Lateral Cervical Flexion Explanation & Steps

Lateral Cervical Flexion Explanation & Steps   With the Bladder Meridian Technique, we began the process of getting the horse to release tension in the body by bringing her awareness to it in a way that she can’t brace against it. When we use no pressure, the horse has nothing to brace against.   Now we’re going…

Three Key Junctions of the Horse

Three Key Junctions that affect performance   The 15 second definition of the Masterson Method is: It’s a method of equine bodywork in which we read and follow the horse’s responses to our touch to enable it to release tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance.   We’ve talked about the…

How Does The Masterson Method Work?

How Does The Masterson Method Work?   This method works because we work with the horse’s natural instincts as 1) and prey animal, and 2) as a herd animal.   As a prey animal the horse’s first survival response to danger, pressure or discomfort is to flee. If he doesn’t have that option, which he usually doesn’t when working…

The Horse’s Responses to Touch

The Horse’s Responses to Touch   The key to the amount of pressure (or non-pressure) you use is that it remains underneath the horse’s ability to brace against it. How do you know if the horse is bracing? By his responses – visual and palpable   Subtle Responses tell us that the horse is feeling something,…

Levels of Touch

Levels of Touch   The amount of pressure (or non-pressure) we use is the most important, and often the most difficult part for humans, of staying underneath the horse’s bracing response.   When asked “How much pressure are you using?”, rather than say, “Well, I’m using exactly 2.43 pounds per square inch over an area…

Importance of Level of Touch

  Importance of Level of Touch   Why is Touch so important when doing this work with the horse?   For humans, if something is working well we think that even more of it will work better. Working with the horse with this Method, the opposite is true for the following reason:   The horse…