Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Workshop July 11-12 Palo Alto

I am excited to be assisting in the Masterson Method Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar-Workshop, July 11 through July 12 at the beautiful Stanford Stables in Palo Alto CA. It will be taught by Vanessa Helvy. I truly hope to see you there.

This great hands-on workshop is the place to learn how to recognize and use the visual responses of the horse to your touch to find and release accumulated stress in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. These techniques have been successfully taught to hundreds of owners, therapists and trainers worldwide, enabling them to open new levels of communication and relationship with their horses.

This short video is of Jim Masterson working on Hind End Release points. I selected it as an example because how often do we encounter our horse being a bit short-strided or just “not quite right” behind with no apparent problem in the feet or lower legs. The Master Method acknowledges that it could be the result of tension, strain or spasm in the deeper muscles of the hind end or the lower back. The video does start out with an ad, but it is worth waiting through for this great example.

In addition, as a life long learner I am continuing my education into all aspects of horses. I just finished the Whole Horse Dissection Clinic in Pennsylvania taught by Ivana Ruddock of Equine Touch.

Ivana is a veterinarian, pathologist, anatomist and equine body worker. Her class focuses on the fact that all muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments are connected to each other through the phenomenal living and thinking organism of fascia. In other words…our horses feel and are affected by “every little move we make”. For example a tight girth could actually pull on the stifle and affect the forward motion and sought-after length of that hind stride. Gets you thinking doesn’t it?!?!

I look forward to sharing some of the valuable and eye opening information that I learned from the course the next time we meet.