Welcome to the Reach Out to Horses® Blog!

Anna will be posting all sorts of great information here about natural horsemanship, animal communication, energy healing, and, as Anna wants to hear from you, you’ll be able to comment on all the topics.

We are even going to have the Podcast category in which you can comment on our guests on the popular podcast show Reaching Out with Anna Twinney.

We look forward to blogging with ya, so check back often!

Biting and the Young Horse

by Mariellen W. Keefe
July 31, 2014

Certainly, a horse that bites can be worrisome. Anyone that comes in contact with the horse could be at risk of harm, but what if the biting is just a nibble of the clothing and there is no aggression? There is a fine line between allowing a young horse to explore and communicate in the manner natural to them by nibbling, as well as preventing a harmful habit from forming.

According to the book, “How to Think Like a Horse” by Cherry Hill, young horses nibble with their lips and grab with their teeth out of playfulness and curiosity or they bite due to resentment or pain. She goes on to say that hand feeding treats or petting on the nose can encourage biting. The ASPCA article, “Teaching Your Horse Not to Bite” also adds that horses often nip when they are excited or have pent up energy. And of course, it cannot be ignored that biting is also a sign of aggression.

In her article, “Biting Their Way Into Your Heart?” Anna Twinney states that the more information you have about a behavior the better chances you have of changing it. The following is a case study based on the five days I spent with a horse that bites, in which I tried to figure why she behaved as such and find a way to make the biting stop.

Aria: Her Heart is Bigger Than Her Bite

DAY ONE: Aria is a 3-year-old, palomino Canadian Sports Horse/Draft cross. She is a Premarin foal that has been trained by Anna Twinney, founder of Reach Out to Horses (ROTH) and her trainers. Her biting was first noticed when she was several months old.

Read the full case study by clicking below

Biting and the Young Horse by Mariellen W. Keefe

Published in: on September 11, 2014 at 3:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Intuitive Riding Experience is Coming to Colorado

Join the Next Generation of Horsemanship!
Fall is only a couple of weeks away and there’s already a nip in the air.  And although I’m always a little sad to see the sun and fun of summer drift into the the world of memory, we continue on our mission to bring horses and humans closer together.

The Intuitive Riding Workshop coming in October is a great opportunity for just that.  You will see, first hand, how to take trust-based learning and communication to the saddle and strengthen your relationship between you and your horse.

We’re also excited to be returning to Happy Dog Ranch in Littleton.  Always fun to go back to a great place with a great group of folks.

If you get a chance to join us, we’d love to see you there.

Hope you have a great end of summer,
Anna and the whole Reach Out Team!
Intuitive Riding with International Horsewoman
Anna Twinney 

October 17 – 19, 2014 – 9am -6pm

Happy Dog Ranch
Littleton, CO

 Intuitive Riding from the Ground and Into the Saddle

We’ve often heard people say, “Reach Out to Horses is only Ground Work… Right?”
Wrong!

The ground is where we begin.  It is the foundation of all horsemanship. But the ROTH methodologies are just as important and effective in the saddle.  After all, without true communication and partnership, your riding, whether it be for pleasure or competition, will suffer and could even be dangerous.
During these 3 days Anna will teach you how to take the Reach Out Methodologies to the saddle, enhance your riding and improve your communication in the saddle.

Saturday- T.L.C. on the Ground and In the Saddle 
Learn the art of trust-based learning and compassionate communication.  You will create a solid foundation with your horse, set him up for success and achieve that connection of grace and ease you’ve always imagined.  Then you will take those same techniques to the saddle to take your riding to that deeper level.

Sunday – The Obstacle Course & Spook-Busting 
The obstacle course is one of the most effective tools in horsemanship and you will explore it both on the ground and in the saddle.  On day 2 you will gain a closer connection with your horse and fill in the holes you might not have even known you had.  All without fear, stress or flooding.

Monday- Intuitive Riding with Your Horse 
Anna will introduce you to the subtleties of the horse’s communication system and show you how to use the Round Pen to understand and assess your horse’s history, personality, and character and to solve your most frustrating challenges.  Then you will put it all together as you take the entire 3 days to the saddle, solve your toughest issues and experience the art of intuitive riding.

Published in: on September 11, 2014 at 3:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

Appellate Court Denies Emergency Motion and Allows Unprecedented Wyoming Wild Horse Roundup That Turns Over Public Lands to Private Livestock Interest

Denver, CO (September 10, 2014) – Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied an emergency motion to block the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild horse roundup in the Wyoming Checkerboard. The motion was filed by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), The Cloud Foundation, Return to Freedom and wild horse photographers Carol Walker and Kimerlee Curyl.

