The Horse’s Responses to Touch

The Horse’s Responses to Touch   The key to the amount of pressure (or non-pressure) you use is that it remains underneath the horse’s ability to brace against it. How do you know if the horse is bracing? By his responses – visual and palpable   Subtle Responses tell us that the horse is feeling something,…

Levels of Touch

Levels of Touch   The amount of pressure (or non-pressure) we use is the most important, and often the most difficult part for humans, of staying underneath the horse’s bracing response.   When asked “How much pressure are you using?”, rather than say, “Well, I’m using exactly 2.43 pounds per square inch over an area…

Importance of Level of Touch

  Importance of Level of Touch   Why is Touch so important when doing this work with the horse?   For humans, if something is working well we think that even more of it will work better. Working with the horse with this Method, the opposite is true for the following reason:   The horse…

Masterson Method Equine Specialist

Masterson Method® Equine Facilitated Therapy Program Specialist Training. Equine Facilitated Therapy is a growing field, with equine therapy centers offering programming to a variety of clients and incorporating horses experientially to provide clients with physical, mental and behavioral health benefits and therapy. We are excited to announce that we are developing a new specialty within…