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The Tellington TTouch® – “the touch that teaches” …Part 2…

Body Work

The body TTouches break down into three groups; circles, slides and lifts. They consist of a variety of specific light pressure touches and strokes. The aim is to increase mind/body awareness and to give the animal new information and experiences by engaging the sensory aspect of the nervous system.

The circular TTouches are the foundation of the TTouch Technique. The fingers or hand actually move the horse’s skin gently in one and a quarter circles, usually in a clockwise direction although some horses prefer counter clockwise circles.

For the lifts, the hand gently lifts and supports the tissue of the body, then slowly Read the rest of this entry »

The Tellington TTouch® – “the touch that teaches”

The Tellington TTouch® is a kind and respectful way of working with animals to help them overcome a variety of health and behavioural issues.  It was developed over 30 years ago by Linda Tellington-Jones and is now widely used around the world by trainers, sports and pleasure riders, veterinarians and vet-techs.

Tellington TTouch® recognises an inextricable link between posture and behaviour and uses Read the rest of this entry »

TTOUCH & how it helped heal Laminitis- Missy’s Story…Part 2

MISSY (Hit and Miss)

by Jo Pogson,  England  –  Tellington TTouch for horses Practitioner 1

In the initial stages I used owl touch on her chin as she was too tense to allow mouth work, but having done the owl on her chin I was then able to do llama around her muzzle and then gently work inside her top lip.  I also did octopus daily on all four legs, raccoon around her coronary band and inchworm on her neck.  I found she also liked inchworm with one hand behind her ears and one in front of her withers and then with one hand behind her withers and the other on her loins and then a third inchworm with one hand on her croup and the other on the skin where her tail meets her body.
At one point,

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TTOUCH & how it helped heal Laminitis- Missy’s Story

MISSY (Hit and Miss)

 by Jo Pogson,  England  –  Tellington TTouch for horses Practitioner 1

On May 11th 2009 I went to pick up my pony, Missy, who had been on loan for the previous 5 years to a very knowledgeable woman who had successfully taken her from preliminary to advanced-medium dressage, qualifying for the regional finals every year.  “She’s been a bit footy so I shut her into the barn, but she broke out last night and stuffed herself so she’s a bit sore today” she told me that morning.  I fought back the tears as I slowly led my crippled mare across the field to the waiting lorry.  She loaded well despite her obvious pain and my friend Sarah’s partner Steve drove her very carefully home.

Inspection of her condition showed her to be grossly overweight with mud fever on all four legs, thrush in all four feet and laminitis in all four feet. 

And so it began.  She got worse before she got better: the disease had already taken a firm hold Read the rest of this entry »