"There is no such thing as teaching only learning"
(Monty Roberts)

Our course curriculum focuses primarily on equine psychology and behavior rather than riding skills. You will develop a solid understanding of what motivates and influences equine behavior in order to increase their effectiveness in the application of your choice.

Monty Roberts Join-Up courses

1-week JOIN-UP® course & Western trail riding

In cooperation with the Horse Shoe Ranch we offer a Join-Up course, trail riding on relaxed western horses, accommodation and yummy food:

Content of the course:
- theoretical introduction by Anna incl video by and with Monty Roberts
- Join Up with a horse run by Anna
- Introduction to working with the Dually halter by run by Anna
- Introduction to working with the double lunge by run by Anna
- Join Up together with Anna and then alone
- Preparing for the communication (body language) with the horse
- Introduction to the psychology of horses
- Ability to work independently under the guidance of Anna with the Dually Halter
- Ability to work independently under the guidance of Anna with the double lunge

weekly schedule:
1. Day: Arrival
2. Day until the 5, Day: 9.00 o clock Course start about 3 to 4 hours then lunchbreak until 2.30 pm and then 3 hours riding
6. Day: from 9.00 am whole day cours about 7 to 8 hours
7. Day: Dayride about 8 hours (6 hours riding) including lunch
8. Day: Departure

This is the weekly schedule for advanced riders. You can book this programm also as a beginner but then without dayride. As a beginner you will only ride in the morning on the 7th day.

Dates 2017::

April 22-29, 2017 (FULL)
October 8-14 2017


Weekly advanced Riders: € 980,-
Weekly beginner:€ 920,-
Single room supplement:€ 80,-

This includes the following: Join-Up course as described, riding as described, Bed and board (All main meals including drinks)

Certification course: Monty Roberts Introductory Course

The Introductory Course provides a strong foundation in Monty's Join-Up methods and general horsemanship and the first step to become a professional in the equine industry using his revolutionary, gentle training and communication principles.

The course has a three-section design:

• The first section, consisting of two weeks of learning, is completed in Portugal
• The second section consists of distance learning modules and field study in which the student returns to their area of origin to complete videotapes and coursework each month. The time frame of the field study is variable depending on student commitments, however we recommend several months of practice.
• The third and final section consists of a practical and theoretical exam in Portugal

Students from various equine backgrounds are welcome to take part, as there are no prerequisites. To those of you with little or no horse knowledge, we recommend prior participation in the Basic Horsemanship course.

The Introductory Course is designed to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge in general horsemanship in the basics of horse performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition, with a strong emphasis on horse psychology. As the foundation of Monty's work and a prerequisite for the Advanced Course, you will learn the method of Join-Up® as it relates to various environments. You will have the opportunity to build your skills in Dually™ halter work, long lining, herding exercises and loading.

Graduates of the Introductory Course receive certificates signed by Monty Roberts and are offered the opportunity to continue their education by completing the Advanced Course and, upon personal selection by Monty, the Instructors' Internship. Only Certified Instructors are able to teach, demonstrate and advertise their services for monetary gain.


Practical Course: €950
Field study / Long-distance study: €550
Exam: €350

Total €1.850

Dates 2017:

We are planning an Intro course after summer. Please contact Anna if you are interested:

We offer you three different options on how to attend our courses and classes:

Individual lessons

This is an option for groups who would like to attend a course together or for somebody who wishes to have individual instruction.
Please contact us for more information.

Host a course
You can organize a Monty Roberts course at your own facility and invite Anna Kerckhoff de Sacchi to teach there.
Please contact us for this option.

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