Blog 2017-09-28T21:51:50+00:00

How I found The Masterson Method® by Barbara Glass

I first became interested in The Masterson Method when my horse, Tye was injured with a tear in his hind suspensory ligament in 2011.  Tye had not been the happiest horse when I bought him the year before.  He had been placed in a corner stall at the barn where he lived because, I was told after purchase, he fought with the other horses.  He was demanding and aggressive when it came time to

August 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Bringing The Masterson Method® into Equine-Assisted Learning and Therapy Programs by Megan Dushin

Jim Masterson focuses his practice and teaching of The Masterson Method® on the benefits to the horse. Yet, he will admit that this approach to bodywork reaches far beyond the obvious realm of helping horses release tension. He once said in conversation (as a few of us were reflecting on the personal insights gained from practicing this bodywork), “Who knew just touching a horse could be so transformational?” It heartens me to hear him

July 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Mules & The Masterson Method® by Loni Langdon

Here’s something I really want to put out to the world… there’s nothing like a good mule! I love mules and I have a deep appreciation for Jim Masterson and his creation of The Masterson Method® of Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork. If you have mules in your life, understanding a few of The Masterson Method principles can really be a game changer if you want to improve performance, refine communication and/or deepen your relationship

June 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Bladder Meridian Technique

Goal: To bypass the Horse’s survival-defense response and connect directly with the part of the horse’s nervous system that holds and releases tension. The results: This simple yet powerful Technique establishes the basis of communication between you and the horse through touch and response. It puts you both on the same page, sets the tone for the interaction, and relaxes the horse and you. Applying the Technique Step 1 - SEARCH •

May 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Bat Girl – A Case Study on Mystery Lameness

What is the Masterson Method? The Masterson Method is a method of equine bodywork in which the practitioner reads and follows the responses of the horse to touch to allow the horse to release tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. A unique aspect of this process is that it provides a language through which the horse can tell the owner where tension is building in the body, and also

September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

A Labor Day Tail

It’s a beautiful, clear, cool (yes, cool) Labor Day morning in Iowa, and I decide to harness up Annabelle and Jeremiah for a nice, Labor Day drive.         Turns out it may not be such a labor-free Labor Day after all. Jeremiah, who is an expert at finding his way into the wrong pastures (who, me?),    has found his way into the really wrong pasture –

September 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |