Equine Practitioners

If you are looking for a more gentle and effective way to work with your own horses and ponies, or you want to work with animals professionally, TTouch may be the answer for you. TTouch involves the use of techniques that will mutually enhance the relationship between people and animals, improve an animal's wellbeing and encourage a better response to training.

The certified Practitioner programme is designed for people who want to share the benefits of TTouch with their own horses as well as for people who want to work with horses professionally on a full or part-time basis. There are hundreds of professional TTouch Practitioners all over the world.

The Tellington TTouch Method, (formerly TTEAM), is an extremely effective way of working with horses. It is not essential to become a practitioner to make a difference to the horses you own or work with. Some people choose to attend one or two training clinics and incorporate TTouch into their own training programmes or with their horse-related activities such as Pony Clubs or Therapeutic Riding. We encourage and appreciate the integration of the method in these ways.

The Tellington TTouch Method sets high standards for its teachers. The philosophical “seed”  is easy to learn, and the work looks very easy, but extensive training and practice back up the techniques. It is the knowledge of the details that makes the work effective in a wide range of training situations.

Some people attend one clinic and feel confident that they can teach the work. After attending two or three more trainings, they begin to realise how much there is to learn. It is at this time, when people realise what they do not know, that they start to have a good understanding of the work. Tellington TTouch concepts and methods are like a giant puzzle. As one learns, pieces are added to the puzzle. This is what keeps the material fresh to teach and the teachers flexible.

There are five levels of accreditation on the Equine Practitioner Programme:

  • Practitioner

  • Practitioner Level 1

  • Practitioner Level 2

  • Practitioner Level 3

  • Instructor

Practitioner

The first level of accreditation to work with people and their horses is Practitioner. This is an opportunity for both professional and non-professional horse people to teach TTouch techniques that encourage understanding and partnership with horses and resolve behavioural and physical difficulties.

To become a practitioner, you must:

  • Attend four 5-day training clinics or eight 3-day modules (or a combination of the two);

  • Submit 10 case histories of the work for assessment by a Tellington TTouch Instructor.

 

Qualification will be approved by Linda Tellington-Jones and Robyn Hood, Senior Tellington TTouch Instructors. Once awarded you will receive a certificate and be eligible to use the Tellington TTouch name, use the logo and advertise your services. Practitioners may then:

  • Charge for their services with individuals and/or their horses;

  • Give short presentations free of charge to horse clubs e.g. Pony Clubs.

You cannot charge for the work nor use the Tellington TTouch logo until you have achieved Practitioner status.

 

Practitioner 1

To advance to the next level of accreditation and become a Practitioner 1 you must:

  • Attend another two 5-day training clinics or four 3-day modules (or a combination of the two);

  • Submit a further five case histories of the work for assessment by a Tellington TTouch Instructor.

 

Qualification is approved by a Senior Tellington TTouch Instructor and you will receive a further certificate. Practitioners 1s may then:

  • Continue to charge when working with individuals and their horses;

  • Give, and charge for , talks for clubs and other organisations;

  • Teach one-day workshops with no more than ten participants and five horses.

 

Practitioner 2

To advance to the next level of accreditation and become a Practitioner 2 you must:

  • Teach ten one-day workshops with multiple participants;

  • Submit participant feedback forms for each of your workshops for review by Linda-Tellington-Jones or Robyn Hood;

  • Assist on two practitioner training clinics.

 

Qualification is approved by a Senior Tellington TTouch Instructor and you will receive a further certificate.

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With increasing skills and experience, P2 practitioners may wish to be considered for advancement to the next level of accreditation. Each will be at the discretion of, and awarded by, Senior Instructors, Linda Tellington-Jones and Robyn Hood. Additional information on how progress to Practitioner 3 or Instructor will be made available within the Practitioner Training Programme.

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