Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Course

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A Masterson Method® Weekend Course is the next practical step after reading and/or viewing the Beyond Horse Massage Book or video.

In these hands-on course, you’ll 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. Horses will be provided at the course, however you’ll be able to apply all that you’ve learned to your own horse afterwards! These techniques have been successfully taught to thousands of owners, therapists, and trainers worldwide, enabling them to open new levels of communication and relationship with their horses.

We do require you to purchase and review the Beyond Horse Massage book and/or the DVD or streaming video before attending the course.

The Masterson Method is accredited by various national and international organizations including the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Organization (NCBTMB) for Continuing Education Credits.

Weekend Course Dates

Courses are added to our schedule throughout the year. If you find a course that works for you and has openings, we recommend registering as soon as possible. Our courses fill quickly. If a course is FULL, email to be added to a course waitlist.

North America

USA

West

June 22-23, 2024 Fort Collins, CO with Anne Bailey

August 17-18, 2024 Portola Valley, CA with Sandy Vreeburg

Aug 31-Sep 1, 2024 Kalispell, MT with Laura Faber-Morris

September 14-15, 2024 Ceres, CA with Amy Alford

October 5-6, 2024 Alpine, CA with Amelia Nalli

October 12-13, 2024 Fountain, CO with Julie Steorts

November 2-3, 2024 Sedalia, CO with Kim Hollstein

December 7-8, 2024 Tucson, AZ with Vanessa Helvey

June 21-22, 2025 Victor, ID with Julie Steorts

 

Southwest

July 20-21, 2024 Bryan, TX with Kelly Jefferson

September 21-22, 2024 Wichita Falls, TX with Andrea Newman

October 19-20, 2024 Salado, TX with Kelly Jefferson

 

Midwest

June 22-23, 2024 Mount Union, IA with Yvonne Ohlensehlen

June 29-30, 2024 Milo, IA with Martha Becker

August 17-18, 2024 Zeeland, MI with Fran Cilella

August 17-18, 2024 Danville, IN with Coralie Hughes

August 31-Sep 1, 2024 Custer, SD with Peggy Smith

September 21-22, 2024 Elgin, IL with Elizabeth Appleyard

September 28-29, 2024 Hugo, MN with Megan Dushin

October 19-20, 2024 Knoxville, IA with Martha Becker

November 2-3, 2024 Wright City, MO with Stephanie Goddard

November 2-3, 2024 Sebeka, MN with Dale Grove

 

Northeast

June 22-23, 2024 Litchfield, ME with Alice Long

July 13-14, 2024 Chichester, NH with Khrystynna Hunsinger

August 24-25, 2024 New Paltz, NY with Jackie Kimmel

September 28-29, 2024 Ransomville, NY

October 19-20, 2024 Freeville, NY with Jackie Kimmel

October 26-27, 2024 Coatesville, PA with Alice Long

 

Southeast

June 29-30, 2024 Leesburg, VA with Suzanne Liscouski

August 3-4, 2024 Princeton, KY with Stephanie Goddard

September 14-15, 2024 Youngsville, NC with Khrystynna Hunsinger

September 21-22, 2024 Perryville, AR with Lori Thompson

September 21-22, 2024 Milton, GA with Kathy Tow

September 28-29, 2024 Leesburg, VA with Suzanne Liscouski

Canada

British Columbia

September 7-8, 2024 Chilliwack, BC with Lori Hoppe

 

Alberta

June 21-22, 2024 Calgary, AB with Lori Hoppe 

October 5-6, 2024 Calgary, AB with Lori Hoppe 

 

Ontario

September 14-15, 2024 Fitzroy Harbour, ON with Jacinthe Proteau

September 16-17, 2024 Mono, ON with Leslie Kennedy 

 

Quebec

October 5-6, 2024 Rouyn-Noranda, QC with Jacinthe Proteau

October 12-13, 2024 Saint-François-Xavier-de-Brompton, QC with Sylvie Vallières

April 26-27, 2025 Sainte-Clotilde-de-Beauce, QC with Sylvie Vallières

Europe

Austria

August 17-18, 2024 Klosterneuburg-Weidling, AT with Vicky Devlin

 

