Monty Roberts' Introductory Course of Horsemanship [2 weeks]


This intensive 2 weeks course is your chance to study the training methods and concepts of Monty Roberts (Monty & Chris @ Flag 2017)  The aim of the course is to provide you good working knowledge of Monty's concepts, Horse Psychology and behaviour. You will learn through a mixture of classroom and practical sessions. You will learn  Monty's Join-Up techniques, Longlining and how to use the Dually Halter correctly. You will conduct a Psychology project during the course using your project horses.  By the end of the course you will combine all the techniques and know how to preform a "full" Join-Up, as well as have the skills and knowledge to become the trustowrthy leader your horses are looking for, enabling you to overcome issues with leading, loading onto a trailer, standing for the farrier/vet and much much more.  As well as watching your fellow students, you will see Chris demostrate each new practical technique and there will be a number of demo horses during the course. We will cover topics including-  "natural horsemanship", traditional horsemanship, horse psychology, behaviour, learning, biology, nutrition, confirmation, farriery, husbandry and horse prefomance

For those wanting to carry on the learning after the course, and study for the Introductory Certificate Of Horsemanship, the Homestudy option includes an additional 400 pages of manual, which provides you with detailed knowledge of all aspects of horsemanship, including breeding, feeding, nutrition, confirmation, biology, horse preformance and management and of course has very strong emphasis on horse psychology and learning. You also get to attend 1 free Revision Session  for any help with the theory content of the course. Chris also offers the opportunity of becoming 'helper' for the day on courses and you will get a free practical lesson at the end of the course day. Chris will also send out practice exam questions to make sure your revision is on the right track. During the homestudy period, as well as learing the indepth manual, you will complete several months of field study and submit your work to be assessed by Chris. This is your chance to put what you have learnt into practice, and work with as many different "safe" i.e. trained and backed horses as you can. Upon completing your field work you will be invited back to undertake the written and practical exams. Successful completion of which will mean you graduate as a holder of the "Introductory Certificate Of Horsemanship" 

Holders of this certificate are then able to undertake the advance course at Flag Is Up Farms in California. (Picture: Chris awarding Certificate to successful student, July 2017)


Course Details


28th May - 8th June 2018 

3rd September - 14th September 2018

Where: George Green, Nr. Slough
Course Times: 0900-1700
Cost and Study Options

£1000 for the 2 week Course ONLY.

£1500 for 2 week Course + Homestudy Option

15% Discount Offer on Full Payments

10% Discount Offer on 50% Deposit Payments & Balance Payments (due 8 weeks prior to course start date)

PAYMENT PLAN available!!!

Introductory Exam Information HERE



Complete the course Application Form

50% deposit required to secure your place.

50% balance payment due 8 weeks prior to course start date.

FULL PAYMENT 15% Discount available

 All paymet details can be found on the booking form.

Local accommodation list can be provided, please ask if required

Cost Of Course Includes FREE subscription to Monty Roberts Online University