The Masterson Method®
The Masterson Method® is a unique approach to equine bodywork that releases tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. According to Jim Masterson, the founder of The Masterson Method, it is “something you do WITH the horse, rather than TO the horse. This participation and interaction is what makes the method fascinating for those who use it. In fact, if you do not allow the horse to participate, it does not work.”
This very interactive nature of Masterson work is what excites me the most as a bodyworker. It opens up a new conversation with the horse through the body, and allows us to listen to what they’re “saying” through neurological signals, such as blinking, twitching, a change in breathing, bracing, or fidgeting.
This bodywork is very gentle - both physically and attitudinally. We work to keep the horse relaxed while also pushing the edge in range-of-motion techniques to find improvement. Think of a yoga posture… you find the position, breathe, and then go a little deeper. My job is to unravel the complex web and set you and your horse on track to better performance and integration.