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The Monty Roberts International Learning Center (MRILC) is dedicated to promoting gentle, more effective alternatives to violence and force through educational courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels of horsemanship. Monty Roberts, Dean of Students, leads a team of exceptional Certified Instructors who have dedicated themselves to sharing Monty’s training philosophies by completing an extensive certification process. To view available courses Click Here.  

The MRILC is unique from other training facilities because the primary focus of our curriculum is on equine psychology and behavior rather than riding skills. Students develop a solid understanding of what motivates and influences equine behavior in order to increase their effectiveness in the application of their choice: virtually any discipline of riding, veterinary assisting, shoeing, racehorse training and so forth.

The Monty Roberts International Learning Center is located at Flag Is Up Farms in the Santa Ynez Valley, California at the heart of the Central Coast’s wine country just 40 miles north of Santa Barbara. 

 

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 246
Solvang, CA 93464
Phone: (805) 688 – 6288
Fax: (805) 688 – 9709
admin@join-up.org
We Offer All Regular Courses and Certification Courses

Visiting Hours
Monday – Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: Closed

 

Physical Address:
Flag Is Up Farms
901 East Highway 246
Solvang, CA 93463

 

 

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COURSES AT THE MRILC

COURSES HORSEMANSHIP 101 COURSES JOIN UP Courses Montys Long Lining
COURSES MONTY'S SPECIAL TRAINING Courses Gentling Wild Horses COURSES PRACTICE SKILLS COURSE
COURSES KIDS COURSE

 

CERTIFICATION COURSES MRILC

The Monty Roberts International Learning Center offers the certification courses below.

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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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