Keeping in TTouch® - interviews, books, articles, and more
All New -- Just Launched!!
We are thrilled to announce we just launched our first five educational "How-To" streaming video lessons on our NEW Tellington TTouch® Method Virtual Learning Center.
Now, in addition to our books, DVDs and trainings, TTouch students will be able to learn about the Balance Rein, Liberty Neck Ring, Labyrinth, Lindell Sidepull and Body Wraps directly from TTouch's creator Linda Tellington-Jones and her niece, Level 3 TTouch Practitioner Mandy Pretty, as they instruct riders and work with horses.
We decided to create this Virtual Learning Center as an answer to a question students often ask us when they begin to introduce their horses to the Tellington TTouch techniques and tools: "Am I doing this right?"
It was important to us to help answer that question for three key reasons:
One, when a horse owner is unsure that they are doing something right, especially when working with a horse they love and whose wellbeing they are responsible for, it can create a great deal of tentativeness, concern and even anxiety. This is the opposite of the state of mind we want to be in when working with our horses.
Two, because "not doing it right" does make it difficult or impossible to achieve the change we seek. It can in some cases, even be dangerous to the rider or horse. And of course, "not doing it right" is a huge missed opportunity for a deeper connection between horse and rider and a greater mental, physical and emotional state of being for both.
Three, because the Tellington TTouch Method is all about learning, about chunking information and assisting horses, dogs, cats, exotics in understanding us and what we are teaching them. As teachers, we believe in making that learning process as stress-free and supportive as possible for both horse, handler and rider. The progress of streaming video and online learning have given us a phenomenal new avenue for distributing knowledge around the globe at a reasonable rate. Accordingly, we believe our Virtual Learning Center will help make the students learning process easier, increase their self-confidence and help ensure their success.
Thanks to our Virtual Learning Center, you can welcome Linda and Mandy into your home at the click of a button!
Finally, to ensure no question is left unanswered we are including access to a Facebook Group to all who purchase or rent of one of our videos. Also after purchase, join our mailing list and we will send you a 10% discount coupon on all TTouch tools, books and DVDs to welcome you to the Tellington TTouch family.
So! When you next ask yourself "Am I doing it right?" you will be able to answer with a resounding "Yes!"
How has Tellington TTouch helped you and your animal?
People often write to tell us how TTouch has helped them and their animals. We got the following note from a woman who recently learned TTouch from one of Linda's books.
I volunteer at the RSPCA working with pound dogs and became interested in how, when I touched the dogs in certain ways, they seemed to respond and calm down. That led me to decide to study Canine Massage, which I am almost finished studying.
I decided to start researching various different modalities and techniques to calm dogs, such as acupressure, aromatherapy, and the like. I stumbled upon TTouch and asked for the book as a gift.
We have an 11 year old Cattle Dog cross, Staffy, who has had an operation on her rear right cruciate ligament. And then on the same leg recently had the meniscus removed as she was limping so badly. The operation helped except that after every walk, even very short slow ones of 15 minutes, she would limp. I tried massaging her but it didn't help.
So, after reading your book, I started doing some Clouded Leopard and Raccoon Touches every couple of days thinking it might not help but certainly can't hurt. She stopped limping. She can go for a walk now without any discomfort.
I found it so interesting reading Linda's experience of how her hands just seemed to move on their own as if they instinctively knew what to do, because it's exactly the same kind of experiences I have that I became so interested in these modalities, and the bond I sometimes establish with these incredibly stressed dogs in the pound, within a short period of time, is so powerful that it feels like there is almost something spiritual happening.
Denise Rettie in Australia
Dressage with Mind, Body & Soul:
A 21st-Century Approach to the Science and Spirituality of Riding and Horse-and-Rider Well-Being
by Linda Tellington-Jones with Rebecca M. Didier
Linda invites you to take advantage of this special offer: "Although this book is directed to the dressage rider, the information on relating to your horse with body, mind and soul is also perfect for any rider. Learn new ways to deepen the relationship with your horse using Heart Coherence, Heart Hugs, Tellington TTouch in 10 Minutes-a-Day, along with breathing, singing, smiling and by understanding the value of holding a positive mental image with the principle of 'Change Your Mind/Change Your Horse'. Create that dream relationship that allows you to ride with confidence and joy."
Linda's Equestrian Career!
Strike A Long Trot: Legendary Horsewoman Linda Tellington-Jones by Shannon Yewell Weil
This book chronicles the distinguished early equestrian career of Linda Tellington-Jones from endurance competitions at the 100-Mile Tevis Cup Ride to three-day eventing and steeplechasing at Pebble Beach.
Linda proved to be a superb educator, ably guided by her then-husband and Cavalry officer Wentworth Tellington. Together they created the Pacific Coast Equestrian Research Farm and School of Horsemanship.
