|The Advanced Course is taught at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center. This course offers students the opportunity to extend their knowledge to training both un-started and untouched horses. This course is the next step on the pathway towards becoming a qualified Instructor and to attend the Advanced Course you must be a graduate of the Introductory Course. You will be given the tools to expand your knowledge and overall experience in Monty’s concepts. The emphasis here is on practical work and the goal is to develop in you the mindset of a horse trainer. You will gentle wild or untouched horses, introducing them to being handled, haltered and led.
Another group of horses will go through the starting process: initial trust building and desensitizing, followed by introducing the tack and long-lining. Throughout you will be encouraged to read each horse and respond appropriately, adjusting your approach for each individual and dealing with problems as they arise. Following the initial three-week class, you will return home to practice and continue to learn via video feedback. When ready, you may return for an intense two weeks of written and practical exams, at the successful completion of which you will graduate from the Advanced Course.