The one-sentence decision by Tenth Circuit does not address any of BLM’s admitted violations of the Wild Horse Act and clears the way for the roundup of more than 800 wild horses from public and private lands in the Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Basin Herd Management Areas. The helicopter capture operation is scheduled to begin on either Sunday or Monday after being twice delayed by the lawsuit filed by the wild horse preservation groups and advocates on August 1, 2014.

“This ruling allows BLM to blatantly violate multiple federal laws and essentially turns over our public lands to private livestock interests,” said Suzanne Roy, Director of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign. “It sets a terrible precedent not only for wild horses but also for the responsible management of our public lands by elevating commercial livestock interests over the public interest and federal law.”

“Wild horse families are the unwitting victims of a government agency that is dancing to the tune of private interests on our public lands,” states Ginger Kathrens, Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation. “These beautiful, innocent animals are on the brink of losing what they hold most dear – their families and their freedom. And the sad truth is that some will lose their lives.”

“By failing to hold BLM accountable, the court has paved the way for the permanent removal of half of Wyoming’s wild horses and turns on its head the BLM’s legal mandate to protect wild horses,” said Neda DeMayo, President of Return to Freedom. “It is a stinging blow to all citizens concerned with protection of these national icons and the responsible stewardship of our public lands and natural resources.”

“I am saddened and sickened to learn that the interests of private welfare ranchers have been elevated above the value of the lives and freedom of our beautiful wild horses in the Wyoming Red Desert. Some truly precious and essential part of our public lands will be lost forever when they are rounded up and placed in holding pens to live out the rest of their lives,” said Carol Walker of Living Images, renowned wild horse photographer, author and Director of Field Operations for Wild Horse Freedom Federation.

“When did it become ok for laws to be broken, made malleable by special interest groups? What does this say about our future? The protection of wildlife and our natural resources is becoming a thing of the past. Soon it will be all too late,” said Kimerlee Curyl, wild horse fine art photographer.

Over 41,000 American citizens signed an AWHPC petition opposing the BLM’s plan to wipe out federally protected wild horses in southern Wyoming.  “Obviously, the public’s sentiments are solidly in support of wild horse preservation,” concludes Kathrens.  “It’s a shame that the government agency charged with protecting wild horses has so little regard for the well-being of the animals and ignores the public’s wishes that they be protected.”

The push to remove the horses is coming from the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA), whose 50 members view the mustangs as competition for cheap, taxpayer-subsidized livestock grazing on the public lands in the checkerboard. In 2010, the government invited the RSGA ranchers to sue the BLM in order to secure funding for wild horse roundups. Two years later, BLM settled the case by capitulating to RSGA demands to eliminate wild horses on a two-million-acre swath of public and private land in southern Wyoming known as the Wyoming Checkerboard.

Even though both the District Court and the Tenth Circuit denied the emergency motions seeking to stop the roundup in the Wyoming Checkerboard, the case will still proceed to merits after the roundup occurs.

For more information on the roundup and the legal action, please click here.

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Media Contact:

Paula Todd King

The Cloud Foundation

843-592-0720

paula@thecloudfoundation.org

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) is a coalition of more than 50 horse advocacy, public interest, and conservation organizations dedicated to preserving the American wild horse in viable, free-roaming herds for generations to come, as part of our national heritage.

The Cloud Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of wild horses and burros on our Western public lands with a focus on protecting Cloud’s herd in the Pryor Mountains of Montana. Cloud is the subject of Foundation founder Ginger Kathrens’ groundbreaking PBS/Nature documentaries.

Return to Freedom (RTF) is a national non-profit dedicated to wild horse preservation through sanctuary, education and conservation, and also operates the American Wild Horse Sanctuary in Lompoc, CA. It is also AWHPC’s founding organization.

Carol Walker and Kimerlee Curyl are renowned wild horse photographers who regularly photograph the wild horses of the Adobe Town, Great Divide Basin and Salt Wells Creek HMAs. Carol Walker is also Director of Field Operations Wild Horse Freedom Federation.

The Cloud Foundation (TCF), American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, Return to Freedom, Carol Walker, and Kimerlee Curyl are being represented by the public interest Washington D.C. law firm of Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

Published in: on September 11, 2014 at 1:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

Anna is coming to the Chicago area for the first time!

