Getting in TTouch with Your Horse

How to Assess and Influence Personality, Potential, and Performance

Linda Tellington-Jones



Helping riders develop a deeper understanding of their animals, this newly revised guide reveals how horses’ physical traits—from the muzzle, mouth, lips, and nostrils to the eyes, ears, chin, and facial swirls—can influence their behavior and personalities. Offering new profiles, personality evaluations, and helpful photographs to aid the process, the first of three sections teaches owners how to evaluate their horse’s character and equine personality based on more than a dozen physical traits. A second section focuses on how health helps determine if the horse’s personality has been adversely affected by stress or pain caused by poor nutrition, inadequate living conditions, or a mismatched riding discipline. The final section teaches how to bring out the best in one’s equine friends—explaining techniques known as the Clouded Leopard, the Raccoon, and the Flick of the Bear’s Paw, among others—all of which encourage bonding with horses to influence their personalities in a positive way for both horse and rider.

Additional Information

Author: Linda Tellington-Jones

Format: eBook

Page Count: 204

Illustrations: 103 color and 128 b&w photographs

ISBN: 9781570765667

By Linda Tellington-Jones

Linda Tellington-Jones is the internationally recognized equine expert who developed the Tellington Method approach to healing, training, and communicating that can be learned and practiced by horsemen and women of all levels. She was honored as the 1994 Horsewoman of the Year by the North American Horseman's Association and presented with the ARICP Lifetime Achievement Award, given annually to a person who profoundly affects the equine world in a positive manner. Tellington-Jones is the author of numerous books and video programs, including the bestselling The Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training Book and Getting in TTouch with Your Horse. She routinely travels worldwide teaching her methods. When not on the road, she lives in Florida.

Olympic Show Jumper Anne Kursinski Says:

"I highly recommend this book.... It will help anyone communicate on a deeper intuitive level with horses."

Former AQHA President Don Burt Says:

"This book is a must for everyone...the true basics of how horses function."