Rafter D Training       Gill and Wendy Deans
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           Where Foundation Makes

                                The Future

                   Welcome to Rafter D Training     
                                               Livingston, Montana

Our training program combines the philosophy of many of the leaders of "Natural Horsemanship". We add to that the fundamentals of the sport of reining, which makes for a well rounded, well started horse. Each day's session is focused on confidence building exercises and life skills that will enable the horse to do a day's job for you safely and happily. 

We invite you to tour our site, see what we're up to and consider us for training your next prospect. 

Congratulations to Gill and "Ember"
aka Nu Cash And Bling. They won multiple YRHA and MRHA year-end and affiliate awards. Look for them at the NRHA shows in 2018.

2017 Clinic schedule at the ranch.
Focus will be on Western Dressage, reining fundamentals, patterns, individual problems.
Cost is $125 and will include lunch.
May 20                             The June and August clinics
June 17                              are two clinics held one week
June 24                              apart for people that would
July 22                               like to have the option of a
August 19                         quick refresher of information
August 26                         covered the week before.
September 16                    Call 333-4615 to reserve your
                                                spot in a clinic.

2014 Yellowstone Reining Horse Association Year End Awards
Gill Deans and Sallyannolena are the Affiliate Limited Open and Rookie Professional Champions.

        Congratulations to Gill and Sally!           Gill and our mare Sallyannolena  won lots of great loot at the 2013 YRHA/ MRHA Year End Awards Banquet. They were the YRHA Affiliate Limited Open Reserve Champions, the YRHA Affiliate Rookie Professional Champions, the YRHA Rookie Professional Reserve Champions and were the MRHA Limited Open 3rd place winners.           


We like to give a wide variety of experiences to our horses, young and old. One example is that during the summer we move both of our wheel line irrigation systems twice a day. It waters our pasture and hay ground. Gill rides a horse out bareback in just a halter every time we move it. In this series of photos, Gill is returning from moving the wheel line on his reining mare, Sallyannolena, aka Sally.
Not only does Sally go out and get ridden like a working girl instead of a show mare, she's also quite proficient at opening and closing a wire gate. Good job Sally! 

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