Welcome and thanks for stopping by! My name is Anne Bailey ETMT MMCP, and I am the owner-operator of GT Equine LLC. I travel out of Fort Collins, Colorado, as a Masterson Method® Certified Practitioner, Coach, Mentor, and Instructor. I cannot wait to share this exciting and effective equine bodywork methodology with you and your horse. The Masterson Method® is a gentle and effective way to help your horse feel their best, both mentally and physically.
I travel throughout Colorado and southern Wyoming, working on every variety of equine – from horses recently rescued to Grand Prix dressage horses, from pasture ornaments to hard-working weekend warriors, from minis to 18 HH giants! Typically a session lasts between 75-90 minutes, depending on the horse. Ideally I will work in their stall or run, wherever they are most comfortable. I find that releases happen when they feel safe and relaxed, so I try to work wherever is relaxing for the horse. I hold the horse myself most of the time, but observers are always welcome – I love the chance to talk through what I am doing and looking for in the horse. Teaching techniques to owners and riders so that they too can help their horse is something I truly enjoy. I also offer Beyond Horse Massage Weekend-Seminars throughout Colorado and southern Wyoming, where you can begin to learn Masterson Method Techniques to help your own horse!
The horse’s neurological system can take up to 72 hours to adjust to the changes from a session, so I do recommend that the horse have the rest of the day off after their bodywork session, and ideally the next day as well. If that isn’t an option, then turnout and a light hack is a good compromise. Although frequently my clients experience less restriction, improved movement, and a better mindset after their first session, the most benefit to the horse occurs when bodywork is a regularly scheduled part of their overall wellness program. Recommended frequency of bodywork is determined by multiple factors, and I am open to all variety of schedules. Many of my clients receive their bodywork once a month, while some are scheduled as frequently as weekly due to increased demands, competition schedules, or or other factors.
I look forward to connecting with you and discussing how my bodywork can support the health and wellness of your horse and help you achieve your goals!
As a reminder, bodywork is designed to help the healthy horse feel their best. It is only complementary to regular veterinary care, and please contact your vet if you have health concerns regarding your horse.
Anne Bailey ETMT MMCP