ABOUT

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Gwen is a Healer, Teacher, Horsemanship Coach, Homeopathic Practitioner, Equine Behavioral Specialist and Consultant.

Ever changing; ever learning; ever nurturing the joyful and respectful partnership between horse and human, Gwenyth Santagate understands horses.

50+ years of life colored with horses has woven itself into the very fabric of her spirit and soul.

That’s some seriously colored cloth!

Gwen can help *you* understand *your* horse.

Through helping horse owners understand their horses and how to communicate effectively with them Gwen facilitates the establishment of that true Partnership based on deep mutual trust and respect. She helps the horses’ humans to become integral, empowered guardians of their best friends.

From head to hooves, including heart, mind and spirit, Gwen assesses and implements a unique program that is tailored to the individual horse and owner. Individual ‘treatments’ may include not just behavior modification but also assessment of DIET, HUSBANDRY and includes a full PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT. Physical and/or emotional conditions may require Homeopathic, Herbal and Essential Oil Therapy as well as other tailored health & well-being treatments.

Horses with PTSD and Phobias are welcomed.

Gwen offers full BODYWORK,  ALTERNATIVE & COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH & WELLNESS CARE, HOMEOPATHIC CONSULTATIONS, HOOF EVALUATIONS, NATURAL HOOFCARE and EQUINE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY which will include Personal Development Coaching for the owner of the horse as well as remedial training for the horse.  Ongoing support through email, phone and providing in-between ‘lessons’ to accomplish sets the precedence for each owner’s “Excellence in Horsemanship”.

Virtually or in real time, Gwen has coached hundreds of horse owners successfully from all over the world with amazing results.

Look for Gwen’s courses, articles, clinics and workshops that are offered year-round both in ‘real-time’ and on the internet for online studying. If you’re in the area, see what Gwen has to offer for private instruction and care for your horse. She still teaches horses and humans and spends many of her days helping to heal broken hearts, hooves and minds with her own heart that resonates in Equine cadence.

She can help YOU with your horse to build a solid, winning foundation relationship of trust, respect and care.

Gwen can be reached at gwen.santagate@gmail.com or by phone, 239-573-9687. Find out more about her accomplishments HERE

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“Gwen, I was expecting you to fish for me but, instead, you taught me how to fish. Thank you.”

SOME TESTIMONIES ABOUT GWEN:

Robbin Watson‎ to Gwenyth Santagate, 2-2016

Just wanted to share how happy I am to have met Gwen. I live in Oklahoma, and she lives in Florida. I have never met Gwen in person. Through her online coaching, I have overcome some serious issues that had haunted me for a long, long time. I am soaring in my life now! Like, literally feel UNSTOPPABLE! Gwen’s gentle, firm, God-based coaching has been life-changing for me and my herd. I stand up for “Robbin” more than I ever have. Thank you, Gwen!


 

“Gwen remember how you taught me so much in my early homeopathy years – well I often think of you when I am with Ringo cause what I learned from you has saved his life at least 5 or 6 times-colic- …so my dear friend Gwen thank you thank you-:-)”
— Patricia, CAN


” Wow!
What a learning experience! If you are wanting to learn, hunger for knowledge of the equine digit and health of the entire equine, submerge yourself into the NHC 101 Natural Hoofcare course offered by Penzance Equine Integrative Educational Center!

The course is most informative, a lot of great information from the best in the industry is taught and broken down into easy to understand modules.

Not only did I gain knowledge of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Equine Digit and Pathologies but also learned about Natural Feed, Nutrition for Healthy Horses, Healthy hooves and the Natural Horse.

Gwenyth is there for you every step of the way on your new journey, tirelessly answering questions, providing information, examples, if’s, why’s, where’s, when’s and what’s of the horse! Gwenyth is a top notch instructor / confidence builder with a vast knowledge not limited to the equine digit to share!

I cannot stress how happy I am that I have become a student of the Penzance Equine Integrative Educational Center, the knowledge I have gained is priceless!

Thank you Penzance and Gwenyth!”
Jason Hooper-Stark, FL


 

“Gwen has worked with my horses and myself on more than one occasion and I find her refreshing and extremely in tune and knowledgeable on both, human and horse nature. She is so very easy to work with and it is truly all about the relationship of the horse and their human. I couldn’t of asked for more out of a trainer and a now dear friend and all that she does is well worth the effort and the cost. Just amazing results and an amazing heart. I highly recommend Gwen, no question about it.”   December 21, 2011

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

1st Barbara Bliss
hired Gwenyth as a Horse/Human training in 2011, and hired Gwenyth more than once —

“We know how valuable a horsewoman you are and the “positive” influence you have on both, the horse and the human.
Keep up the wonderful work Gwen. The domestics and the wilds need you! Especially those that are “negatively” trained with PTSD resulting.”


