Cath is offering her services as a fully qualified and insured Equine Bodyworker
Therapy Sessions are about 1 and 1\2 hours long (2 hours absolute max - usually the first one to check horses history etc.)
Session is £50 plus travel.
Travel is 40p per mile
PLEASE EMAIL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT A BODYWORK SESSION FOR YOUR HORSE- firstname.lastname@example.org.
AS WITH ALL THERAPIES VETERINARY PERMISSION IS REQUIRED BEFORE A TREATMENT AND IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR VETERINARY CARE.
The bodywork which I do is to improve performance. I work to find areas of tension in the horse and help them release this in a relaxed state. Having released tension the focus then includes some work to improve the range of motion the horse has. Further information can be viewed on www.mastersonmethod.com
Why do well-trained horses buck? Because they are in pain somewhere in their bodies, say most professional trainers. Mysterious lameness? It all starts somewhere. The signals that are frequently missed include pinning the ears, swishing of a tail, unwilling to switch leads, girthy, tripping, or disunited at the canter.
I can either come to you or your welcome to come here.
I usually work in a stable where possible so the horse has the freedom to move around but quite happy to work outside if this suits the horse better. After a treatment it is better if the horse can be turned out to move around or if this is not appropriate 15 mins walking is beneficial. Next day as a day off or if they need to be worked maybe just a gentle hack.
Reminder: In order to work on your horse you would need to seek Veterinary permission.
Having booked a session I will send you a form to complete before coming to work on a horse as this gives me the relevant contact details and some information/ history about the horse for my records.
Cath has been riding since she was 8 years old at the local riding school. Every spare minute was to try and get more pony time with non-horsey parents.
She has been around horses ever since and has now worked with them for 28 years. Having qualified as a riding instructor initially she went freelance teaching, looking after people’s horses and riding those which no one else wanted to get on! This grew into a family business consisting of a livery yard, small riding school and event Centre which is very much grassroots and a friendly place to be! Over the years she has also competed in several disciplines when producing her own horses to produce well rounded riding horses/ponies: SJ, Dressage, Hunter Trials, Horseball and Trec.
She has always had an interest in horse behaviour and “problem” horses and wanted to help them and their owners primarily looking at it from the horse’s point of view.
The Masterson Method has filled the “gap” enabling her to continue helping horses. Being non-invasive and following the responses of the horse was “perfect” - a technique which improves performance by working with the horse rather than doing it to the horse and looking at the whole horse. This grew into an interest of aligning the body both physically and emotionally leading further study to incorporate Tucker Biokinetic Technique which she is now a TBT Advanced Practitioner and April Battles Holistic Horseworks which she has now completed her Level 3.
The Masterson Method® - an Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork®
The Masterson Method® - Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork®, is a unique, interactive method of equine massage and bodywork in which you learn to recognize and use the responses of the horse to your touch to find and release accumulated tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. In contrast to most traditional modalities, it enables the horse to actively participate in the process of releasing tension. It is something you do with the horse, rather than to the horse. This participation and interaction is what makes the method fascinating for those who use it. In fact, if you do not allow the horse to participate, it does not work!
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What is Tucker BioKinetic? Initially body check ups are carried out to see where the horse may be sore or restricted in his body. Tucker BioKinetic is an alignment modality where it aligns the body (including the skeleton). It is not considered a chiropractic Technique. It is more energetical in nature using the body's own mechanisms, it zooms-in on the primary, underlying issue to heal.
When happy that the skeletal Alignment is good we work at a deeper level looking for functional problems within the body.
What does it do? Tucker BioKinetic engages BioKinetic MasterPoints to "coax" the bones of the horse to realign correctly. A very gentle treatment, horses love it.
This work helps release the deep Musculoskeletal and Cranial energetic blocks in your horse; which will help your horse come back to being a happy, comfortable, balanced and fluid mover under saddle. This is deep physical body unwinding releasing stuck skeletal issues as well as tight muscle issues not allowing the joints to load correctly causing mysterious lameness issues by Releasing Trapped Emotions, Releasing Defensive Posture, Accupressure Energy Work, Craniosacral Therapy, Applied Kinesiology, and Horse Yoga
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