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.

USA

February 24-25, 2024 Watsonville, CA with Sandy Vreeburg

February 24-25, 2024 Tucson, AZ with Vanessa Helvey

March 9-10, 2024 Leesburg, VA with Suzanne Liscouski

March 9-10, 2024 Middleboro, MA

March 9-10, 2024 Stanwood, WA with Beckie Haynes

March 16-17, 2024 Perryville, AR with Lori Thompson

March 16-17, 2024 Coatesville, PA with Alice Long

March 23-24, 2024 Salado, TX with Kelly Jefferson

March 23-24, 2024 Youngsville, NC with Khrystynna Hunsinger

March 23-24, 2024 Cave Creek, AZ with Coralie Hughes

March 30-31, 2024 Ooltewah, TN with Kathy Tow

April 6-7, 2024 Stockton, NJ with Leslie Brooks

April 6-7, 2024 Las Vegas, NV with Anita Chang-Vigo

April 6-7, 2024 Williston, FL with Stephanie Goddard

April 13-14, 2024 Sebeka, MN with Dale Grove

April 13-14, 2024 Madison, NC with Khrystynna Hunsinger

April 13-14, 2024 Houston, TX with Becky Tenges

April 14-15, 2024 Koloa, HI with Amy Alford (Sun-Mon course)

April 20-21, 2024 Sedalia, CO with Kim Hollstein

April 20-21, 2024 West Fulton, NY

April 20-21, 2024 Wright City, MO with Stephanie Goddard

May 4-5, 2024 Soddy-Daisy, TN with Kathy Tow

May 4-5, 2024 Fort Collins, CO with Anne Bailey

May 18-19, 2024 Hudsonville, MI with Fran Cilella

May 18-19, 2024 St. Inigoes, MD with Alice Long

May 18-19, 2024 Royal Oaks (Watsonville area), CA with Amy Alford

May 18-19, 2024 Milo, IA with Martha Becker

May 18-19, 2024 Kiowa, CO with Anne Bailey

June 1-2, 2024 Dexter, MI with Fran Cilella

June 1-2, 2024 Pequot Lakes, MN with Lise Lunde

June 1-2, 2024 Cleveland, NC with Khrystynna Hunsinger

June 8-9, 2024 Brush Prairie, WA with Beckie Haynes

June 8-9, 2024 Greenfield, MA with Suzanne Liscouski

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

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

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

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

October 19-20, 2024 Freeville, NY

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

Canada

March 30-31, 2024 Calgary, AB with Lori Hoppe

April 6-7, 2024 Granby, QC with Sylvie Vallières (in French)

April 13-14, 2024 Rosedale, BC with Lori Hoppe

April 27-28, 2024 La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, QC with Jacinthe Proteau (in French)

April 27-28, 2024 East Garafraxa, ON with Leslie Kennedy

May 4-5, 2024 Arnprior, ON with Sylvie Vallières (in English)

May 18-19, 2024 Lac Brome, QC with Sylvie Vallières (in French)

May 25-26, 2024 Kelowna, BC with Lori Hoppe

June 1-2, 2024 Puslinch, ON with Leslie Kennedy

June 1-2, 2024 Granby, QC with Jacinthe Proteau (in French)

June 15-16, 2024 Calgary, AB with Lori Hoppe

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

**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.**

Asia

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

Australia & New Zealand

February 24-25, 2024 Christchurch, NZ with Nadine Vollmerg

March 23-24, 2024 Elimbah, QLD, AU with Emma Young

April 6-7, 2024 Fish Creek, VIC, AU with Gypsy Merritt

April 6-7, 2024 North Arm, QLD, AU with Emma Young

May 25-26, 2024 North Canterbury, NZ with Nadine Vollmerg

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

Europe

March 9-10, 2024 Weert, Netherlands with Masja Fick (in Dutch)

March 16-17, 2024 Oberhausen, Austria with Hans-Michael Schöbinger (in German with English translation available)

March 23-24, 2024 Krupá, Czech Republic with Ivana Zajíčková (in Czech)

March 23-24, 2024 Uddel, Netherlands with Masja Fick (in Dutch)

March 23-24, 2024 Konstanz, Germany with Silvia Hamm (in German)

April 13-14, 2024 Rzęszyce, Poland with Beata Filonowicz (in Polish) 

April 13-14, 2024 Bornheim-Widding, DE with Silvia Hamm (in German)

April 13-14, 2024 Barcelona, Spain with Jim Masterson (in English with Spanish translation)

April 27-28, 2024 Einvaux, France with Caroline Bernard (in French)

May 11-12, 2024 Egestorf, Germany with Walter Saxe (in German)

May 18-19, 2024 Pardubický kraj, Czech Republic with Ivana Zajíčková (in Czech)

May 27-28, 2024 Ruinerwold, Netherlands with Chaja Kolthoff-Voest (in Dutch)

June 8-9, 2024 Graz, Austria with Mitra Trop (in German with English translation available)

June 15-16, 2024 Ratnovce, Slovakia with Ivana Zajíčková (in Czech)

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

July 6-7, 2024 Bedum, Netherlands with Masja Fick (in Dutch)

July 6-7, 2024 Aßlar-Oberlemp, DE with Silvia Hamm (in German)

August 17-18, 2024 Klosterneuburg-Weidling, Austria with Vicky Devlin (in German with English translation available)

August 31-Sep 1, 2024 Tübingen-Pfrondorf, Germany with Silvia Hamm (in German)

September 19-20, 2024 Ruinerwold, Netherlands with Chaja Kolthoff-Voest (in Dutch)

September 21-22, 2024 Ouwerkerk, Netherlands with Masja Fick (in Dutch)

September 21-22, 2024 Orcemont, France with Caroline Bernard (in French)

September 21-22, 2024 Egestorf, Germany with Walter Saxe (in German)

October 19-20, 2024 Řícmanice, Czech Republic with Ivana Zajíčková (in Czech)

Middle East

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

South Africa

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

United Kingdom

March 9-10, 2024 Swansea, UK with Vicky Devlin

March 16-17, 2024 Horley, UK with Vicky Devlin

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

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

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.

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: