Several weeks ago, when bringing the mares up for the night, it appeared there’d been some sort of fright fest while we were gone for the day as all were visibly shaken and two were injured. The eldest, an arthritic 23-year-old retired cutting horse / broodmare could barely walk and was toe down only on her right hind. She also couldn’t bend her neck to the right at all and had difficulty putting it down in an attempt to eat. While I was hesitant to do Masterson Method with her initially, after giving her IV Bute, she positioned herself closer to me and between me and the stall door, which is a regular habit of hers when she wants (to be) worked on.
So, I did as I was told! LOL! I didn’t expect for it to be a long session, as it generally never is with her but 3.5 hours later is when she was done. She had full range of motion back in her neck and was bearing a fair amount of weight on the hind right when I left the barn. The next morning, I expected to find her in much the same condition as I’d left her but to my amazement, not only was she 100% sound, she had better range of motion than before she got hurt!
Thank you so much for pioneering such an extraordinary method and making it both available and affordable for literally anyone who wants to learn it.
Most importantly, my horses thank you! ~ Christa Krug Lanham