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Linda’s Tick Tip

Linda’s Tick Tip

I have a tip to share about ticks and its not about TTouching them. It’s about a new treatment when Lyme’s is suspected but the tick cannot be sent for identification. In the past it was common to take a prolonged dose of antibiotics just to be sure not to get Lyme disease.

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Tellington TTouch Goes High Tech

Tellington TTouch Goes High Tech

“In this age of high tech, we need high TTouch.” Those prophetic words were uttered by Jim Garrision during a trip to Russia when he was the Director of the Esalen Soviet/American Exchange Program many years ago. At the time I was a citizen diplomat opening doors behind the iron curtain working with the Russian equestrian team.

Pam is combining Tellington TTouch Training with some of Wendy’s High Tech ideas for her riding students, using the EmWave from the Institute of Heart Math, the WiiFit Video Game and an IPhone application called EquiTempo. I suggest you visit the ITunes store online and order the EquiTempo for only $1.99. It’s brilliant! You can set it for any tempo at the walk, trot and canter to accommodate a slow or speedy horse. Both horse and rider respond to the rhythmic beat and horses appear to enjoy the tempo and adjust their stride to the steady tick, tick, tic

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Animal Emotion: It’s for the Birds!

Animal Emotion: It’s for the Birds!

At a recent weeklong TTouch for Horses training, I made the observation that one of the horses there seemed very grateful to be with his person but felt “he was only a horse,” so could not feel such emotions. Fortunately, there are many people who are awakening to the realization that horses (and all animals) do feel emotions and, thanks to the internet, we are seeing truly remarkable examples of animal emotions and interspecies connections.
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Millions of people in America, Europe and India cried after viewing these photographs. The day these photos were published in France, the newspaper that carried the story sold out. Yet many people believe animals lack intelligence and emotio

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Annual Downtime in Virginia Reveals A TTouch Success Story: Reggie the Dog

Annual Downtime in Virginia Reveals A TTouch Success Story: Reggie the Dog

The week after my May Virginia training for humans in Charlottsville, Virginia, and the weeklong TTouch training for horses with Pamela Woolley, I spent four days at the home of Pam and John Wanveer. This downtime with Pam and John has become an annual event and I have the pleasure meeting many of Pam’s regular TTouch clients with their dogs. I took this photo of Pam doing a Heart Hug on Reggie with Mike getting ready to practice, and am pleased to share Mike’s remarkable story of how Pam and TTouch made such a difference to Reggie.

Reggie’s Story

by Mike Hummel

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In September of 2007 Reggie, our eight-and-a-half-year-old blue merle Australian Shepherd mix, tore a ligament in her back left leg and had surgery. Needless to say, the surgery took its toll on our formerly high energy, active pup, and her recovery was a slow arduous process filled with physical therapy at home and at the vet. Two months after surgery, right around Thanksgiving, the vet pronounced her sufficiently healed that she could resume most of her normal activities with the caveat that she still needed to build strength and stamina. We took her to one more physical therapy visit after that and looked forward to continued improvement.

We owe Pam a lot for saving Reggie’s other leg, helping rehab the damaged one, and also giving us back the Reggie we had when she was young. More affectionate, more confident, more fun than she has been in years! And Reggie loves Pam—the mere mention of her name makes both of Reggie’s floppy ears stand straight up!

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