BRENDA KOOIMAN

There is not a more amazing moment than the moment of Join-Up. That is what Brenda Kooiman discovered about 8 years ago, when she took the first steps of Join-Up with a 4-year-old horse after reading Monty’s textbook, From My hands to Yours. At that moment she fell in love with these methods and when she moved to America two years later for work, she started a life-changing study of Monty Roberts concepts. Now, four years later, after working with lots of horses with problems she can call herself, with pride, a Monty Roberts Certified Instructor. Brenda received her certificate in 2012. Now she is back in the Netherlands, creating “a better place for horses and people, too”.

Email: brendakooiman@hotmail.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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  • Horse Sense & Healing
    All day
    12/08/17-12/10/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    THREE DAY CLINIC | FREE OF CHARGE TO VETERANS

    Our program Horse Sense & Healing is designed for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Through Join-Up we teach soldiers to learn to regulate their emotions and return to their pre-war behavioral selves. In the last 5 years, Horse Sense and Healing has helped 250+ soldiers.

    Donations and Grants

    Our Horse Sense and Healing clinics are free-of-charge to veterans and run solely on donations and grants. Help us put these deserving veterans and their families through this program by Spreading the Word, Sponsoring a Veteran, or by Making a Donation.

    Monty on Horse Sense & Healing

    “The results are coming in and the outcome is fantastic. We have people laughing and getting back to a normal life who have been afflicted with PTSD for upwards of 35 years. All the way from Vietnam to Afghanistan, these injured warriors come home in a terrible state and need our help to get back to the civilized world. The horses are doing their work with incredible efficiency. The outcome has been so significant that I have decided to write a book about this work. I will tell you more about it in due time. For now, enjoy the extraordinary stories about horses healing people in the video.”

    KEY LEARNING POINTS

    • Self awareness exercise deals effectively with emotional trauma, anti-social behavior, withdrawal, anger, stress, Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI)
    • Veterans and horses develop a special bond built upon mutual trust and respect
    • Veterans learn how to control their anger, confront painful memories, cope with real-life situations, move on with their lives and relationships
    • Non-violent approach to working with the horse
    • The language of ‘Equus’
    • Building a trust-based partnership
    • How horses learn
    • Join-Up and Follow Up™
    • Dually halter work
    • Round pen work

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |  Click Here to Donate or to Sponser a Veteran

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  • Horse Sense & Healing
    All day
    12/09/17-12/10/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    THREE DAY CLINIC | FREE OF CHARGE TO VETERANS

    Our program Horse Sense & Healing is designed for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Through Join-Up we teach soldiers to learn to regulate their emotions and return to their pre-war behavioral selves. In the last 5 years, Horse Sense and Healing has helped 250+ soldiers.

    Donations and Grants

    Our Horse Sense and Healing clinics are free-of-charge to veterans and run solely on donations and grants. Help us put these deserving veterans and their families through this program by Spreading the Word, Sponsoring a Veteran, or by Making a Donation.

    Monty on Horse Sense & Healing

    “The results are coming in and the outcome is fantastic. We have people laughing and getting back to a normal life who have been afflicted with PTSD for upwards of 35 years. All the way from Vietnam to Afghanistan, these injured warriors come home in a terrible state and need our help to get back to the civilized world. The horses are doing their work with incredible efficiency. The outcome has been so significant that I have decided to write a book about this work. I will tell you more about it in due time. For now, enjoy the extraordinary stories about horses healing people in the video.”

    KEY LEARNING POINTS

    • Self awareness exercise deals effectively with emotional trauma, anti-social behavior, withdrawal, anger, stress, Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI)
    • Veterans and horses develop a special bond built upon mutual trust and respect
    • Veterans learn how to control their anger, confront painful memories, cope with real-life situations, move on with their lives and relationships
    • Non-violent approach to working with the horse
    • The language of ‘Equus’
    • Building a trust-based partnership
    • How horses learn
    • Join-Up and Follow Up™
    • Dually halter work
    • Round pen work

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |  Click Here to Donate or to Sponser a Veteran

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  • Horse Sense & Healing
    All day
    12/10/17-12/10/17

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    901 E Hwy 246, Solvang, CA, United States

    THREE DAY CLINIC | FREE OF CHARGE TO VETERANS

    Our program Horse Sense & Healing is designed for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Through Join-Up we teach soldiers to learn to regulate their emotions and return to their pre-war behavioral selves. In the last 5 years, Horse Sense and Healing has helped 250+ soldiers.

    Donations and Grants

    Our Horse Sense and Healing clinics are free-of-charge to veterans and run solely on donations and grants. Help us put these deserving veterans and their families through this program by Spreading the Word, Sponsoring a Veteran, or by Making a Donation.

    Monty on Horse Sense & Healing

    “The results are coming in and the outcome is fantastic. We have people laughing and getting back to a normal life who have been afflicted with PTSD for upwards of 35 years. All the way from Vietnam to Afghanistan, these injured warriors come home in a terrible state and need our help to get back to the civilized world. The horses are doing their work with incredible efficiency. The outcome has been so significant that I have decided to write a book about this work. I will tell you more about it in due time. For now, enjoy the extraordinary stories about horses healing people in the video.”

    KEY LEARNING POINTS

    • Self awareness exercise deals effectively with emotional trauma, anti-social behavior, withdrawal, anger, stress, Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI)
    • Veterans and horses develop a special bond built upon mutual trust and respect
    • Veterans learn how to control their anger, confront painful memories, cope with real-life situations, move on with their lives and relationships
    • Non-violent approach to working with the horse
    • The language of ‘Equus’
    • Building a trust-based partnership
    • How horses learn
    • Join-Up and Follow Up™
    • Dually halter work
    • Round pen work

    For More Details Call (805) 688-3483   |   Email: info@join-up.org   |  Click Here to Donate or to Sponser a Veteran

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