I focused on hind end work for this session with William. Here I am watching for the muscles to relax allowing his hip joint to open slightly. Once those muscles start to relax he can let go of the tension that often accumulates in the hind end after working to carry himself.
The sun streaming through William’s window was so appreciated today! Wow, it felt almost warm in there. I started our bodywork with him in a half sheet so that he could adjust to having his blanket off. Clearly he enjoyed the bladder meridian, as usual. He has a cut above his eye from something out … Continue reading William – February 8
What a delight to get back to my boy after the incredible weekend workshop with Jim Masterson and team. He was outside when I got to the barn, so I brought him in and picked the snow out of his hooves. Then I said hi by resting my hand on his poll for a few … Continue reading William – February 7
What an awesome weekend in Tucson with Jim Masterson and his team! 🌵I am still processing all that I learned. The best part of the clinic was having a ton of hands on time with Jim and his assistant trainers providing instant feedback. I learned so much more by being in person for two days … Continue reading Masterson Method Weekend Workshop
It was a cold day at the barn! Tigger had some nice releases. He tends to hold his tension in his very strong front end so lateral cervical flexion is difficult for him. He enjoyed light work on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
In this session I continue using the Bladder Meridian Technique on William. Now that he is accustomed to the technique I find he lets go of tension sooner than he did when he was still figuring out what I was doing. I usually do the entire scan twice because I find the horses I am … Continue reading William – January 9
Sweet Tigger. He is such a stoic boy and holds on to his tension very strongly. He focuses on all of the movement and noises around him so I started with Bladder Meridian twice on both sides. This was just to ground him and get him comfortable enough to be able to replace the cross … Continue reading Tigger – January 8
My buddy Slew is an off the track Thoroughbred who is about 7 years old. He has some issues with his sinus cavity and recently had surgery to help alleviate a blockage. He is a head-shy, loving and curious horse. Note how he holds his head high with a very rigid neck in the first … Continue reading Slew – January 7
More Bladder Meridian Technique for this guy today. We worked inside since it is windy out there. I decided to do bodywork after I rode him. I love the Bladder Meridian because you can use it just about anytime safely and effectively. In this case I had about half an hour before I needed to … Continue reading William – December 3
Friends for Therapuetic Equine Activities (FTEA) used to be located near my home in Winfield. It is a wonderful organization that I volunteered with for a few seasons over the past few years. They provide riding lessons to children and adults with a wide range of therapuetic needs. They are now located in Wayne and … Continue reading Discovering Masterson Method Bodywork