We are excited to announce: our Introductory Course of Horsemanship is now available in modular format! The 12-day course is available in four 3-day sessions which can be taken in any order at your convenience*
The Introductory Course of Horsemanship is the first step to gaining an in-depth understanding of Monty Roberts' concepts. The modular format is suitable for students of all levels of equine experience, as Certified Instructors pair you with horses and tasks suited to your abilities.
JOIN-UP - BUILDING A TRUST-BASED PARTNERSHIP THROUGH EQUUS: MODULE 02
In this module you will learn to "see the world as your horse sees it." Over 3 days you will learn the basics of Equus - the horses' body communication system, and how it can be used to build an effective, trust-based, non-violent partnership with your horse, through Join-Up® , Monty Roberts' world-renowned technique.
Through demonstrations, practical sessions, and classroom discussions you will gain insight into the psychology and physiology of the horse, and hands-on experience to improve the relationship with your horse(s) at home.
- How horses learn
- How the Dually® Halter can be used to improve the relationship with your horse
- The Join-Up® process
- Equus - the horses' natural communication system, and how we can use it to build a willing, trusting partnership with our horse
- And more...
This module can be taken as a stand-alone tool to improve your communication and relationship with your horse, or as a step towards completing the Introductory Course of Horsemanship. A Rosette Token of Accomplishment* will be provided upon completing the course.
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. On completion of all four modules, you will receive a full study manual and further guidance on preparing for the written and practical exams, at successful completion of which, you will graduate from the Introductory Course and be eligible to take the Advanced Course.
Once you have placed the order for your space in the upcoming course, our administrator will contact you to confirm receiving the order and also answer any questions you may have regarding participation. We will also provide additional enrollment paperwork which will need to be filled out and submitted prior to attending.
While accommodations are not provided onsite, we do have connections with many local area hotels in Solvang, and Buellton. Please review our Transportation and Accommodation worksheet found here.
* All 4 modules must be completed at a minimum of 1 each calendar year, over 3 years to qualify for acceptance to take the Introductory Exam.
If you have additional questions, please contact: