I personally think that this method is a little out there. I picked up a Tellington-Jones book at my local library and was surprised at what I found in it. I forget the title of the book I looked at, but they said that hair swirls in different areas of the body meant the horse had behavioral traits that accompanied them. A bit weird...
All of the different "touches" are meant for different situations--its all really complicated. Personally, I don't think my horses care if I pet them with just my flat hand as opposed to three fingers, half my palm, and the tip of my thumb.
Maybe I'm misinterpreting this program--maybe it works well for others?
| Kubie, Appaloosa (RIP) | Patches, Pinto Arabian Pony | Scotch, Paint Quarterhorse |