In case you haven’t heard the news, I’m excited to announce that this October I will be visiting the beautiful Soulful Prairies in Woodstock, IL.  I will be there for 4 days of trust-based horsemanship.   This is my first time in the Chicago area and I can’t wait to meet all the friendly folks from the great state of Illinois.  I hope you will join me as we continue to spread the word of what is possible when you give your horse a voice.

Hope to see you there,
Anna

Come and experience the next generation of horsemanship and learn how to create a genuine partnership with your horse. 

 The Holistic Horse Day
October 3, 2014
Soulful Prairies
Woodstock, IL

 Spend the Day Learning the Foundations of the Most Unique and Comprehensive Equine Training Program in the World!
 
Through demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on exercises, you will explore the very same techniques that Anna has used, all around the world, to build genuine trust-based partnerships with thousands of horses.

Part I – “De-Mystify the Round Pen”
Witness the effectiveness of the Round Pen. Experience a language that goes beyond body gestures, and create a lexicon that can be used in and out of the Round Pen.
 
Part II – “Muscle Testing”  Identify what your horse needs to be  
happy, healthy & whole.

Part III – “Animal Communication”  Discover the world of Inter-species Communication.
 

 

2 Day Natural Horsemanship Clinic
SOLD OUT! 
Auditing Spots Still Available

October 4th-5th, 2014

Reach Out to Horses is the most unique and comprehensive equine training program in the world and during these full, hands-on, info-packed 2-days you will find out why!

 Anna will introduce you to some of the most important elements in creating a trust-based relationship and training program with your horse and getting the results you’ve always wanted but haven’t necessarily been able to achieve.

 
Saturday, October 5, 2014 – 9:00AM-6:00PM
Overcoming Obstacles at Liberty
We aren’t going to waste any time!  On the first day you are “jumping into the deep end” of equine communication!  The obstacle course is one of the most effective tools in horsemanship and you will join your equine partner at liberty.  That means no whips, no lines, no nuthin’!  You will learn how to communication effectively with your horse, truly gaining the partnership and connection needed for anything you do with your horse.  

 The obstacle courses can be extremely valuable but is rarely used correctly if at all. Working an obstacle course at liberty teaches communication, timing and the use of projecting and absorbing energy.  Communication is the key to success on the ground and in the saddle and through the liberty work you will begin to open doors to bring about changes in both you and your horse.

Sunday, October 6, 2014 – 9:00AM-6:00PM 

The Art of Stress-Free Spook-Busting
These techniques are designed for anyone and for every horse.  From working with a green horse to trail riding and show ring activities, right through to working with the well-seasoned dressage horse, show-jumper, western pleasure or in general performance; you will find the solutions you need here.

 And the best part… it is all done without stress, fear, dominance, flooding or anxiety.

 As your horse’s partner, Anna will show you how to help you work with your horse, gaining trust while making your horse bomb-proof!

 REGISTER TO AUDIT HERE

Private Sessions with Anna
Monday, October 6, 2014

Only a Few Spaces Left! 

  

Whether it is your most difficult horsemanship challenge, improving your riding, connecting with your Animal Companion through an Animal Communication Session, or more, here’s your chance to work one-on-one with Anna.

These sessions will fill up fast so don’t wait!  Make your reservation now!

For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Linda Bruce by phone at 847-366-6743 or email at linda@soulfulprairies.com.
Published in: on September 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

Anna is Returning to Minnesota!

 
 
 
Anna is back at the Spirit Horse Center in Brainerd, MN,  
for 4 days of horsemanship and animal communication.
 

2 Days of Horsemanship

October 10th -11th, 2014
Spirit Horse Center, Brainerd, MN
 
or Call (218) 825-4944  
for registration details

Friday: Liberty Training

 A Super-Fun Day, Jam-Packed with Crucial Information for developing the Trust, Relationship and Communication between you and your horse.

Work with your horse at liberty, uncovering her personality, character traits and learning style, and see just how useful a training tool the Obstacle Course can be.

On this first day of horsemanship, you will learn the use of the obstacle course, an extremely valuable but rarely applied tool.  Working in an obstacle course is a safe and effective way to familiarize yourself and your horse with the challenges of the trail or arena before riding.

Using this tool Anna created over 15 years ago, you will learn to:
  • Read the body language of the horse so you can actually talk to your horse.
  • Understand the mind of the horse
  • Direct your horse without even touching him
  • Develop and improve on your timing
  • Identify the pressure areas of the horse
  • Use the secret art of projecting & absorbing energy
  • And so much more…
In only one day you will build a solid foundation of communication that will not only carry over into the rest of the clinic, but the rest of your life, enhancing the partnership between you and your equine companion.

