Vicky Devlin has spent her whole life enjoying the company of horses. She rides for pleasure enjoying long-distance treks on her ponies. She has studied with Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling in Denmark, where she learned the importance of body language around horses. It was on this course Vicky realized how much horses are trying to speak to us through their own body language.
She studied horse psychology with Kelly Marks. It was there where she realised what an impact we have on the horse’s physical ability through ridden work.
She met Jim Masterson by accident when she offered to help a friend with a weekend seminar. It was a true revelation to her when she saw the way Jim was working with the horses. He was listening to them in the same way as Klaus Hempfling did but instead of using this information for training he was using it to help them relax and release tension in their bodies.
Horses hide the pain. It is natural to them so our job is to help them release the tension that could turn into discomfort later. What better way to do this than ask them and let them guide us through the process? Not only do they benefit but they enjoy it too!!
Vicky Devlin certified in The Masterson Method® in 2010 and is now the Overseas Manager for all The Masterson Method® courses in Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. She teaches The Masterson Method® introductory weekend, the 5-day advanced courses and the Certification Completion Courses in the UK. She is also Coach and Mentor for the Fieldwork Students heading for certification.
Vicky lives in West Yorkshire but is happy to travel further afield, if you would like Vicky to work on your horse or you would like to attend a seminar to learn how to do The Masterson Method® yourself, email her on