I was honored to be the guest speaker at the Summit County OHC meeting February 17, 2016. The event was held in Hinckley, Ohio, at Cynthia McWilliams boarding stable and training facility on 15 Bellus Rd.
My equine volunteer was a fine 28 year old Arabian gelding named Alfie. In the prime of his life, Alfie was a competitive long distance endurance horse and is now used for light riding. He was certainly at ease showing his releases in front of the crowd! Stress and tension melted away with each lick and chew and deep sigh he gave. Throughout the live demonstration, we also witnessed several snorts and sneezes, head/body shakes, and repeated yawning. I couldn't have planted a better show, thanks for making me look good Alfie!
Over thirty attendees offered their full attention as I introduced the Masterson Method and some reasons why a horse needs a reputable bodyworker incorporated into his health care team in order to help prevent lameness from beginning and developing into something serious.
I also went over how to perform a simple yet very powerful technique called the Bladder Meridian, which any horse lover can do. I stressed how the bonds they share with their equine partner can be strengthened by using a soft, gentle touch and by paying close attention to the body language their horse uses.
Some members of the Medina and Cuyahoga Chapters also represented OHC. Thank you to all who braved the deep snow that night!
The picture above was taken in the 1980's. I began my journey in horse massage for the love of my childhood Morgan mare, Taffy, who passed away in March 2013 at the age of 32. I continue to practice bodywork for the love of all horses.
AGile Equine Bodywork
Masterson Method Certified Practitioner