I really enjoy watching Linda Tellington-Jones' videos and reading her books about Tteam and Ttouch. Her
thoughts about horses and their behavior are very similar to mine.
She, like myself, also believes that horses "misbehave" due to something bothering them either in their body
or their mind - or if you are lucky, both.
I would not say that we do everything the same. Her methods are slightly different than mine. So, I am by no
means presenting this information as a course in Tteam, Ttouch, or claiming to be teaching Linda
What I would like to do is give an introduction to Linda Tellington-Jones and then provide you with some
information about her different books and videos.
About Linda Tellington-Jones
Her techniques are designed to help develop the
trust and bond between you and your horse and
to help decrease equine behavior problems. She
does this using bodywork to relieve stress and
tension in the horse's body. She then uses her
own variation to training methods to reduce horse
behavior problems. She has also used her
methods to work with wildlife and exotic zoo
Linda Tellington-Jones is known internationally for
her work with horses and companion animals.
Her work involves improving horse behavior, horse
training problems, and healing.
She gives presentations and demonstrations
worldwide including, veterinary conferences,
universities, equestrian expositions, North
American Handicapped Riding Association and
the Delta Society world conferences, therapeutic
riding associations, Olympic training centers,
wildlife rehabilitation conferences, and zoos
throughout the world.
Linda has been a lifelong equestrian. She first developed TTEAM (Tellington Ttouch Equine Awareness Method)
in the 1970's. Then, in the 1980's she developed Ttouch for companion animals.
Tteam and Ttouch Books and Videos
Linda Tellington-Jones is the author of 15 books and 18 videos. Most of which I have watched or read.
I really enjoy watching her gentle, humane approach to working with horses (and dogs). Even though I use a slightly
different approach, I still come away with some new ideas or understanding.
I would encourage you to learn more about Linda Tellington-Jones and TTEAM. I have read reviews where people
didn't like her use of animal terms to name the different techniques that she uses. I would tend to agree. But, like
they say, don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. You can still learn something about how horses learn and
think. You can still learn how bodywork affects your horse's performance and behavior.
The bodywork that she presents is (in my opinion) more
superficial than a lot of the equine therapy options that
I have presented on this site. So, if you have a true
structural or chronic muscle problem, you may need to
use other techniques.
What I think you can come away with from her work is
to be able to see how a horse can change through
gentle, understanding methods.
Her methods are also something that the average horse
owner can do with very little training.
Her TTEAM training includes other training methods for
helping horses deal with stress and balance problems.
She has videos about ground work and also riding
instruction. I found these to be very interesting and have
put some of the ideas into my own tool box.
If you are interested in learning more about her books
and videos, please use the links to the left.
Information presented is for educational purposes only and is not intended
to replace professional opinions or recommendations.
Consult your veterinarian for advice about any medical condition or
treatment needed for your horse