 “Gwen is an innovative horse professional with the capability of thinking outside the box. She has a broad perspective and knowledge of holistic equine health. We definitely need more people like her in this time and age.” December 21, 2011

1st Claudia Garner, President, Equine Soundness Inc.
worked with Gwenyth at PENZANCE Equine Online Educational Center


 “Gwenyth is a excellent horse practitioner for barefoot trimming and she is featured in my Published book Natural Equine Remedies Available now on Amazom.com” December 21, 2011

1st Lorrie Bracaloni, Owner, Equine Holistic Therapies
worked with Gwenyth at PENZANCE Equine Online Educational Center


 “Gwen,

What impresses me about you is, you look not only at the hoof but the whole horse and the whole horse environment. Who is the owner and where does the horse live and how are they treated and fed.

You stay on top of the the latest research and you follow up with pertinent information in a very timely fashion.

You have a softness and openness that relaxes the horses and the horse owner and allows you to see things as they are because you are not bound to preconceived ideas.

Brian” September 23, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

1st Brian Reid
hired Gwenyth as a Horse Care Facilitator and educator in 2010, and hired Gwenyth more than once


 “Gwen is a superb teacher who provides detailed and accurate educational information in a creative and user-friendly format that is a value for the price. I have recommended Gwen’s classes to several individuals and will continue to do so.” August 18, 2010

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

1st Jen Kalb
hired Gwenyth as a Education in 2009, and hired Gwenyth more than once


 “Gwenyth’s classes are great and filled with very helpful information. Gwenyth is a wealth of knowledge and is very willing to help you out.” July 27, 2010

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

1st Kim Wende
hired Gwenyth as a Online Classes in 2010


 Thank you Gwenyth Santagate for the many times you have come to my rescue with your knowledge and advice. I don’t know what I would do if you were not available when I needed you. Thankfully you are still online helping me and others all over the world to learn to live a more natural lives with our horses and our families. You have thoughtfully guided me along my journey to educate myself on multiple subjects with multiple courses. The homeopathic remedies, natural hoof care and especially communication with our four legged family (horses, dogs…) have all been right on the mark. I am proud to be a student of PENZANCE HORSEMANSHIP and consider you a mentor and trusted friend. I can’t wait to be your neighbor! Well, at least live in the same city as you. smile emoticon Then maybe you will have me as your apprentice too. wink emoticon Deneen Sica Lewandowski


“Gwen is a wonderful teacher. When I first got my horse Jigs, he was pushy and didn’t listen. After a few sessions with her, he became a barn favorite for his good manner and sunny personality.

Gwen trained me I think, not JIGS :). I highly reccomend her.” June 29, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

1st Annamaria Paul
hired Gwenyth as a Horse Trainer in 2008, and hired Gwenyth more than once


 “After having our first “trainer” traumatize one of my horses, we turned to Gwen for help. With Gwen’s steady work with him, and teaching and encouragement to us, this horse is shining on the ground and we are ready to start working with him in the saddle (where his major trauma occurred).

I also have issues as I was hurt falling while under full gallop, and so she is healing me too. She is kind, patient, knowledgeable and encouraging, taking me through baby steps (even a tiny step is a step forward). I know with her help, I will someday be able to be back in the saddle again without panic attacks, and be able to ride and enjoy my horses again.

She understands the psychology of the horse, and understands what it is to be a horse. They do have a different language from us, but with patience and opening your mind and heart, you can create great bonds and partners with them.

I highly recommend Gwen for everything from teaching your horse to teaching you. It was a stroke of luck finding her in our darkest hour (we were ready to give up on ourselves and our horses and just sell out), she is one-of-a-kind and a true treasure.” June 24, 2010

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

1st Andrea Fease
hired Gwenyth as a Horsemanship teacher in 2007, and hired Gwenyth more than once


 “I have been working with Gwenyth for over 10 years. Her influence has been life changing for me. I am honored to continue to work with her. Gwen always does what she says she is going to do. That is very important in the business world.

I highly recommend anyone to work with Gwenyth.

Leslie Pavlich” February 2, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity

1st Leslie Pavlich
hired Gwenyth as a Writer/Editor in 1999, and hired Gwenyth more than once


 “I Was Lucky enough to find Gwenyth and her farm when I was seeking out education on hoof care and trimming.

