Jim Masterson Explains His Method
Early in my horsemanship journey, I volunteered at Equine Affaire in Pomona. So it must have been around 2006 or 2007, while moving from one exhibit to another, that I saw this man giving a demonstration about massaging a horse. Well, at least that’s what it looked like to me. Over the course of the weekend, and the years I continued to volunteer; I saw Jim Masterson a couple of times. My duties as a volunteer always moved me around, so I never got to see Jim’s entire presentation from start to finish. The way he place his hands on the horse appealed to me. Being a tactile person, I love to put my hands all over my horses.
But I was doing it because it felt good to me. It wasn’t until years later that I realized Jim was doing it to elicit a very specific response from the horse. The Masterson Method developed to help relieve tension that builds up in a horse’s body.
The Masterson Method
I kept bumping into the Masterson Method in my work with horses and this podcast. There was a practitioner set up when I covered the Skills of the Rancho. And, I had seen a practitioner at another equine expo. A few years later, when I saw a man doing bodywork on a horse, I asked him to explain what the purpose. I met Will Friday and had him on the show to talk about The Jim Masterson Method and equine nutrition.
There is a lot of information on the Masterson Method website. I suggest you definitely checkout the video on the “Bladder Meridian”. Use it on your horse. The results will amaze you and you’ll build a stronger bond with your horse.
Whisper’s Masterson treatment: https://youtu.be/vupS3D75MVY
Masterson Method Bladder Meridian: https://youtu.be/krSx3Kz2BW4
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