Some years ago, a neighbor of mine bought a horse who was extremely head shy. If you tried, however gently, to brush around his ears, he would fling himself backwards in a panic, snapping the lead line and creating chaos.
About the same time, I happened to have watched a video of Linda Tellington-Jones’s work with horses and was mesmerized. Here was a method that taught the animal to trust humans, rather than to submit out of fear. I asked if I could work with the horse and got the go ahead.
I stated at his shoulder, making little circles and slowly worked my way up to his head. In a matter of minutes, his head hung down to my knees while I massaged his ears. One session was all I got with him, but it showed me the potential of the TTouch.
Have you ever tried T-Touch?
Sounds wonderful, Ragtimelil! I'll let my cat know about it, too.
You're probably right.
I bet the cats could...<grin>
Great article. I wonder if I could teach my dogs and cats to do this for me.