Those of you who have been following my journey with the two horses who are abandoned at our place may remember that they are not at all happy to be touched. This, of course, poses major challenges and has been a source of concern. From time to time, Arena, the mare, has been limping but, [...]
Today Salma definitely earned a gold star! A major challenge for her is going into an urban environment because she finds it overstimulating and therefore becomes overexcited. I am sure this is also exacerbated by her poor vision under certain circumstances. We have been working at home doing TTouch groundwork with slalom, poles, labyrinth, ramp [...]
Webinar exploring reactivity from an integrative perspective with Tellington Touch and Zoopharmacognosy. This webinar will be in English. If you wish to attend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pause with a capital P is a simple but highly effective "tool" in all learning processes. When we pause, we give the animal the chance to process and assimilate the recent experience in order to learn from it. Sometimes we will find that after the pause a task which previously seemed impossible will simply [...]
Our aim is that the animals we work with should be present throughout the activity. Only when the animal is aware of what is going on can he assimilate the experience and learn from it. We must always offer them that crucial "pause" so that they can process the information. For the very same reasons [...]