Tellington TTouch Training Canada

The herd of Icelandic horses at Tellington TTouch Canadian headquarters.

Events at The Icelandic Horse Farm

Each year we host a wide variety of clinics at The Icelandic Horse Farm, Robyn’s home turf and headquarters for Tellington TTouch Training Canada.  Our herd of, primarily Icelandic horses – with a few “impostors”, are excellent, friendly teachers who love to meet new admirers.  The farm boasts 360 degree views, a lovely climate, and a comfortable, casual, setting.

We are excited to announce this year’s line up of horse and dog (Companion animal) trainings.

If you are interested in learning from the comfort of home we have launched our Tellington TTouch TTouch Learning Platform.

2022 Trainings

Tellington TTouch for Dogs

RobyN Hod hands on TTouch for dogsDate: June 25 – 27th, 2022

Instructor: Robyn Hood, Senior Tellington TTouch Instructor

Location: Vernon, BC (The Icelandic Horse Farm)

Enjoy the positive, fun filled learning environment that looks at dog training in an all encompassing, whole, way.  This workshop can serve as an introduction to the Tellington TTouch Method for Dogs (and other Companion Animals) and build and refine the skills of more experienced students. 

Professionals dog trainers and casual dog lovers alike will benefit from the variety of practical techniques and unique approaches learned in this class! Develop and build on the fundamentals of Tellington TTouch Bodywork, Groundwork, and Observation skills.  These skills address the most common issues confronting dog owners, trainers, and other professionals; in a forward thinking, positive manner.

 This is an ideal method to help enhance positive dog training modalities. Bring your own dog or work with one at the course.  There will also be the opportunity to work with other species, such as horses, in a safe, confidence building way. Part of the ongoing TTouch Practitioner Training, suitable for new and returning students.

Included in this course is our Online Course – “Tellington TTouch for Dogs – An Introduction”.

Beautiful, homemade lunches and snacks are included. (TBD according to current Covid Regulations)


Tellington TTouch for Horses

Date: July 9 – 11 (or 13), 2022

Instructors: Robyn Hood, Senior Tellington TTouch Instructor & Mandy Pretty Tellington TTouch Instructor

Location: Vernon, BC (The Icelandic Horse Farm)

Discover how  the Tellington TTouch Method will improve performance, well-being, and behavior while enhancing the relationship with your horse on the ground and  in the saddle.

This intensive hands-on course will give the tools of observation, bodywork, groundwork, and an introduction to riding concepts that will help you understand and communicate with every horse you work with.

In addition to Tellington TTouch  principles we will be exploring the use of Wendy Murdoch’s “Surefoot Equine Stability Program” with a variety of Surefoot Pads and touch on Peggy Cummings’ Connected Riding concepts for body-awareness exercises that can be taken into everyday life, in and out of the saddle.

Enjoy the positive, fun filled learning environment that helps you understand and connect with horses in an all encompassing, whole, way. 

This workshop can serve as an introduction to the Tellington TTouch Method for Horses or as a way to build and refine the skills of more experienced students. 

Choose from 2 different course options:

3 day introductory option for students new to the work and looking to add some tools to their everyday handling

5 day intensive option for students looking to deepen their understanding and refine their skills.  The 2 extra days can be tailored to individual interests and learning needs.

Can count to credit for Tellington TTouch Practitioner credits, suitable for new and returning students


SUREFOOT® Equine Stability System Introduction

Date: TBD

Instructors: Robyn Hood, Senior Tellington TTouch Instructor/4Hoof Professional & Mandy Pretty, 4Hoof Professional & Tellington TTouch Instructor

Location: Vernon, BC (The Icelandic Horse Farm)

The SUREFOOT Equine Stability Pads are a unique, innovative way for the horse to be his own teacher. Developed by Wendy Murdoch, this revolutionary way of improving your horse’s balance, confidence, movement and performance shows that the horse is always present and ready to learn if we can only find ways to access his intelligence. This approach allows the horse to experience his own habitual patterns of movement and provides the horse with an opportunity to explore and learn new ways of standing on his feet and utilizing the ground for greater ease, comfort and confidence.

With SUREFOOT, using a variety of stability and balance pads, horses discover how they are habitually standing. The pad gives under the horse’s weight bringing his attention to where he is placing his feet and providing new information to the balancing part of his nervous system. With this awareness the horse explores, shifts and alters his habitual patterns of standing and moving by himself, ultimately choosing a more secure and effective way to stand and move. The horse retrains himself to stand better without human interference.

These exercises are a great way to enhance your relationship with your horse, increase the efficacy of current body work routines, and improve balance, proprioception and performance.

Learn the techniques on one of the farm’s cooperative, gentle, horses.

Can count towards SUREFOOT Practitioner “1Hoof” Certification.

$325.00 plus gst, includes homemade lunches and snacks. (COVID regulations may apply)


Questions? Please get in TTouch!

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