The Equine Touch™ evolved in 1997 by Jock Ruddock when he was requested by a client to translate his unique form of human bodywork to her equine companion and the rest as they say, is history! News soon spread of the sometimes miraculous results Jock was achieving by addressing the horse as a whole and encouraging the body's innate healing system to heal itself. He was invited to conduct seminars to introduce The Equine Touch™ to Veterinarians and trainers throughout Europe.
It was on one of these seminars that Jock met his future wife Ivana, who at the time was teaching at a Veterinary University in the Czech Republic. With Ivan's exceptional knowledge of anatomy and physiology and Jock's amazing instinctive bodywork skills they studied, refined and researched the mechanics of the horse as well as its energy patterns and emotional armour. The routines were evolved to turn The Equine Touch™ into the growing and living modality that we know today, known and recognized as a premier equine care discipline through many countries of the world.