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Hand in Hand

Equine Services

 

Kathy Hanneson 
Masterson Method® Certified Practitioner
Certified Equi-Bow Practitioner

Both the Masterson Method® and Equi-Bow are integrative, interactive bodywork modalities that work with the horse to bring about changes in posture, movement and performance. 

Do you experience any of the following with your horse?  If so, bodywork can help!

  •   stiffness moving one direction or the other

  • sensitivity when being girthed

  • resistance to performing certain movements

  • behavioural issues ("my horse always does that")

  • sensitivity to touch around the ears or elsewhere on the body

  • restricted movement  

Using the method that will be of most benefit to your horse, I work "hand in hand" with you and other members of your equine team to enhance your horse's well-being.

For more information about the Masterson Method:

www.mastersonmethod.com

For more information about Equi-Bow:

www.equi-bowcanada.com

The Masterson Method® and Equi-Bow are not intended to diagnose or treat any medical conditions or injuries, and are not a substitute for veterinary diagnosis or care. A veterinarian should be consulted if there are any physical concerns with the horse.

 

KATHY HANNESON

MASTERSON METHOD® CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER, CERTIFIED EQUI-BOW PRACTITIONER

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After a long hiatus between childhood and adult riding, I was reacquainted with horses during a trip to Iceland where I was introduced to the hardy, smooth-gaited and personable Icelandic horse.  A few years later, my Icelandic mare Blida found her new home in Canada. Saddle-fitting challenges and a diagnosis of PSSM (Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy - an equine muscle disorder) led me to investigate various kinds of bodywork to help improve Blida's chances of a longer riding life. 

 

In 2017, I completed the requirements to become a Masterson Method® Certified Practitioner, followed by Certified Equi-Bow Practitioner status in 2018.

As a practitioner, I have worked with horses from a variety of disciplines including barrel racing, dressage and harness racing, as well as pleasure and retired horses of several different breeds.  Whatever the background, these gentle and effective bodywork methods can have a positive impact on your horse’s well-being! 

 

Additional education and training:

  • Equine Science Certificate, University of Guelph (2013)

  • Equine Musculo-Skeletal Performance Anatomy Course (2015)

 

SERVICES AND FEES

EQUINE BODYWORK

  • Rates: $80 per session, includes travel within 50 km of Guelph, ON.  Please contact me for a quote if additional travel is required.
     

  • Group and package pricing available - ask for details!

DEMOS AND WORKSHOPS

See the Masterson Method® up close! Contact me to design a Masterson Method® event for your barn or riding club.

  • Bodywork demonstration

  • Hands-on practice in the Masterson Method Bladder Meridian technique.

The Masterson Method® and Equi-Bow are not intended to diagnose or treat any medical conditions or injuries and are not a substitute for veterinary diagnosis or care. A veterinarian should be consulted if there are any physical concerns with the horse.
 

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CLIENTS SAY

Kathy is a miracle worker and my horse loves their bodywork sessions together.  My horse can’t talk but these sessions give her a way to communicate and release her areas of tension and discomfort.  Kathy is both a great listener and observer and provides my horse with a calm, relaxing presence.  We have our best rides together after she has had a session with Kathy.

                                                               P.M.

Sox is a bodywork pro! Click on the video to see him practicing his tongue release.

 

CONTACT ME

    Hand in Hand Equine Services

    519-823-2987

    handinhandequine@gmail.com

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