Welcome to my web site, Wendy Deans Horsemanship!
My business is a ‘Learning Center’. Wendy Deans Horsemanship and Rafter D Training have one goal; that is to give you and your horse the very best education. I have spent 35 years studying dozens of different programs to educate horses and people. I practice the teaching of Ray Hunt, Buck Brannaman, Bill and Tom Dorrence when starting my colts. I add in the principles of the sports of reining, dressage and working equitation. I follow the teaching of Sally Swift’s Centered Riding, Jack Brainard's Advanced Horsemanship and Ellen Eckstein. Most importantly, I believe that every horse and every student learn differently and that I need to adjust my program to meet the needs of each student and horse.
My husband, Gill, and I have the most beautiful property on earth in Paradise Valley, Montana. We are so lucky to be here. We have a 150′ X 330′ slide track outdoor arena, an 80′ X 80′ indoor arena and an eight stall barn as well as shed row stalls.
I will be sharing with you training techniques and stories about horses and people. I love to photograph and will share my photos with you. I am always happy to answer any questions you have.
Horses are my life. If they are your life, then come along for the ride, you’ll enjoy it!
You have to have a certain amount of knowledge before you truly start learning. Once you open the door to advance your horsemanship there is no turning back.
Horsemanship truly is a life-long journey. The more you learn, the more you'll want to learn. There is no limit!
Wendy is not accepting new students in 2022. Watch for openings in 2023.
The 2022 schedule is full. Watch for the 2023 schedule.
89 Clark Lane, Livingston, MT 59047