Welcome to Horstability-by-EV


 
 

Elizabeth Vandor

TellingtonTTouchTraining®

Equine Practitioner


 

I am a certified equine practitioner in the Tellington Method developed by Linda Tellington-Jones over the past 40 years. It is a special system of horse bodywork and training based on Linda's realization that if you release the fear, stored tension and pain from your horse's body, positive changes to behavior, personality and overall health & well-being will follow. The Tellington Method has four components. The basic component is a form of Bodywork, called TTouch, comprised of circles, lifts and slides done with the hands and fingertips. Second and third are carefully orchestrated Ground Exercises and Ridden Work which dramatically expand and improve a horse's capacity for learning and cooperation, improve horse and rider balance and coordination and deepen the horse-human bond. The final component of the Tellington Method is Body Wraps. The body wraps are Ace-bandages applied to the horse’s body to take advantage of his proprioceptive system by creating full body awareness that enhances the animal’s sensory feedback as he moves through space. The benefits include improved balance and engagement, increased calm and focus and reduction in the fear of things behind him. Each component can be used productively by itself.


I also incorporate the Masterson Method® in my sessions. The Masterson Method is an integrated, multi-modal method of equine massage. It is an interactive process in which the practitioner searches for the responses of the horse to very light touch in order to find and release accumulated tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. Horses release an enormous amount of tension with this method.


In addition, I utilize the SureFoot®Equine Stability Program. It is a system in which the horse is offered a choice of stability pads to stand on with one to four feet as he wishes. The increasing amount of instability created by the differing degree of softness of the pads challenges the horse to maintain his balance. The increasing amount of “give” requires more attention by the nervous system to adjust to the unstable surfaces. Increasing the number of hooves on the pads is one degree of difficulty. Combining that with instability exponentially increases the demand. After standing on the pads, horses show various improvements in gait, balance, confidence and carriage.


Horstability-by-EV believes that physical balance produces mental balance

in the horse and balance leads to well-being.




 

Horstability-by-EV

TTouch® * Masterson Method® * Sure Foot®