for Performance and Pleasure Horses
A horse is not just a horse. He is sanity. She is happiness. They are our teachers. Our therapists. Our best friends. They ask so little of us. Don’t they deserve to feel their very best?
As a Certified Masterson Method Practitioner, Instructor, Mentor and Coach, I find it is a gift to be able to help these magnificent creatures that give so much to us. To help keep your horse at their best for performance or pleasure. No one can take away the magical feel or exhilaration of a great ride. And the feeling of satisfaction is immeasurable when we know that we are giving our horse the care that he truly needs and deserves.
The Masterson Method® is an integrated, multi-modality method of equine bodywork. It is a unique, interactive method of equine massage that uses the responses of the horse to find and release accumulated tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. In contrast to most traditional modalities, it enables the horse to actively participate in the process of releasing tension. It is something that I do with the horse, rather than to the horse. It is this participation and interaction with the horse that I find so fascinating. The purpose of the Masterson Method is to improve performance, well-being, relationship and communication with the horse.
You know your horse and know when something is just not quite right. Is it a movement issue that has you and your vet mystified? Is your horse not bending in one direction? Perhaps they just feel restricted, or they are chomping on their bit or wringing their tail.
I can help unravel the mystery by peeling away layers of tightness and tension. Your horse will release hidden tension and increase his flexibility and range of motion for improved movement and performance. Additionally, I am often told how much calmer, and even less spooky, clients’ horses are after a treatment. I liken it to when you are tense or have a headache and a driver honks their horn—you startle. When you are relaxed and your body feels good, even at a sudden honk—your response is much calmer.