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.

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.


  • A subscription to Monty’s Equus Online. This online learning tool will support your continuing education in Monty’s methods
  • 2 weeks of study with a Certified Instructor
  • Several months of distance learning modules and field study

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