Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar-Workshop


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

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. 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 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

(courses are added to all of our lists all throughout the year, check back periodically or ask to be added to a waitlist)

See our COVID-19 precautions. 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. If a course is FULL, email to be added to any course waitlist**


June 10-11, 2023 Ceres, CA with Amy Alford

June 17-18, 2023 Dexter, MI with Fran Cilella

June 17-18, 2023 Los Angeles, CA with Will Friday

June 24-25, 2023 Natural Bridge, VA with Coralie Hughes

June 30-July 1, 2023 Brush Prairie, WA with Beckie Haynes

July 15-16, 2023 Middleboro, MA

July 22-23, 2023 Litchfield, ME

July 22-23, 2023 Coatesville, IN with Coralie Hughes

July 29-30, 2023 Brigham City, UT

August 5-6, 2023 Buxton, ME

August 5-6, 2023 Tunnel Hill, GA with Kathy Tow

August 12-13, 2023 Cleveland, NC with Khrystynna Hunsinger

August 19-20, 2023 Portola Valley, CA with Sandy Vreeburg

August 19-20, 2023 Callaway, MD with Alice Long

August 26-27, 2023 Fort Collins, CO with Anne Bailey

August 26-27, 2023 Custer, SD with Peggy Smith

September 2-3, 2023 Las Vegas, NV with Anita Chang-Vigo

September 9-10, 2023 Kiowa, CO with Anne Bailey

September 16-17, 2023 Mooresville, NC with Khrystynna Hunsinger

September 16-17, 2023 Redmond, WA with Beckie Haynes

September 16-17, 2023 Dickson, TN with Kathy Tow

September 16-17, 2023 Solvang, CA with Will Friday

September 23-24, 2023 Houston, TX with Becky Tenges

September 30-October 1, 2023 Norton Shores, MI with Fran Cilella

October 7-8, 2023 Lyons, GA

October 14-15, 2023 Salado, TX with Kelly Jefferson

October 14-15, 2023 Thompson’s Station, TN with Kathy Tow

October 21-22, 2023 Knoxville, IA with Martha Becker

October 21-22, 2023 Fayette, MO with Stephanie Goddard

October 21-22, 2023 Lothian, MD with Alice Long

**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.**


June 10-11, 2023 Ascot Corner, QC with Sylvie Vallières (in French)

August 26-27, 2023 Château-Richer, QC with Sylvie Vallières (in French)

September 23-24, 2023 Paquetville, NB with Sylvie Vallières (in French)

Sep 30-Oct 1, 2023 Calgary, AB with Lori Hoppe

Sep 30-Oct 1, 2023 Millgrove, ON with Leslie Kennedy

October 8-9, 2023 Richmond, QC with Sylvie Vallières (in French) *Note: this is a Sunday-Monday course

October 21-22, 2023 Langley, BC with Lori Hoppe

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


**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.**


(nothing scheduled at this time, please check back here periodically or sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to be updated on current course offerings)

Australia & New Zealand

July 8-9, 2023 Queensland, AU with Emma Young

August 5-6, 2023 Fish Creek, VIC, AU with Gypsy Merritt

August 12-13, 2023 Glenreagh, AU with Emma Young

August 19-20, 2023 Elimbah, AU with Emma Young

September 23-24, 2023 Dunedin, NZ with Nadine Vollmerg

Europe & UK

June 17-18, 2023 Rzeszyce, Poland with Beata Filonowicz (in Polish)

June 24-25, 2023 South Lanarkshire, Scotland with Vicky Devlin

July 1-2, 2023 Meerbusch, Germany with Walter Saxe (in German)

July 1-2, 2023  Hartwerd, NL with Masja Fick (in Dutch)

July 15-16, 2023 Hertfordshire, UK with Vicky Devlin

August 12-13, 2023 Klosterneuburg-Weidling, Austria with Vicky Devlin (in English with German translation if needed)

August 12-13, 2023 Lanškroun, Czech Republic with Ivana Zajíčková (in Czech)

September 2-3, 2023 Egestorf, Germany with Walter Saxe (in German)

September 7-8, 2023 Ruinerwold, NL with Chaja Kolthoff-Voest (in Dutch)

September 9-10, 2023 Tübingen-Pfrondorf, Germany with Silvia Hamm (in German)

September 16-17, 2023 Ouwerkerk, NL with Masja Fick (in Dutch)

September 16-17, 2023 Brockenhurst, UK with Vicky Devlin

September 23-24, 2023 Orcemont, FR with Caroline Hébert Bernard (in French)

October 7-8, 2023 Braňany, Czech Republic with Ivana Zajíčková (in Czech)

October 7-8, 2023 Terradelles, Spain with Lucie Klaassen (in English with Spanish translation)

October 21-22, 2023 Vorden, NL with Lucie Klaassen (in Dutch)

October 28-29, 2023 Emkendorf, Germany with Walter Saxe (in German)

Middle East

June 21-22, 2023 Nitzane Oz Israel with Nikki Kagan (in Hebrew & English)

South Africa

September 9-10, 2023 Johannesburg, South Africa with Alex Davies

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 Video (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. 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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