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Equine Touch Practitioner Route Training

Equine Touch Practitioner Route Training

In January 2018 ETF announced that it will be reviewing the Equine Touch Practitioner Route Training programme.  Students already registered and active have the opportunity to complete under the current system but must re-register their intent to do so by 31 March 2018.  If you have not received the email notices inviting you to do so, Equine Touch practitioner route students should contact Liz at ukcentre@theequinetouch.com asap to get the re-registration form. This review aims to bring the programme in line with current educational guidelines and as we don’t envisage changes in the practical structure, students can continue to enjoy learning and developing their technique.  Never time or experience wasted!  When a revised practitioner training programme becomes available for new registrants, we will let you know.  It is business as usual with our Course Schedule – nothing has changed there as all our courses are open to members of the public wishing to learn the Equine Touch to help and support their own horses and for our students to continue adding to the skills they have already acquired.  “The Mission of The Equine Touch ™ Foundation is to improve the quality of life for horses by educating as many humans as possible in the discipline of The Equine Touch ™” Jock Ruddock Newsletter, June 2004   In the early days, the focus was to encourage horse owners to learn this technique to work on their own animals.  In 2018 we are using the opportunity to return to our roots and to promote exactly that! All enquiries and bookings welcomed. 

IETA UK & Ireland Conference 2018 – Booking Now Open

IETA UK & Ireland Conference 2018 – Booking Now Open

What a line up we have in store at the Unicorn Equestrian Centre, Netherswell, Stow on the Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1JZ 2 -3 June 2017 Booking for the IETA UK & Ireland Annual Conference is NOW OPEN! Download  Current IETA Member Booking Form 2018 Download  Non Member/Member of Public Booking Form 2018 Download  IETA Membership Form 2018 Download  2018 Meal booking form Early Bird price applies to bookings made before 1 May 2018 Non-members of IETA and members of the general public wishing to attend should read the Terms & Conditions on the booking form before applying Whilst these events and timings are correct at the time of release, IETA UK and Ireland reserves the right to change the programme and cannot be held responsible for any alterations or last minute cancellations but will endeavour to find a suitable replacement Please note the Saturday programme includes an optional “After-dinner” event. Organisers will endeavour to allow sufficient time for those not wishing to stay for the “in-house” evening meal, to go off site and return   Any questions? Contact Liz at ietaukandireland@gmail.com Don’t Delay – Book Today!  

Ivana Ruddock-Lange – Atlas of the Equine Musculoskeletal System

Ivana Ruddock-Lange – Atlas of the Equine Musculoskeletal System

Equine Touch co-founder, Ivana Ruddock-Lange has just produced an incredible “Atlas of the Musculoskeletal System” Guide for Equine Bodyworkers. Ivana is a veterinary professor in Anatomy and Physiology and this book will be full of her findings from the many educational whole horse dissections she performs all over the world. Ivana says: “It is not a book for reading, it is book for looking ….. pictures can say sometimes more than words …… “I tried to collect pictures of skeletons from strange angles, for readers to see more than just lateral view what most of the current books offer; I tried to peel off layers of soft tissue from areas that are common horse’s “areas of concern” for you to see what “else is there”, I tried to have there pictures of nice live horses to train your eyes to see individual muscles under the skin. “What I did not try is to replace any books on the market, this book is maybe just another one for your collection …. HOW MEAN IS THAT!!!!!   “The book is now available online. Please visit my new website to see more information and to order.  https://ivanaruddock-lange.com/atlas/“    In the UK, it is possible to order a copy via Lyn Palmer at homewayfarm@aol.com

IETA UK & Ireland AGM – 25 October 2017

All IETA UK & Ireland members are invited to our Annual General Meeting Notice of Annual General Meeting 2017 – issued 25 September 2017 via mailchimp.  If you did not receive your copy please contact  the Committee Secretary, details below, or Liz in admin. Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017 Time: 8.00 pm (GMT) Via: Telephone Conference Call A new committee will stand for election at the AGM and each member attending the meeting is entitled to a single vote. Forms for nominations for committee members and requests for Any Other Business (AOB) were issued 25 September 2017 Should you wish to stand on the committee but do not have anyone to second your nomination then please return the nomination form and we will happily discuss your application. For admin purposes all members are asked to confirm in advance their intention (or not) to “ring in” and attend. Contact committee secretary: moira.richardson@hotmail.co.uk A reminder will be sent out to those wishing to attend at the start of the AGM week. Agenda: 1. Apologies 2. Minutes of Last AGM – to be issued and read prior to the meeting 3. Chairperson’s Report – to be issued and read prior to the meeting 4. Treasurer’s Report – to be issued and read prior to the meeting 5. Election of New Committee (to stand from 1st November 2017 to 31st October 2018) 6. AOB Kindest Regards Sue Falber For and on behalf of IETA-UK & IRELAND

Equine Touch & Equine Facilitated Learning Special Event Report

Brilliant day for us. The Equine Touch (ET) met Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) with a sharing of practice on 19 August 2017. ET instructor Lyn Palmer introduced ET for EFL practitioners (and did some human body balances); then took ET practitioners for their Ongoing Professional Development. Whilst Paintedhorse introduced EFL to ET practitioners; then explored Equine ReWilding with the EFL group. We had an absolutely brilliant day, thanks to all who attended, beautiful energies, minds and hearts. This was Logan and Epona’s first workshop with people and it was just heartwarming to watch them interact with you. If you couldn’t make today but are interested, Lyn’s workshop dates for Level 1 Equine Touch are on her website (uk.theequinetouch.net), and for those interested in Equine ReWilding our taster sessions are on our website https://paintedhorse.org.uk/.   Lyn Palmer It was really a brilliant day – we learnt a lot from each other and laughed even more – we have so much in common! The EFL people nearly all had herds of horses working for people – I think we will see more than a couple of people from yesterday attending ET classes in the near future to learn to support their horses in their work 🙂

International Equine Touch Day – 25 July 2017

International Equine Touch Day – 25 July 2017

Every year, International Equine Touch Day celebrates our founder Jock Ruddock’s birthday.  Put the 25 July 2017 in your diary NOW.  Make a special note to use ET, VHT and/or CT on that day and appreciate the tremendous gift he has taught us all to share with others. Celebration of this day can be just you and someone special or why not contact your closest UK & Ireland Area Coordinators 2017 and arrange a group meet-up around that date to make it a day to remember!  No Area Coordinator in the area?  Get in touch with other students yourself or contact Liz, ietaukandireland@gmail.com to be put in touch with others in your area. Share your day in the IETA UK & Ireland magazine – send stories to Liz or directly to the editor: Equinetouchin@yahoo.co.uk Thought for 25 July 2017 “Link yourself to Heaven and Earth.  Stand in the very centre of the Universe with your heart receptive to the resounding sound of the body through your hands”   Aikido Inspirations – Jock Ruddock 2011