Tellington TTouch Training

Tellington TTouch Training for Horses is a gentle, kind and respectful training method to help horses overcome a variety of health and behavioural issues.

Have you ever noticed how horses throw their heads up and stiffen their muscles when surprised or alarmed?  Sadly they can get stuck in these tension patterns which can affect their way of going and their behaviour. 

Some horses hollow their backs when being ridden, preventing full freedom of movement. Horses that are ridden in an over-bent way are unable to fully engage their backs and hind legs so their movement is restricted.

Erica Donnison Tellington TTouch Training
Using Tellington TTouch bodywork with a headshy pony loose in his field
Tellington TTouch Training for Horses leading work Erica Donnison of The Posture Clinic
In sync with Seren Hanita during a Tellington TTouch/Alexander Technique workshop

Paying attention to your horse’s posture can tell you a lot about what she is thinking and whether he is in pain.

Tellington TTouch Training groundwork workshop with The Posture Clinic
A participant working on TTouch groundwork skills during a workshop at High House, Staveley

The Tellington TTouch Training for Horses focuses on the link between posture and emotion to help horses cope better with situations that concern them. TTouch Training is also useful to help horses recover from injury or to cope with periods of box rest.

Tellington TTouch Training ear work with Erica Donnison of The Posture Clinic
Tellington TTouch ear work to help a pony relax
Tellington TTouch Training leg circles demonstration
Tellington TTouch leg circles enhance flexibility in the horse’s hip joint

Horses are like people in the way they can hold tension in their bodies, and like people, they can hold these patterns habitually, which can affect how they move and behave.

Tellington TTouch Training helps the horse be more calm, focussed and happy to work with you. We work with respect and kindness to achieve our goals, without resorting to dominance and fear.

The Posture Clinic can help you to:

  • Learn to notice your horse’s posture and understand what it means
  • Learn how to help your horse release muscular tension and be more calm and focussed
  • Improve your horse’s balance, coordination and flexibility
  • Increase your horse’s confidence in difficult situations by helping him to act rather than react.
  • Improve the working relationship between you and your horse

I work throughout Cumbria, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Durham, Northumberland and the Scottish Borders but can travel further if required.  One-to-one sessions or day or half-day workshops.

To book a session or workshop at your location or a nearby yard, 

telephone 07771 602665 or email


Session is £60 (an hour and a half usually) plus mileage depending on where you are. No mileage charge applies within 30 miles of my home base in South Cumbria or 10 miles around Mawdesley, Lancashire.

Half day TTouch bodywork workshop – £120 (divided between a max of 4 participants)

Half day TTouch groundwork workshop – £120 (divided between a max of 4 participants)

2 hour Introduction to TTouch bodywork at Jigsaw – £35 per person

Full day workshops generally cost around £70 – 90 per person for a day depending on location (max of 4 participants)