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!

Colorado Horsecare Foodbank Distributed 200 Tons of Emergency Hay to Northern Colorado Horses During the September 2013 Flood

 

Will you help us replenish our stock of emergency hay for Colorado’s horses?

JOIN US FOR OUR SIXTH ANNUAL HAY BALES & HORSE TALES
A Barbecue Benefit to Help Feed Hungry Horses!

 OCTOBER 3I  5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Jefferson County Fairgrounds

Photo collage of the human/horse connection.

It’s been one full year since “biblical rain” hit Northern Colorado and devastated entire communities, washed away hay, destroyed pastures, stranded people and animals, and left families with nothing–not even the ability to keep their horses and livestock fed. Immediately after the floods, CHF deployed volunteers and distributed emergency hay to Northern Colorado horse and livestock owners for more than four months while they struggled to recover. Knowing they had food for their animals meant one less thing Northern Colorado “flood families” had to worry about. When all was said and done, CHF distributed more than 200 tons of emergency hay to Northern Colorado. Please help us continue this important relief work!

Come to our annual barbecue benefit, or simply donate!

Singles: General–$65 I Patron–$100
Tables of 10: General–$625 I Patron–$975
 
Hors d’oeuvres I

Barbecue Buffet & Wine
Bourbon Bar I 
Live Music I Spectacular Silent Auction
 
 

Private Cocktail Pre-Party

Premium Appetizers and Specialty Cocktail

 

Premium Wine

Pre-Registration and Early Preview of Silent Auction Items

 

One-on-one with board members–your opportunity to learn

more about the Foodbank and its goals for the future

SILENT AUCTION SPOTLIGHT: ARTIST JUDITH BRUNKO
 
Artist Judy Brunko's original oil painting. This year we are pleased to offer an original oil painting, 14″ x 11″, fully framed from artist Judith Brunko. VALUE: $650.

Judith Brunko began her art career in 1982, studying with Kim English, Ramone Kelly and others at Rocky Mountain College of Art. She then went on to pursue her bachelor’s degree. Her art background led her into architecture, finding it the perfect blend of art and science. In 2007, Judith took workshops with Don Sahli, Carolyn Anderson, and Tim Diebler. These workshops re-ignited her passion for oil painting. Judith loves the challenge of impressionist representational art and the pursuit of capturing light as it defines objects; whether landscape, still life, or figure painting. She is drawn to the human figure as a form to evict and portray thought, emotion, and feeling. Judith has found that creating the structure of the human form on canvas has many similarities to designing and building architecture; both being visual expressions of physical beauty. You can see Judith’s art at studiojudithbrunko.com and her architecture at jpbarchitects.com.

Thank you, Judith! We are grateful for your generous silent auction donation!


 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!

Colorado Horsecare Foodbank is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep
horses and their people together during periods of financial hardship due to unemployment; divorce;
death; medical crisis; or natural disaster. CHF provides short-term grants of hay to those who
qualify for assistance. To learn more about the Foodbank, to make a donation, or to volunteer,
please visit horsefoodbank.org; call 303-670-1474; or send email to Juliana Lehman.
Published in: on September 24, 2014 at 4:10 pm  Comments (1)  

The Comprehensive Foal Gentling: Daily Diary

Friends of Horses Rescue, Centennial, CO
September 8-13, 2014

It’s fabulous to have the opportunity to make a lasting positive difference in all of these foals’ lives. The gentle and effective methods that Anna Twinney gives to the foals and to us brings out the very best in horses and in us, their human friends. It’s an honor and a huge pleasure to be part this.
~Mary Ehrgood

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Day 1:

Huddled together with a body score of 2 our foals will now receive the care they need. They have been rescued from a terrible fate. It’s time for our ROTH team and Friends of Horses to kick into action.

~Anna Twinney

These little babies will break and warm your heart in the same moment.   

