Can You Become an IH Recommended Trainer?

There are three stages to becoming a Recommended Trainer of Intelligent Horsemanship:

Stage 1 

Complete the following courses

There are two Intermediate Courses – Leading and Loading the Less Easy Horse and Handling the Untouched Horse which can be completed before you progress to Stage 2, but must be completed in Stage 3 if not already taken

Stage 2 

Complete the following elements

  • Horse Psychology Project
  • Practical Experience and Video Evidence
  • Stage 2 Exam Week

If you pass the Stage 2 exam week you will gain the Intelligent Horsemanship Diploma and the Monty Roberts Introductory Course in Horsemanship

Have a read here for some student experiences of the preparation for and the week of the Stage 2 exam.

Depending on your pass mark attained for the Intelligent Horsemanship Diploma, you will be given a specified timeframe in which to develop your skills before applying to become a Recommended Trainer.

Stage 3

Complete the following elements

Click here to see the ‘Becoming an RT Flowchart


To become an IH Recommended Trainer the total cost to attend the mandatory courses is no more than £2,425.  A breakdown is shown in the RT Flowchart. You will be well supported by several people as you make your journey.  Our main aim is to produce super competent people who can improve the lives of horses and their owners – however be aware we are looking for high standards and dedication.

As Intelligent Horsemanship is constantly evolving, we recommend you keep up to date by attending the 5 Day Course as a helper and/or helping out at a Monty Roberts/Kelly Marks demo.

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