The Monty Roberts Introductory Course 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.

Stage 1

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

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!

Foal Handling and Stud Practice – 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 the Less Easy Horse, and Handling the Untouched Horse

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

Stage 2 Payment Chart

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

Monty Roberts Advanced Certificate

Upon completion of the Monty Roberts Introductory Course of Horsemanship you are then qualified to go to Flag Is Up Farms, California to further your education and take the Monty Roberts Advanced Certificate. From here you may wish to become a Monty Roberts Instructor.