.
During the summer months the theory part of this course will be during the afternoons with practical sessions in the mornings, to avoid being outside in the heat of the day.
Horse Psychology Theory
Horse Psychology Theory (cont)
Horse Psychology Theory
Course hours: 9.30- 4pm Lunch: 12.30- 2pm Cost: £220 Max participants: 5 Children welcome if accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. Horses are provided for this course but your own horse is also welcome (livery charges apply of £10 per night).
Effective long-lining will bring your horse into balance, enhance their outline, and prepare them both physically and psychologically for further learning. This unique, easy to learn technique combines Monty's Join-Up® communication concepts with the effectiveness of long lining. These three days are designed to provide any horse advocate or owner with the knowledge of why double line training is so valuable and the practical tools to apply this knowledge.
Long Lining Introduction (discussion)
Long lining: In the round pen with a variety of
horses: practical session
If possible please contact Jo by email to book your course. Please include all your details, the course that interests you, if you will be bringing a horse (please see livery charges), if you require accommodation and the dates of your visit. Jo will then send you a booking form to complete and post to her, with your deposit, to secure your place on the course.
25% deposit required on booking to secure your place. This
deposit is non-refundable.
The balance of payment is required 4 weeks prior to your course.
Our cancellation charges are as follows:
More than 4 weeks prior to the course: deposit only
Within 4 weeks of the course: 100%
Payment: cash, cheques and bank transfers are accepted. We cannot accept debit or credit cards.
We will shortly update this section with a selection of B&B accomodation in the area.
We are based near the lovely North Wales village of Llanfair Talhaiarn. Please refer to the Location tab for full details and directions.