Masterson Method ®

Is an interactive method of bodywork in which the owner uses subtle changes in body language to get not-so-subtle results.

What is Masterson Method ®?

is a unique, interactive method of equine bodywork that anyone can learn, to help build trust with the horse. Years of stress and stiffness can often be resolved in a few sessions, by relieving built-up tension in core muscles and key junctions of the body that affect the horse’s performance.

With The Masterson Method®, you learn to recognize and use the responses of the horse to find and release tension. In contrast to traditional massage, it works with the horse’s nervous system and the horse actively participates in the process. It is something you do with the horse, rather than to the horse. This participation and interaction are what makes the method fulfilling for those who use it and transformational for the horse. Testimonial after testimonial describe radically improved performance, movement, behavior, and relationship with the owner, as a result of The Masterson Method®.

Why choose this treatment?

Learn more about horse health

Horses are survival animals. They instinctively mask pain and discomfort in order to stay alive and off the predator’s menu in the wild.

Improving trust with the horse

The reward of helping the horse release tension on this level can be significant.

Eliminate problem behavior with horses

Aggressive, “busy,” or nervous behavior will often change when deep physical discomfort is relieved.

Who performs the treatment?

Ivana Zajíčková

Equine bodyworker and Masterson practitioner


  • I was certified in UK by Equinology INC and Masterson Method ® with the international accreditation

  • Masterson Method ® Certified Practitioner (MMCP) – the only therapist in Czech Republic

  • Writtle College – Equinology INC – EEBW (quinology Equine Body Worker)

  • Equinology Anatomy Precourse Distance Study (Equinology INC)

Treatment gallery


Mark Rimell Racing Stables, UK


Marsh Farm, UK


Hartsop Farm, UK


The Dovecote Stables, UK