MMES Training • October 16-18, 2020 • Leesburg, VA

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MMES Training • October 16-18, 2020 • Leesburg, VA


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Masterson Method Equine Specialist Training

This training is for equine-assisted learning and/or therapy professionals or volunteers who wish to learn a new skill and activity that benefits both horses and participants. The Masterson Method Equine Specialist student will learn the basic principles and techniques of The Masterson Method bodywork, as well as best practices for facilitating a Masterson Method bodywork session as an activity that participants learn to do on horses.

Note: In order to practice as a Masterson Method Equine Specialist, successful completion of this course followed by Fieldwork and the Certification Exam is required. See more at MMES Certification.

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    If you have not yet purchased the Beyond Horse Massage Book (DVD optional), please do so here. This is a required reading before attending the course.
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Participants at this training will —

  • Learn the basic principles and select techniques of The Masterson Method
  • Practice Masterson Method techniques on horses serving in equine-assisted activities or therapy (EAAT) programs
  • Learn the unique needs of EAAT horses
  • Learn the roles and responsibilities in a facilitated Masterson Method bodywork session
  • Demonstrate and teach a Masterson Method technique on EAAT horses using role-play
  • Understand qualities needed among EAAT participants to learn and perform this bodywork on EAAT horses, as well as best practices for ensuring safety for all
  • Understand legal obligations when working in an EAAT setting

PREREQUISITE: At least two years of safe horse-handling experience is required in order to attend. We recommend that you have at least 2 years of experience working or volunteering in an equine-assisted learning or therapy program as well.

REQUIRED READING: You must purchase and read through the Beyond Horse Massage Book (see Beyond Horse Massage Combo to add the DVD) prior to attending (you may purchase upon registering for the training).

Start: October 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am
End: October 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Bridle Paths43247 Spinks Ferry Rd, Leesburg, VA 20176

Payment Options:  Full tuition is $595.  For those who have taken the Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar-Workshop and wish to opt out of the first day (only attend Saturday and Sunday), the tuition is $395. However, we encourage attending all 3 days to refresh your Masterson Method skills and receive the most hands-on learning with EAAT horses.

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If the course is full (Out of Stock), please email Jo Bartruff and she will add you to the waiting list:

Questions? Email Megan Dushin at

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Seminar Options, Please Choose

Full 3-day Seminar ($595), 2-day Seminar ($395)