The Monty Roberts Introductory Certificate in Horsemanship (MRICH)

How to gain the MRICH

Courses provide expert tuition in the art of ‘horse whispering’ and equine behaviour – It will change the way you view not only your relationships with horses, but also the people around you and even the relationship you have with yourself.

The MRICH has 2 stages. The first step to gaining the MRICH is to complete the following courses.

Horse Psychology – A 2 day classroom based course – students will question how horses think, see and feel and come away thinking in a whole new light. Definitely gets you thinking!

5 day Foundation Course – An intensive 5 day practical course covering join up, leading principles and equine behaviour and so much more.

Stud Practice/Handling the Young Foal – A 2 day practical and classroom based course learning from a true expert in the field of Horse breeding and youngstock. This course covers 2 modules, each module can be taken a one day course. Both modules must be completed in order to progress towards the MRICH.

Feeding and Nutrition/Horse as an Athlete – A 2 day classroom based course teaching students beyond practical expertise to the horses digestive systems and the effects of different feeds and the horse as an athlete. This course covers 2 modules, each module can be taken a one day course. Both modules must be completed in order to progress towards the MRICH.

Stage 2

Once you have completed the above you can work towards Stage 2 and it is recommended you undertake 2 further courses which are Leading & Loading, and Handling the Untouched.

Stage 2 also entails:

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

For full details on Stage 2 please download the guidance notes which are downloadable below, with associated forms you will require for this section.

Stage 2 Guidance Notes and Join Up Form

Stage 2 Exam Week Application Form

The Stage 2 Exam Week (5 Days) is not available to be taken until all other modules are completed and approved.

Stage 2 – Horse psychology projects

Intelligent Horsemanship Recommended Associate, Rosie Jones(rosiejoneshorses@yahoo.co.uk or 07447 063856 Website: www.rosiejoneshorses.co.uk /) is available to start approving students.