"The International Equestrian Shop"
Equine Massage Therapist for the USET Endurance Team and equine clientele competing in FEI World Cup, Pan American, and World Games competitions, teaches a unique method of equine bodywork. In this DVD he helps you achieve a release of accumulated stress in deep-seated key junctions of the horse’s body that affects mobility, comfort, attitude, training, and performance, as well as restores muscular and structural balance, and natural alignment.TheHorseStudio.com review:This is an in depth instruction that will guide you through physical therapy practices that will enhance your horse's health and well-being. Adjustments made through massage therapy often also adjust the horse's attitude in a positive way, in addition to creating a valuable bonding experience. This is a very informative and thorough method that Jim Masterson has expertly developed over many years working on the top equine performance horses in the world and the benefits are well worth the effort. I also recommend the book, which is spiral bound to lay flat and is a great help when working in the field.Duration 80 minutes.Check out Beyond Horse Massage Book also available here at TheHorseStudio.com - the perfect complement to the DVD.Author info:Jim Masterson, Equine Massage Therapist for the 2006 and 2008 and 2010 USET Endurance Teams, and for equine clientele competing in FEI World Cup, Pan American and World Games competitions, teaches a unique method of equine bodywork to therapists and horse owners, in which the practitioner recognizes and follows the responses of the horse to touch to release tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. When he first became interested in equine massage in 1997, Jim recognized that the horse exhibits certain neurological responses to touch as it releases tension in the body. Using those responses to guide his work, he developed a system in which the horse participates in the process by showing the practitioner where tension has accumulated, precisely how much pressure is needed to release it, and when it has been released. The result is an effective method of bodywork that anyone can learn to use, to improve performance while at the same time opening new levels of communication and trust with the horse.In 2006, Jim was invited to accompany the USET Endurance Team to the FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany. Team member Jennifer Niehaus said afterward, “Of all the things that were done for my horse Cheyenne, the bodywork Jim did was the most beneficial. He has truly never moved as nicely as he did in Germany.” In 2008 Jim was again asked to accompany the Team to the FEI World Endurance Championships in Malaysia. Team member Meg Sleeper, DVM said of Jim, “It is impossible to overestimate Jim’s ability to keep performance horses working at their peak level. Simply put, he is like having a secret weapon.” Jim again supported our Endurance Team at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY.Jim has been a presenter to large crowds of enthusiastic horse owners at Equitana Asia Pacific (Australia, 2008) and Equine Affaire (US, 2009) equine conventions and was invited to demonstrate his techniques at the Syracuse Invitational Horse Show (2009). Jim currently works on 500 to 600 horses a year on the U.S. Hunter-Jumper Show circuit, including top equine competitors in events such as the USEF and Maclay Medal series, and FEI Grand Prix, Nation’s Cup, Pan American and World Cup jumping events. He helped members of the USET Singles Driving Team prior to the 2010 Championships in Italy and members of the USET Jumping team.Jim travels the world teaching the Masterson Method™ seminars and Advanced courses to horse owners, trainers and therapists.
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