Monty Roberts’ Introductory Course of Horsemanship

This intensive course is your chance to study the training methods and concepts of Monty Roberts & begin your study towards gaining the Monty Roberts Introductory Certificate of Horsemanship

This course will provide you with good all round working knowledge of Monty’s world famous concepts, with a particular focus towards in-depth horse Psychology, behaviour and learning. Through a mixture of classroom and practical sessions you will learn Monty’s Join-Up techniques, and why Join-Up applies to all interactions you have with your horses, you will begin to appreciate how there’s so much more going on than first appears. You’ll learn how to correctly Longline and why it should be part of the ongoing training of every horses…  how to use the Dually Halter correctly and how to structure your training sessions to set your horse up for success.

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 trustworthy partner your horses are looking for, enabling you to overcome any issues with leading, loading onto a trailer, standing for the farrier/vet and much, much more. Plus why each of these training or “problem” areas can be overcome using 2 very simple principles.

As well as watching your fellow students, you will see Chris demonstrate each new practical technique. We will cover topics including-  “natural” horsemanship, traditional horsemanship, horse psychology, behaviour, learning, biology, nutrition, confirmation, farriery, husbandry, breeding and horse performance.

For those wanting to carry on the learning after the course, and study for the Introductory Certificate Of Horsemanship, the Home-study option includes an additional 500+pages of manual, which provides you with detailed knowledge of all aspects of horsemanship, including breeding, feeding, nutrition, confirmation, biology, horse performance and management and of course has very strong emphasis on horse psychology and learning. We run regular Revision Sessions for any help with the theory and practical 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 home study period, as well as learning the in-depth 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. With Chris guiding you each step of the way to improve your skills & confidence to get you to exam passing standard.

The homestudy package can be purchased separately at anytime if you initially opt to take just the course or if you are taking it via the Modular Option or change your mind later..

Upon completing your field work you will be invited back to undertake the written and practical exams. The exams & courses can either be taken with Chris or with any Certified instructor around the world. Successful completion of the exams will mean you graduate as a holder of the “Introductory Certificate Of Horsemanship” This is the only Certification/qualification you can obtain in Monty’s methods outside of the US (and you can study with any of Monty’s licensed instructors) once a holder of this certificate you can undertake further Advanced Courses & study at Monty’s Home, Flag Is Up Farms in California.

Horses and equipment is provided, it is not possible to bring your own horses to the course.



Course Details


7-18th October (weekdays only, break on weekend) (sold out)


Secure your place with deposit payment, balance due 8 weeks prior to course start date)

19-30th May (weekdays only, break on weekend)

1-12th September (weekdays only, break on weekend)

Contact Us for last minute availability if courses are showing as sold out  

Where:Near Ditchling Common, Sussex
Course Times:9am-5pm Week Days
Cost and Study Options£350 Deposit Payment

£1100 Standard Course

£1300 Course + Home-study Option (required if planning on studying for exams)

£1500 Private “on request basis” cost per person.. This Includes the Homestudy package. Private courses can be completed in just 7 days,  (Payment in full at time of booking)

£200 Homestudy Package only


Bookings:Please complete the course Booking Form

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