The Introductory course is a course for hobby riders, horse owners and professionals within the equine industry who would like to broaden their knowledge of the language of Equus and Monty´s working methods. It is also the first step on the road for those who would like to become a Certified Instructor. It 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 study 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.
The first part of the course consists of a two weeks intensive study of hands-on experience as well as theories in horse psychology. Upon successfully completing the 8 days course you might continue to part 2 which means that you return home to complete several months of distance learning modules and field study (submitted via videotape). It is during the field study period that you learn about horse performance, breeding, feeding and nutrition through a distance-learning program. After this you will return for practical and written exams, after a successful completion of the exams you will graduate from the Introductory Course.
Graduates of the Introductory Course are offered the opportunity to continue their education by completing the Advanced Course which also consists of 3 parts and, upon personal selection by Monty, the Instructors’ Internship. Only Certified Instructors are able to teach, demonstrate and advertise their services for monetary gain.
For more information please contact Equus Finland!