A key piece of equipment for all Tellington TTouch groundwork, the Wand is not meant as a source of punishment or intimidation. The stiff, non stinging balance allows the handler to use the Wand to gently stroke the horse’s body to improve awareness and allow for “chunked down” communication.
Why do we call it a “Wand”? Because it works like magic!
But in all seriousness we do not use this 48″ white dressage whip (imported from Germany) in typical whip fashion, so the name helps change our intention. The wand is stiff and well-balanced with a button end to use as a quiet extension of your arm. The Wand is used to stroke the horse all over the body to improve body awareness and promote trust and relaxation.