The Introductory Course is your chance to study the training methods and concepts of Monty Roberts. For those with little or no horse experience or people that are wanting to overcome a “fear” of horses, we recommend prior participation in the Horsemanship 101 class.
The aim of the course and the “homestudy” element is to provide you with a good overall knowledge of all aspects of horsemanship, including breeding, feeding, nutrition, horse preformance and management and of course has a very strong emphasis on horse psychology and learning. Through a combination of practical “hands on horse” round pen work, demonstrations and classroom based theory work you will gain a valuable insight into Monty’s methods, including Join-Up, Dually Halter work and long lining.
The first step to becoming a Certified Monty Roberts Instructor can be acheived in the UK and requires the following:-
Completion of either the 2-week Introductory Course
or all of the individual course modules
Successful completion of these three steps will give you the Monty Roberts Introductory Certificate of Horsemanship which is the only certificate in Monty’s methods available outside the US & is offered by all of Monty’s Instructors.
Graduates of this Introductory Course are then able to continue their education by completing the 3 week Advanced Course at Flag Is Up Farms.
After a period of Homestudy and video submission, once your work is up to scratch you are invited to take the Advanced exams, and assessed constantly by Monty!
If successful, you may be, upon personal selection by Monty, offered the 3 months Instructors’ Internship at Flag is Up Farms… If you complete this, and your work has reached the standard required you will join the select few Certified Instructors worldwide.
Only Certified Instructors are able to teach, demonstrate and advertise their services for monetary gain. The only Instructors licensed and certified by Monty Roberts in the UK are on this List, if they’re not here they are not instructors