Instructor Tommy Durocher

TOM DUROCHER | ALBERTA

A farrier and horse trainer for over 35 years, Tom’s dream has always been to realize his full potential for success as horse trainer. In 2001 he made a commitment to that success by enrolling to study Monty’s concepts at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center. In June 2005, he became our first Certified Instructor in Canada. He says that the admiration that he has for Monty and his methods has made him look at all aspects of life in a totally different way. Today Tom uses Monty’s concepts when working with horses as well as people. Tom lives with his family on the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement in east-central Alberta Canada. When he is not training horses he works with the youth in and around the community. Tom fully supports and agrees with Monty’s belief that “violence is never the answer.” Tom welcomes people from all over the world to attend the various courses he offers.

Phone: (H) 780 943 2383  (C) 780 227 6349
Email: 
tommydurocher@gmail.com
Website: 
www.tommydurocher.com

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COURSES 

COURSES HORSEMANSHIP 101 COURSES JOIN UP Courses Montys Long Lining

CERTIFICATION COURSES 

The Introductory and Advanced courses provide a strong foundation in Monty’s methods. They are valuable in their own right, but are also part of the process to become a Monty Roberts Instructor.

The Introductory course can be completed with any of our Certified Instructors worldwide. Some teach it in different formats, but the content and qualification are the same. For some students, the Introductory Course provides all of the skill they need to be successful with their horses. For those who want to further their skills, or become professionals in the industry, the next step is the Advanced course, which can only be completed at Flag Is Up Farms in California.

All course offer students effective tools to communicate using the horse’s own natural language, forming a partnership based on trust and communication rather than dominance. Included in your course is a subscription to Monty’s Equus Online University. This online learning tool will give you a great start prior to the course and a greater idea of what you will be learning and doing in the round pen during your course. The ongoing education that you will have with the online lessons will suggest exercises to continue with at home while working toward your exams.

 

 

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  • Introductory Certification Course
    All day
    10/09/17-10/20/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    TWO WEEK COURSE | PRICE: $4000 USD

    The Introductory Course is the first step to gain an in-depth understanding of Monty’s concepts. Students from various equine backgrounds are welcome to take part, as there are no prerequisites. To those of you with little or no horse knowledge, we recommend prior participation in the H101 Clinic.

    The Introductory Course is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge in the basics of horse care, performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition, with a strong emphasis on horse psychology. As the foundation of Monty’s work and a prerequisite for the Advanced Course, you will learn the method of Join-Up® as it relates to various environments. You will have the opportunity to build your skills in Dually™ halter work, long-lining, herding exercises and loading.

    Initially you will spend two weeks at the MRILC. Classroom discussion will focus on horse evolution, behavior, sensory systems and language. Also covered are learning theory and, of course, Monty’s methods. Through demonstrations and practical sessions you will learn about Join-Up, Dually halter work, long-lining, and trailer loading.

    Following this you will return home to continue practicing what you have learned. By sending us videos you can continue to receive our feedback on your work. 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 the successful completion of which you will graduate from the Introductory Course.

    COURSE INCLUDES

    • One year’s subscription to Monty’s Equus Online. This online learning tool will support your continuing education in Monty’s methods
    • 2 weeks of study at the MRILC
    • Several months of distance learning modules and field study

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |   Click Here to Book This Course Now

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  • Introductory Certification Course
    All day
    10/10/17-10/20/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    TWO WEEK COURSE | PRICE: $4000 USD

    The Introductory Course is the first step to gain an in-depth understanding of Monty’s concepts. Students from various equine backgrounds are welcome to take part, as there are no prerequisites. To those of you with little or no horse knowledge, we recommend prior participation in the H101 Clinic.

    The Introductory Course is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge in the basics of horse care, performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition, with a strong emphasis on horse psychology. As the foundation of Monty’s work and a prerequisite for the Advanced Course, you will learn the method of Join-Up® as it relates to various environments. You will have the opportunity to build your skills in Dually™ halter work, long-lining, herding exercises and loading.

    Initially you will spend two weeks at the MRILC. Classroom discussion will focus on horse evolution, behavior, sensory systems and language. Also covered are learning theory and, of course, Monty’s methods. Through demonstrations and practical sessions you will learn about Join-Up, Dually halter work, long-lining, and trailer loading.

    Following this you will return home to continue practicing what you have learned. By sending us videos you can continue to receive our feedback on your work. 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 the successful completion of which you will graduate from the Introductory Course.

