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. Horses are able to release deep seated tension within the body, with a gentle touch. Our Instructors teach you how to partner WITH your horse in the process of releasing tension, instead of working ON your horse. Join us at a Seminar-Workshop to improve your horse’s mobility and performance AND deepen your connection by tuning in to their subtle responses and releasing accumulated tension in the body.

Choose Your Seminar-Workshop

Don’t wait to try this with your horse! Start at home with the Beyond Horse Massage book and/or video, the most instructive resources. Then, attend one or more of our seminar-workshops 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

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

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 seminar 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 Service Programs

Do you work or volunteer in an equine-assisted service (EAS) program (learning, coaching, and/or therapy programs)? In this seminar 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.

Go On to Advanced Training and/or The Certification Program

If you’re interested in furthering your Masterson Method equine bodywork knowledge and skills after attending the foundational Weekend Seminar, here are your options. You are welcome to take it one step at a time; decide as you go through each step how far you’d like to progress!

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

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 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

This is the next step to become proficient in The Masterson Method. Fieldwork consists of mentors guiding your work with horses in your area (case studies), deeper attention to equine anatomy, and one-on-one personalized coaching.


Step 4

After completing Fieldwork, students demonstrate proficiency in The Masterson Method and learn additional advanced techniques in this Certification Completion Course.

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 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 Seminar-Workshop. ** 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 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 to promote their bodywork. Any uses by those other than MMCPs is an infringement on trademark rights. If you have any questions, please Contact Us.