What We Offer

Equine Bodywork Courses for every horse owner!

The Masterson Method® Integrated Equine Bodywork, developed by Jim Masterson, has changed horse and human relationships around the globe. By using Masterson Method techniques and tuning into their subtle responses, horses are able to release deep-seated tension within the body. Join us for in-person courses to receive hands-on-hands instruction in The Masterson Method. You will learn how to partner with your horse in the process of releasing tension, instead of working on your horse. Feel more confident in applying these techniques to improve your horse’s mobility, performance and deepen your connection.

What We Offer

Canine Bodywork Courses for every dog owner!
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With The Masterson Method®, you learn to recognize and use the responses of the dog to find and release tension. In contrast to traditional massage, it works with the dog’s nervous system and the dog actively participates. It is something you do with the dog, rather than to the dog. This participation and interaction is what makes the method fulfilling for those who use it and transformational for the dog.  Join us for an online course with live, guided instruction. You will learn techniques to help improve your dog’s comfort and mobility, while building a deeper connection.

Choose Your Equine Course

Start at home with the Beyond Horse Massage book and/or video, the most instructive resources. Then, attend one or more of our courses where you will have hands-on guided instruction to help you get the FEEL for how this light-touch and interactive approach to equine bodywork works!

Choose One or More

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The Foundational Course

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. You’ll also open new levels of communication and relationship with your horses. Participation in this course is required prior to the Advanced 5-Day Course.

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Mastering the Power of Light Touch

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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For Equine-Assisted Services Programs

Do you work or volunteer in an equine-assisted services (EAS) program (learning, coaching, and/or therapy programs)? In this course you will learn how to help horses serving in EAS programs, and also how to facilitate a learning experience where participants give back to the horse – a perfect win/win! Fieldwork is available for students as well.

Advance Your Skills and Knowledge in The Masterson Method

If you’re interested in furthering your Masterson Method skills and knowledge after attending the Weekend Course, here’s your pathway. 

Note that while steps 1, 2 and 3 must be completed in order to take the Certification Course, they are open to anyone interested in refining and improving their Masterson Method skills and knowledge, advancing to whatever level desired. 

Zandbergen, Belgium: Nov 30-Dec 1, 2019 with Lucie Klaassen

Step 1

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. You’ll also open new levels of communication and relationship with your horses. Participation in this seminar is required prior to the Advanced 5-Day Course.

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Step 2

This course is open to anyone with horse experience interested in becoming more adept at The Masterson Method. You will learn advanced techniques that will help relieve your horse’s stress and build stronger human-horse relationships. The Advanced Course is required before entering the Fieldwork Course.


Step 3

This course is open to anyone wishing to refine and perfect the timing, touch and feel necessary to truly make a difference in the horse. Take the next step toward proficiency in Masterson Method techniques through one-on-one, personalized coaching and mentorship, and casework with your horses or others in your area.


Step 4

Certification shows that you have attained a standard level of proficiency in Masterson Method skills and knowledge. At the Certification Course you will demonstrate proficiency to this level and learn additional advanced certification techniques.

More Ways to Learn

In addition to the course offerings above, you might seek out Jim Masterson with another clinician at a collaborative clinic, find a local demonstration near you, enroll in the Beyond Horse Massage Home Study Course, or watch and learn from Jim as he works on and discusses a variety of horses. You might also visit the Store for books, videos, and more!

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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 or dog 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.

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Can’t wait to get to a course? Enroll in this self-guided, online, home study course. You’ll receive guided study and structured practice of the techniques taught during the Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Course. ** Graduates of the Advanced 5-Day Course are eligible to enroll in the Advanced Home Study Course.

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How does Jim approach different horses and the variety of issues that they have? In this Library of Hands Online Bodywork Session Reviews you can see first-hand how Jim works to make an improvement in each horse, answers questions in recorded videos, and highlights the subtle nuances of this bodywork.

Host a Masterson Method Course

Hosting a Masterson Method Course 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 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.