    COURSE INCLUDES

    • One year’s subscription to Monty’s Equus Online. This online learning tool will support your continuing education in Monty’s methods
    • 2 weeks of study at the MRILC
    • Several months of distance learning modules and field study

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |   Click Here to Book This Course Now

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  • Introductory Certification Course
    All day
    10/11/17-10/20/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    TWO WEEK COURSE | PRICE: $4000 USD

    The Introductory Course is the first step to gain an in-depth understanding of Monty’s concepts. Students from various equine backgrounds are welcome to take part, as there are no prerequisites. To those of you with little or no horse knowledge, we recommend prior participation in the H101 Clinic.

    The Introductory Course is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge in the basics of horse care, performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition, with a strong emphasis on horse psychology. As the foundation of Monty’s work and a prerequisite for the Advanced Course, you will learn the method of Join-Up® as it relates to various environments. You will have the opportunity to build your skills in Dually™ halter work, long-lining, herding exercises and loading.

    Initially you will spend two weeks at the MRILC. Classroom discussion will focus on horse evolution, behavior, sensory systems and language. Also covered are learning theory and, of course, Monty’s methods. Through demonstrations and practical sessions you will learn about Join-Up, Dually halter work, long-lining, and trailer loading.

    Following this you will return home to continue practicing what you have learned. By sending us videos you can continue to receive our feedback on your work. 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 the successful completion of which you will graduate from the Introductory Course.

    COURSE INCLUDES

    • One year’s subscription to Monty’s Equus Online. This online learning tool will support your continuing education in Monty’s methods
    • 2 weeks of study at the MRILC
    • Several months of distance learning modules and field study

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |   Click Here to Book This Course Now

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  • Introductory Certification Course
    All day
    10/12/17-10/20/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    TWO WEEK COURSE | PRICE: $4000 USD

    The Introductory Course is the first step to gain an in-depth understanding of Monty’s concepts. Students from various equine backgrounds are welcome to take part, as there are no prerequisites. To those of you with little or no horse knowledge, we recommend prior participation in the H101 Clinic.

    The Introductory Course is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge in the basics of horse care, performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition, with a strong emphasis on horse psychology. As the foundation of Monty’s work and a prerequisite for the Advanced Course, you will learn the method of Join-Up® as it relates to various environments. You will have the opportunity to build your skills in Dually™ halter work, long-lining, herding exercises and loading.

    Initially you will spend two weeks at the MRILC. Classroom discussion will focus on horse evolution, behavior, sensory systems and language. Also covered are learning theory and, of course, Monty’s methods. Through demonstrations and practical sessions you will learn about Join-Up, Dually halter work, long-lining, and trailer loading.

    Following this you will return home to continue practicing what you have learned. By sending us videos you can continue to receive our feedback on your work. 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 the successful completion of which you will graduate from the Introductory Course.

    COURSE INCLUDES

    • One year’s subscription to Monty’s Equus Online. This online learning tool will support your continuing education in Monty’s methods
    • 2 weeks of study at the MRILC
    • Several months of distance learning modules and field study

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |   Click Here to Book This Course Now

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  • Introductory Certification Course
    All day
    10/13/17-10/20/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    TWO WEEK COURSE | PRICE: $4000 USD

    The Introductory Course is the first step to gain an in-depth understanding of Monty’s concepts. Students from various equine backgrounds are welcome to take part, as there are no prerequisites. To those of you with little or no horse knowledge, we recommend prior participation in the H101 Clinic.

    The Introductory Course is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge in the basics of horse care, performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition, with a strong emphasis on horse psychology. As the foundation of Monty’s work and a prerequisite for the Advanced Course, you will learn the method of Join-Up® as it relates to various environments. You will have the opportunity to build your skills in Dually™ halter work, long-lining, herding exercises and loading.

    Initially you will spend two weeks at the MRILC. Classroom discussion will focus on horse evolution, behavior, sensory systems and language. Also covered are learning theory and, of course, Monty’s methods. Through demonstrations and practical sessions you will learn about Join-Up, Dually halter work, long-lining, and trailer loading.

    Following this you will return home to continue practicing what you have learned. By sending us videos you can continue to receive our feedback on your work. 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 the successful completion of which you will graduate from the Introductory Course.

    COURSE INCLUDES

    • One year’s subscription to Monty’s Equus Online. This online learning tool will support your continuing education in Monty’s methods
    • 2 weeks of study at the MRILC
    • Several months of distance learning modules and field study

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |   Click Here to Book This Course Now

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  • Introductory Certification Course
    All day
    10/14/17-10/20/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    TWO WEEK COURSE | PRICE: $4000 USD

    The Introductory Course is the first step to gain an in-depth understanding of Monty’s concepts. Students from various equine backgrounds are welcome to take part, as there are no prerequisites. To those of you with little or no horse knowledge, we recommend prior participation in the H101 Clinic.

