Which Course is Right For Me?

Join Kelly and Team on One of Our Fantastic Courses.

Join Kelly and her team for an enriching experience on our exceptional courses. Explore the art of “horse whispering,” gain insights into horse psychology, and develop a deeper understanding of equine behavior through the guidance of our expert instructors. Our courses aim to enhance your relationships with horses, as well as improve your interactions with people and foster self-awareness. Intelligent Horsemanship courses cater to individuals of all skill levels, offering hands-on learning opportunities with horses of different sizes in a welcoming environment where you’re guaranteed to have a great time.

During our courses, you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced instructors such as Kelly Marks or Ian Vandenberghe, along with other talented tutors.

Whether you’re looking to address specific equine behavior issues, build confidence and handling skills, expand your knowledge, or pursue a career as a horse trainer, we have the right course for you.

Please note that IH Membership is required to participate in our courses. Membership starts at just £44.50 per year. Find out more and join us today! Find out more.

Our practical courses are based near Witney, Oxfordshire. For some of which you can work with our lovely horses or bring your own.

What’s so Special about IH Courses?

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

WIN £250 TOWARDS AN IH COURSE 

Red Horse Products is the home of innovative equine hoof and skin care products and started its journey as a guest on Intelligent Horsemanship tours. At Red Horse Products we believe that education is a cornerstone of good horsemanship which leads to happy, healthy horses with perfect manners. Manners are essential when protecting the welfare of anyone who deals with your horse – especially hoof-care professionals, vets and physios. We are offering IH members the chance to win a £250 training bursary* from Red Horse Products to be used towards courses offered by Intelligent Horsemanship. Horse ownership is not a requirement of the competition or courses. 2 runners up will receive a Hoofcare kit goody bag! 

To enter email louise@redhorseproducts.co.uk with the name of the course you would use the bursary towards. Good luck!

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*Bursary will be paid directly to Intelligent Horsemanship in the winners name, entrants must be 18 or over, competition closes  01/11/2023 

Which Course is Right for me?

New to Intelligent Horsemanship?

Whether you’re seeking to boost your confidence, acquire skills to work with your own animals, get a taste of Kelly’s and Monty’s techniques, or simply enjoy a fun and insightful experience with a group of like-minded individuals, our courses are perfect for you.

Hosted On Zoom

This comprehensive course is delivered in eight weekly parts, taking place on Monday evenings. It is Perfect for equine professionals and enthusiasts seeking a deeper understanding of horse psychology and equine behavior, this course is rooted in equine behaviorism, ethology, years of practical experience, and common sense. However, it offers much more than that, providing a wealth of knowledge and insights.

Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate that contributes to their qualification for the prestigious IH Diploma/Monty Roberts Introductory Certificate. This recognition is a testament to your dedication and commitment to advancing your horsemanship skills.

Discover more about our Horse Psychology Online Zoom Course and take a significant step towards expanding your understanding of horses.

Based near Witney, Oxfordshire. You can work with our lovely horses or bring your own.

Embark on a captivating journey into the world of Intelligent Horsemanship and the art of ‘horse whispering’ with our Perfect Manners Weekend Course. Over the course of two days, you’ll engage in enjoyable and informative sessions covering key topics such as Join Up™, Long Lining, Ground Work, and the foundational principles of Monty Roberts and Kelly Marks’ work.

Immerse yourself in practical exercises and gain hands-on experience while learning valuable techniques to cultivate perfect manners in your equine companions. By the end of the course, you’ll receive a signed Certificate of Attendance, recognizing your commitment and accomplishment.

Discover more about our Perfect Manners Weekend Course and take the first step towards building a harmonious connection with your horses.

Based near Witney, Oxfordshire. You can work with our lovely horses or bring your own.

Dive into a transformative week of horsemanship alongside a community of like-minded individuals during our immersive Five Day Foundation course. Over the course of five enriching days, you will acquire invaluable hands-on experience in essential horsemanship practices such as Join Up™, Follow Up™, Long Reining, and Halter work. In addition, engaging lectures will cover important topics like Preparing your horse for the farrier, Loading, and Saddle Fitting.

Each student will receive a well-deserved certificate upon completion of the course. This certificate not only marks your achievement but also contributes towards your pursuit of the prestigious IH Diploma, opening doors to advanced level courses.

Explore further details about The Five Day Foundation course and unlock the next level of horsemanship expertise.

