IMPROVED EQUINE COMFORT & PERFORMANCE
Alysabeth is an advanced student of the Masterson Method, pursuing her certification. During this time, sessions are at reduced cost.
DOES YOUR HORSE
Muscle imbalance affects posture, attitude, and balance in movement. Accumulated tension can manifest as unusual or unwanted behavior. Some things you may notice:
Limited range of motion in the neck
Trouble with bending or changing leads
Tight jaw, fussing on the bit, refusal to take the bit
Shorter strides, choppy strides, or "feeling off" when riding
Difficulty lifting feet for trimming or cleaning
Head shy, nippy, or girthy
Intermittent mystery lameness
Bucking or refusing fences
Stiff and/or grumpy
Then bodywork may help your horse!
Equine massage & bodywork is not an alternative to veterinary care or
medicine and does not diagnose conditions or treat injuries.
If in doubt of the health of your horse, please contact your veterinarian.
Ask your veterinarian if bodywork is appropriate for your horse.
WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE FOR YOUR HORSE?
BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT
Make sure your horse is either in a stall, or easily retrievable. If possible, hose down lower legs and feet prior to your appointment during muddy weather.
DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT
Your horse will be guided to release tension throughout their body with the help of gentle touch, and movements in key junctions of the body in a relaxed state.
Please give your horse 1-2 days to rest from any vigorous activities. This will give your horse the maximum benefit of the session.
HOW MASTERSON METHOD CAN HELP YOUR HORSE
Improve performance, comfort and your relationship with your horse.
The Masterson Method® is a form of equine bodywork which involves following the responses of the horse in order to identify and release tension in the whole body. It is a mixed modality method with integrated concepts and techniques from acupressure, massage, chiropractic, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and more.
This method of bodywork can help horses learn to access the parasympathetic nervous system and release deep layers of tension, with lasting results. It is also an excellent form of communication with the horse, useful in evaluating primary sources of discomfort and physical vs. behavioral issues.