Czech Republic

October 19-20, 2024 Řícmanice, CZ with Ivana Zajíčková 

 

Denmark

June 22-23, 2024 Kjellerup, DK with Lucie Klaassen (in English)

 

France

September 21-22, 2024 Orcemont, FR with Caroline Bernard 

 

Germany

July 6-7, 2024 Aßlar-Oberlemp, DE with Silvia Hamm 

August 31-Sep 1, 2024 Tübingen-Pfrondorf, DE with Silvia Hamm

September 21-22, 2024 Egestorf, DE with Walter Saxe

November 30-December 1, 2024 Willingen, DE with Silvia Hamm

Netherlands

July 6-7, 2024 Bedum, NL with Masja Fick 

September 19-20, 2024 Ruinerwold, NL with Chaja Kolthoff-Voest

September 21-22, 2024 Ouwerkerk, NL with Masja Fick

 

Poland

September 25-26, 2024 Raciechowice, PL with Beata Filonowicz

 

Switzerland

June 29-30, 2024 Erlenbach im Simmental, CH with Silvia Hamm (in German)

 

United Kingdom

July 20-21, 2024 Cheshire, UK with Vicky Devlin

September 14-15, 2024 Hertfordshire, UK with Vicky Devlin

Australia

Australia

June 22-23, 2024 North Arm, QLD, AU with Emma Young

August 10-11, 2024 Glenreagh, NSW, AU with Emma Young

August 24-25, 2024 Fish Creek, VIC, AU with Gypsy Merritt

September 14-15, 2024 North Arm, QLD, AU with Emma Young

October 12-13, 2024 Baddaginnie, VIC, AU with Vicky Devlin

New Zealand

July 13-14, 2024 Tauranga, NZ with Nadine Vollmerg

Africa

South Africa

(nothing scheduled at this time, please check back or sign up here for our monthly e-newsletter for new course updates)

Asia

Japan

(nothing scheduled at this time, please check back or sign up here for our monthly e-newsletter for new course updates)

Israel

September 19-20, 2024 Hibbat Zion, Israel with Nikki Kagan

Day 1 — Course begins at 9am

Course begins at 9am with a discussion of the principles of The Masterson Method®. 

  • The horse’s survival-bracing response.
  • How to use different levels of touch, and the horse’s responses to by-pass the bracing response.
  • Use of movement and positioning to allow a muscle or junction to release tension.
  • Key junctions of the body that most affect performance.
  • How the subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle process of release works.

Techniques:

  • The first technique, the Bladder Meridian Technique, is demonstrated and explained.
  • Students practice on horses, with individual hands-on help from the Instructor(s).
  • Students and Instructor(s) re-group to ask and answer questions, and review and discuss the results of the technique.
  • Techniques to release tension in the poll, neck, and neck/shoulders/withers junction are demonstrated, practiced, and discussed/reviewed during the first day, with a break for lunch and short morning and afternoon breaks.

Day 2 — Course continues at 9am

We follow the same learning format as on Day 1;

  • Hands-on instruction.
  • Review and discussion to learn basic techniques to release tension in the back, sacro-iliac and sacro-lumbar junction.

After lunch, a fresh group of horses are brought in. Students have the opportunity to practice all the techniques that were learned over the weekend, on fresh horses, with hands-on help from the Instructor(s). This way, the student will review and practice a full bodywork session on a horse prior to going home.

Byron, MN: October 19-20, 2019

Weekend Course Prerequisites

1st Prerequisite – Reading and viewing the Beyond Horse Massage Book and Video (can be added when purchasing your registration)

2nd Prerequisite – This is a hands-on course. Students must be prepared to pick up all four of the horse’s feet and be comfortable in a stall with an unknown horse.  For safety reasons students must have a good grasp of basic horsemanship. Note that students will not be working on their own horse during this seminar, even if their horse lives at the host barn. However, you’ll be able to apply all that you’ve learned to your own horse afterwards!

Note About Our Trademark

Only those who have demonstrated proficiency and completed the Masterson Method Certification Program may use The Masterson Method® name and logo. Use of The Masterson Method name and logo by others to promote any professional services is an infringement on trademark rights. If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

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Accreditation

We are accredited and approved for continuing education through the following organizations: