WHAT MAKES US WHOLE

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?



We take into account the person's psychological, physical, and social needs as seen as a whole.  We serve to address these imbalances taking into account each individual's needs – learning style, body type, and level of confidence.


Our approach to teaching, training and bodywork on horses is an integrated one. We agree that, to be practical and successful, you have to have many tools in the toolbox to address issues and attain positive results. We look at the whole horse and put the horse first.  We help people gain an understanding about their horses and provide these tools to get the results.

We understand that most performance and behavioral issues stem from discomfort in the body.  We help horses.  In turn this helps people achieve their goals whether performance issues, behavioral, or wanting to improve your horse’s well being while improving horsemanship skills.  Our approach to bodywork, horsemanship and riding integrates forward-thinking methods and tools. Integrated approaches to success allow us to utilize as many different and complimentary methods that get the best results.   


WHY TTOUCH® AND CONNECTED RIDING® (TTEAM CONNECT)?

TTEAM® – the Tellington TTouch Equine Awareness Method for horses – improves behavior, performance, and well-being and enhances the relationship between horse and rider.   


Connected Riding/Groundwork® - improves posture, strength, and balance for both horse and rider.  The most important aspect of Connected Riding® is that through the rider's own rebalancing cycle they will rebalance the horse.


TTEAM Connect gives the rider the ability to see and feel how tension and bracing in their body and in the horse's body affects the horse's movement and cooperation.


SOME BASIC PRINCIPLES

We know that all animals including people learn and retain information when in a calm nurturing environment.  Here are some of our basic principles of learning:

  • We provide students with tools for cooperation, understanding, and clear communication with the horse. 
  • Our teaching approach addresses all learning styles which empowers the rider to achievement of goals. 
  • We incorporate groundwork that "shows" the horse how to move better and the rider what that feels like.
  • Use of TTEAM Connect to increase the longevity, comfort and freedom of movement of the horse.


Taking into account differences in learning styles, the student learns how to “read” a horse’s body language and respect what the horse is “saying." Both the human and horse student are taught exercises that are easily understood, fun to do, yet free of undue stress, repetition or fear of pain. Discover how the foundation for a successful student and horse relationship starts by understanding how a horse and rider move separately and together then how they respond to each other. Postural self awareness is achieved by several kinesthetic compare and contrast exercises. Each exercise has the same goal - to enable each student with easy to remember tools to begin to find their own stability, mobility and flexibility.

When teaching you a lesson on stability in your own body, you will also be learning an exercise in ground work or riding that will help your horse gain its stability. Learning how to engage your core is fundamental. Your arms and legs must have freedom of movement in order to achieve stability and mobility. Once you are stable and mobile, you will then learn exercises on the ground and in the saddle that create more freedom of movement in yourself and in your horse. You will find that you become more flexible in your body and in your mind. Freedom of movement is achieved through groundwork and riding exercises that feel more like dancing with your horse. Developing these fundamental skills rewards riders with a sense of kinship and mastery with horse. 


To learn more on TTouch®, Connected Riding®, and TTEAM Connect please go to:

TTouch® videos and more...

Connected Riding®

TTEAM Connect

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