Horses in your care will benefit further by your participation in the Advanced 5-Day Course. You will become more adept at The Masterson Method techniques that will help relieve your horse’s stress and build stronger human-horse relationships. For those interested in becoming a Masterson Method Certified Practitioner, (MMCP) it is the next required step.
The Advanced 5-Day Course in equine bodywork is an advanced, practical course that is open to anyone with experience handling horses and a basic knowledge of equine anatomy, who is interested in improving relationship, communication and performance in horses. It is also the primary course for the Certification Program.
It consists of five days of practical training. This is spent almost entirely working on horses. You will learn where to look, what to look for, and how to release and clear issues that most affect performance.
During this course you will perfect your understanding of the principles of release of tension in the horse, your ability to recognize and use responses of the horse to your touch to get that release, and your ability to enable the horse to participate in the process of releasing tension.
You will also learn evaluation techniques that will help you identify bio-mechanical patterns in the horse associated with possible primary Issues, and resulting secondary Issues.
Course size is limited to ensure one-on-one instruction.
We are accredited by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Organization (NCBTMB) for Continuing Education Credits.
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It’s a very friendly and soft yet very powerful method that helps the horse to soften on a deep level and to return to movement from the little muscles around the spine instead of the bigger movement muscles. I have seen huge improvement when the method is applied working together with chiropractic/craniosacral adjustment/treatment. With some…
5 Good Reasons That You Should Attend an Advanced 5-Day: It will increase your confidence in handling horses You will get a better understanding of how a horse thinks It will make you look at yourself as to your affect and approach You will make a new friends from all over the world! You will…
After the Weekend Course, I was excited to be able to work on my horses and get releases. After the Advanced 5-Day, I now feel I can perform all the techniques, recognize all the different types of releases and figure out what techniques to use to release specific restrictions.
This advanced course is unique in equine massage and bodywork education in offering structured technique instruction, flexible and open enough to keep intuition alive.
If you loved the 2-day course, hang onto your hats because the 5-day course will blow you away!
After the two day seminar you have an idea how to improve the condition, problems, or tension in the horse – it’s really helpful! The five day seminar goes deeper and you get a lot of information about how you are able to find the problem areas of the horse. You get lots of experience…
You must have taken the Weekend Seminar-Workshop before attending the Advanced 5-Day Course.
We encourage you to space out the time between the Weekend Seminar-Workshop and the Advanced 5-Day Course. This will enable you to go home and “soak in” what you have learned. That said, we understand that life gets in the way so you are welcome to come to a weekend and stay for the Advanced 5-day if both courses are contiguous.
It is a prerequisite to complete the Beyond Horse Massage Online Home Study Course prior to attending the Advanced 5-Day. Jim has found that those who have completed the course prior to the Advanced 5-Day come better prepared.
The Advanced 5-Day Course also requires a certain level of physical fitness. You must be in good physical shape to meet the demands of these five days. You will be working with horses every day and often on your feet for the whole day. To give you an idea of the physical requirements needed to successfully complete the course, what would be required would be roughly equivalent to one of the following:
- Forty minutes of aerobic activity without the need to sit down
- Thirty minutes of Pilates with hand weights or bands
- One hour of serious riding (not a gentle hack out)
You must have enough experience with horses that you are able to safely and comfortably perform the techniques taught in the course. In addition to working safely, you should be able to:
- work in an enclosed space such as a stall, with an unfamiliar horse
- pick up and handle the fore and hind feet and legs of an unfamiliar horse
- hold up a leg long enough to examine the foot and leg
- Initial Evaluation – gathering information on what’s going on with the horse’s body
- Advanced Techniques – purposes, goals, anatomy and demonstration
- Advanced Techniques – hands-on practice
- Softening and yielding
- Refining feel
- Staying under the bracing responses
- More responses, releases and tuning in to the horse
- Flow of the work
- Pain vs. restriction
- Safety Working with head-shy, sore and/or difficult horses
- Discussion of some common primary issues, such as feet and legs, injuries, saddle and tack, TMJ and dental issues
- Final Evaluation – Putting it all together
- Working with owners, trainers and other equine professionals
Its a generousness effective way to assist a horse to get back to balance or as close as possible.
The opportunity to get really personalized, individual coaching on the techniques is unlike any course I’ve had. The course offers a really appropriate balance of lecture and practical application. Jim and his team have a wonderfully encouraging coaching approach that facilitates learning, confidence and skill. Throughout the 5-Day each one of us had the experience…
Excellent method, great atmosphere, wonderful instructors. I can definitely recommend it to anybody wishing to help horses.
I can’t tell you the doors your clinic has open for my horses, friends and many new clients. For anyone that has been considering attending Jim’s clinics and schools don’t hesitate. You will be treated with the finest of professionalism, you will learn more then you ever imagined. Each person is given substantial individual instruction…
Very well organized and well structured course. The coaches are friendly, supportive and teach well. Each day you learn just enough to be challenged but not overwhelmed. Excellent course and I highly recommend it.
It has been a very busy summer so far AND I wanted to share with you how powerful this work has been for the horses that I have been able to work on. I am currently in Seattle WA teaching with Connected Riding founder Peggy Cummings. I have done three sessions on her new Trakaener…
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Organization (NCBTMB) for Continuing Education Credits (CEC): Weekend Seminar-Workshop, 14 CEC; Home Study Course, 12 CE; Advanced 5-Day, 32 CEC; Field Work Course, 50 CEC; Certification Completion Course, 32 CEC.