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Masterson Method Bodywork and Massage

Everyone loves getting a massage. You might be surprised how much your horse loves it too! You might also be surprised at how much it can improve your horse's performance, comfort and attitude. 

What is Masterson Method?

Masterson Method is an integrated, multi-modality method of equine massage created by Jim Masterson. It's soft and intuitive techniques help to increase range of motion and release deep accumulated pain and tension, as well as allow the horse to experience smoother mobility in a relaxed state.  

How do I know if my horse needs a massage?

  • Head tossing

  • Bucking/biting

  • Attitude issues

  • Displaying resistance in training/riding

  • Fussy/worried/stressed

  • Sore back or sour when saddling/cinching

  • Hypersensitive to brushing or being touched

  • Poor body posture/conformation 

  • Poll issues/head-shy

  • Inability to round their back

  • Short strided

  • History of injury/joint problems/arthritis 

  • Spookiness

  • Herd-bound/barn-sour

  • Resistance to picking up feet for cleaning or farrier

  • Dragging feet when moving

  • Refusal to load in trailer

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