The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 46 | TTouch explained with Robyn Hood and Sinead McCann

When you’re a horse geek, it doesn’t get much more cool than this! For this episode I was joined by Robyn Hood and Sinead McCann of the Tellington Touch Method. We got into the misconceptions around this work, and how TTouch can be successfully applied to everything with horses, including starting young horses,  re-starting horses who need a loving trauma-releasing approach to find their trust and confidence, and resetting the nervous system, including balance and proprioception. It was such a pleasure to be able to learn from these two incredible and dedicated women. Enjoy!

Robyn Hood, who also happens to be Linda Tellington-Jones sister, has worked with Linda since 1965. She teaches training workshops, seminars and clinics all over North America, Australia and Europe. Robyn has been an integral part of developing the teaching program. In addition to running the Tellington Training Canada office, she also serves as the editor of TTEAM Connections Newsletter, which she has done since 1982. Robyn, her husband Phil Pretty and their two children live in Vernon, BC where they import and breed Icelandic horses. Their farm is home to about 130 Icelandic horses as well as two dogs, several cats, turtles and a parrot. Learn more about Robyn and TTouch at

Sinead McCann is a qualified equine practitioner in Australia who provides individual holistic sessions for horses combining non-invasive therapies including Tellington TTouch Method, Reiki, Essential Oils, Energy Balancing, Equine Cranial Sacral Therapy and more. Learn more about her work at

Resources (TTouch Books):

Training & Retraining Horses the Tellington Way – Linda Tellington-Jones & Amanda Pretty

All Wrapped Up for Horses – Robyn Hood & Amanda Pretty

Dressage with Body, Mind & Soul –Linda Tellington-Jones

Rehabilitation of horses with Neurological issues

Strike a Long Trot – Legendary Horsewoman Linda Tellington-Jones – by Shannon Weil

Tellington TTouch in the Veterinary Practice – by Daniela Zurr DVM

The Tellington TTouch: Caring for Animals With Heart And Hands – Linda Tellington-Jones

The Ultimate Horse Training and Behavior Book – Linda Tellington-Jones

Getting in TTouch with Your Horse – Understanding and Influencing Personality – Linda Tellington-Jones

Getting in TTouch with Your Dog – Linda Tellington-Jones

All Wrapped up for Pets – Robyn Hood & Amanda Pretty

All Wrapped up for People – Robyn Hood  & Amanda Pretty