Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar-Workshop


The Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar is for any horse owner or handler. It gives you the tools to help you work with your horse to relieve tension and connect more deeply. No knowledge of anatomy or physical strength is required. You’ll leave wishing you had taken this seminar sooner.

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 Book and/or DVD: Beyond Horse Massage 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.

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.

Choose Your Weekend Seminar-Workshop

Join us at a Weekend Seminar to learn a practical, hands-on method that will build trust and connection between you and your horse.

Please see our COVID-19 procedures for students.  For Canada, the United States and Poland courses only, please read the COVID-19 Waiver which you will be asked to sign at your course. For more specific details on your selected course regarding COVID-19, please click on the instructor’s name for their contact information.




August 8-9 Ocean Shores, WA with Beckie Haynes

August 8-9 Cedarburg, WI with Becky Tenges

August 22-23 Coatesville, IN with Coralie Hughes

August 29-30 Augusta, ME with Samantha Walker

August 29-30 Portola Valley, CA with Sandy Vreeburg

September 19-20 Sebeka, MN with Dale Grove

September 26-27 Sharon, VT with Samantha Walker

October 3-4 Runnells, IA with Martha Becker

October 10-11 Ada, MI with Fran Cilella

October 10-11  Perryville, AR with Lori Thompson

October 17-18 Ringoes, NJ with Leslie Brooks

October 24-25  Kalispell, MT with Laura Faber-Morris

October 24-25 Durham, CA with Loni Langdon

October 24-25 Houston, TX with Becky Tenges

October 24-25 Cheyenne, WY with Anne Bailey

Oct 31-Nov 1 Bristol, TN

November 7-8 Briones, CA with Sandy Vreeburg

November 7-8 Sherwood, OR with Beckie Haynes

November 14-15  California, KY

December 5-6  Horace, ND

December 5-6 Winston Salem, NC

December 5-6 Delray Beach, FL with Mary Last

March 6-7, 2021  Bandera, TX

March 20-21, 2021 Stockton, NJ with Leslie Brooks

April 17-18, 2021 Watsonville, CA with Sandy Vreeburg

May 1-2, 2021  Indianola, IA with Martha Becker


August 29-30 De Winton (Calgary), AB with Lori Hoppe

September 26-27 Campbellcroft, ON with Lori Hoppe 

September 26-27  Shaunavon, SK with Mark Fletcher

September 26-27 Richmond,QC taught in French with Sylvie Vallières 

October 10-11 Rosedale, BC with Mark Fletcher

Europe & UK

August 29-30 Studen, Switzerland taught in German with Silvia Hamm

September 12-13 Künzell, Germany taught in German with Silvia Hamm

September 19-20 Rzeszyce, Poland taught in Polish with Beata Filonowicz

October 3-4 Pfaffenhofen, Germany taught in German with Silvia Hamm

October 3-4  Oxfordshire, UK with Jim Masterson

October 10-11 Warwickshire, UK with Jim Masterson

October 17-18  Brockenhurst, UK with Jim Masterson

October 24-25 Hergatz, Germany taught in German with Silvia Hamm

October 24-25 Großefehn, Germany taught in German with Walter Saxe

Oct 31-Nov 1 Uddel, NL taught in Dutch with Masja Fick

November 7-8  Graz, Austria with Vicky Devlin

November 7-8  Wesepe, NL taught in Dutch with Masja Fick

April 24-25, 2021 Uddel, NL taught in Dutch with Masja Fick

Australia & New Zealand

August 8-9  Meeanee, NZ with Nadine Vollmerg

August 22-23 Te Awamutu, NZ with Anna Drabble

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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