Tellington TTouch Training for Horses (TTEAM)
(Tellington TTouch Equine Awareness Method)

The Tellington TTouch Training for horses is an extraordinarily effective method of training and healing horses which uses kindness and understanding rather than dominance or force whilst setting firm boundaries for the horse. TTouch educates and rehabilitates the horse.

Series of workshops at High House Centre, Staveley, Cumbria. A chance to help yourself and your horse feel more flexible, calm and in control, and work with the beautiful Seren Arabian horses at High House! Click here for details

Introduction to Tellington TTouch Training day workshop at Cote Hill Riding Centre, Witton Gilbert, Durham will be repeated in 2017. Click here for details

Erica Donnison, Tellington TTouch Practitioner TTEAM groundwork fear anxiety confidence kendal ambleside carlisle cumbria lancashire

It is incredibly effective for problems such as:
  • Fear or nervousness
  • Muscular tension
  • Imbalance
  • Lack of co-ordination
  • Lack of confidence
  • Stiffness
  • Short attention span
  • Bargy behaviour
  • Won’t load
  • Won’t stand for the farrier, vet or dentist

TTouch was developed by Linda Tellington-Jones, an internationally renowned and respected horsewoman, and refined by her and her sister Robyn Hood over the last 35 years. It improves a horse's coordination, balance, suppleness and athletic ability whilst increasing the level of trust and communication between horse and handler or rider. It works to overcome the horse’s fears and tension helping him or her to be calmer and more contented. We work with the understanding that horses whose behaviour might be termed naughty or difficult, normally have a reason for this behaviour, which is generally pain, fear or lack of understanding.

In a session, I work with the horse to find out what the problems really are. I use both the TTouch body-work and TTEAM ground-work to find out how the horse reacts and then give the owner or carer some exercises to do with the horse before the next session. It usually takes three or four sessions to cover all relevant aspects of TTEAM, so that we build up carefully, working at the horse’s own pace, making sure that the horse is not over-loaded with new information and experiences too quickly. If the horse does not cope with a particular aspect of the work, I break it down to make it easier. We then build up again from there as the horse learns to cope with whatever it is that caused the problem. In this way, the horse learns how to deal with the aspects of life that he or she finds difficult. The horse learns to think for him/herself rather than reacting instinctively or relying on the owner or carer for guidance.