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Weaving is Fun!

Another of Salma’s favourite activities is weaving through the slalom poles. They are not set at the reglamentary distance for agility because my aim here is just to make the activity fun while promoting suppleness through the body bending to both right and left. She weaves both on and off lead and enjoys doing it [...]

By |2022-11-14T11:21:26+01:00November 14th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Weaving is Fun!

Arena, Abscesses & Limp

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, [...]

By |2022-09-07T08:58:05+02:00September 7th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Arena, Abscesses & Limp

Gold Star for Salma!

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 [...]

By |2022-09-06T14:35:39+02:00September 6th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Gold Star for Salma!

The Importance of the Pause

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 [...]

By |2021-07-13T14:59:02+02:00October 14th, 2018|Uncategorised|Comments Off on The Importance of the Pause

Attention, Intention & Transformation

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 [...]

By |2021-08-13T15:42:42+02:00October 7th, 2018|TTouch|Comments Off on Attention, Intention & Transformation

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