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  PRACTITIONER: Catherine Williams

+44 7477122174
E-Mail: quadrisense@gmail.com
Web Site: www.ttouch.co.za

Southern Suburbs
TTouch Qualifications: Eq P2

EQ: Graduation: 2004-05-11     # of Updated Trainings: 6    Last Training: 2011-03-28

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I am currently in the United Kingdom, based in Wimbledon, London.  I expect to return mid 2015.  Please contact Lindy Dekker for more information on TTeam.  She travels to the Western Cape periodically.

I have a fairly complex horse and became interested in the TTeam method of working with horses while trying to find alternative ways of working with him. I had read about a few alternative teaching methods and the opportunity arose early in 2001 to attend a 5 day TTeam Clinic. I was looking for a results based technique which would also help both pleasure and competition work and help to give all horses, regardless of their use, a more pleasant experience of day to day living. I found over time, that using purely traditional methods of working with my horse were not always effective, and patience, creativity and variety are important when teaching him new things. I think this is true of most living creatures and I have had great success in overcoming all sorts of issues using TTeam Techniques with my horse and with others.

I have been riding since 1978 and my horse and I paired up in 1993. I had the opportunity prior to owning a horse to work ride other people’s horses for them for a number of years. It always used to amaze me how different each horse is in every way, just like their people really. They need to be handled as individuals, and treated with courtesy and respect. TTeam provides me with a set of tools that enable me to work within these parameters.

I have found that amazing things can be achieved if you change the way you ask for things and, as the TTeam instructors say, be mindful of what you do and how you do it. Often, horses don’t understand what we are looking for because we didn’t ever take time to explain it. We sometimes take a lack of understanding as being a sign of stubbornness or laziness. Being sensitive to the animal you are working with can make the world of difference in the way it responds to you and what it is prepared to attempt for you simply because you ask.

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