Monty Roberts famously said, “For centuries, humans have said to horses, ‘You do what I tell you or I’ll hurt you.’ Humans still say that to each other – still threaten, force and intimidate. I’m convinced that my discoveries with horses have value in the workplace, in the educational and penal systems, and in the raising of children. At heart, I’m saying that no one has the right to say ‘you must’ to an animal – or to another human.”
At Horses 4 Hope this is a philosophy we live by. And our aim is to use equine-assisted programs, specifically the world-renowned methods of Monty Roberts, to reduce violence and other issues in the community.
As the first Monty Roberts Certified Instructor in Africa, founder Simon Marrier d’Unienville is helping Monty Roberts achieve his goal of “leaving the world a better place than I found it, for horses, and people too.”
And our mission is to reduce the endemic violence in South Africa, and across Africa, by working with at-risk youth and young communities using Monty Roberts’ Lead-Up program. We are also working with a team of international specialists to bring Equ-Us – the first equine-assisted drug and alcohol recovery program to South Africa from January 2019.
And additionally, train future Monty Roberts Instructors across Africa to help spread his concepts further.