Linda Tellington-Jones connects with an Elephant with inter species connections

Fearless: A life well lived with Linda Tellington-Jones and Mandy Pretty

Linda with an Elephant at the Sheldrick Elephant sanctuary in Kenya

At age 85, Linda has done more in her lifetime than many of us could accomplish in several lives. Join Linda and her niece, Mandy Pretty, as they chat about her extraordinary life and the people, animals and places that have shaped her and the development of the Tellington TTouch Method.

Each week we will add another episode, chronically an influential period in Linda’s life.


In this episode Linda recounts her early childhood in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as well as Yellowknife, NWT, Canada during WWII.

From rural living as a young school girl, riding her horse Trixie to school each day to becoming a suburban riding stable fixture, Linda spent a huge portion of her early life on the back of a horse.

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Linda was only a teenager when she met the man who would alter the trajectory of her life forever.  Wentworth Tellington was well educated, innovative, organized and brilliant; and more than two decades Linda’s senior.

The early years of marriage took them to Puerto Rico, Nevada, and California, engaging Linda’s natural gift with horses along the way and ultimately combining their talents to share their innovations and knowledge to the horse world.

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Bint GUlida and Linda and Went TellingtonWent and Linda began developing their passion for endurance riding early in their marriage.  The combination of their talents and determination resulted in some legendary partnerships and record breaking results.

From the legendary Tevis Cup to the Great American Horse Race; Linda’s influence in the endurance world was far reaching.

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