    The Introductory Course is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge in the basics of horse care, performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition, with a strong emphasis on horse psychology. As the foundation of Monty’s work and a prerequisite for the Advanced Course, you will learn the method of Join-Up® as it relates to various environments. You will have the opportunity to build your skills in Dually™ halter work, long-lining, herding exercises and loading.

    Initially you will spend two weeks at the MRILC. Classroom discussion will focus on horse evolution, behavior, sensory systems and language. Also covered are learning theory and, of course, Monty’s methods. Through demonstrations and practical sessions you will learn about Join-Up, Dually halter work, long-lining, and trailer loading.

    Following this you will return home to continue practicing what you have learned. By sending us videos you can continue to receive our feedback on your work. 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 the successful completion of which you will graduate from the Introductory Course.

    COURSE INCLUDES

    • One year’s subscription to Monty’s Equus Online. This online learning tool will support your continuing education in Monty’s methods
    • 2 weeks of study at the MRILC
    • Several months of distance learning modules and field study

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |   Click Here to Book This Course Now

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  • Introductory Certification Course
    All day
    10/15/17-10/20/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    TWO WEEK COURSE | PRICE: $4000 USD

    The Introductory Course is the first step to gain an in-depth understanding of Monty’s concepts. Students from various equine backgrounds are welcome to take part, as there are no prerequisites. To those of you with little or no horse knowledge, we recommend prior participation in the H101 Clinic.

    The Introductory Course is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge in the basics of horse care, performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition, with a strong emphasis on horse psychology. As the foundation of Monty’s work and a prerequisite for the Advanced Course, you will learn the method of Join-Up® as it relates to various environments. You will have the opportunity to build your skills in Dually™ halter work, long-lining, herding exercises and loading.

    Initially you will spend two weeks at the MRILC. Classroom discussion will focus on horse evolution, behavior, sensory systems and language. Also covered are learning theory and, of course, Monty’s methods. Through demonstrations and practical sessions you will learn about Join-Up, Dually halter work, long-lining, and trailer loading.

    Following this you will return home to continue practicing what you have learned. By sending us videos you can continue to receive our feedback on your work. 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 the successful completion of which you will graduate from the Introductory Course.

    COURSE INCLUDES

    • One year’s subscription to Monty’s Equus Online. This online learning tool will support your continuing education in Monty’s methods
    • 2 weeks of study at the MRILC
    • Several months of distance learning modules and field study

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |   Click Here to Book This Course Now

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  • Introductory Certification Course
    All day
    10/16/17-10/20/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    TWO WEEK COURSE | PRICE: $4000 USD

    The Introductory Course is the first step to gain an in-depth understanding of Monty’s concepts. Students from various equine backgrounds are welcome to take part, as there are no prerequisites. To those of you with little or no horse knowledge, we recommend prior participation in the H101 Clinic.

    The Introductory Course is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge in the basics of horse care, performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition, with a strong emphasis on horse psychology. As the foundation of Monty’s work and a prerequisite for the Advanced Course, you will learn the method of Join-Up® as it relates to various environments. You will have the opportunity to build your skills in Dually™ halter work, long-lining, herding exercises and loading.

    Initially you will spend two weeks at the MRILC. Classroom discussion will focus on horse evolution, behavior, sensory systems and language. Also covered are learning theory and, of course, Monty’s methods. Through demonstrations and practical sessions you will learn about Join-Up, Dually halter work, long-lining, and trailer loading.

    Following this you will return home to continue practicing what you have learned. By sending us videos you can continue to receive our feedback on your work. 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 the successful completion of which you will graduate from the Introductory Course.

    COURSE INCLUDES

    • One year’s subscription to Monty’s Equus Online. This online learning tool will support your continuing education in Monty’s methods
    • 2 weeks of study at the MRILC
    • Several months of distance learning modules and field study

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |   Click Here to Book This Course Now

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  • Introductory Certification Course
    All day
    10/17/17-10/20/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    TWO WEEK COURSE | PRICE: $4000 USD

    The Introductory Course is the first step to gain an in-depth understanding of Monty’s concepts. Students from various equine backgrounds are welcome to take part, as there are no prerequisites. To those of you with little or no horse knowledge, we recommend prior participation in the H101 Clinic.

    The Introductory Course is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge in the basics of horse care, performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition, with a strong emphasis on horse psychology. As the foundation of Monty’s work and a prerequisite for the Advanced Course, you will learn the method of Join-Up® as it relates to various environments. You will have the opportunity to build your skills in Dually™ halter work, long-lining, herding exercises and loading.

    Initially you will spend two weeks at the MRILC. Classroom discussion will focus on horse evolution, behavior, sensory systems and language. Also covered are learning theory and, of course, Monty’s methods. Through demonstrations and practical sessions you will learn about Join-Up, Dually halter work, long-lining, and trailer loading.

