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, Halter work and other groundwork, in addition to lectures in: Preparing your horse for the farrier, Loading, and Saddle Fitting. Held at the beautiful Hartsop Farm in Whitney, Oxfordshire OX73AS.
During these five days you will gain practical experience in:
*Do read Kelly’s blog https://intelligenthorsemanship.co.uk/join-up-helping-horses-and-humans-fact-or-fiction/ to learn far more about what you learn from learning Join-Up.
Each student has the opportunity to do 3 Join Up™ without tack, 2 ‘full’ Join-Up™ with tack and long lining in the pen, 1 individual training halter session, 1 individual long lining session, 1 replay of video session with tutor for feedback and discussion, as much additional human to human body language as they choose. On Wednesday or Thursday, instead of a ‘Join-Up™ with tack session’, you can have an additional long lining session, or JUST LET US KNOW what you feel would be most useful to you and we will do our best to accommodate.
This course runs from 9am to 5pm with a 45 min – 1 hour lunch break as well as short breaks throughout as needed depending on each individual group. We do ask that you arrive 15 mins early on the first day of the course to allow for introductions. Each attendees is required to bring sensible footwear, gloves and a riding helmet. If you do not have a riding helmet you can pre-arrange with the IH team for us to bring one for you. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
These world exclusive five day foundation courses are fully endorsed by Monty Roberts. They are run by his only British/European Master Instructor, Kelly Marks. Kelly together with Ian Vandenberghe, created the original Monty Roberts courses with Monty in England and they later went out to Flag Is Up Farms.
Each student completing the course will be issued with a certificate stating completion which may be used against future certification of the Intelligent Horsemanship Diploma and the Monty Roberts Introductory Course of Horsemanship. From here you may wish to become a Monty Roberts Instructor by completing your training at Flag is Up Farms, California or to become an Intelligent Horsemanship Recommended Trainer.
You will need to be a member of the Intelligent Horsemanship Association (if not already a member) so you can start practising with online footage and be super ready before the course!
Spectators are most welcome at the cost of £15 per day for IH members or £30 per day for non-members. Spectator places can be booked by clicking the button or by calling the office on 01488 71300. Please specify which date you wish to attend.