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Talk about lightness to get release! I just wanted to share in case anyone is interested in an educational clinic that equips owners with a wonderful foundation to help horses with the basics of body work. They do offer a full certification program that is, of course, more in depth. The 2 day seminar however is pleny full of information to keep the horse owner BUSY for a good while! Yep, I've taken the two day course twice. Can't say enough good things about the method or the wonderful folks who teach it.
My barn is a demo barn for a clinic he's doing this week! You will have such an wonderful educational weekend! Well I think all working horses would benefit from body work I am still new at this but will try to share what I can. The biggest difference I see, from chiro for example, is this is lighter and more interactive. You set up the horse to offer the release. It is not forcing anything. It is subtle 'releases'-sometimes with a touch so light it is not even touching the horse-other times the lightest touch you can think of.
On the website there are some youtube videos showing Jim doing different releases-I would start there and see if it looks interesting.
I think he uses some acupressure points along with some light massage work. This may help explain it as well-from his brochure "Jim Masterson became interested in Equine Massage in Recognizing that the horse exhibits certain neurological responses to touch as the horse relaxes and releases tension, Masterson developed a system of using those responses to guide his massage work.
It is truly like nothing I have ever seen-I am sure others have but I haven't I am floored at how well my own horses have responded to just my ammie efforts. Posture has changed, attitude has changed and performance changed with just my first attempt. I've got the CD and have used the techniques there on my horse for the past year. I think the techniques are great and my horse loves it.
He's a horse that has always held a lot of tension and this really helps him release. If he's ever in this area I'd love to take the clinic. EquestrianHow2 - Operating instructions for your horse. He did our barn today and results were amazing. I'll type up more later but too tired now My horses have responded incredibly to this method, and it is so easy to incorporate many of the techniques into everyday horse interactions.
I can be cleaning paddocks and stop for five minutes and release some tension in one of my horse's poll and neck and he instantly responds and feels better. I just ordered his book today. I already do acupressure and Reiki and massage and Tteam. Poor pony, I can't keep my hands off him! Agree, I got the DVDs for Christmas asked for them , and have been using many of the techniques on my own two horses and my students' horses; have gotten very reliable "relaxation responses" and releases--even on my 8 month old filly!
The other upside is that as I grow older and creakier, the bodywork becomes more taxing on ME--so the fact that these light touches really unlock the horse is a revelation--as the OP says, they "set the horse up" to release, rather than forcing the issue.
My now 9 month old filly releases almost "against her will" , but that is just because of her personality type. I wish he would do a clinic in my neck of the woods Originally posted by Dr.
I like it so well that I am signed up for a clinic in May. Hmmm, I don't know anything about it but I must say, it's a turn off from the start one someone names something after themselves! It's like Pat Perelli move over! Originally posted by davistina67 View Post. Providence sometimes takes care of idiots. I'm attending the June clinic in Maine, can't wait. Just got the book and videos today. I LOVE using his techniques. The horses respond so well to it.
I think traditional massage is great, but for a horse who is sore or tense, sometimes they resist the pressure of massage.