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 Have you had a great experience using TTouch or attending a workshop? Would you like to submit a testimonial? We would love to publish it.  Please send a short testimonials and include a photo if possible to webmaster@ttouchaustralia.com.au 
Companion Animals
Recovery from a Stroke
My 17 year old German Shepherd had a stroke in May 2010, we found him paralysed in the backyard.  I used TTouches on him including ear work, leg circling, a variety of other touches and also placed him in a
bodywrap, wrapping his whole body including legs.  He made an quick and quite amazing recovery, able to walk outside to the toilet unassisted within 4 days.  As I write this he is playing with our 3 younger dogs in the yard and continues to live a very happy life.  I strongly believe his recovery was possible through my use of TTouch.
Rebecca Booth (TTeam Practitioner P2)
  

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Seamus post stroke (and bath)


Horses
Attending a 5 Day Clinic
When I enrolled for the TTeam clinic I had little idea of what a life changing experience it would be.  For 2 years I had been trying different alternatives to help deal with a very sensitive horse that had a list of issues a mile long.  We were getting mixed results from the various methods we had been trying.  But after 5 days at the TTeam clinic it was like I was leaving with a different horse.  The icing on the cake was that the trainers were all fabulous, very knowledgeable as well as being very supportive.
Monique Batterham

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Monique & Kenny






 
TTeam
TTouch has helped me gain confidence on the ground as well as in the saddle. I feel a stronger connection to my horse ever since I started using TTouch. It has been very useful to me in many ways with lots of different horses.
Tana Subotic

My TTeam Adventure @ Bitteroot Wyoming
Linda Tellington-Jones’ TTEAM has long held interest for me. I used exercises from one of her early books to help my horse cope better with the farrier. When I did my Feldenkrais training, I was very surprised to learn that it had originally been based on Feldenkrais, on re-reading the book I discovered that funny “F-word” liberally scattered through the text. Deciding to try out my newly honed Feldenkrais skills I revisited those leg exercises. With gentle care and attention, holding my mare’s front lower leg off the ground, I carefully circled it..... She gave me all her weight, all 600 kg of it!

In 2009 I met Robyn Hood and Mandy Pretty, Linda’s sister and her niece. Because we had moved into our unfinished new house the previous day, little from that clinic actually “stuck”. But I was very impressed with how skilfully Robyn was able to keep my injured horse calm so we could treat his leg. She and Mandy were very accessible trainers and the work they taught was kind and gentle, but clear to the horse. They have a passion for listening to what the horse is trying to express.

Last year Mandy encouraged me to attend the “Young Horse Starting Clinic” which is an annual event held at the Bitterroot Dude Ranch in Wyoming, USA. She said it was a lot of fun and as I have two youngsters I thought it would be a great place to start their training. I’m so glad I went!!

It was incredible to see how quickly these barely handled 3 and 4 year olds learned to lead, pick up their feet, be relaxed with people TTouching them all over their bodies, and negotiate “The Playground for Higher Learning”. It was fascinating to watch the horses build their confidence and rapidly expand their abilities to incorporate what they had learned into new and gradually more challenging situations. And most of the time I think we were all enjoying the process enormously.

We also had a 5 year old horse from the previous year’s clinic to help him review his learning from last year and progress in his training to potentially be one of the horses used by the ranch.

The overall respect given to the horses and people as we negotiated our learning paths was wonderful to experience. At no time was anyone made to feel foolish or dumb, for not getting it yet. “Chunk it down” became a favourite expression when anyone was stuck. I kept visualising how I would be able to use this work at home with all my own horses, and how beneficial it would be to incorporate in basic training for the RDA* horses and volunteers that I work with.

The highlights of my trip were the incredible beauty of the snow capped mountain ranges looming all around the ranch, trail riding through the Hollywood movie set alias the Indian Reservation and Public Land adjoining the property (I had been fizzing for weeks like a shaken Coke bottle that I was going for a ride in “cowboy country”) and the incredible people that I met. It was wonderful to be in such a place surrounded by people on such similar paths or wavelengths. Its been a bit difficult fitting back in to who I was before I went, I’ve had to stretch the boundaries of that “hole” a bit :-)

Sue McKibbin (*RDA = Riding Develops Abilities, previously Riding for Disabled Assocn.)

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