I enjoyed the workshop , her farm, feel I learned a great deal about the equine hoof.
I would recommend taken any of the courses Gwen offers.
you can’t go wrong!
Erin Celia” February 1, 2009

1st Erin Celia, Student, Penzance’s Progressive Natural Hoofcare
reported to Gwenyth at PENZANCE Equine Online Educational Center


“I have interacted with Gwenyth for a number of years now and have always found her to be a passionate, educated, informed and knowledgeable person. Gwenyth will advise and help those that find her and her determination to provide a high level of compassion and assistance to equine friends is second to none. Carry on Gwenyth and may you be as successful as you want to be :)” March 8, 2011

1st Gary Diplock, Equine Psychologist and Behaviourist, Mind4sport.com
was with another company when working with Gwenyth at PENZANCE Equine Solutions & Online Equine Educational Center


“I have known Gwenyth for three years as an equine instructor to learn all aspects of the natural horse.

I can confirm that she is of great integrity, is extremely dedicated to her work and goes above and beyond with her clients in order to help them understand the topics she is going over. Through Natural Horse Trimming instruction, I more then learned about trimming my own horses, but all the aspects of a natural horse.

Gwenyth allowed me to look at things a bit differently and I was able to implement everything on a regular basis with my own animals with much success. I hope to continue with Natural Horse Trim class 2 in the future to continue the journey and development. I can attest with 4 horses, all strong, healthy hooves, well balanced diets that there is no doubt in my mind that the guidance she provided will be a lasting impression.” March 8, 2011

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

1st Nicole Hopkins
hired Gwenyth as a Equine Services in 2009


“Gwenyth is a wonderful teacher and she has really opened up my eyes to a new world of working with horses. I have known and worked with her for over 9 years and still going. She is very trustworthy and is always there when I need her.

Leslie Pavlich
www.clickhorse.info” October 21, 2009

1st Leslie Pavlich, Owner, Click Horse
reported to Gwenyth at PENZANCE Equine Solutions & Online Equine Educational Center


“Gwen is a wonderful person to work with. She is caring, thoughtful, professional and has kneen insight with helping others achieve their goals, whether it be as a student or fellow teacher. Her love and devotion to both people and their animal friends is inspiring.

She offers valuable educational resources and tools and is always available to both student and instructor. Gwen has a lot of knowledge to share with others and creating her online classroom is just one of the unique ways that she has shared her vision for helping others.

I highly recommended anyone interested in learning more about themselves and their animal friends to attend the online classes and connect with Gwen one on one.” May 11, 2009

1st Kelly Holland Azzaro, Owner, Ashi Therapy Ashi Aromatics Inc.
worked directly with Gwenyth at PENZANCE Equine Solutions & Online Equine Educational Center


“Gwen is a wonderful teacher. She understands horses and has a special connection with them, and teaches you to understand and connect too. I have learned so much from her, not only about “training” (which is really “teaching”, there is a difference!), but about horse psychology and behavior, and also getting insights into my personality and psychology. After all, we don’t just ride our horses, we need to connect with them in order to become partners with them, and that means understanding yourself as well as them.

I would highly recommend Gwen to help you connect, bond and partner with your horse(s)!”February 2, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value


Gwen remember how you taught me so much in my early homeopathy years – well I often think of you when I am with Ringo cause what I learned from you has saved his life at least 5 or 6 times-colic- …so my dear friend Gwen thank you thank you-:-) — Patricia, CAN.


“Gwen is a superb teacher who provides detailed and accurate educational information in a creative and user-friendly format that is a value for the price. I have recommended Gwen’s classes to several individuals and will continue to do so.”


“Hi, I just want to let you know Wiggle pony is gone!!!

Elle has been carrying herself differently since Sunday’s BODYWORKS. Very low key and cuddly. She’s not in a hurry, very relaxed, waddling like Willow. She is riding with a very low head set. No high head pulling the reins and bulldozing down the trail. All so unlike Wiggle pony.

My son Jonathan remarked tonight that she is broken. HAHAHA!!
He claims, she too easy. Easy to be near, perfect on the cross ties. The trail ride tonight,he claims, he could have rode on his head. He’s in shock, She gave him no crap, Nothing!! Absolutely amazing!!

I am amazed at the change. I should have had you come out months ago. Here, I thought the body work would primarily benefit Willow. Never in a million years would I have guess that it would life changing for Elle. The consensus was Elle was Elle and she a pony and acts likes a snotty pony. I feel bad that the real reason seems to she was in pain and uncomfortable.

I’m sure wiggle pony may appear again, but at least we will know what to do about it now.
So thank you again” — ALYSSA, MA


Gwen-

When I went to the barn today I was frustrated by thoughts of problems I can not solve, and as I cleaned Bruno’s stall, tried to decompress.

Then i went to the gate and called him. up he trots – it just makes my day.

So he has a snack of hay, then he stood while i brushed dirt off him, put fly spray on. clicks for letting me brush his legs, for staying still. cleaned his feet. better cooperation.

A new boarder brought her tall Morgan gelding in and put him in the ties in front of us. Both boys started stamping their feet as though the flies just got so much worse, but otherwise behaved. Then they left, and a minute later Linda brought Millie, a paint mare, in. Put her in the same spot. Bruno starts lifting his nose up and sniffing, and of course no more stamping. Ears forward, friendly face.

then off to the indoor. set up the cones and the rope toy, hula hoop I put some poles in a L shape. found a tarp, and put that out, folded in half.

first we played with the cones, he picks them up and waves them around. he clearly enjoys practicing this new skill. then i asked him to follow me using the invisible lead. we walked around, then past the tarp. i walked on it – he stopped , sniffed, pawed.

we went through the l-shape poles. forward, around again, tried backward, no turn. Bruno walked away, went back over to the tarp. played with it a bit, then stood on it.
then we walked back and forth over it. tarp conquered.

Then we went back to the L-shape poles, and went through forward, then backwards, easily. He also let me push him from behind, instead of going sideways to avoid me, he went forward when I asked.

Once done, he decides he wanted to play with the small cones again – went over and now is picking up the rope toy as well as the cones, shaking them around.

all so funny – parts of his brain and personality have been unlocked, that I never would have known had it not been for the liberty work, and the clicker.

– Anita, MA


“I called Gwen because my horses were hurting and none of the chiros or massage people I was calling in were connecting with my horses or seeing what the problem was. …Gwen zeroed in on my horses issues right away. Her manner with them was gentle, firm and communicative. …Interestingly, I was releasing my own body issues as my horses released theirs and relaxed. … [When Gwen was done] my mare was no longer wobbling her neck/head and lifted her hind legs when walking (she dragged her left hind before Gwen worked on her.) My gelding lifted his back and straightened out his pelvis. I have never seen him allow himself to be handled by someone as he allowed Gwen to do. Both had relaxed eyes. What transformations! I’ll be calling Gwen to come out again to work with my horses.” — Gillian, CT


“Libby is going to get a special treat tomorrow!!! I was able to put her rain sheet on her multiple times. Yay!! Libby. On and off…she just stood and every time I said good girl..she would kiss me. hahahha I just love it. She did fidget a bit at first, but I guess I won her over and she allowed me to put it on her back…then take it off in a clump and I just continued until I put the whole thing on and we went for a walk and I took it off and put it back on. No throwing it on though..nice small unrolls and she is good with it. 😉
And I do believe her new safe spot is the kiss. lol. My sweet Liberty. Ok..just wanted to share that with you. She doesn’t have it on now…I just wanted to make sure I could get it on if I need to tomorrow in the rain. The air is getting colder and I don’t want her to start shivering. 😉 I wish I could express how excited I am right now. I really can’t stop smiling.
Thank you Gwen. This is just so rewarding and exciting.” –Barbara, Rehoboth, MA


“Gotta say Gwen I have learned a lot from your course, though I might not recall everything, stuff is starting to sink in and I really feel every horse owner should take something like this, even if not to trim their own horses hooves, but to know more about their horses.” –Nicole, RI


“You are very gifted and talented and I do feel blessed to have found you! … Your gifts and talents go much deeper than just trimming hooves. I was able to pick Mitch’s hooves by myself the other day with just a leadrope around his neck. I was never able to do that before. I thank God for bringing you to Mitch and helping him. I have been trying for so long to end his pain and to see him now is incredible.” — Kendal, MA


“Gwen’s PPT101 class was the best money I ever spent learning about how to train my horse. And, the class was remote, over the internet. I’ve been to clinics with my horse and have audited some others, but the information that I came away from PPT101 with has served as the most solid foundation, on which every other training method rests. She is creative and thinks outside of the box in her approach to horse training and is able to communicate those
practical ideas.” –Sharon, VT


“My life and the health and vitality of all my animals has been forever transformed for the better. Thanks Gwen for all you give to all of us. You are a gifted healer and teacher.”
Joan, Student of Homeopathy 101