    Following this you will return home to continue practicing what you have learned. By sending us videos you can continue to receive our feedback on your work. 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 the successful completion of which you will graduate from the Introductory Course.

    COURSE INCLUDES

    • One year’s subscription to Monty’s Equus Online. This online learning tool will support your continuing education in Monty’s methods
    • 2 weeks of study at the MRILC
    • Several months of distance learning modules and field study

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |   Click Here to Book This Course Now

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  • Introductory Certification Course
    All day
    10/18/17-10/20/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    TWO WEEK COURSE | PRICE: $4000 USD

    The Introductory Course is the first step to gain an in-depth understanding of Monty’s concepts. Students from various equine backgrounds are welcome to take part, as there are no prerequisites. To those of you with little or no horse knowledge, we recommend prior participation in the H101 Clinic.

    The Introductory Course is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge in the basics of horse care, performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition, with a strong emphasis on horse psychology. As the foundation of Monty’s work and a prerequisite for the Advanced Course, you will learn the method of Join-Up® as it relates to various environments. You will have the opportunity to build your skills in Dually™ halter work, long-lining, herding exercises and loading.

    Initially you will spend two weeks at the MRILC. Classroom discussion will focus on horse evolution, behavior, sensory systems and language. Also covered are learning theory and, of course, Monty’s methods. Through demonstrations and practical sessions you will learn about Join-Up, Dually halter work, long-lining, and trailer loading.

    Following this you will return home to continue practicing what you have learned. By sending us videos you can continue to receive our feedback on your work. 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 the successful completion of which you will graduate from the Introductory Course.

    COURSE INCLUDES

    • One year’s subscription to Monty’s Equus Online. This online learning tool will support your continuing education in Monty’s methods
    • 2 weeks of study at the MRILC
    • Several months of distance learning modules and field study

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |   Click Here to Book This Course Now

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  • Introductory Certification Course
    All day
    10/19/17-10/20/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    TWO WEEK COURSE | PRICE: $4000 USD

    The Introductory Course is the first step to gain an in-depth understanding of Monty’s concepts. Students from various equine backgrounds are welcome to take part, as there are no prerequisites. To those of you with little or no horse knowledge, we recommend prior participation in the H101 Clinic.

    The Introductory Course is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge in the basics of horse care, performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition, with a strong emphasis on horse psychology. As the foundation of Monty’s work and a prerequisite for the Advanced Course, you will learn the method of Join-Up® as it relates to various environments. You will have the opportunity to build your skills in Dually™ halter work, long-lining, herding exercises and loading.

    Initially you will spend two weeks at the MRILC. Classroom discussion will focus on horse evolution, behavior, sensory systems and language. Also covered are learning theory and, of course, Monty’s methods. Through demonstrations and practical sessions you will learn about Join-Up, Dually halter work, long-lining, and trailer loading.

    Following this you will return home to continue practicing what you have learned. By sending us videos you can continue to receive our feedback on your work. 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 the successful completion of which you will graduate from the Introductory Course.

    COURSE INCLUDES

    • One year’s subscription to Monty’s Equus Online. This online learning tool will support your continuing education in Monty’s methods
    • 2 weeks of study at the MRILC
    • Several months of distance learning modules and field study

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |   Click Here to Book This Course Now

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  • Introductory Certification Course
    All day
    10/20/17-10/20/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    TWO WEEK COURSE | PRICE: $4000 USD

    The Introductory Course is the first step to gain an in-depth understanding of Monty’s concepts. Students from various equine backgrounds are welcome to take part, as there are no prerequisites. To those of you with little or no horse knowledge, we recommend prior participation in the H101 Clinic.

    The Introductory Course is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge in the basics of horse care, performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition, with a strong emphasis on horse psychology. As the foundation of Monty’s work and a prerequisite for the Advanced Course, you will learn the method of Join-Up® as it relates to various environments. You will have the opportunity to build your skills in Dually™ halter work, long-lining, herding exercises and loading.

    Initially you will spend two weeks at the MRILC. Classroom discussion will focus on horse evolution, behavior, sensory systems and language. Also covered are learning theory and, of course, Monty’s methods. Through demonstrations and practical sessions you will learn about Join-Up, Dually halter work, long-lining, and trailer loading.

    Following this you will return home to continue practicing what you have learned. By sending us videos you can continue to receive our feedback on your work. 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 the successful completion of which you will graduate from the Introductory Course.

    COURSE INCLUDES

    • One year’s subscription to Monty’s Equus Online. This online learning tool will support your continuing education in Monty’s methods
    • 2 weeks of study at the MRILC
    • Several months of distance learning modules and field study

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |   Click Here to Book This Course Now

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