Resources that influence my practice
Beyond completing my Equine massage certifications, I am always reading, watching and listening to continue to grow and learn. No one can know everything and I am so grateful to the wonderful people in the horse world who share their information with the public. There is a lot of great talent out there and it is sometimes hard to filter through the mountain of information. Some of what people teach and share will really resonate with you and some will not; you have to use what works for you and your horse.
I often refer my clients to ideas or exercises developed by the following people. On this page, I would like to bring all that information together to share with you the wonderful people who influence my practice and that I follow on a daily basis. It is compiled here for you to filter through at your own pace. When I can, I take the courses they offer. These people have a wealth of information that has rounded off my practice nicely. There never feels like there are enough hours in the day to stay on top of everything they teach, but I feel very lucky to have come across these wonderful people and hope that you too will see the benefit in what they teach.
All of these resources have active social media pages. I have included links to their websites and Facebook pages. I encourage you to follow them and see what you find that could be helpful for you and your horse.
Horse care is a team effort and the more tools we have in our tool box, the better it is for our horses!
"The Masterson Method® is a unique, interactive method of equine bodywork that anyone can learn, to help build trust with the horse. Years of stress and stiffness can often be resolved in a few sessions, by relieving built-up tension in core muscles and key junctions of the body that affect the horse’s performance.
With The Masterson Method®, you learn to recognize and use the responses of the horse to find and release tension. In contrast to traditional massage, it works with the horse’s nervous system and the horse actively participates in the process. It is something you do with the horse, rather than to the horse. This participation and interaction are what makes the method fulfilling for those who use it and transformational for the horse. Testimonial after testimonial describe radically improved performance, movement, behavior, and relationship with the owner, as a result of The Masterson Method®.
Click here to watch a video of Jim talking about the value of The Masterson Method."
"The most simple and effective checklist that you can implement into any discipline.
You truly can, train for soundness.
“Whatever you do, don't give up on your horse until you've tried the Balanced Through Movement Method(TM).
So many undiagnosed lameness issues magically go away once the horses body as been set up into structural integrity and allowed the opportunity to heal.
It's everything that we’ve chased from the masters, but beautifully broken down to make it easy to understand, implement and speak to.
It’s truly like nothing you've ever seen before”."
"We are excited to bring a new paradigm of thinking that involves a “whole horse” approach in diagnosing and treating performance issues in sport horses. Our mission is to provide new hope to the lives of horses and owners with cutting-edge and critical scientific research to discover new treatment options.
We are passionate and love what we do and are dedicated to the health and well-being of the horse, by always putting the Horse First!"
"Horses Inside Out is an award-winning, internationally recognised organisation founded by Gillian Higgins in 2006.
Its purpose is to give riders, coaches, and therapists, in fact, anyone interested in discovering more about horses, a fascinating insight into equine locomotion, training, management and welfare from an anatomical perspective."
"Fitness is the Focus
No matter the discipline, your horse needs to be an athlete first."
Sozo Equine is a great resource for many things, including Kinesiology taping for horses.
"Helping horse owners learn to provide the best care for their horses so that that they can decrease pain, minimize injuries, improve performance, and spend more time with their horse’s feeling their best."