REGIONAL NEWS AND EVENTS
SIMON MARRIER D’UNIENVILLE
Simon became the first Monty Roberts Certified Instructor in Africa in August 2018. Born in Durban, South Africa, he spent his youth (trail) riding horses in the Drakensburg Mountains and playing polocrosse on his school team. Simon works with starting and schooling young horses at his homestead, Equiville Manor, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Simon’s passion lies in teaching and working with at-risk youth. Through his non-profit, Horses 4 Hope, he is developing programs using the Monty Roberts methods to reduce human-to-human and human-to-animal violence in South Africa and across the rest of Africa. Simon will be holding introductory and short courses both in South Africa and around Africa to help train future Monty Roberts instructors and further spread Monty’s non-violent methods across the continent.
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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