What I found most helpful: The videos

What I Experienced: The first time I did the bladder meridian technique on my 30 yr old mare with EPM half way down the neck she started yawning and licking and by the time I got to her withers she was half asleep head hung low. After you could tell she felt wonderful.

Elisabeth BeyerHome Study

What I found most helpful: Having the refresher on the techniques was definitely helpful. Most helpful are the videos – especially with horses that are trickier.

What I Experienced: Lots of great experiences. I worked on many horses that have significant poll and neck issues and resist touch. I really like the use of “air gap” as a way to break through some of these issues. The lateral rocking so nice for many horses that are otherwise pretty braced. Withers wiggle great for horses with sore feet I observed. The Head up probably the most tricky for me as so many of the horses had trouble trusting this.

My “ahha” moments: The most “ahha” moment I had had to do with the lateral flexion technique. The concept of softening when they start to brace takes good timing. Once I got that right it was super cool to see how well the technique worked.

I would Recommend this course because: Anyone with a horse should take this course. You will notice things about your horse you never did before and the horse will love being able to have an open dialogue with you. Definitely improves your horse/human relationship and your horse will thank you for the physical benefits as well.
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Mary Ann MenetreyHome Study

What I found most helpful: Watching the videos again and again.

Improvements: The video could be a little larger and closer to Jim so that we can really see his hands and the movement of the horse.

What I Experienced: Even after watching the lateral rocking I find it difficult to grasp the rhythm needed.

My “ahha” moments: The lateral cervical flexion became clearer to me. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly what it was that made me feel like “now I get it” but watching Jim do it really opened my eyes to how subtle this is.

I would Recommend this course because: Great introduction to the Masterson Method! Once you’ve watched this you will want to know more and be there live to get feedback on your technique. The horses show the direct effect of the Masterson in real time. Thank you Jim for clear explanations.
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Corinne PowleyHome Study

What I found most helpful: I like that the workbook is a great summary and easy to take to the barn.

What I Experienced: The amount of visual relaxation was very encouraging. Working on my own horses has helped me build confidence in using the techniques without wondering how a strange horse, with unknown pain or restrictions, might react.

My “ahha” moments: When I worked on horses in the 5-day course, it seemed to take longer for them to relax a hip. With my own horses, it came sooner. I interpreted that to be due to the horse’s trust in the person, from previous handling. I expect as one works on new horses, over time, they come to trust and relax sooner, making the sessions even more productive.

I would Recommend this course because: I would say that it is a valuable tool that is easy enough to learn to help your horses release tension and increase or maintain their overall comfort.
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Nancy BeirlHome Study

Good morning, my name is Joanne Rodney, I live in Winchester, Ontario, Canada. I can not thank you enough for the absolute privilege of partaking in your online course that was generously offered to me!!!

I learned so many more new things from the course! I am an even bigger fan now then I was previous! Everyone in my life is well educated in The Masterson Method thanks to my non stop chatter and enthusiasm!

I just wanted to write to you to reiterate how wonderful your Method is and how inspiring you have been to me to keep trying and pushing on to try to get enough funds gathered to begin my certification process!

You and your method are truly a gift that should be shared around the world to all horses and the people that care for them.

Thank you once again for the most amazing experience!!
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Joanne RodneyHome Study