"Laura has demonstrated considerable skill in transforming challenging horses into valuable Connected equine teachers. Laura excels at meeting the learning needs and interests of her students." - Peggy Cummings
What is TTEAM Connect?
TTEAM Connect is the fusion of Connected Riding and the Tellington TTouch® Method, combining bodywork, groundwork, and riding exercises to improve posture, function, and awareness for horse and rider.
Both the Tellington TTouch® Method and Connected Riding® come from a background of classical horsemanship, human body awareness techniques (Feldenkrais and The Alexander Method), and mutual respect for horse and human. TTEAM Connect blends these two methods encouraging freedom of movement, self-carriage, and optimal function, improving overall behavior, performance, and communication.
Incorporating the Tellington TTouch® (TTEAM®) with Connected Riding® principles adds tools to help any horse, but especially dysfunctional and difficult horses, successfully execute the exercises by breaking down the steps into small enough pieces that tension can be released in the body and bracing patterns can be changed,
re-educating the nervous system.
Connected Groundwork® takes the Tellington TTouch® principles further, helping to build self-carriage, impulsion, and flexibility under saddle, as well as on the ground.
In addition to improving the mechanics of the horse, Connected principles provide an excellent foundation of self-awareness for handlers and riders. Learning to be responsible inside of one's own body makes the bodywork, groundwork, and riding exercises of the Tellington TTouch® Method and Connected Riding® far more effective and subtle.
These two parallel, but diverse methods blend in a nearly seamless fashion and provide a varied toolbox for horse people to be able to help their horses and themselves be in wellbeing and harmony.