The author provides practical instruction with excellent detailed explanations of doing bodywork and "movement work" on horses. These methods work in amazing ways. I have used these techniques on sick and stressed horses and seen results every time. It is hard to describe some of these techniques in print, the videos by the author are an excellent aid and the actual clinics put on by the author and her disciples are life-changing experiences. It is important to understand that this is not massage, it is essentially energy-healing and should be approached with an open mind. The author has several books but has included the best parts of several books in this one, so I would recommend starting with this one and buying other books as specific questions come up. I have also purchased one of the books about Ttouch for companion animals, as there are some real differences. It is critical to read this book as it is intended; don't try to read it cover to cover, read about a couple of techniques, try them, then reread the instructions as a way to absorb the information. I learn something new every time I reread and practice. The details are more important than you would think. Linda Tellington-Jones travels all over the world giving trainings on this subject and there is a good reason.