Let’s sign this petition on whitehouse.gov and maybe we can finally get the administration to see the importance of protecting our wild horses over securing corporate profits at the expense of the mustangs and burros. We only need 5000 signatures to be heard. But imagine if we had 10,000 or 100,000! Let’s make it happen!
Pictured are the 2 horses Lenda & Willy, Rune, Kristoffer (his son), Marianne & Trond.
Rune is one of Anna’s long-standing Norwegian clients/students. This was a BIG day out to Bergen where Lenda and Willy pulled the “old fashioned” fire engine for the parade – all went really well.
Anna, I just watched the videos of the last days of the foal handling course. The stories of each foals journey, as well as the students, touched my heart deeply as I smiled through happy tears. Thanks again for doing this incredible work and for your compassionate heart. It was so good to see Paul with his two new friends. He is so happy. He and the foals are very lucky to have one another.
From feral foals to foals in training, Anna shares her Reach Out to Horses methods with students from around the Globe as they gentle untouched foals rescued from the Canadian Slaughter houses. As a bi-product of the drug Premarin, these weanlings have found Sanctuary at Ray of Light Farms. Embarking on their week’s training, you can witness their progress. Haltered, saddle blankets (in prep for blanketing), picking up feet & their first steps….for those interested in learning more, the new 4-part DVD Foals in Training is scheduled to be launched January 2011.
Meet 5 very special PMU foals as they graduate from the Reach Out to Horses foals in training course at Ray of Light Farms, Connecticut. Just 6 days ago they were untouched youngsters uncertain if their first touch would represent their first experience to human exposure; where their numbers were shaved on their side and coggins taken without their permission. Now they willingly approach, accept touch, halters, blankets, having their feet cleaned & being lead around obstacle courses.
Anna created a rare opportunity for her students to gentle 5-month old PMU foals, destined for slaughter in Canada, they found their way to Ray of Light Farms. Within just 6 days, Anna was able to share her unique natural horsemanship methods with those sharing her passion. Now these foals are on their way to a brighter future and you can witness their graduation day. With tears in their eyes the students present “their” foals for you to share in the magical moments. The transformation is described as a miracle, please spread the word of compassionate communication.
Nearly 6,000 foals leave Canada each year as a bi-product of the hormone replacement therapy drug, Premarin. As their mother’s urine is collected on the pee-line, the foal’s destiny is even less bright, unless saved. Equine Angels & Ray of Light Farms, CT celebrate the arrival of 10 weanlings, while Anna Twinney of Reach Out to Horses arranges the FIRST foal gentling clinic of this kind. Follow the foal’s first week in training.
These foals have come a long way since their arrival at the farm in late October. Anna Twinney has guided students to successfully gentle the foals who previously had little to no human interactions. Now the foals are learning to accept being approached, touched, groomed, haltered, led, have feet picked up and picked out, among other things; and are learning that working with people can be a positive experience. http://www.rayoflightfarm.org/Premarins_2010.htm
A Ranch Retreat like no other! Everyone’s dream come true….a chance to experience a working ranch in the heart of the Arizona dessert. Fulfill your child-hood dream of connecting with animals. Enhance what is innate to you, your ability to communicate with all animals under the safe guidance of Anna Twinney. A unique experience created just for you to delve deep and unlock your own gifts! Open your heart & learn to listen to the horses as they speak in whispers. There is nothing quite like cooling off in the pool, a sunset ride through the dessert followed by 5 Star catering, accommodation and ending the day around the camp-fire or enjoying a jacuzzi. Sounds like a dream? Its yours just a breath away.
A private clinic at Timbuktu in BC, Canada provided all around natural horsemanship to create a deeper connection and safe environment for the horses and their people. A lesson on how to teach a horse to stop when he is fearful instead of bolt. Meet April & Blueberry rescued from the PMU line as they offer their first r’ship.
Watch as Anna teaches a crucial lesson in desensitizing for both horse and rider.
For more information about Anna Twinney and the Reach Out to Horses Comprehensive Horsemanship Program visit us at reachouttohorses.com.
Trust. Partnership. Results. ~ Reach Out to Horses.
Recently, ROTH Instructor Robert Raine reached out to horses while helping the fight against Cancer in Sweden.
He donated 100% of the proceeds to this cause.
Click on the link below to see the news video coverage from Sweden.
