Following on your initial training at our facilities, you will return home to continue practicing what you have learned. By sending us videos you can continue to receive our feedback to improve your skills. It is also during this period that you study theory on horse performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition. When we determine that you are ready, you will return for practical and written exams, at successful completion of which, you will graduate from the Introductory Course and be eligible to take the Advanced Course (at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center in California).
Take the First Steps to Better Horsemanship
Developing these essential horsemanship skills will help you to maintain clear, concise and consistent daily interactions with your horse, helping you to build a willing partnership based on trust. And in turn, you will have a happier, more well-mannered, more cooperative horse – both on the ground and under-saddle.
Working as a Monty Roberts Certified Instructor you could be:
Please note: The Introductory Course of Horsemanship does not enable you to teach any Monty Roberts courses or train horses using his name / methods. It is only the first step to achieving status as a Monty Roberts Certified Instructor.
Following on from the Introductory Exams you will be required to complete the 3-week Advanced Course and 2-week Advanced Exams (at Flag Is Up Farms in California). On successful completion of the Advanced Exams, selected students may be invited for the 3-month Instructor’s Internship (at Flag Is Up Farms). Monty Roberts will assess you at the end of your three months, and depending on your progress, you may need to complete further training, or you may be ready to graduate and join the exclusive and limited ranks of Monty Roberts Instructors.
Cost, Dates & Bookings
The 7 to 10 day* Introductory Course is from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm, Mon – Fri.
Course fees include 8 to 24 months of continued mentorship with distance learning modules and field study (with video feedback), plus a 1-month subscription to the Monty Roberts Equus Online University.
The course costs R 18,500 (US$ 1,200) per person.
Space is limited to a maximum of 4 students. *Course length is dependent on number of participants.
The Monty Roberts Introductory Course is now available in modular format – broken down into 4 x 3 day workshops: