helping you and your horse
Perform Better, Connect Better
Are you looking to improve your horse’s performance? Would you like your horse to be more supple, balanced and connected to you in the arena, on the trail, or in hand? Consider a Masterson Method® Integrated Equine Performance bodywork session.
Through my training in this unique, multi-modal approach to equine bodywork, I have learned:
All horses carry tension in the body (just as we humans do). Whether they’re ridden for sport, therapy, lessons, or pleasure, they will likely have neuromuscular restriction patterns.
The Masterson Method is unique in that we’re watching how the horse responds to our touch to locate and release tension, using their signals to determine level of touch and timing.
Masterson Method bodywork can have a powerful impact on the horse’s performance and wellbeing. Clients have shared with me that their horse steps under better, flying lead changes improve, aggressive behaviors diminish, and more.
Horses’ instincts are to overlook pain and discomfort. They’re often in pain long before they show it. It’s important to address issues early to prevent lameness and restore the body to balance.
Offering your horse bodywork can uncover those hidden issues early on and prevent unsoundness. It can also help pinpoint a primary issue such as hoof care, dental care, or tack fit that may be causing pain.
As a Masterson Method Certified Practitioner, I partner with you and your horse to locate areas of pain and restriction, and then - most importantly - to release tension to improve performance and wellbeing.
First 3 sessions discounted at 20% off when paid in advance.
Want a group or individual demo at your barn? Learn how you can practice on your own horse!
I approach each horse as a gift to open and a puzzle to solve. I delight in seeing their personality emerge, in unraveling the complex layers that cause issues, and in helping them be their best through the course of bodywork.
I grew up on a horse farm in New York learning from and working alongside my mother — a lifelong horsewoman and head of the Garrison Pony Club. She taught me to appreciate the Basics, keep horses natural, and aspire to the special union between horse and human.
After a childhood filled with riding, teaching, and competing, I decided to hang up the halter and explore the world outside of horses. I picked up where I left off 25 years later after college, a career, and two kids.
When I discovered The Masterson Method, I felt my calling loud and clear. My studies of kinesiology, movement-based therapies, and body awareness came in handy in this approach to helping horses - through the body and mindful of the horse/human relationship. I’m now able to give back to horses and help them be the best they can be through bodywork.