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TTouch (TTeam) for Horses
TTEAM teaching consists of a lot of hands-on experience, demonstrations and discussion of concepts and techniques. Emphasis will be placed on observation and exploration of the difficulties presented by the horses at the training, and discussion and practice of appropriate ways to help these horses be successful.
In general, the amount of hands-on practice you have will not depend upon your bringing a horse. Time will be available to discuss how you could work with a difficulty you may have chosen to leave at home. There are no ‘levels’ of clinics – each is very different depending upon the horses and the participants’ interests. Participants are usually a mix of newcomers and those with more experience.
Some clinics may be designed to address specific interests including health, trailering, mounted work or starting young horses, whereas others may be more general. It is also possible to attend a ‘Making it Easy for You and Your Horse’ clinic, which combines Feldenkrais and TTouch for both human and horse.
2 or 3-day Clinics
Weekend and 3-day clinics may cover general information and techniques and/or may focus on specific issues or interests. In general, all will include TTEAM techniques of TTouch, including ways to support veterinary crises and care, groundwork in the “Playground of Higher Learning” and possibly, depending upon the horses present, riding using TTEAM techniques and tack — or no tack at all. Two three-day clinics can count as one Practitioner Training session.
5 or 6-day Trainings
These trainings qualify as TTEAM Practitioner Training sessions, and are frequently offered in conjunction with the short clinics described above.
Building on the short clinics, the course will go into greater detail with more riding if possible, more hands-on with varied horses, and will include neck-line driving and ground driving. We will be able to address particular problems of interest to the participants or evident in the horses — such as trailer-loading, starting youngsters, dealing with vet and farrier issues, and difficulties under saddle.
Private One-Day Clinics
It’s possible for up to five people with their horses to arrange a private clinic, during which each horse will be worked with twice. Some participants might be interested in general learning of the method, while for others the purpose will be to address specific issues. The horses will be worked with individually, though participants are urged to be present during all sessions since the content may be quite different. The morning will be devoted to observation, and experimentation with appropriate techniques. In the afternoon we’ll gauge each horse’s response to the morning’s activity, and each person will be taught whatever is appropriate for them to carry on with. There may be the possibility of auditing these events.
If you are interested in organizing a clinic in your area, or hosting a workshop, please contact me.
Check our Calendar for upcoming workshops and clinics.