Horsemanship Clinics

In addition to Monty Roberts certified courses, Monty Roberts Certified Instructor Simon d’Unienville offers horse & owner horsemanship clinics for small groups (4 to 6 participants) at your yard or ours (Equiville Manor in Midrand, Gauteng).

“A good trainer can get a horse to do almost anything. A great trainer can cause the horse to want to do it.” ~ Monty Roberts

Simon Marrier d'Unienville, Monty Roberts Certified Instructor, working with Monty Roberts and Diego at Flag Is Up Farms
Simon Marrier d'Unienvile Monty Roberts Certified Instructor with Shy Boy and Monty Roberts
Monty Roberts horse training - Simon Marrier d'Unienville, Monty Roberts Certified Instructor, working with Monty Roberts and Diego at Flag Is Up Farms

Equiville Horsemanship Clinics

Our horsemanship clinics include:

Spooky Horse Clinic – 1 Day

Effectively using Monty Roberts’ techniques have been proven to produce calmer, safer, more willing horses, both on the ground and under-saddle. And our Spooky Horse Clinic works with you and your horse on the following:

  • Ground Manners: Leading well and backing up, respecting space, building a willing partnership, and stand quietly (for the farrier etc).
  • Desensitization: Accidents and injuries happen with spooky horses, and the right desensitization to a variety of objects and stimuli curbs this.

RATE: R 1,250 per person (4 to 6 participants).

Available at your yard or at Equiville Manor in Midrand.

Students desensitizing horse with Dually Halter in Monty Roberts Introductory Course of Horsemanship, Monty Roberts Courses
Equiville Horsemanship - horsemanship clinics - spooky horse clinic
Student desensitizing horse with Dually Halter in Monty Roberts Introductory Course of Horsemanship, Monty Roberts Courses
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Trailer Loading Clinic – 1 Day

Non-loaders are a source of frustration for many horse owners, costing you valuable time, and often money too. Our Trailer Loading Clinic will help you and your horse build a willing, cooperative partnership to overcome their trailer fears and assist you with faster, easier loading.

RATE: R 1,250 per person (4 to 6 participants).

Available at your yard or at Equiville Manor in Midrand.

Equiville Horsemanship - horsemanship clinics - trailer loading clinic
Simon Marrier d'Unienville, Monty Roberts Certified Instructor, trailer loading starting and backing horses
Trailer Loading - Monty Roberts courses
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Ground Manners Clinic – 1 Day

Effectively using Monty Roberts’ techniques have been proven to produce calmer, safer, more willing horses, both on the ground and under-saddle. And our Ground Manners Clinic teaches you and your horse how to form a willing, cooperative partnership using simple, gentle techniques.

Lessons include: ground tying and standing still (for the farrier etc); coming straight to the mounting block; training off pressure; and desensitizing to clippers, plastics and other scary objects.

RATE: R 1,250 per person (4 to 6 participants).

Available at your yard or at Equiville Manor in Midrand.

Standing for the farrier - desensitizing a horse through schooling with a Dually halter
Equiville Horsemanship - horsemanship clinics - ground manners clinic
Equiville Horsemanship - horsemanship clinics - ground manners clinic - desensitizing spooky horse
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Remedial Horse Classes – Half Day

Private classes are available to work with you and your remedial horse, individually or in small groups (1 to 3 participants).

Tailored half-day classes can be arranged for bargy horses, biters / nippers, kickers, rearers, horses that blast off or difficult to catch, head shy horses, horses that refuse the bit … and more.

RATE: R 2,450 for 3 hour private class (1 to 3 participants).

Available at your yard or at Equiville Manor in Midrand.

Equiville Horsemanship - horsemanship clinics - remedial horse classes
Equiville Horsemanship - horsemanship clinics - remedial horse classes
Equiville Horsemanship - horsemanship clinics - remedial horse classes
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Ground Manners for Equestrian Kids (10 hours over 5 weeks)

Horseback riding is a wonderful activity with many benefits for kids. Both mentally and physically. However almost all horse-riding programs teach just that – horseback riding. But they skip out on some of the most fundamental, important aspects of horsemanship.

Our ground manners program teaches children (ages 7 to 15) at all equestrian levels and disciplines an understanding of horse psychology and physiology (tailored to their age group) and an introduction to Equus – the horses’ natural communication system (language). Over the course of the 10-week program (with a 2-hour class every second week) children learn ground manners and safety around horses – from grooming to leading correctly and safely, working to more advanced steps such as teaching your horse to ground tie and coming to the mounting block.

By learning how to gain a horse’s trust on the ground, your child will have more confidence and understanding of horse behaviour in the saddle.

And whether your child is new to horses, a novice rider, or at competition stage – this course has been proven to provide a multitude of benefits to the participants, from improved confidence and self-esteem, to better spatial awareness and improved sensory integration, to reduced stress, better emotional control and developed empathy.

Classes are kept small with a maximum of 4 to 6 children per class. Each child receives a certificate of completion after participating in all 5 modules.

RATE: R 450 per child, per 2-hour class.

Available at your yard or at Equiville Manor in Midrand.

Monty Roberts Kids Course - assisted Join-Up
Monty Roberts Kids Course - Monty Roberts Certified Instructor Simon d'Unienville
Monty Roberts Kids Course
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Groom Training – 1 Full Day or 2 Half Days

We also offer groom training clinics for yards, stud farms, spelling farms, liveries, riding schools and private clients.

Monty Roberts says, “the most important piece of equipment used in horsemanship are the hands that hold it”, and training your grooms and exercise riders in gentle, yet effective, approaches to working on the ground and in the saddle can make all the difference to a horse’s performance.

Our 2-day clinic (3 hours per day – or one full day) introduces participants to Equus – the horses’ natural communication system, and how using Equus and Monty Roberts’ methods can build a willing, non-violent partnership with your horses. It also focuses on effective use of Monty Roberts’ Dually® Halter – how timing and consistency are key to improving your horse’s manners and willingness, both in-hand and under-saddle.

Through demonstrations, practical sessions, and classroom discussions your staff will gain insight into the psychology and physiology of the horse, and hands-on experience to improve their relationship with the horses in your yard.

RATE: R 750 per person (8 to 10 participants) or R 850 per person (4 to 6 participants).

Available at your yard (+ AA travel rate from Midrand) or at Equiville Manor in Midrand.

Learning to fit a Dually halter
Groom Training - Equiville Manor
Student learning Dually Halter work
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