How does a Masterson Method session work?
I practice gentle, effective bodywork for your horse to improve:
- Athletic Performance, including mobility, balance, and precision and range of motion
- Behavior and Attitude, like touchy temperaments, strong-will, and reluctance to train
- Accumulated Stress and Tension – even from older injuries and past issues
Your horse can be happier, more relaxed, and perform better with just one session.
How long is a bodywork session?
Approximately two hours. Horses on a regular bodywork schedule will take slightly less time; the session goes quickly and pleasantly for both horse and therapist.
Can I ride or work my horse before the session?
As a rule, no. It is easier for the horse to release tension when his muscles are “cold,” preferably before he works out.
Can I ride my horse after the session?
The best thing for the horse after a session is to move around comfortably, either hand-walking, a light ride on a loose rein, or ideally, turnout.
How often does my horse need bodywork?
Many horses do well with once a month. Horses that are highly competitive and in training, may benefit from more sessions. While horses will benefit from a single treatment, the effects of bodywork will diminish over a period of time. Frequency of bodywork depends on your horse’s issues, health, and activity level.