Jim Masterson

Jim Masterson

Masterson Method Creator

Scheduled appearances


Jim Masterson is an equine massage therapist extraordinaire and the developer of the Masterson Method of Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork. Over the years, his equine clientele has included competitors in USEF Medal and Maclay events, the Nation’s Cup, and the Pan American and World Games, as well as members of the United States endurance teams, and various USET driving and jumping teams.

Jim first became interested in equine massage in 1997 and quickly recognized that a horse exhibits certain neurological responses to touch as it releases tension in its body. Using this response to guide his work, he developed the Masterson Method, in which the horse participates in the process by showing the practitioner where tension has accumulated, how much pressure is needed, and when the tension is released.

Jim Masterson has been teaching the Masterson Method hands-on seminar workshops to horse owners in the United States, Europe, and Australia since 2005. His methods are also explained in his new book, Beyond Horse Massage, and the several instructional DVDs he has produced.

For more information please visit www.mastersonmethod.com.

Who's Coming?

John AdametzA to Z Percherons & Official Farrier of the 2015 Midwest Horse Fair

Ray AinsworthEquine Teacher

Steven Allday, DVMFounder of Halstrum, LLC, makers of LubriSyn

Jim AndersonExtreme Cowboy Competitor & Clinician

Jessica BlairTrick Riding

Mickie BowenDriving Instructor & Clinician

Hoyt Cheramie, DVM, MSLarge Animal Veterinary Professional Services Manager

Julie CyraSaddle Fitter

David DellinWestern Pleasure Clinician & Judge

Jerry DiazSuperior Horseman and Roper

Al DunningHorsemanship Expert

Jerry EricksonHunter Over Fences & Under Saddle Trainer

Jonathan FieldNatural Horsemanship

Larry GarnerSpalding Fly Predators

Julie GoodnightHorse Master

John HarrisonPRCA Barrelman

Irongate Equine ClinicEquine Veterinary Specialists

Dan JamesDouble Dan Horsemanship

Ginger KathrensEmmy Award Winning Filmmaker

Keith KesickMartial Arts Instructor

Jennifer KotyloCertified Equilates Instructor

Gayle LampeSaddleseat Equitation Clinician

Twain LockhartNutrena Poultry Specialist

Lodi Veterinary CareOfficial Veterinarian of the 2015 Midwest Horse Fair

Madison MacDonaldTrick Riding

Krishona Martinson, MS, PhDEquine Extension Specialist

Jim MastersonMasterson Method Creator

Matt McLaughlinDressage Expert & Professional Trainer

Mill Creek Hunt ClubFoxhunting Tradition Lives On

Joe MonroeEquine Nutrition Consultant

Bryan NeubertCowboss & Experienced Horseman

Pat ParelliParelli Natural Horsemanship

John PayneOne Arm Bandit

Kelly PayneProfessional Animal Scientist

Molly PowellMillion Dollar Cowgirl

Aaron RalstonReining Expert & Professional Trainer

Ryan RoseParelli Professional

Brooke SheridanThe Clipper Girl

Dan SteersDouble Dan Horsemanship

Bernie TraurigHunter/Jumper Equestrian Coach

Lance TreptowAQHA Champion & Showmanship Clinician

Larry WhitesellGaited Clinician

Wisconsin Equine ClinicEquine Health & Wellness