Online Horse Courses

Experience Intelligent Horsemanship Online: Learn and Connect from Anywhere

Can’t attend a course in person? Get a taste of IH from the comfort of your own home and embark on a transformative learning journey at your own pace. Connect with our expert instructors and like-minded individuals, gaining valuable insights into horsemanship and expanding your skills. Explore our online equine courses today and start your IH adventure.

Join us for an empowering 8-week online course, led by the Daisy Smith of How Very Horsey, designed to boost rider confidence. Held on Monday evenings, this interactive and supportive group program is open to individuals at all levels of horsemanship.

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

Daisy Smith’s expertise and guidance will provide you with the tools and strategies needed to enhance your confidence in the saddle.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to overcome challenges and develop a more resilient and confident riding mindset. Find out more and embark on your journey towards greater rider confidence today.

This comprehensive course is delivered in eight weekly parts, taking place evenings.

It is perfect for equine professionals and enthusiasts seeking a deeper understanding of horse psychology and equine behavior, this course is rooted in equine behaviorism, ethology, years of practical experience, and common sense. However, it offers much more than that, providing a wealth of knowledge and insights.

Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate that contributes to their qualification for the prestigious IH Diploma/Monty Roberts Introductory Certificate. This recognition is a testament to your dedication and commitment to advancing your horsemanship skills.

Discover more about our Horse Psychology Online Zoom Course and take a significant step towards expanding your understanding of horses.

What Our Students Think…

Further Develop Your Horsemanship Skills…

Take your horsemanship to the next level with our additional IH courses, primarily instructed by the highly experienced Ian Vandenberghe. Designed to help you further develop your skills, these courses provide invaluable insights and practical knowledge to enhance your horsemanship journey.

Based near Witney, Oxfordshire

Are you involved in the stud industry? Planning to care for a foal? Or simply interested in learning the best practices for handling foals and young stock? Look no further, as our Foal Handling and Stud Practice course is tailored just for you.

Led by Ian Vandenberghe, a former College Equine Lecturer and Stud Manager with over 32 years of experience, this course offers invaluable expertise in foal handling and specialized horse care. Ian’s extensive background includes foaling over 600 mares and working alongside renowned horseman Monty Roberts. With a kind and natural approach, Ian excels in teaching the correct and humane methods of handling young foals.

Additionally, Ian specializes in neonate cardiac and respiratory resuscitation and has achieved a remarkable 100% success rate with 18 foal adoptions on foster mares. His knowledge and insights will provide you with essential skills and techniques for working with foals and young stock.

Upon completion of the course, each student will be awarded a certificate that contributes to their IH Diploma, recognizing your commitment and accomplishment.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain expert insights and elevate your foal handling and stud practice skills. Find out more and enroll today!

Based near Witney, Oxfordshire

Designed to benefit a wide range of equestrians, from industry professionals to horse owners, our Feeding and Nutrition course provides essential knowledge to ensure optimal feeding practices for horses.

Led by Ian Vandenberghe, a Monty Roberts Master Instructor and Intelligent Horsemanship Recommended Trainer, this course offers comprehensive expertise in feeding and nutrition. With qualifications as a farrier, BHSAI Instructor, former Stud Groom at Aston Park, and extensive experience as a stud manager, Ian brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. His specialization in bringing on performance horses equips him with invaluable insights into feeding for each horse’s specific needs.

Over the course of two days, you will delve into the science behind equine feeding, explore equine behavior issues related to feeding, and gain valuable knowledge on feeding for performance and addressing medical concerns.

Upon completion, you will receive a certificate that contributes to your IH Diploma, recognizing your commitment and achievement.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of equine feeding and nutrition. Enroll today and gain the knowledge necessary to provide the best care for your horses.

Advanced Courses

These are the more challenging courses, based near Witney, Oxfordshire, designed to develop this skills of those with a base knowledge in IH techniques.

What is the IH Diploma?

The IH Diploma is a comprehensive program designed to enhance your horsemanship skills and deepen your understanding of equine behavior. It consists of two stages that cover practical and theoretical aspects of horsemanship. By completing the IH Diploma, you will gain valuable knowledge and skills, earning a recognized certification that showcases your competence in horsemanship. Whether you aspire to become a professional or want to deepen your connection with horses.

After this students may be able to go on and complete their stage 3 to become an IH Trainer.

Handling the Untouched Horse

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