ABOUT TELLINGTON TTOUCH EQUINE AWARENESS METHOD®: TTEAM®

ABOUT TELLINGTON TTOUCH EQUINE AWARENESS METHOD®: TTEAM®2017-01-03T21:33:41+00:00

Tellington TTouch (TTouch) and the Tellington TTouch Equine Awareness Method (TTEAM) have been developed by Linda Tellington-Jones over the past 35 years.

This approach provides a gentle, practical way to work with horses and other animals, and more recently with humans too, to enhance confidence, freedom of movement, rapport, comfort and performance.

Contact me to schedule an informative demonstration, or to learn more about how we could do TTEAM work together!

  • I can work with you and/or your horse on an individual basis, and
  • I offer a variety of half-day and full-day clinics –  including combined Feldenkrais/TTEAM clinics that are awesome for developing new body awareness for yourself and then immediately applying it in your work with your horse.

The three aspects of TTEAM are:

  • TTouch Body Work:  Use a light touch exploration to find areas in a horse’s body that indicate tension, fear of contact, soreness or discomfort.  Specific touches and movements known as TTouch, sometimes along with wraps, are then applied to the horse’s body and can release muscle tension, ease discomfort, and improve posture which leads to better mobility and performance.
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Releasing neck and poll tightness with a light head wrap along with gentle touches and slides.

 

  • TTEAM Ground Exercises:  Ground exercises enable a horse to override habitual patterns of posture and movement and to learn without fear or force.  Using a variety of obstacles include the labyrinth, ground poles and plastic, TTEAM exercises in the “TTouch Playground of Higher Learning” results in improved self-control, focus, self-confidence, cooperation, balance and coordination.  Moreover, many unique ways of leading a horse provide opportunities for both horse and rider to increase ability and coordination.
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Helping the horse come into balance, and be OK with signals from behind, to prepare for riding.

 

  • Riding with Awareness:  The Joy of Riding combines Linda’s 50+ years of teaching classical riding and her experience as a Feldenkrais practitioner. Riding with Awareness increases the comfort, performance and confidence of horse and rider. Wiht TTEAM training, horses often demonstrated marked improvement in athletic skills and increased willingness an ability to perform.  Not only does the horse benefit, but also a deeper rapport grows between horse and rider because of better understanding and more effective communication.
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Many horses release their head and neck and move forward better, with the lariat neck ring.

 

TTEAM offers positive solutions to common issues such as:

  • sore back
  • stiffness
  • stress
  • nervousness and tension
  • inconsistent performance
  • lameness or unevenness of stride
  • chinchiness, bucking and rearing
  • resistance to the vet and farrier
  • head tossing and tail wringing
  • biting or kicking
  • pulling back when tied
  • trailering
  • resistance to grooming or saddling

TTEAM was developed by Linda Tellington-Jones.  With an extensive equine background and show career in eventing, dressage, English and Western pleasure, jumping and steeple chasing, side-saddle and endurance riding, Linda has been teaching TTEAM throughout the world for the last 35 years.  She is the author of over 20 videos ad more than 12 books in 12 languages.