Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar-Workshop


A Masterson Method® Weekend Seminar is the next practical step after reading/viewing the Beyond Horse Massage Book/DVD.

In these hands-on workshops, 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. Jim Masterson has successfully taught these techniques to hundreds 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 DVD before attending the seminar-workshop.

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 Seminar-Workshop Dates

See our COVID-19 procedures. See our COVID-19 Waiver (for Canada, the United States and Poland).

**If you find a course that works for you and has openings, we do recommend registering as soon as possible. Our courses have been filling much faster than usual.**


May 28-29, 2022  Kalispell, MT  with Laura Faber-Morris

June 4-5, 2022  Cleveland, NC

June 4-5, 2022  Augusta, ME  with Samantha Walker

June 4-5, 2022  Olympia, WA with Beckie Haynes

June 11-12, 2022  Pequot Lakes, MN  with Lise Lunde

June 18-19, 2022  Coatesville, IN  with Coralie Hughes

June 25-26, 2022  Klamath Falls, OR

June 25-26, 2022  Pleasant View, UT

June 25-26, 2022  Lahaina, HI  with Amy Alford

June 25-26, 2022  Chattanooga, TN  with Kathy Tow

July 9-10, 2022  Boscawen, NH  with Samantha Walker

July 16-17, 2022  Joliet, MT

July 23-24, 2022  Monterey, CA  with Sandy Vreeburg

July 23-24, 2022  West Bend, WI  with Becky Tenges

August 20-21, 2022  Portola Valley, CA with Sandy Vreeburg

August 27-28, 2022  Coatesville, IN  with Coralie Hughes

August 27-28, 2022  Fort Collins, CO  with Anne Bailey

August 27-28, 2022  Custer, SD

September 3-4, 2022  Brush Prairie, WA  with Beckie Haynes

September 10-11, 2022  Leeds, AL  with Kathy Tow

September 24-25, 2022  Montpelier, VA

September 24-25, 2022  San Juan Bautista, CA  with Amy Alford

October 1-2, 2022  West Bend, WI  with Becky Tenges

October 1-2, 2022  Santa Rosa Valley, CA  with Loni Langdon

October 1-2, 2022  Ringoes, NJ  with Leslie Brooks

October 1-2, 2022  Dexter, MI  with Fran Cilella

October 8-9, 2022  Griffin, GA  with Kathy Tow

October 15-16, 2022  Coatesville, IN  with Coralie Hughes

October 22-23, 2022  Bristol, TN

October 22-23, 2022  Freeville, NY

October 22-23, 2022  Salado, TX  with Kelly Jefferson

October 29-30, 2022  Sharon, VT  with Samantha Walker

October 29-30, 2022  Village Ridge, MO  with Coralie Hughes

November 12-13, 2022  Concord, NC  with Khrystynna Hunsinger

December 3-4, 2022  Las Vegas, NV  with Sandy Vreeburg


May 28-29, 2022  Calgary, AB  with Lori Hoppe 

June 4-5, 2022  Saint-Nicolas, QC  taught in French with Sylvie Vallières 

August 12-13, 2022  Campbell River, BC  with Lori Hoppe 

August 27-28, 2022  Mono, ON  with Leslie Kennedy

September 26-27, 2022  Mono, ON  with Leslie Kennedy *Note this is a Mon-Tue course

October 6-7, 2022  Calgary, AB with Lori Hoppe *Note this is a Thu-Fri course

October 15-16, 2022  Langley, BC with Lori Hoppe

May 27-28, 2023  Mono, ON  with Leslie Kennedy

Europe & UK

June 18-19, 2022  South Lanarkshire, Scotland  with Vicky Devlin

July 16-17, 2022  Hertfordshire, UK  with Vicky Devlin

August 13-14, 2022  South Lanarkshire, Scotland  with Vicky Devlin

August 20-21, 2022  Bedum, NL  taught in Dutch with Masja Fick

September 10-11, 2022  Tübingen-Pfrondorf, DE  taught in German with Silvia Hamm

September 24-25, 2022  Nouans-les-Fontaines, France  taught in French with Diane Howard

October 2-3, 2022  Hanum, DE  taught in German with Walter Saxe *Note this is a Sun-Mon course

October 15-16, 2022  Egestorf, DE  taught in German with Walter Saxe

October 15-16, 2022  Ouwerkerk, NL  taught in Dutch with Masja Fick

November 19-20, 2022  Graz, AT  with Vicky Devlin

Australia & New Zealand

June 11-12, 2022  Victoria, AU  with Pam Martin

September 10-11, 2022  Waikato, NZ  with Nadine Vollmerg

October 15-16, 2022  Queensland, AU  with Vicky Devlin

October 22-23, 2022  Victoria, AU  with Vicky Devlin

South Africa

(Nothing scheduled at this time. Please check back periodically or join our monthly email newsletter for updates.)

Day 1 — Workshop begins at 9am

Workshop 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.


  • 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 — Workshop 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.

Weekend Seminar-Workshop Prerequisites

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

2nd Prerequisite – This is a hands-on workshop. 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.

Are you interested in earning a free spot in the weekend seminar?

Host a Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar

We are Accredited and Approved Through the Following Organizations

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Organization (NCBTMB) for Continuing Education Credits (CEC): Weekend Seminar-Workshop: 14 CEC. Home Study Course: 12 CEC, Advanced 5-Day: 32 CEC, Field Work Course: 50 CEC, Certification Completion Course: 32 CEC

National Board of Certification For Animal Acupressure and Massage  Approved for 14 hours CE credit, hands-on for the Weekend Seminar-Workshop

Equine Therapies Association of Australia  Approved Training Provider