JOB WELL DONE ROB!!!!
Greetings from Rob Raine in Sweden,
Reach Out to Horses pioneers and sets the standard – leadership with empathy and understanding.
Last weekend Reach Out to Horses (Sweden) did something unique in Swedish equine history. We put together and presented the Reach Out to Horses clinic and made it a charity event. I was told by Sweden’s most prestigious equine publication that nobody else here in Sweden has ever done anything like this. So not only was this the first ever of its kind, but we also donated 100% of the funds to the Pink Ribbon breast-cancer campaign.
The clinic itself was an outstanding success. Everyone we approached for sponsorship donated their goods or time free of charge and with a huge smile. We had six participants with horses, and another 14 auditors, however, to raise more funds anyone wanting to come in and try the obstacle course or the halter work or T.L.C. exercises was welcome to bid to donate extra money and try a combination of all these things. We exceeded our goal and raised roughly US$2500.
ROTH Sweden consists of certified Reach Out to Horses instructor, Robert Raine, dedicated long-term student Ulrika Swan – Co-coordinator, Liv Hektone and Yrsa Paulin – Logistics, and Camilla Ersson – Internet and Media and Photography.
Each and every one of the team performed above and beyond the call of duty in all situations, and we all had the time of our lives and lots of fun.
Regards From Rob and Team Sweden.
THE COMPLETE FOAL HANDLING COURSE WITH ANNA
November 15th – 20th, 2010
Ray of Light Farm, East Haddam, CT
(Applies towards ROTH Holistic Horsemanship Course Graduates
becoming ROTH Trainers Continuing Education)
Last year Frank Weller and the Equine Angels saved 7 foals from certain death, 5 of which were filmed during a week long ROTH training program. The 4-part DVD set, Foals in Training, scheduled to be launched in only a few short months, depicts the lives of the foals from their arrival in trailers through to their first touch, their first halter, their first step. This unique, comprehensive tool gives you the opportunity to travel down the road as we gentle these beautiful souls.
We want our foals to feel safe, and their experiences with humans to be positive, memorable ones. These first important lessons stay with them for the rest of their lives and so the training must be done right. Acknowleding the “whisper” is crucial, recognizing the “try” is an art.
You will have the chance to understand, first-hand, the power of compassionate leadership and positive reinforcement while creating the clarity in boundaries and balance.
Anna herself uses to start foals for basic handling!
Spend 6 fun-filled, info-packed days learning the Reach Out to Horses methods and work with a new group of PMU foals, starting these young lives on the path towards a gentle, trust-based partnership with humans.
Under Anna’s tutelage you will work directly with the foals, and learn how to teach them:
- Halter training – acceptance of halter, leading
- Tying (if appropriate)
- Picking up feet
- Navigating an obstacle course
- Desensitization techniques to plastic bags and other objects
- and more…
By introducing these elements of Basic Handling to your foal at the age of weaning, you will be preparing them for the best start possible. Your foal has a memory for life, let these first memories be good ones.
And as a bonus you will join Anna at Ray of Light Farm in picturesque East Haddam, CT – the same location at which Anna filmed the Foals in Training DVD Set. This is an ideal facility to learn these life-changing techniques.
Space is extremely limited, only 2 spots left!
Participation is on a first come first serve basis so sign up today!
For more information or to reserve your spot contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about lodging in East Haddam please contact Bonnie Buongiorne at email@example.com.
It’s all good!!!
Billy, a Norwegian Fjord Horse residing in Canada, has spent several years under saddle, but all of these years with a concern for “things” above him. During this Round Pen session you see Soenke, a ROTH student, communicate to Billy while getting him comfortable with objects on and around his saddle. With subtle cues, gestures, energy and communication the language of the horse reveals his comfort level and acceptance. The conversation speaks for itself.
Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick - World Renowned Wild Horse Advocate, Wildlife Reproductive Physiology Expert & Director of the Science & Conservation Center at ZooMontana.
The developer of the non-hormonal birth control, PZP, sits down with Anna and Vin to discuss his views about the dilemma and existence of the American Wild Horse on U.S. public lands. He talks about PZP, how it works and the effect it is having on the management of herds all over the country. He also gives his opinion on how to properly manage wild horses for genetic viability.
Don’t miss this informative and life-changing conversation!
And best of all, it’s completely FREE!