The Masterson Method Equine Specialist Course
A 3-day Equine Bodywork Course for Equine-Assisted Service Professionals
Hosted by Main Stay Therapeutic Farm
March 22-24, 2024
6919 Keystone Rd. | Richmond, IL
Bodywork to Deepen Connection with Horses
Do you want to help horses release tension and find greater ease of movement? Do you want to help people in equine-assisted service (EAS) programs connect better with horses?
The Masterson Method Certified Equine Specialist learns and teaches program staff, volunteers, and participants how to help horses release tension using this gentle bodywork. It’s a great connecting activity to add to your toolbox that serves your whole program from horses to participants!
In this 3-Day Training, Equine-Assisted Service Professionals will;
- Learn the fundamental principles of The Masterson Method
- Gains hands-on experience practicing select techniques on therapy horses,
- Learn how to help a horse that is bracing, fidgeting or shut down,
- Learn the specific roles and responsibilities of the Equine Specialist,
- Plan and practice components of a facilitated bodywork session,
- And more!
Who should attend
Professionals in EAA/T programs (adaptive riding instructors and equine-assisted coaches or therapists) and others with horse experience, interested in helping people connect with horses, etc.
About the Masterson Method
The Masterson Method is an interactive method of equine bodywork where you engage the horse to assist with the release of neuromuscular pain and tension in order to improve health and performance. You follow the horse’s visible responses to touch and stay beneath their bracing point to yield a neuromuscular release. It requires self-awareness and self-regulation to help yield a release, naturally improving the horse-human relationship.