Linda’s expertise was sought by a wealthy countess, and for years Linda prided herself in promoting the countess’ Hungarian horses, once revered as the finest warhorses in Europe. The book tells a charming story about how Linda transformed the stallion Hungarian Brado from a U.S. Equestrian Team reject into a champion.
After decades of sweeping wins in multiple disciplines, Linda retired from competition to pursue a global career of making a difference for all species of animals. The result was a remarkable internationally acclaimed Tellington TTouch® Training Method.
Available in Hardcover, Paperback and Kindle, 9 x 6 x 0.8", 256 pgs, 240+ photographs
We know how effective the Tellington TTouch Training can be for enhancing behavior, performance, and well-being, as well as developing a really special connection between horses and humans. For over 30 years we have received countless success stories from horse folks from around the world which have been recorded in the TTEAM Connections Newsletter published quarterly by my sister, Robyn Hood. But a question that comes up from time to time is: Why is TTouch and the method so effective? Last year Robyn published this report by Danish veterinarian Dr. Rikke Schultz which sheds some light on that question.
In Hawaii, Rick investigates the TTouch, creation of iconic horsewoman, Linda Tellington-Jones.
TTouch Goes Hi-Tech
This iPhone App will guide you through TTouches for everyday use, and for emergencies too. Linda narrates the short videos as she addresses issues like bolting, biting, spooking, wound treatment, shock and colic -- and much more. Take this TTouch application along with you to the barn and on the trail!
Only $3.99, the TTouch application for your iPhone can be purchased at www.itunes.apple.com, or go to iTunes and search for Tellington TTouch for Horses.
Bestselling book completely revised with new photos and profiles!
Hands-on help from one of the most caring and innovative animal trainers in the world today -- this book is the key to a better quality of life for your dog.
When you think of your dog, what is the first characteristic that comes to mind? His "smile," his gentle companionship, his good-natured bark when he sees a friend? Or, do you immediately think of his "bad habits" -- maybe his tendency to jump up on people, the "accidents" he sometimes has in the house, or the way he pulls when you go for a walk?
"Change your mind, change your dog," is one tenet of Linda Tellington- Jones' renowned Tellington Method. By thinking of your dog in "perfect" terms, you can come a long way in solving problematic behaviors, training for a joyful partnership, and ensuring his health and well-being. Add to this Linda's course in gentle bodywork, known throughout the world as Tellington TTouch, as well as specialized training equipment and obstacles in her Playground for Higher Learning, and you have gentle, proven ways to improve your dog's attention, willingness, and confidence.
Read stories about TTouch! You'll be inspired and may even learn a new way that TTouch can help you and your animals!
Often people share with us their experiences with Tellington TTouch -- stories about TTouch with dogs and cats, with horses, and with a variety of other animals. And we've included stories about TTouch for You!
Share your stories!
Do you have an experience with Tellington TTouch you would like to share? We'd love to hear from you!
Visit the TTouch Practitioner Guild Directory!
The Tellington TTouch Practitioner Guild is a professional member organization with the mission of promoting the Tellington TTouch Method. Our members have completed all of the requirements of Tellington TTouch Training to achieve their particular certification level.
Certified Practitioners provide a variety of services to the public including individual training sessions, one and two day workshops, seminars, phone consultation, and many also serve as volunteers in shelters and rescue organizations. Find a Practitioner near you!
Visit the Tellington TTouch YouTube Channel!
See our latest videos!
Tellington TTouch with Tropical Animals: A selection of photos of Tellington TTouch practitioners in the UK working with different exotic animals. Many of these animals were very nervous initially, but began enjoying the benefits of TTouch in no time!
Handling and Haltering Your Foal Without Trauma: Using the Tellington TTouch Method: Taking a 3 week old, un-handled Arabian filly through the Tellington TTouch Method of handling and haltering a foal for the first time. The low-stress, safe, and effective way to interact with your animal.
Earning a Horse's Trust Through TTouch: Knick Knack, A 3 year old draft cross, gets his hooves trimmed for the first time in over a year after "attacking" the farrier in a long, unsuccessful attempt. Knick Knack was simply unbalanced and ungainly. Teaching him how to first balance and then pick up his feet for extended periods of time, gave Knick Knack the trust in people not to panic and relax. To achieve this we used the principles and philosophies developed by the Tellington TTouch Method; which has been used around the world, with great success, for over 3 decades.
Linda and TTouch Featured in Magazine Articles
Linda and the Tellington TTouch Method have been featured in a number of publications that post their articles online.
Read about Linda's life's work and inspired contributions to the animal world.
