Join Up® Course & Natural Horsemanship

May 22-26, 2023 & October 16-20, 2023, Barão de São João, Algarve/Portugal

Train your sensitivity to work with the horse and fundamentally improve the relationship between you with the join-up methods according to Monty Roberts.

The course is held in English. Technical terms and comprehension question can be translated into German.

In this intensive 5-day course you will learn a mindful and conscious approach to horses. It is based on Monty Roberts’ non-violent join-up methods.

This course is a prerequisite for training as an Equine Assisted Coach, but can also be taken out of pure interest.

Course content

  • Natural Horsemanship & Horse Knowledge: Equine psychology, horse behavior, social behavior, instincts, herd rituals.
  • Safety aspects in the work with horses
  • Read and understand horses: Learn the language of horses / non-verbal communication
  • Body language exercises: Learn to use your own body to communicate with horses in their language
  • Join-Up®
  • Dually training holster
  • Double lunge
  • Exercises Natural Horsemanship ground work


  • When
    May 22-26, 2023 (in English) and
    October 16-19, 2023 (in English)
  • Where

    Rua do Moinho, Barão de São João, Algarve/Portugal

  • Trainer
    Anna Kerckhoff de Sacchi
  • Course fee
    € 650,-
    incl. VAT, plus accommodation
  • Arrival
    From the airport you can easily get to the venue by shuttle. We will provide you with the details for booking the shuttle when you register for the retreat.
  • Notes
    – The course will take place if two months before the start at least. 3 participants are registered.

    – The course is considered a prerequisite for training as an equine assisted coach

  • Contact & Booking