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Gretchen Deane – Brattleboro, VT




Phone: 802-258 8827

Working with horses has been Gretchen's passion for over two decades, and in her adventures she has been exposed to an extremely broad range of techniques used by top level trainers, vets, farriers, bodyworkers, and horsemen. She made a living for several years riding, showing, and teaching for many highly competitive Hunter/Jumper show stables on both the East and West coasts of the U.S. and in Ireland. During this time she learned from many winning Olympic Show Jumping riders, and highly successful international level horsemen. Over the years Gretchen has had the joy of working with hundreds of top quality horses bred and trained for disciplines including Show Jumping, Eventing, Dressage, Reining, Fox hunting, Thoroughbred racing, and also with troubled and rescued horses of many different breeds. In 2016 she discovered The Masterson Method and felt it offered a wonderful opportunity to continue expanding her horsemanship knowledge, and then became a Certified Practitioner within about a year.
During the certification process, Gretchen developed a strong interest in equine anatomy and biomechanics, and became very curious about one of the frequent primary contributors to physical tension and restriction in horses; their teeth. She had a timely discovery of Spencer LaFlure's school for Natural Balance Dentistry, and is now a student working towards complete certification as a Natural Balance Dentist. She practices MM and NBD, along with many other integrated techniques to help horses in reaching and maintaining improved balance, posture, health, range of motion, neuromuscular function, performance, behaviors, the list goes on! Gretchen now lives in Williamsville, Vermont, and you can read more about her practice at her website, email or call to set up a visit for your horse.