TTouch combines observations and philosophy, bodywork, ground exercises, and equipment to help animals find physical, mental, and emotional balance, as a way of enhancing communication, cooperation, and harmony.
This integrative approach understands behaviour as means of communication rather than attitude or personality. All Tellington TTouch exercises start with changing posture and mindfulness as a means to affect behaviour and cooperation.
TTouch works to show animals what we want and make the steps as small and easy as possible to keep the learning process low-stress and logical.
The Tellington TTouch Method for horses offers a training approach that encourages optimal performance and well-being.
Based on the understanding that behavioural issues are often caused by pain, soreness, fear or tension in the body, TTouch addresses these underlying issues through a combination of Body Work, specific Ground Exercises, and Riding With Awareness along with an overarching respect and consideration for the horse.
Tellington TTouch goes beyond just what you do with your horse and how you do it; it changes how you believe in your horse, and understand them at a deeper level; beyond behaviour and labels.
This low-stress, logical method of dealing with horses seeks to take horses beyond the reflex of instinct, and educate horses how to think and act rather than re-act to the source of concern.