~Katie Dixon

 

 

 

 

This week I will be working with a little filly I have named “Sooner” in Anna Twinney’s Foal Gentling Course. Some of these babies are sick, they have been pulled away from their mothers ~~ their story is heart breaking. But we will work and play with them and our intention is to give them a better feeling about 2-legged’s and a chance for a better life. They deserve it.

~Annette Price

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Day 2:

Much progress made today with these sweet babies! Many wore horseman’s’ ropes, halters, did TLC and baby steps, and vet prep!

~Katie Dixon

Major is introduced to the Horsemans' Rope: ROTH Foal Gentling, September 2014

Bill introduces Major to the horsemans’ rope – highlight of the day!

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Day 3:

 As the foals became more accustomed to people, the students began work with the halter and some of them even were led for the first time!
Hermes' First Following Experience: ROTH Foal Gentling 2014
Hermes learns how to follow Vin for the very first time.

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Day 4:
The foals were introduced to blankets, began to learn how to lift their feet for the students, as well as continued to work with halters and the concept of following.  Look how trusting many of them are after just a few days!

Look how adorable Sooner looks in her new halter and by the end of the day, she was totally styling in a matching blanket!!  

 What a difference a day has made in these young babies lives. We have touched all ten babies and many have had their halters on and passed “vet” prep today. Sooner is beginning to understand leading, and all of Anna’s TLC exercises. Tomorrow we will work on picking up her feet and getting her ready for her first farrier ~ she has a good head and learns quickly. I am in Love ~ and I want to bring her home {*.*}

~Annette Price

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Day 5:

Talk about complete body work day!  The foals received their first pedicures from farrier Jim Rea as well as cold laser therapy and chiropractic from Jim and Molly Campbell.  Thank you for your help!

  Anna told us that it is an honor when a horse is comfortable enough first to eat in your presence, and then trusting enough to lie down in your presence. I am not sure if the eating counts as they are all malnourished, but the lying down happened today ……… Day 5. We were blessed.

~Annette Price

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Day 6: Graduation Day!
The foals and students showed off their skills!  Bathing, trailer-loading, obstacle course, oh my!  From the huddling little group of unwanted creatures to the trusting and adopted individuals they have become, the foals have come a long way.

So very proud of our young foals at Friends of Horses Rescue & Adoption as they embark on a new journey of their lives. Some a body scale 2 and some close to 2 months of age. Our ROTH gentling program has been a huge success and includes:
* Creating a successful training environment
* Approaches & first touches
* Hand grooming & grooming
* Doctoring and vital signs, including vet visit
* Baby steps
* Desensitizing to towels & pads
* Picking up feet

First outing: ROTH Foal Gentling Event, September 2014
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All 10 of the foals this year were adopted!  Record-breaking for the ROTH foal gentling program!  Sincere congratulations to the 6 ROTH students who gave a foal a chance at life!

William Pelkey was adopted by Major!

He was a sensitive, scared little guy when I first met him last Monday. Slowly but surely we made friends, and his slowly increasing trust made me realize this little four month old feedlot foal needed a home with me.

So, on my birthday this past Saturday (the 13th) my wonderful wife and partner of nearly 40 years, Charlotte , ponied up the adoption fee so he could own my heart.

His name is Major, and he will be sharing space with his buddy, Hermes at Anna and Vin’s place for a while as he grows up. Welcome to the herd, Major, and I can hardly wait for you to meet your big brother, Captain the Morstang.

~Bill Pelkey
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 Clea Hall-Smith was adopted by Orion!

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Christina Stinchcomb was adopted by Sasha!

The clarity has manifested…My answer is YES.  Sasha’s home is with me and all that I am, have and do.

~Christina Stinchcomb, CO

Sasha Adopts Christina Stinchcomb

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Vincent Mancarella was adopted by Hermes!

Hermes Adopts Vincent Mancarella during the ROTH Foal Gentling Event

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With the help of Grace Gabrielli, Laurent Nicault was adopted by Dakota and Phoenix!

