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Beyond horse massage : a breakthrough interactive method for alleviating soreness, stress, and tension

Author: Jim Masterson; Stefanie Reinhold
Publisher: North Pomfret, Vt. : Trafalgar Square Books, 2011.
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Developed to improve performance in equine athletes competing in high-demand environments-from show jumping, harness racing, and endurance to reining and barrel racing-this interactive touch method of equine message teaches any horse owner to recognize and use the responses of the horse to find and release accumulated tensions. Intuitive and interactive, this unique method enables the horse to actively participate  Read more...
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Masterson, Jim.
Beyond horse massage.
North Pomfret, Vt. : Trafalgar Square Books, 2011
(DLC) 2011030823
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Masterson; Stefanie Reinhold
ISBN: 1570766789 9781570766787
OCLC Number: 892431343
Description: 1 online resource (x, 205 pages :) : color illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Part One: The Masterson Method TM- Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork; 1 What is the Masterson Method?; How Does It Work?; Junctions of the Body That Most Affect Performance; Touch and Response-an Intuitive Approach; Defined Levels of Touch-Less is More; Types of Responses; Connecting Touch to Response; The Importance of Going Slowly; Yielding and Using Sense of Feel; The Principle of Non-Resistance; The Principle of Release of Tension in a Joint or Junction; 2 Working Environment and Safety; 1. Where to Work. 2. Keeping a Connection with the Horse3. Using a Halter and Holding or Tying the Horse; 4. Techniques That Involve Handling the Hind Legs; 5. Quiet Time and Frame of Mind; 3 How to Use this Book; Part Two; Part Three; Where You Start Work; Part Two: Masterson Method Techniques-Connection and Communication; 4 The Bladder Meridian Technique; 5 The Front End; Technique 1: Lateral Cervical Flexion; Technique 2: Head down; Technique 3: Head up; 6 The Neck-Shoulders-Withers (C7-T1) Junction; Technique 1: Scapula Release-down and Back; Technique 2: Scapula Release-down and Forward. Technique 3: Under the Scapula-C7-T1 Junction ReleaseTechnique 4: Withers Check and Release (Withers Wiggle); 7 The Hind End; Technique 1: Working the Hind End- From the Top; Technique 2: Working the Hind End- From the Bottom; 8 Working toward the Middle- the Horse's Back; Technique 1: Lateral Rocking; Technique 2: Dorsal Arch; Part Three: Addressing Performance Issues-General Problems, Individual Breeds, and Pre-Event Bodywork; 9 Performance Problems; Primary Issues Vs. Secondary Issues; Finding the Culprit; Individual Performance Problems; 1. Lead Problems; 2. Sore or Rigid Back. 3. Resisting the Bit4. Heavy on the Forehand; 5. Not Stepping Under behind; 6. Holds Head Crooked or to the Side; 7. Intermittent Front End "Lameness"; 8. Does Not Extend out with Front Legs; 9. Choppy Gait; Short-Strided; Hard to Sit at the Trot; 10. "Girthy" or "Cinchy"; 11. Head-Shy; 12. Ewe-Necked; Hollow-Backed; 13. Doesn't Bend in the Body; 14. Bucking, Rushing, and Other Behavioral Issues; 15. "Hitches" in the Gait behind; Hind Leg; Drags a Toe; 16. Less Agile and Flexible; More Lazy and Unwilling; 10 Bodywork for Competition, Individual Breeds, and Different Disciplines. Pre-CompetitionDifferent Breeds and Disciplines; Hunters and Jumpers; Endurance Horses; Dressage Horses; Eventers; Barrel Racers; Thoroughbreds-Flat Racing; Standardbreds-Harness Racing; American Saddlebreds; Quarter Horses-Reining, Cutting, Other Western Sports; The Difficult, High-Strung, or Reactive Horse; Appendix 1: Frequently Asked Questions; Appendix 2: Active Stretches; Appendix 3: Contraindications; Appendix 4: Recommended Reading; Acknowledgments; Index.
Responsibility: Jim Masterson with Stefanie Reinhold ; foreword by McLain Ward.

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Developed to improve performance in equine athletes competing in high-demand environments-from show jumping, harness racing, and endurance to reining and barrel racing-this interactive touch method of equine message teaches any horse owner to recognize and use the responses of the horse to find and release accumulated tensions. Intuitive and interactive, this unique method enables the horse to actively participate in relieving strained muscles. With direction on where to begin on the horse's physique, step-by-step instruction for employing various techniques included in the method, and de.

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