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The Tellington TTouch Equine Awareness Method (TTEAM) started with horses in 1975.  It was developed by Linda Tellington Jones who was at that time studying with Moshe Feldenkrais founder of the Feldenkrais Method.  Feldenkrais is bodywork for humans based on gentle non-habitual movements. Linda combined this knowledge with her existing skills in classical riding to form the TTeam method.  TTeam is now available in over 19 countries across the world and has been modified for use with companion animals, zoo or wild animals and even people.

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, TTEAM addresses these underlying issues through a combination of TTouch Body Work, specific TTEAM Ground Exercises, and Riding With Awareness.

TTEAM - the Tellington TTouch method for horses - Improves Behavior, Performance, and Well-being and Enhances the Relationship Between Horse and Rider.

Riding bridleless with a liberty neck ringTTEAM offers a training approach that encourages optimal performance and health and presents solutions to common behavioral and physical problems. TTEAM horses demonstrate marked improvement in athletic skills and increased willingness and ability to perform. Not only does the horse benefit, but also a deeper rapport grows between horse and rider because of increased understanding and more effective communication.

There are three phases of TTEAM work:

  • TTouch Bodywork
  • TTeam Ground Exercises
  • The Joy of Riding

With the TTEAM approach, a series of Ground Exercises enable a horse to override old patterns and to learn without fear or force. Using a variety of obstacles including labyrinth, ground poles and plastic, TTEAM exercises result in self-control, focus, self-confidence, cooperation, balance and coordination. Moreover, eleven unique ways of leading a horse provide opportunities for both horse and rider to increase ability and coordination

canberra_3The Tellington TTouch helps to relieve tension, fear of contact, soreness or discomfort and transforms nervous, spooky or resistant horses and improve attitude and behavior. With TTouch your horse will enjoy learning and cooperate willingly. TTouch has been used extensively to speed healing and recovery from injury and illness in horses and in all animals, including humans.

can_berra_4The TTouch techniques for first-aid offer animal owners an invaluable tool. Hundreds of case histories about emergencies with colic, illness or injury demonstrate the value of TTEAM work with the ears to keep a horse out of shock or to bring a horse out of shock while waiting for the veterinarian.

TTEAM Joy of Riding -- bridleless riding with a lariat neck ringThe Joy of Riding combines Linda's 30+ years of teaching classical riding and her experience as a Feldenkrais practitioner for humans. TTEAM has developed several unique tools like the Balance Rein, the Neckring and the TTEAM Training rollerbit to encourage the well-being of the horse. Experiencing the joy of riding with awareness increases the comfort, performance and confidence of horse and rider.

TTEAM has been used successfully with:

  • sore backs
  • stiffness
  • stress
  • nervousness or tension
  • inconsistent performance
  • lameness or unevenness of stride
  • girthiness 
  • resistance to the vet and farrier
  • bucking and rearing
  • clipping, pulling manes, giving shots
  • head tossing and tail wringing
  • biting
  • kicking
  • pulling back when tied
  • floating
  • resistance to grooming or saddling
  • stubbornness or laziness

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