Saturday: Problem Solving Day
Join Anna for this unique day of unforgettable training.  Based on the work presented in the Reach Out to Natural Horsemanship Series DVD,
Spook-Busting Secrets, you will explore the secrets of how to “spook-bust” your horse with ease and discover tools that you can apply to just about any situation. 

From everyday objects to those potentially dangerous surprises, you will learn how to navigate them all.

These techniques are designed for anyone.  From working with a green horse to trail riding and show ring activities, right through to working with the well seasoned dressage horse, show-jumper, western pleasure or in general performance; you will find the solutions you need.

Whether you are working with an Appaloosa, Quarter Horse, Warm Blood, Thoroughbred, Friesian, or even a Mustang or more, you can customize these Spook Busting secret solutions to your horse.

You will learn how to :
  • Become creative with different types of spook-busting instruments
  • Replace fear, concern and stress (bolting, rearing, bucking, balking & spinning) with confidence, calmness and comfort.
  • Use steps for “flagging” your horse without flooding.
  • Delve deeper, exploring practices vital to true horsemanship
  • Understand and use visualization as the key to clear communication.
  • Take your lessons from the ground into the saddle.
  • And much, much more…
Let Anna take you through the steps of preparing both a safe environment and your horse for life-changing lessons.  By the end of the day you will have a clear understanding of how to shape your horse’s behavior and you will learn to listen to his personal needs, truly creating that genuine trust-based partnership you’ve always wanted.

Set your Horse Up For Success!

or Call (218) 825-4944 for registration details

 

A Day of Animal Communication

   

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Connect with Your Animals in a Way You Only Imagined!

 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

 Maybe you’d like to know what keeps spooking your horse or why your cat seems to be moping around? Or perhaps you want to make sure your dog likes your new house.  Whatever your questions now is the time to ask them all. 

Welcome to the World of Animal Communication.

 

Animal Communication, also known as inter-species communication is the ability to telepathically connect with a being of another species and literally communicate with them using images, feelings, thoughts, emotions and even words.    

 

This day will delve deeper into Animal Communication and cover practical day to day issues and problem solving with the Animals in our lives such as: 

  • Behavior Modification
  • Negotiation
  • Personal Reflection
  • Clearing Blockages

This heart-to-heart connection can be learned and experienced by everyone. It simply takes an open heart, open mind and a willingness to listen to the animals.

You can experience the beauty and harmony that is possible when you open up and realize that all living creatures are intelligent beings, with their own feelings, emotions, thoughts, desires and perceptions of life.

All participants of this amazing day will:

  • Enjoy an interactive conversation with your animal friends
  • Learn the animal’s behaviors, knowledge and perspectives on situations
  • Discover any discomforts they may have
  • Have the opportunity to learn to your animal companion’s thoughts, feelings and attitudes
  • Greatly enhance your relationship with one another and bring great joy and happiness into your life

Let Anna Take You on a Journey Into the
World of Animal Communication!

Private Lessons or Animal Communication Sessions

Monday, October 13, 2014

 

Would you like to work on your specific challenges with your horse?  Or perhaps you would like Anna to do a private animal communication session with you and your companion…     
During her stay in Minnesota Anna will be taking a day of private bookings for Natural Horsemanship, Energy Healing, Animal Communication and Nutritional Support.  

 Spaces are extremely limited, and will sell out very quickly so if you want to work with Anna, one-on-one, don’t delay.  Book your session NOW!

Let Anna show you how to solve your toughest problems and discover just how effective the ROTH Methodologies can be for you and your horse.

 

 Email info@spirithorsecenterinc.com 
or Call (218) 825-4944 
for registration details

 

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Liberty and Leadership: A FREE Horsemanship Clinic with International Clinician Anna Twinney

 

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Reach Out to Horses & Friends of Horses Team-Up to Save Slaughter-Bound Foals

Reach Out to Horses, in partnership with Friends of Horses Rescue and Adoption, Centennial, CO began their annual Week of Foal Gentling program on September 8, 2014.

ROTH and FOHRAA rescued 10 foals from the feedlot to give them a chance at a new life.

The rescued foals will be available for adoption on Saturday, September 13, 4pm, at Friends of Horses Rescue and Adoption.

During this week long event, Anna will guide participants and auditors through her exclusive foal gentling process, introducing the foals to first touch, halter, leading, loading and lots more, in a non-stress, compassionate and effective way!  The training they receive is priceless and a crucial step to these young horses getting adopted to the right forever homes and having that second chance at life.

