This combo includes the following products:
Dressage Horse Revealed, Video
In this two-disc DVD set (or streaming option), Jim Masterson – Creator of The Masterson Method® teams up with USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist dressage rider Betsy Steiner, and renowned creator of Anatomy in Motion™ The Visible Horse, Susan Harris, along with Masterson Method Instructor, Coralie Hughes. Together, this crack team of experts demonstrated the unique demands put on the physiology of the modern dressage horse; how this affects his training; and what riders can do to improve the horse’s ability to perform the movements required at different levels. Viewers will discover:
- What goes on in the horse’s body.
- Recognize “hidden” physical restrictions that limit the horse’s ability to perform.
- Sport-specific Masterson Method® Techniques that are easy to use to maintain suppleness, flexibility, and rhythm while promoting longevity in the dressage horse.
Dressage Movements Revealed provides a valuable, review-able and practical resource for the rider, owner or therapist interested in maintaining flexibility, soundness and longevity in the horse participating in any equestrian discipline.
The Dressage Horse Optimized, Book
The dressage horse is an equine athlete. Being an athlete means there are extraordinary demands on body, mind, and spirit of the horse. In human athletics, it is well accepted that extraordinary demands on the body should be met with special efforts to keep the body healthy. The same should hold true for our horses.
The Masterson Method is an innovative form of bodywork that relaxes the horse and relieves his body—including muscles and connective tissue—of deep stress and pain. Through the gentle and light manipulation of targeted Release Points; the movement of joints or junctions through a range of motion in a relaxed state; and studied observation of the horse’s responses, we can open doors to improved health and performance while enhancing communication along the way.
This book fills the gap that often exists between trainers, riders, and equine- bodywork therapists when it comes to understanding how the dressage horse uses his body in performance. Learn hands-on ways we can help optimize his suppleness, flexibility, balance, and movement while easing the effects of common stressors on the musculoskeletal system—that is, make his body as perfect, effective, and pain-free as possible. Join Jim Masterson and Coralie Hughes, Grand Prix dressage rider Betsy Steiner, and creator of Anatomy in Motion™ The Visible Horse, Susan Harris as they clearly demonstrate steps we can take to make our horses comfortable, happy athletes for years to come.