Using those responses to guide his work, Jim developed a system in which the horse actively participates in the process of releasing tension. By watching the horse for cues, the practitioner can see where tension has accumulated and how long to wait for the horse to process and let it go
The result was a unique and effective method of bodywork called The Masterson Method®, which is easy to learn, and accessible to anyone, regardless of your level of horsemanship.
After years of teaching all over the world, Jim has discovered that while improving performance, this method also facilitates new levels of communication and trust with horses.
Jim’s 2022 Presentations
Bladder Meridian - 17 min. 19 sec. Day 1 Horse; Mind, Body Spirit
From the Light To the Core video, Jim is explaining how to use the
powerful Technique of the Bladder Meridian.
This simple but powerful technique will teach you to:
* Start reading subtle changes in your horse’s body language.
* Enable your horse to start releasing tension in deeper core and
* Understand through larger release responses, when the horse has
released the tension.
All it will take from you is patience, and a soft hand. Try it on your
Hind End Points-Sacrum - 10 min. 59 sec. Day 2 Horse; Mind, Body Spirit
In this video Jim demonstrates the Hind End Points and a newer Technique
called the Sacrum Float which releases tension in the sacrum and entire
hind end. You are able to see how the horse in the video is holding
tension by holding his tail to his body. Jim slowly lifts the tail until
the horse responds and then waits and waits until the horse shows a
clear release of tension. By watching the horse’s responses you realize
how sensitive horses can be and the real reason the Masterson Method is
so effective. Since the horse can’t brace against these subtle
techniques, they have no choice but to feel uncomfortable until they are
able to release the tension. You can feel the difference in your horse
the next time you ride or interact with your horse.
Masterson Method Introduction - 9 min. 38 sec. Day 1 Horse; Mind, Body Spirit
Watch this introduction to the Masterson Method and Light Touch
Techniques. The creator of the Method, Jim Masterson explains how to
work with the horse to release tension in the body and improve your
relationship. The horse communicates almost entirely through body
language; from the most subtle level to the most obvious. Most of the
the horse's body language is missed by us. The Masterson Method is an
interactive method of bodywork in which the owner uses subtle changes in body language to get not-so-subtle results.
By applying levels of pressure (touch) and movement to the horse’s body
in a way that the horse’s nervous system is unable to brace against or
guard- and reading changes in the horse’s behavior as you do this – you
enable the horse to tell you where it is holding tension; you enable her
nervous system to release it; and you enable her to tell you when it has been released.