In November 2009 Trisha qualified as New Zealands first / only Tellington TTouch Equine Practitioner. TTeam and Connected Riding are a fantastic blend as the ultimate in soft, considerate, reciprocal horse training. Regular playdays are held at Cassie's Farm, as well as TTeam clinics with overseas Practitioners (notably Edie Jane Eaton of Canada - www.listeningtowhispers.com.) Trisha also now offers dedicated TTeam sessions as well as incorporating TTeam techniques into her everyday work.
What is Tteam?
The Tellington Touch Equine Awareness Method (TTEAM) is a teaching method for horses that incorporates body work (TTOUCH), ground exercises and riding exercises, to help improve
co-ordination, balance, and athletic ability whilst deepening further communication and understanding between the horse and its owner.
TTEAM helps increase levels of self confidence and self-control.
Developed by Linda Tellington-Jones, TTEAM is used widely in many countries across the world
by Olympic dressage riders, pleasure and endurance riders, trainers, veterinarians, therapists and horse owners. TTEAM techniques gently guide the horse through non-habitual exercises that can alter existing habitual patterns.
As posture affects behaviour, many owners note that unwanted behaviour diminishes as the horse's posture improves.
TTEAM teaches the horse to act, rather than simply re-act, and blends well with many other modalities and training methods (particularly Connected Riding!).
It is not necessary to adopt the whole TTEAM philosophy in order to make a difference to a horse.
Learning just a few of the simple body TTouches and movements can help make a difference to a horse's life.