Takoda Equine Therapy began out of my life long love for all animals, especially horses. I believe that horse's do speak and if we are intuitive enough to listen, we can help them release most of their accumulated tension whether it is physical or mental. Once the tension is released, we see improved range of motion, better attitude as well as a much happier and more willing horse. They do try to tell us when something isn't quite right. They may buck, rear, shake and toss their heads, be hard to catch, resistant to trailer loading, intermittent lameness and sometimes shutting down mentally. I am passionate about helping all horses and their people and as Jim Masterson says, "We work with the horse, not on the horse." I love all breeds, genders and disciplines. Each horse is an individual and I cater to whatever each horse may need. Also, I enjoy doing interactive demo/workshops where I can teach a few of the techniques and introduce people to this wonderful method where the results are instant, obvious and very rewarding.
The Masterson Method® is an integrated, multi-modality method of equine massage and bodywork that allows
the horse to release deep, accumulated pain and tension in muscles and connective tissue. In contrast to most
traditional modalities, it enables the horse to actively participate in the process of releasing tension. It is Jim's
goal to "have every horse on the planet experience the bladder meridian technique at least once." As a
practitioner, it is my goal to help as many horses as I can and give them the experience of the bladder meridian
technique as well as teach it to horse owners attending interactive demo/workshops. There is nothing more
rewarding than seeing such profound changes in horses with such a light touch.
What is "The Masterson Method®?"
Equine Bodywork/Massage is never a replacement for proper veterinary care. Always consult with your veterinarian when you suspect there may be a problem.
Equine Bodywork/Massage should always accompany regular veterinary, dental and hoof care as well as balanced nutrition, training and properly fitted equipment.