REGIONAL NEWS AND EVENTS
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 […]
October 31, 2018, Solvang, California: Save the date! Come and discover what horses have to teach us about lowering stress and building trust at The Movement 2019 to be held at Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California, April 29 and 30, 2019. Take a glance at last year’s trailer: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/152412 Up to date list of Presenters for 2019: […]
Dr. Juliet Getty, internationally respected equine nutritionist, speaks periodically on the award winning Horsemanship Radio. Her recent interview with the show’s host, Monty Roberts’ daughter, Debbie Roberts Loucks, can be heard at www.HorsemanshipRadio.com, where she offers whole food tips for your horse’s health. Check out Episode #120 at minute marker 34.10 to enjoy this 10 minute discussion. Horsemanship Radio is dedicated to the […]
September 30, 2018 Solvang, California: In 1983, Adrienne Brandes was instrumental in the launch of D.A.R.E. (for Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teach kids K-12 how to shun peer pressure and blow off drugs and violence. D.A.R.E., the brainchild of the late LAPD Police Chief Daryl Gates that was co-founded […]
September 30, 2018 Solvang, California: Its going to be an exciting year at Monty Roberts’ Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California, home of his International Learning Center and Shy Boy, the mustang of documentary and Breyer fame. Monty Roberts is entering his 29th year of touring the globe, demonstrating methods of nonviolent training of horses brought to him […]
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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