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Ask us: Endotapping

EndoTapping was developed by the French master horseman, J.P. Giacomini, as a way to initiate a state of relaxation in horses during handling and training.

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What is EndoTapping and how can it benefit my horse? ~sent via email by Shannon EndoTapping was developed by the French master horseman, J.P. Giacomini, as a way to initiate a state of relaxation in horses during handling and training. It involves rhythmic tapping of certain zones on the horse, which is believed to provide a rush of “feel good” or release of calming endorphins. Practitioner, Paul Dufresne, said, “It is the most powerful new technique I have seen in the last 20 years, that can both directly relax an anxious horse and can also be developed into a conditioned cue to relax.” Dufresne, who is based in Pritchard, BC, incorporates EndoTapping into his natural/classical horsemanship training and offers clinics on the technique as well. The theory behind EndoTapping is that a horse can't learn under stressful circumstances, when its sole focus is on survival. Practitioners say that using EndoTapping,…

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