By the end of the week many of the foals are fully gentled and ready to take the next step with a new adopted family.

On Saturday, September 13, at 4pm, the participants of the gentling week will show the foals to an open house for the general public.

4 of the 10 horses have already been adopted but the remaining 6 are still looking for homes and will be ready for adoption.

Did you know?

It is illegal to send a foal under 6 months of age to horse slaughter. However, foals from one day to six months old, are being skinned and sold for high-end leather.  Others who aren’t rescued are sent to slaughterhouses.  These foals have no chance at life from the start. Their meat is considered a delicacy in some countries.  Horrifically, some countries actually believe that if a foal is skinned while it is still alive the meat will be more tender.

“By gentling the foals and introducing them to humans it is our intention to make the better candidates for adoption. It is too easy to just throw these horses away like unwanted refuse. It is our hope to show the world just how valuable they are and help them find their way to new life.”

- Anna Twinney, Founder of Reach Out to Horses

Reach Out to Horses was developed with the mission of bringing harmony to horses and humans.  For more than a decade, ROTH has been instrumental in the rescue and rehoming of hundreds of horses and well hundreds of thousands of dollars to the horses and the rescues with which they worked.

Friends of Horses Rescue and Adoption – With over 150 horses currently being cared for, FOHRAA is a 501 C 3 non-profit charitable organization located in Centennial, Colorado since 2001.  FOHRAA is dedicated to rescuing good horses and adopting them to good homes, therapeutic riding and community service.

For more information contact Vincent Mancarella at info@reachouttohorses.com or Bill Stiffler at 303-649-1155.

 

Animal Communication Workshop Coming to Watsonville, CA this MONTH!

The Exquisite Art of Animal Communication

 with International Communicator  
Anna Twinney
September 26th – 28th
Pregnant Mare Rescue,
Watsonville, CA 

     

Connect with your animals in a way you never Imagined!   

Have you ever wished you could talk with your animals?

 

No… really…

 

Would you like to know what your horse is thinking? Perhaps you would like to stop your cat from doing that mysterious and frustrating behavior.  Or maybe you want to help your dog through his difficult health condition.

 

Whatever your desire, this is your chance to learn how to literally have a conversation, with not only your dog, cat or horse, but all animals.

 

International Animal Communicator Anna Twinney will introduce you to the amazing and seemingly magical world of Animal Communication.  

 

Anna has helped thousands of people and animals solve behavioral issues, support health challenges, guide animals in transition and more.

 

Now she will reveal to you the same powerful, life-changing tools, secrets and techniques she uses in her highly successful and effective private sessions with clients and in classes all over the world.   

 

Animal Communication, also known as inter-species communication is the ability to telepathically connect with a being of another species. This two-way communication is accomplished not only with words, but with images, feelings, thoughts, emotions and other intuitive senses.      

 

Over the course of 1 evening and 2 days, through demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on exercises, you will explore the amazing world of “animal communication.” Using your inherent gifts, you will be able to telepathically connect and communicate with a being of another species.

 


“There is nothing like being in the energy of the live class environment. It raises your intuitive & connective abilities immensely!”

During the workshop you will learn how to:

  • Connect with the animal world
  • Listen to your animal companion and gain new insights into their perspective
  • Share thoughts, ideas & feelings
  • Communicate in-person and from a distance
  • Uncovering and Solving behavioral issues
  • Helping your companion with health issues
  • Preparing your companion for their final days
  • Communicating with them on the Other Side
  • And lots more…

Let Anna Take You on a Journey Into the
World of Animal Communication!

Sign Up Here!

 

Have you signed up for the Reach Out to Horses Newsletter yet? Don’t miss out on all the great information!

The Reach Out to Horses newsletter is sent out via email bi-monthly.  This gem is filled with up-to-date information on fantastic rescues, informative articles that Anna or her students have written, information on when to catch Anna next, as well as a little bit of fun!  Don’t miss out on this great read!

Sign Up Here!

Excerpt from the “Ask Anna” section of the Reach Out to Horses Newsletter

What is the deal with “Trust-Based” horsemanship?

I often hear you talk about ROTH methodologies being “trust-based” but what does that really mean? Isn’t all natural horsemanship training basically the same thing and what do you do in your training that makes it “trust-based”?
___________________________

Great question.  I of course can’t and won’t speak for other trainers or teachers, but I can tell you why we call the ROTH methodologies “trust-based” and why that is so important.

