Links & Resources

Tellington Touch - Linda Tellington-Jones: The Tellington Method is a system of animal training, healing and communication that allows people to relate to animals in a deeper, more compassionate way -- a way that furthers inter-species connection and honors the body, mind and spirit of both animals and their people. The Tellington Method utilizes a variety of techniques of touch, movement and body language to affect behavior, performance, and health, and to increase an animal’s willingness and ability to learn in a painless and anxiety-free environment. Linda's methods are undoubtedly the most compassionate and effective way to deal with all animals, and especially with horse that have been traumatized and abused.

Thal Equine: Thal Equine is a full service horse hospital and referral clinic in Santa Fe, NM. This web site has an articles page full of helpful horse care information. Published articles by Dr. Thal, formerly of Taos, in Word format, to be downloaded or read. The AAEP horse owner brochures are also available, in PDF format, for downloading. If you have a specific horse health care question, you can e-mail Dr. Thal.

Lee Hester: Lee is an ESS volunteer who does healing energy work on our equines. She is also a massage therapist and has a vacation rental. Lee, of Nurturing Bodyworks and Sage Waters of Taos, offers a wide variety of treatments to enhance one’s well being on all levels - mind, body, emotions, and spirit.

Habitat for Horses: A Texas-based horse rescue, "dedicated to changing the lives of horses and humans. Our goal is to create a world where horses are respected for their intrinsic value and for their ability to help us fulfill our emotional, behavioral and spiritual needs. We provide equine rescue services to law enforcement agencies, an active equine adoption program, an equine education center and equine-assisted services to youths and adults." This is a great resource to learn more about horse rescues and an inspiration for our work at ESS.

Mark Rashid Horse Training
Mark Rashid (pronounced RASH-id) is an internationally acclaimed horse trainer known for his ability to understand the horse’s point of view and solve difficult problems with communication rather than force. He began working with horses at age ten, when he met the “old man,” who taught him to work with horses, not against them, and to listen to what the horse is trying to say. Mark’s clinics center on one-on-one work with horse and rider and are immensely popular with people around the world.

Animal Protection Voters: This is a great source of information on pending legislation in New Mexico regarding animals. Animal Protection Voters’ mission is to:

• actively promote and support animal-friendly legislation at the local, state and federal levels;
• build an effective political voice for animal advocacy in New Mexico; and
• hold New Mexico’s elected officials accountable on animal issues.

Petroglyphs: Petroglyphs is a statewide animal newspaper in New Mexico, packed with expert advice, cool products and services, local animal events, etc. The website features news about pending legislation, up-to-date regional events and archives of past issues and much more.

Taos Unlimited: One-stop internet portal to all things Taos! An online resource for locals and visitors.

The Equine Spirit Sanctuary - For Horses and People!