Allison Thurston - 3 HOOF
Easton, CT, USA
Allison Thurston is an International clinician in multiple disciplines with students ranging from pony Club to FEI level and offers workshops, riding clinics, instructor clinics, lectures and lessons.
As a former scientist, her natural curiosity and keen sense of observation have drawn her to study techniques that enhance movement and sustainable health.
As a former dancer, she has had a lifelong interest in the beauty of the intimate dynamic dance between horse and human.
Committed to being responsive to the horse’s needs, her journey has led to studies in French and Portuguese schools of dressage and work in dance, martial arts, yoga, Egoscue®, Centered Riding©, TTEAM®, Equiken® anatomy and bodywork.
Her program emphasizes practical strategies that enhance the well-being of the whole horse-physical, mental and emotional.
In working with the SURE FOOT Stability Program for several years, Allison has observed obvious and immediate changes including how the horse’s body self organizes into new movement patterns.
Offering many benefits, including choice and comfort, SFESP is a complement to medical based therapies and is an important part of a well-stocked tool box.
With over 40 years of experience, Allison is an ARICP Level lll (Dressage/Eventing), US Eventing ICP Level ll certified, MA licensed instructor and a 3 HOOF SURE FOOT Equine Stability Practitioner. SafeSport certified.
Offering integrated or stand-alone SFESP sessions
Serving CT and N.England, Central FL in winter -available to travel.
Katherine Bartletth – 1 HOOF
Bartlett Equine Services
Katherine (Katie) has been involved with horses since she was a child, even though her parents were not horse people and were mystified by her fascination with them. She spent her teenage years working at a series of dressage and eventing barns where she learned about many aspects of horsemanship. She continued to ride while attending Cornell University where she majored in biology and met her husband.
After moving to her farm in Pennsylvania, Katie acquired several horses who had either physical or behavioral issues. She wanted to help them and started learning more about behavioral science, bodywork, and hoof trimming. The more she learned, the more she realized how important it was to look at any “training problem” from a number of different angles in order to get to resolve it.
When Wendy introduced the precursor to the SURE FOOT pads at a clinic where Katie was riding, she was intrigued and started using them on her own horses. Her main riding horse was very crooked and the pads helped her become more balanced and symmetrical. Since then, she has used them with her own horses and with client horses during Masterson Method sessions.
Katie is a Masterson Method Certified Practitioner. She also teaches and coaches people who want to use positive reinforcement training with their horses. She trains her own horses for dressage and light trail riding.
Mary Elena Moran – 1 HOOF
Mary Elena Moran of Goshen, NY has been professionally training horses for the last 18 years. Mary Elena is a multi-disciplined competitor and clinician specializing in natural horsemanship, police horse training, positive reinforcement, groundwork, and rescue rehabilitation and training. Mary Elena’s passion lies in transforming rescued horses to be police horses as ambassadors of the ultimate rescue transformation. Mary Elena states that, “to believe in a person allows them to believe in themselves, and to believe in a horse, holds that very same power. I like to consider myself a cheerleader for the horse and have made confidence building the foundation of my horse training program.”
Mary Elena holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice-Police Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is a DCJS certified mounted police instructor, is a Level 3 Harmony Horsemanship certified Instructor, as well as a certified practitioner of Equine Facilitated Learning modalities: Natural Lifemanship with a Trauma Focus and Equine Experiential Education.
Rachel Gedaliya – 1 HOOF
Kelowna, British Columbia and Israel
Facebook: R.G Equine Body Works
Rachel started her journey with horses in her early 20's in Israel. It was there, she started to observe the herd she was working with, in their wilder environment and was enchanted by the wisdom the horses had to share with us.
A calling to Canada brought her to explore more about the horse world in the western provinces. That journey opened her to many therapeutic practices such as structural alignment, fascia release, Kinesiology taping, Craniosacral and barefoot trimming.
Rachel’s passion is to help horses feel better in their bodies, so they are able to express their beautiful movement in a graceful and discomfort free way. By combining modalities, Rachel is able to help horses and their owners achieve a better way of being.
Rachel has been using the SURE FOOT Pads in her practice to help horses gain more comfort and ease, and explore with their body’s new ways of moving. She believes in simple ways to achieve high results in her practice, and the Pads fit right in.
Rachel practices in Kelowna, British Columbia in Canada, with regular visits to Israel. Rachel shares her passion with the horse world by educating passionate horse owners and professionals.
Bethany A. Condon – 1 HOOF
BAC Equine & Canine Massage Therapy
cell - 617-319-5895 (call or text)
Locations: Eastern and Central Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Certified Equine and Canine Massage Therapist, Bethany A Condon began riding horses at 9 years old competing in the hunter jumper circuit for several years in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Years of competing became less of an interest for Bethany but when she discovered equine massage therapy for horses, she was immediately intrigued and knew this was what she wanted to do – helping horses feel and perform their best through rehabilitative massage therapy.
Bethany began her equine massage business BAC Equine & Canine Massage Therapy in 2018 after earning her first equine massage certification from Equissage New England/New York and 9 months later earning her second equine massage certification in 2019 with Midwest Natural Healing for Animals.
With a love for dogs as well as horses, she also earned her canine massage therapy certification from Southwest Michigan Natural Healing for Animals in 2020.
Bethany holds certifications in equine myofascial release therapy, craniosacral therapy, red light therapy, stress point therapy (based on Jack Meagher’s teachings), advanced equine anatomy, canine massage therapy and is excited to now be adding SUREFOOT Equine Pads to her massage practice for her clients’ horses and her own 19 year old Belgian draft. Bethany loves bringing horses back to their optimal health and performance level through massage therapy and SUREFOOT Pads regardless of their age and health condition.
She enjoys educating and helping her horse clients of the importance of consistent equine massage therapy and remedial groundwork exercises for their horses. She has been intrigued by Wendy Murdoch’s SUREFOOT pads for a number of years and finally decided to do the practitioner training in New Hampshire in July 2021.
Visit Bethany’s website at www.bacequinemassagetherapy.com or her Facebook business page BAC Equine & Canine Massage Therapy (2) BAC Equine & Canine Massage Therapy | Facebook for more information.