“The support I was given by you made the real difference and allowed me to look at the horse differently so I could find a New World that I never knew before. So I Thank You.”
–Leslie Pavlich, Author of “Clicker Training: Colt Starting the Natural Horse”


“Gwenyth has such warmth towards the horse whilst maintaining safety of horse and handler. Having her input from years of experience with a variety of horses is invaluable as her understanding and communication skills, (with both horses and people) are such a priviledge to be able to share. I love Gwenyths perspective and explanations.” –Paula, UK


“After having you resolve Little Johns trimming problem when NO ONE ELSE could help me, I have confidence in you. So, although I could get free advice somewhere else, it might not be good advice. Most trainers are fairly violent compared to you. You’re smart enough to train without resorting to whips, spurs or trying to bully the horse which doesn’t work very well anyway. I tried the first thing on your anti-biting list and already it seems to be working!” –Donald, ME


“Gwen is a wonderful teacher. She understands horses and has a special connection with them, and teaches you to understand and connect too. I have learned so much from her, not only about “training” (which is really “teaching”, there is a difference!), but about horse psychology and behavior, and also getting insights into my personality and psychology. After all, we don’t just ride our horses, we need to connect with them in order to become partners with them, and that means understanding yourself as well as them. I would highly recommend Gwen to help you connect, bond and partner with your horse(s)!” –Andrea, MA


“I Was Lucky enough to find Gwenyth and her farm when I was seeking out education on hoof care and trimming. I enjoyed the workshop , her farm, feel I learned a great deal about the equine hoof. I would recommend taken any of the courses Gwen offers. you can’t go wrong!” –Erin , MA


“Thank you Gwen, for your inspiring articles and ideas. Together with Mark Rashid, you are one of the greatest horsepersons of recent times.”


“I was willing to think outside the box only after traditional methods had failed him. Now I wish I had of tried it sooner, I could have shortened the time he was in pain but I didn’t know any better. Hindsight truly is 20/20.”


 

” … I actually find myself getting quite emotional over this pony since she has turned into the most amazing treasure. She also meets my daughter at the gate (all 60 lbs of her), leads loose line at any speed Rachel chooses, stands wonderfully for grooming and tacking, even dropping her head into the bridle and is very willing under saddle with no balking, bolting, bucking, or even a crop needed. Once we figured out where her issues were, she has responded with every part of her being. (And she was auction bound when we bought her.) Thanks for helping with her!”


 

“I would entrust the care and well-being of any horse, sound or lame, healthy or sick, troubled or at peace, to Gwen Santagate. I give her my highest recommendation because she is one of the most honest, wisest, and most circumspect people I have ever met. She goes the extra mile (or ten) for the horse’s sake and makes every animal’s total well-being her top priority. My horse recommends her, too -four hooves up! – because, thanks to her, and her alone, he is alive and well.” — Vanessa, NH


 

“Gwen, I was expecting you to fish for me but, instead, you taught me how to fish. Thank you.”


“I highly recommend Gwen for everything from teaching your horse to teaching you. It was a stroke of luck finding her in our darkest hour (we were ready to give up on ourselves and our horses and just sell out), she is one-of-a-kind and a true treasure.”


“…offers valuable educational resources and tools and is always available to both student and instructor. A lot of knowledge to share with others and creating her online classroom is just one of the unique ways that [PENZANCE] has shared her vision for helping others.


 

I highly recommended anyone interested in learning more about themselves and their animal friends to attend the
online classes.”


“I would highly recommend [PENZANCE] to help you connect, bond and partner with your horse(s)!”


“First of all let me tell you that I never imagined how much I would learn when I signed up for the NH101 course.

The classes were so informative and the resources are great! The workshop is what put everything in place.

After all the reading and studying, it was so wonderful to able to get the hands on experience. I have been

trimming Rusty and Cowboy ever since and thier feet look great! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!”


“Gwen’s class was the best money I ever spent learning about how to train my horse. And, the class was remote, over the internet. I’ve been to clinics with my horse and have audited some others, but the information that I came away from PPT101 with has served as the most solid foundation, on which every other training method rests. She is creative and thinks outside of the box in her approach to horse training and is able to communicate those
practical ideas.”


“Thank you Gwen, for your inspiring articles and ideas. Together with Mark Rashid, you are one of the greatest horse persons of recent times.”


“I was willing to think outside the box only after traditional methods had failed him. Now I wish I had of tried it sooner, I could have shortened the time he was in pain but I didn’t know any better. Hindsight truly is 20/20.”


“PENZANCE horse courses are simply the best there are!”


 

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