The most fundamental element to any relationship is communication.  And without communication, you cannot create an effective training program.  But it is not enough to be able to speak basic “horse” and simply get your horse to do what it is told…. at least not for me.  After all, the better the communication, the better the training.

For example, most trainers understand that horse’s are “into-pressure” animals.  That means that if a horse feels pressure they will move towards it to eliminate the pressure rather than move away.  So if you know that is what your horse will do and you just create a training system that takes advantage of that concept, you aren’t truly communicating or building trust between you and your horse.  You are simply teaching the horse that when you feel this, or when you see that, you do this!

To create trust, instead, bring in confidence building steps that allow your horse to understand what you are asking and to communicate effectively with your horse.  At ROTH we shape behavior with communication, not force.

We aren’t looking to create a robot, we are looking for a team player.

True communication is 2-way.  By giving your horse a chance to be heard, you allow him to have a voice in his own life and specifically how his training goes. When you do that he will tell you what works for him and what doesn’t, the pace he is comfortable working with, the concerns he may have, and very important, his learning style.

Truly effective horsemanship isn’t about forcing a horse to comply with a one-size fits all system.  It is about creating a program around each horse and giving him a voice in that training.

By being fluent in the language of the horse you are able to avoid a cookie-cutter training approach and create a genuine, willing participant in your horse.  From that you will build a true partnership based on honesty, integrity, communication and trust.

Remember, it’s not about compliance, it is about partnership.

How do you know if your training is “trust-based”?  

That’s easy.

If you are using the language or the nature of the horse against it so that it will do whatever it is you want it to do, then that is not trust-based.  There is no trust or honesty in that training.  Instead you are using your knowledge of the horse’s psychology or behavior to simply make him more or less uncomfortable as you shape his behavior and achieve the outcome you desire.

If, on the other hand, you are fluent in the language of the horse and you use that language in your training to communicate and listen to your horse, adapt the training to your horse’s needs, character, personality, likes and dislikes, and learning style, you can create a training method that works for your individual horse, and develop real trust. Then you have created an entirely unique program based on your horse and you… not just your needs and capability.

In short, think compatibility, not uniformity.  Think partnership, not compliance.  Think creativity and communication, not system.  Work with the nature of your horse to build trust, not against the nature of your horse to create a robot and you will be amazed at how quickly your horse will become a true partner.

Happy Trails,
Anna 

 

For Immediate Release: Reach Out to Horses’ Foal Gentling Program Assists in the Rescue of Slaughter-Bound Foals

August 18, 2014 – Centennial, CO

Reach Out to Horses, in partnership with Friends of Horses Rescue and Adoption, Centennial, CO will begin their annual Week of Foal Gentling program on September 8, 2014. ROTH and FOHRAA will rescue 10 foals from the feedlot to give them a chance at a new life.

During this week long event, Anna will guide participants and auditors through her exclusive foal gentling process, introducing the foals to first touch, halter, leading, loading and lots more, in a non-stress, compassionate and effective way! The training they receive is priceless and a crucial step to these young horses getting adopted to the right forever homes and having that second chance at life.

By the end of the week many of the foals are fully gentled and ready to take the next step with a new adopted family.

Did you know?
It is illegal to send a foal under 6 months of age to horse slaughter. However, foals from one day to six months old, are being skinned and sold for high-end leather. Others who aren’t rescued are sent to slaughterhouses. These foals have no chance at life from the start. Their meat is considered a delicacy in some countries. Horrifically, some countries actually believe that if a foal is skinned while it is still alive the meat will be more tender.

“By gentling the foals and introducing them to humans it is our intention to make the better candidates for adoption. It is too easy to just throw these horses away like unwanted refuse. It is our hope to show the world just how valuable they are and help them find their way to new life.”
– Anna Twinney, Founder of Reach Out to Horses

Reach Out to Horses was developed with the mission of bringing harmony to horses and humans. For more than a decade, ROTH has been instrumental in the rescue and rehoming of hundreds of horses and well hundreds of thousands of dollars to the horses and the rescues with which they worked.

Friends of Horses Rescue and Adoption – With over 150 horses currently being cared for, FOHRAA is a 501 C 3 non-profit charitable organization located in Centennial, Colorado since 2001. FOHRAA is dedicated to rescuing good horses and adopting them to good homes, therapeutic riding and community service.

For more information contact Vincent Mancarella at info@reachouttohorses.com or Bill Stiffler at 303-649-1155.

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