Mein Pferd - The horse as a partner - Magic touch
By Bibi Degn, with photos
Ilja van de Kasteele February, 2014. Magische Berührung – Warum Pferde Körperkontakt lieben; Wie Sie dadurch das Vertrauen stärken; Die besten Übungen von Linda Tellington-Jones. Read more»
The Edge Magazine - Changing the world: An Interview with Linda Tellington-Jones
By Tim Miejan
Linda Tellington-Jones, Ph.D. (Hon), is passionate about helping all species return to a state of peace and well-being. Read more»
Tim Miejan also interviewed Dr. Cecilia Wendler - One woman’s professional, personal experience with TTouch. It’s hard to overstate the role that Tellington TTouch has played in Dr. Cecilia Wendler’s life, not only personally, but professionally in being able to help introduce this healing method. Read more»
Dressage Today - Reiner Klimke and Linda Tellington-Jones' "Working Magic with Dressage Horses"
By Beth Baumert
When Reiner Klimke collaborated with Linda Tellington-Jones at a California symposium, dressage horses from First Level to Grand Prix were transformed. From the editors of Dressage Today magazine. Read more»
Equine Wellness - Read articles about Linda and Tellington TTouch in the online magazine Equine Wellness: Your Natural Resource
EquiSearch - The Linda Tellington-Jones Story
By Bonnie Lieberman
For 30 years Linda Tellington-Jones' unique method of working with horses has fostered understanding to enhance horse-and-rider relationships around the world. By Bonnie Lieberman for EQUUS magazine. Read more»
EquiSearch - Ask the Vet: EPM Diagnosis and Treatment
By Dr. Joyce Harman
Equine Protozoal Myelitis (EPM) can be a difficult disease to diagnose and treat in the horse. Dr. Joyce Harman offers help in EquiSearch.com's Ask the Vet.
Dr. Joyce writes: "One of my favorite physical therapies to help the nervous system recover is Linda Tellington-Jones TTEAM and TTouch techniques. These are similar to some techniques used in human rehabilitation for things like strokes and are very successful. My favorite is a booklet they have specifically on neurologic rehabilitation." Read more»
EquiSearch - Ask the Vet: Refuses Bit
By Dr. Joyce Harman
Dr. Joyce Harman shares reasons why a horse might not take his bit and how to correct the problem in this edition of EquiSearch.com's Ask the Vet. Read more»
EquiSearch - Ask the Vet: Diagnosing Lameness
By Dr. Joyce Harman
In this EquiSearch.com Ask the Vet, Dr. Joyce Harman outlines the diagnostic steps to follow if your horse has a mysterious lameness. Read more»
EQUUS - Good Reasons for Bad Behavior
By Linda Tellington-Jones with Bobbie Leiberman
TTouch originator Linda Tellington-Jones offers insight for getting to the root of the problem when a horse's performance or attitude isn't up to par. Read more»
Horseback Online - Copper Love and 'Whispers' from the Texas Hill Country
By Connie Strong
Horse Whisperer. Two simple words that may conjure up thoughts of something mystical or magical, but for those who have seen the results - and for those who practice the discipline - it's actually quite simple. Read more»
The Trail Rider - Calm Rider, Calm Horse
By Cynthia McFarland with Linda Tellington-Jones
A calm, relaxed rider leads to a calm, relaxed horse. Here, top trainer Linda Tellington-Jones (shown) gives you in-saddle relaxation tips. Read more»
Linda and TTouch Featured on Audio and Video Broadcasts
Linda and TTouch have also been featured on a number of broadcasts over the years. Listen and watch online.
Animal Communication: A Healing Journey - Animals in Rehabilitation Programs and Transitions
Anna Twinney with Special Guest, Linda Tellington-Jones
Session 4 of a special webinar series. Listen online»
Future Ready - perspectives of how we see the future.
Host Navjit Kandola, Director of the Nizhoni School for Global Consciousness interviews Linda Linda Tellington-Jones
Solving Horse Problems with Tellington TTouch featuring Robyn Hood, Instructor, Editor of TTEAM Connections Newsletter and Linda's sister.
Host: Katie Hickson on HorseTalkTV.com.au.
Visit TTouch in Australia
Falling In Love With Your Cells.
An interview with Linda Tellington-Jones on Animal Heart Wisdom Show hosted by Sandy Rakowitz.
Animal Talk Naturally - That Tender TTouch
With Dr. Kim Bloomer and Dr. Jeannie Thomason
This week on Animal Talk Naturally we have a wonderful guest who is well known in the world of natural animal health, Linda Tellington-Jones! Linda is always all over the world traveling and teaching others her famous TTouch and TTEAM (that's for horses) - which allows people to relate to us animals in a deeper, more compassionate way.
Pet Life Radio - Applying The Right Touch to Fearful, Phobic Dogs
With Arden Moore
Does your dog turn into a puddle of panic when a thunderstorm approaches? Or suffers from separation anxiety? Or gets spooked by the sound of a skateboard? Listen online»
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