IH Courses

Join Kelly & Team on One of Our Fantastic Courses.

Intelligent Horsemanship courses help improve the skills and understanding of horsemen and horsewomen of all abilities. Offering a hands on learning experience with horses of all shapes and sizes plus a welcoming environment you are certain to have a great time.

Come and have the experience of a lifetime with our expert tuition in the art of ‘horse whispering’ and equine behaviour. Our courses will change the way you view not only your relationships with horses, but also the people around you and the relationship you have with yourself.

You will need to be a IH Member to take part in one of our courses. Membership starts from just £39.50/year; Find out more.

What’s so Special about IH Courses?

Straight form the horses mouth… well horsewoman’s. We were honoured when IH Member and New IH Diploma graduate Julia Duncan, decided to research the impact that our courses have on their participants; as the topic for here Stage Two Horse Psychology Project. The results speak for themselves!

Which Course is Right for me?

New to IH?

If your looking improve your confidence; gain skills to help you working with your own animals; get a taster of Kelly’s and Monty’s techniques; or just for a fun and insightful experience with a group of likeminded people; then these are the courses for you.

Perfect Manners Weekend Course

A perfect introduction to Intelligent Horsemanship. On this two day course you’ll have fun learning about: Join Up™, Long Lining, Ground Work & the principles of Monty Roberts and Kelly Marks’ work. Find out more.

The Five Day Foundation

Immerse yourself in a week of horsemanship, with like minded people. During these five days you will gain practical experience in: Join Up™, Follow Up™, Long reining and Halter work. In addition to lectures in: Preparing your horse for the farrier, Loading, and Saddle Fitting.

Each student is awarded with a certificate; contributing to the IH Diploma and allowing access to the advanced level courses. Find out more.

Horse Psychology Weekend Course

A classroom based course suitable for equine professionals as well those keen to gain a better understanding of horse psychology & behaviour. This course has its roots in equine behaviourism, ethology, years of practical experience and common sense – but it’s actually so much more!

Students gain a certificate, that goes towards qualifying to take their IH Diploma. Find out more; or why not check out our online horse psychology course.

Further Develop your Practical Skills…

Looking to develop your horsemanship further?

These courses, taught mostly by the wonderful Ian Vandenberghe; Former College Equine Lecturer and Stud Manager who has over 22 years experience of stud work including foaling over 600 mares. Ian is successful at cardiac and respiratory resuscitation in the neonate and has had a 100% success rate with 18 foal adoptions on foster mares. A kind and natural horseman, Ian has worked with Monty Roberts and is an expert in the correct and humane way of handling young foals as well as specialised horse care. Find

Foal Handling & Stud Practice

Feeding & Nutrition | Horse as an Athlete

Online Courses

Rider Confidence

An 8 week online course on a Monday evening – run by Daisy Smith of How Very Horsey. This interactive, group programme is for those looking for support with their rider confidence. Open to all levels of horse person.

Described as “a massive game changer” , “insightful and mind-opening”, “inspirational and honest” and “a must for any rider’s mental health tack box”.

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Online Horse Psychology

All the brilliance of the classroom based horse psychology can now be experienced in an 8 part weekly online course. Suitable for equine professionals as well those keen to gain a better understanding of horse behaviour.

Students gain a certificate that goes towards qualifying to take their IH Diploma/Monty Roberts Introductory Certificate. Find out more.

Advanced Courses

These are the more challenging courses, designed to develop this skills of those with a base knowledge in IH techniques. You can apply for these after completing the five day foundation.

What is the IH Diploma?

The Intelligent Horsemanship Diploma has 2 stages which are detailed below. Students who pass the IH Diploma will also attain the the Monty Roberts Introductory Course of Horsemanship at the same time.

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Handling the Unnotched Horse

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