What We Offer

Equine Bodywork Courses for every horse owner – from Weekend Seminars to the Masterson Method Certified Practitioner Program.

The Masterson Method has changed horse and owner relationships around the globe. Horses are able to release deep seated tension within the body, with a gentle touch. The Masterson Method equine bodywork courses teach you how to work with your horse, not on your horse. The Masterson Method can help improve mobility and performance. Don’t wait to try this with your horse! Start at home with the Beyond Horse Massage Book and DVD, a prerequisite to the Weekend Seminar.

Deepen your connection with your horse, by tuning in to their subtle responses to help them release tension. Transform your relationship with your horse by learning The Masterson Method foundational techniques in a Weekend Seminar.

Every horse owner will benefit from the Weekend Seminar. If you’re interested in furthering your Masterson Method equine bodywork knowledge, the Advanced 5-day Course is available. For those who want to ensure they are fully proficient in this approach, the Fieldwork and Masterson Method Certified Practitioner Program are your next step after the Advanced 5-day Course.

Masterson Method Equine Bodywork Certification Program

Jim Masterson has developed a systematic method to make a difference in the horse and a difference for the owner and trainer. It’s all about results and making an improvement in the horse. The Masterson Method Certification Program is one of the most rigorous equine bodywork certification programs you will find, requiring approximately 426 hours. Here are the steps to become certified in The Masterson Method (see more at How to Become Certified).

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Step 1

The Weekend Seminar is for any horse owner or handler. The seminar 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.

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Step 2

Horses in your care will benefit further by your participation in the Advanced 5-Day Course. You will become more adept at The Masterson Method equine bodywork techniques that will help relieve your horse’s stress and build stronger human-horse relationships.


Step 3

Become proficient in The Masterson Method equine bodywork techniques and equine anatomy through coaching, mentorship and casework with horses. This commitment is the next step toward becoming a Masterson Method Certified Practitioner.


Step 4

Fieldwork Students will demonstrate their proficiency and learn new Techniques to complete their certification and launch their Masterson Method equine bodywork business.

More Masterson Trainings & Clinics

In addition to the Certification courses above, we have courses and clinics to suit a wide variety of interests.

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Delve into the light-touch techniques taught in the Light to the Core video. You will learn subtle, gentle, simple bodywork that has the ability to profoundly affect the deepest interconnections of the horse’s body. This course is suitable for all levels, including the seasoned Masterson Method Certified Practitioner.

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The Masterson Method has several applications in the equine-assisted service (EAS) field (learning, coaching, and/or therapy programs) helping both horses and humans. When you enroll in the Equine Specialist program, you learn how to help horses serving in EAS programs, as well as volunteers and participants – a perfect win/win!

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What is better than taking your horse to see one amazing equine clinician? Taking your horse to see TWO!  Join Jim Masterson with another equine expert at a combined clinic. Get insight into your horse’s movement, behavior and performance issues from a bodywork/biomechanics and training perspective.

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Join us at an expo or demo to see practical Masterson Method techniques that you can bring home and use on your horses. Find a horse expo to come meet Jim and watch demonstrations of Masterson Method techniques. Check your local area for a Masterson Method demonstration by one of our Certified Practitioners.

Host a Masterson Method Seminar

Hosting a Masterson Method Seminar at your facility is one of the most rewarding experiences you can share with friends, family, and horse lovers from any discipline. Horses used during the clinic always appreciate a weekend of Masterson Method® bodywork! You have three hosting options:

Note About Our Trademark

Only Masterson Method Certified Practitioners may use the Masterson Method® name and logo in their bodywork business. Any uses by those other than our certified practitioners to promote their services is an infringement on trademark rights. If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

Masterson Method Home Study Courses

Can’t wait to get to a course? Enroll in one of our Home Study Courses today! Note that the Master the Method course is only available to students who have completed the Advanced 5-Day Course.