REGIONAL NEWS AND EVENTS
December 31, 2018 Solvang, California: Monty Roberts is the ultimate horse behaviorist. Whether the issue is how to encourage a horse to want to do something, or conversely how to overcome a remedial issue, Monty is called upon by some of the greatest horse persons on earth to help. Sometimes a horse has lived with a […]
December 31, 2018 Solvang, California: Angela Tanner was born and raised in southern California. She attended UCLA, studying Psychology and Business, graduating with College Honors, magna cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa. Before returning to graduate school, she interned at the Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory in Honolulu, Hawai’i, conducting behavioral research studying cognition and communication in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. She returned to UCLA for […]
[This week’s Ask Monty coming soon!] January 2. 19 Do you ride with a whip?
November 30, 2018, Solvang, California: Join-Up International’s programs are effectively assisting veterans, at-risk youth, animal welfare and education of future trainers of non-violent horse training. Horse Sense & Healing, Lead-Up and a horse gentling program are regularly offered through the Monty Roberts International Learning Center as programs under the non-profit Join-Up International (JUI). The Learning Center is located in the Santa […]
October 31, 2018, Solvang, California: There were lots of ‘firsts’ in 2018 for Monty Roberts! When Monty opened the first segment of The Movement Symposium in May 2018, students were immediately positively affected by the horses. This transformative two-day journey helped attendees discover the unique power of horses to find mindfulness, to learn and apply non-violent forms of communication […]
Melanie was born and raised around horses in Venezuela and started playing polo at 10 years old, falling in love with the sport. Always curios about horses and training, Melanie went on to study Equine Science in Lexington, Kentucky and then moved to Argentina. Melanie worked under Polo horse trainer Polito (Carlos) Ulloa then wanting to expand her knowledge of non-violent training methods, she decided to start the Monty’s program in 2013. Melanie received her certification May 2017 and plans to keep working with Polo horses in Argentina.
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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