Monty Roberts

“The Man Who Listens to Horses”


Monty Roberts is a trainer of championship horses, best-selling author,

Hollywood stunt man, foster dad to 47 children and creator to the revolutionary

equine training technique called Join-Up®.


"My goal is to leave the world as a better place than I found it for horses and for people, too."

                                                                                                                                      Monty Roberts


While tracking wild mustangs in Nevada as a boy, Monty Roberts observed a nonverbal communication between the horses, a silentlanguage he would later cal "Equus".

Monty incoroorates "Equus" into his nonviolent training approach called Join-Up®.




“For centuries, humans have said to horses,

‘You do what I tell you or I’ll hurt you,’

I’m saying that no one has the right to say, ‘you must’

to an animal or to another human.”                                          Monty Roberts

The Heartpiece is a Free Decision

Join-Up occurs when the animal willingly chooses to be with the human, accepting leadership and protection. This process of communication through begaviour and body language is creating a trust based relationship.


The result is a willing partnership in which the horse's performance can flourish to its full potential. Either as a working horse, a high level competition performer or simply as our best friend.

Certified Intructor

France - Germany - Spain - Brazil

Jana Widdecke Leurent started learning the Monty Roberts methods in 2001 and can profit from demonstrating, teaching  and lecturing nonviolent horsetraining in 11 countries on three different continents.  As a Monty Roberts certified instructor and member of Join Up International Jana is happy to teach the Join-Up® Class and the Monty Roberts Certification Course of Horsemanship. She shares her passion in english, german, french, spanish and portuguese.

Start learning with the Join-Up Class or join us directly for the two weeks intensive Monty Roberts Certification Course.


In case you already acomplished your Introductory Course you can

contact us to organise your exams with Jana.

Monty Roberts Join-Up® Class

The language of Equus

Start talking "Equus" and get a solid understanding of the signs and the gestures of the language of the horse. Beginning to understand and creating a trust-based relationship with your horse will provide a valuable foundation for any equine discipline.


You will learn Monty Roberts concepts through demonstrations, practical hands-on exercises and round pen work. Classroom discussions will cover horse evolution, behaviour and psichology. As a student you will be familiarized with the first steps of Monty’s Join-Up® process, which teaches humans to communicate with horses using their natural body language. You will learn how to use the Dually halter to establish a relationship where the horse leads willingly and respects your space.

At the end of this four day class you will have the tools to create an effective, trust-based partnership with your horse. We want you to return home with the skills to continue this beautiful work!

  • The language of "Equus"
  • building a trust-based partnership
  • how horses learn
  • Join Up and Follow Up
  • Dually halter work
  • Round pen work

Duration: 2 days (for 4 to 8 participants)      

Price: 290 EUR

Payment: 50% at reservation (complete payment before the class)


Next Sessions:

11th and 12th of February 2017 - Villa Campus - San Paulo (SP, BRAZILCLASS FULL - waiting list

From summer 2017 on reservation - Vallée de Gavaudun (Lot et Garonne, FRANCE

29th and 30th of July 2017 - Villa Campus - San Paulo (SP, BRAZIL


Booking: (France) (Brazil)


Monty Roberts Certification Course

Gain in-depth understanding of Monty's concepts.

Students from various backrounds are welcome to take part . No special requirements; everybody can participate.


This class is also highly recommended for veterinarians as it will transmit a real experience in equine communication with the direct effect of practicing their every day mission  with more security.


The Introductory Certification Course is concipated with a strong emphasis on equine psychology. Each participant gets the opportunity to learn and master the technique of Join-Up®, to work with the halter "Dually Halter" invented by Monty Roberts, to discover the first saddle and first bridle, to work with long lines, the different desensitisations, the free work and to practice the loading of horses with safety.


The Monty Roberts Introductory Certification Course is aswell the first step to become a certified Monty Roberts Instructor.

  • The language "Equus"
  • Horse psychology
  • Join-Up®
  • Follow up
  • Dually™ halter work
  • Longlining
  • Herding exercises
  • Desensitization plastic/ shower
  • Loading

A course in 3 steps - you proceed at your own speed

  1. Two weeks class with hands-on experience as well as theories in horse psychology.
  2. Return home + several months of field study (submitted via videotape every other month). It is during the field study period that you learn about horse performance, breeding, and nutrition through a complete manual (in english).
  3. Practical and written exams. 

Duration: 10 days (for 4 to 8 participants)

                    6 intensive days (for 2 to 4 participants)

Price: 1490 EUR

Payment: 50% at reservation (complete payment before the class)


Next Sessions: 

14th to 25th of November 2016 - Vallée de Gavaudun (Lot et Garonne, FRANCE)

12th to 17th of January 2017 - Centro Equestre Cantagalo - Florianópolis (SC, BRAZIL

20th to 25th of January 2017 - Centro Equestre Cantagalo - Florianópolis (SC, BRAZIL) - (CLASS FULL) 

31st of January to the 5th of February 2017 - Centro Equestre Cantagalo - Florianópolis (SC, BRAZIL) - (CLASS FULL)


22nd to 27th of July 2017 - Centro Equestre Cantagalo - Florianópolis (SC, BRAZIL) - (CLASS FULL)


Information & Booking: (France) (Brazil)


Next Exams: 

4 days (2 days of training, 2 days of exams), open for up to 4 people

6th to 9th of January 2017 - Florianóplis (SC, BRAZIL)

Spring 2017 - Vallée de Gavaudun (Lot et Garonne, FRANCE)

Februray 2018 - Florianóplis (SC, BRAZIL)

Price: 490 EUR + Official Certificate from the Monty Roberts International Learning Center (160 USD)