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Every Horse is a Song by Coralie Hughes

By Coralie Hughes ~ I am often struck by the similarities between what it takes to ride well and what it takes to be a good practitioner of the Masterson Method. At a recent dressage training clinic I attended, the internationally famous trainer kept repeating "every horse is a song", with the admonition that the rider and trainer must find the tempo and rhythm that fits each horse's song. I found this to be

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The Tense TMJ

Temporal mandibular joint issues can create tension in the poll, and vice-versa says, equine bodywork therapist Jim Masterson. And conversely, pain or restriction in the poll will affect other parts of the body. “Issues in your horse’s body have a way of reflecting in his poll and atlas,” explains Masterson. Therefore, tension and pain he might have from a sore back or compensation for pain in other places - such as the feet -

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Release Overall Tension in Your Horse’s Body with the Bladder Meridian Technique by Jim Masterson

  Where is the Bladder Meridian? In Chinese medicine there are twelve primary acupuncture meridians in the body. The Bladder Meridian is one of the major acupuncture meridians that has a unique effect on balancing the other acupuncture meridians. It runs down each side of the body, about two inches parallel to the topline, then down the side of the hind leg, just off the center line. We use the Bladder Meridian to begin

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