Published in: on September 24, 2014 at 11:15 am  Leave a Comment  

Tribute to Scout – A Salt Wells Mustang

IMG_0440On Wednesday, September 17th, ‘Scout’ (a.k.a. ‘Salty’) died from colic (a twisted gut) while in my care at my Cody ranch. Scout was born in 2013 in the Salt Wells HMA (one of the Horse Management Areas in Wyoming) – he was barely even a year old. He was a timid soul who found the Untouched Horse clinic difficult. Though he received the best of training, patience, and respect, he just couldn’t quite connect with his handlers and this new domestic setting. So by the end of the clinic he remained virtually untouched.
It is truly heart breaking to witness an episode such as colic. Though I was successful in giving him Banamine (when he was laying down) and he did make a poo (which I saw as a sign of improvement), the condition unfortunately worsened as he insisted on rolling, despite my best efforts to keep him up and walking in his pen. I just couldn’t save him…
These situations weigh heavy on my mind. For the last five years I have signed an agreement with the BLM to foster gathered mustangs, provide for their proper care, arrange for their training, and attempt to find them homes with qualified adopters. To date, over 30 mustangs have come to my ranch and participated in Anna’s Untouched Horse clinic. During this clinic they learn those valuable skills which allow them to successfully transition from wild to domesticated life. The program has been so successful that this year a Wyoming BLM manager practically begged me to take more than the 6 mustangs that I signed up for… which made me chuckle because in the past major hurdles had to be jumped to get the fostership going.
You might wonder what happens to them between the time they are rounded up from the range (by either helicopter chasing or bait trapping) and the Untouched Horse clinic. This is where my knowledge starts – at the BLM holding facility in Rock Springs, WY – where I select several horses each year from amongst the 700+ living – or more accurately ‘existing’ – there. Once they’ve been hazed into the loading chutes and my trailer I make the 5 hour drive back home and unload them into my corrals, giving them a month or more to acclimate to their new environment.
While my ranch is a quiet peaceful place, I can tell that stress remains with some of them for quite a while. In the first year, almost all the mustangs had diarrhea and snotty noses (and I was glad that they were in an area isolated from the rest of my herd). Sand colic almost took the life of my dear mare ‘Topa’. I discovered that mustangs have the tendency to ‘vacuum’ up every bit of hay from the ground (along with the grit underneath). In the wild, they graze on standing grass and are constantly moving, especially in arid, desert-like terrain where forage might be in short supply. When offered cut hay tossed on the ground, they stand still and eat everything in front of them so sand colic is a very real threat to their health. That same year ‘Radar’ resorted to cribbing and wind-sucking to sooth his nerves. Then there was a year when all the horses chewed on each other’s tails. Sadly, some mustangs never settle in, which can be said of the mare ‘Mariah’ and this little gelding ‘Scout’.
But I will forever be in awe of the mustangs’ ability to adapt to their new surroundings. By the time the annual clinic starts nearly all are ready and willing to learn the lessons presented. So now I ask myself, “Can something be done to more quickly ease the stress they feel upon arrival?” Homeopathic sprays such as Dynamite’s “Tranquil” and “Relax”, as well as Bach “Rescue Remedy” are certainly possibilities since they can be given in the water and do not involve touching the mustangs. Non-invasive healing techniques such as Reiki should also be considered.

Finally, as a tribute to Scout, I would like to encourage each reader to consider adopting a gathered mustang and supporting the efforts of those fighting to keep America’s mustangs wild and free on our ranges. There are over 50,000 horses in holding facilities across the nation and my story about Scout should not deter you from giving one of these beautiful animals a loving home. In my experience Scout is the exception, not the rule. Through Anna’s trust-based training which teaches the language of Equus and help from the above-mentioned healing modalities, adopted mustangs can grow and thrive as wonderful partners, capable of enriching a caregiver’s life with joy and wisdom. As for the mustangs still in the wild… well, they’re just healing for the soul.

Published in: on September 22, 2014 at 11:10 am  Leave a Comment  
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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

 

Published in: on September 10, 2014 at 2:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

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

 

Published in: on September 10, 2014 at 2:43 pm  Leave a Comment  
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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.

 

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