Integrated Equine Bodywork/Massage
I enjoy working with horses of any breed and discipline, including the all important pasture ponies. A session begins by completing an intake form which gives me a bit of history on your horse as well as any issues you may be having. I will palpate your horse to see if and where there may be pain or restrictions. This method is non-invasive and described as peeling the layers off of an onion. It may take more than one session to fully relieve your horse and will depend on how long the horse has been holding on to the pain/restriction, what the primary/secondary issue may be, level of training and workload. Maintenance sessions are recommended for chronic conditions, higher level athletes and horse's under stress.
COST: $100.00 horse/session No mileage charge for horses within 100 km. $.55/km will be added after 100km and gst is included in prices.
Horses should be lightly groomed with a properly fitting halter and sessions go anywhere from 1-2 hours depending on what the horse has to say. I encourage owners/handlers to attend the session but also understand that isn't always possible. Either way is ok and I will look after your horse and give you feedback on my findings.
These are fun and interactive workshops where you will learn to do 3 - 4 of the techniques with your horse as well as meeting like minded people (which is always fun!). I will explain the method, pressures used, demo the techniques and then give you time to go and practice with your horse before learning the next technique. It is an introduction to Jim's method and most participants do decide they would like to go on to the 2-day course as the results are immediate, obvious and very rewarding. If not wanting to continue your education (there is no pressure), participants still leave with a skillset to soften, bond and help their horse release tension.
COST: $100.00 horse/handler and you do need to bring your own horse or possibly see if the barn owner may have a horse for you to work with.
The workshops run from 1:00-4:00 pm and only have 5-8 participants and possible auditing depending on location and facility. If interested in hosting a workshop, please phone text or email me as they do need to be advertised at least one month prior to selected date.
Masterson Method Coaching
If you are a fieldwork student and just want more practice and help but not marking to help move on to the next block, I am available.
COST: $50.00/hour and gst is included in the price
* If you want Coaching to move to the next block, you will need to contact and schedule through the Office.
Western Horsemanship and Riding Lessons
I am a Certified, Licensed and Insured Equine Canada/NCCP Western Coach that provides horsemanship as well as riding lessons, focusing on safety. Must have your own horse and lessons are $45.00/hr. Travel is possible to approved sites only which will be at my discretion.