This combo includes the following products:
Beyond Horse Massage, DVD and Book
Beyond Horse Massage DVD is a breakthrough interactive equine massage method for alleviating soreness, strain and tension in horses. The DVD and companion book, is a step by step guide. Each technique is clearly filmed and explained in detail. Jim shows a complete treatment that covers the neck, shoulders, back, and hind end. He has used this treatment to improve performance on over thousands of horses – and you can too!
This practical book with step-by-step instructions, photographs and illustrations is ideally suited to accompany you to the barn, where you will practice the Masterson Method® techniques yours on horse. A “quick reference” section point you to exercises that are specifically suited to your particular discipline, may it be dressage, endurance, eventing or barrel racing, or others in the vast realm of horse sports.
Beyond Horse Massage Wall Chart
Since the release of Beyond Horse Massage we’ve received countless comments from horse people on how much practicing this method has helped them and their horses, not only with performance but with communication and ultimately with relationship. Feedback and communication are good, whether you are horse or human.
This chart came out of a request from readers for a visual reminder to use in the stall when practicing the techniques taught in the book and DVD Beyond Horse Massage. It is easy to read, easy to follow, a lot easier to carry into the stall than a two pound book, and less expensive to replace if stepped on, eaten – or worse.
The Beyond Horse Massage book provides you with detail, background, and understanding of how this method works; the DVD provides you with visual guidance; and now this chart will give you a useful tool to take with you into the stall.
Light to the Core: Gentle Techniques That Ease, Enhance, and Reset Physical Interconnections Deep Within the Equine Body, DVD
Improve your horse’s health and performance. Get ready to discover subtle, gentle, simple bodywork that has the ability to profoundly affect the deepest interconnections of the horse’s body. The Masterson Method® Light Touch gives you an invaluable tool – at last, a technique that is easy for you to do on the outside of your horse’s body while managing to release accumulated tension, strain, and stress far within. This DVD provides all you need to get started:
- Fantastic 3-D graphics to familiarize you with essential interconnections inside the horse’s body.
- Clear analysis of the specific areas of the horse where Light Touch can be most effective.
- Step-by-step instruction demonstrating how to successfully apply individual techniques.
- Ideas for problem-solving common behavior and performance issues including a young horse case study with Jim resolving trouble spots using Light Touch in real time
Equine Massage for Performance Horses, DVD
This is a step by step video where is Jim demonstrates the Masterson Method® on three different horses, allowing the viewer to see a broad range of responses. Even though Masterson Method® is consistent in both videos, in Equine Massage for Performance Horses, the tips Jim brings out while working on the horses are valuable pointers. Whether you are a professional or a horse owner, this will be an invaluable video to add to your collection. Each technique is clearly filmed and explained in detail. This is the perfect DVD for students new to equine bodywork. Jim shows a complete treatment that covers the neck, shoulder and back.
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 comfort-able, happy athletes for years to come.
Dressage Movements Revealed, DVD
In this fascinating, 175 minute, two-disc DVD set, Jim Masterson, creator of the Masterson Method®, teams up with USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist Betsy Steiner, renowned author and artist Susan Harris (creator of the Anatomy in Motion® DVD series), and Coralie Hughes, USDF Bronze Medalist, and Masterson Method® certified practitioner and instructor. Together, this crack team of experts demonstrates 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.
Whole Horse Video Series, DVD
This video series follows Jim Masterson working on his client’s horses at the Winter Equestrian Festival Horse Show. By following Jim into the stalls you get a bird’s eye view of Jim using The Masterson Method® techniques on different horses. All Whole Horse videos are a compilation of bodywork done on performance horses during a horses show season. Evaluations and Masterson Method techniques were used during each of these sessions. These are not intended specifically as teaching videos, but as a “bird’s eye view” of Jim working on a variety of horses during the show season. Watching Jim working on horses is a valuable clue to timing, softness and level of feel.