Hey everyone, Anna’s on Stable Scoop today! She tells Helena and Jennifer all about the Art of Foal Gentling and her recent Foal Gentling Clinic at Ray of Light Farm in East Haddam, CT. She also talks about PMU foals and mares and the difficult life they live. DON’T MISS IT!
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.
Anna is proud to be teaming up with the Horse Protection League in Golden who greeted ROTH with open arms. Such a broad spectrum of horses attended from virtually untouched Arabians, 2 yrs old Mustang, ex-teaser, through to behavior modification requirements and school masters. In 3 days alone the horses learned to trust and accept leadership from their handlers. Some of the variety that crossed my path and the EXTREME positive changes were captured!
For more information on The Colorado Horse Protection League please visit their website at cohpl.org.
Who could ask for more???
I wanted to tell you all about Spotty and how he is doing. After the great start you gave him and his assessment with you we were able to take your advice and move forward with him in the right direction.
We went found a really good trainer who was not scared of drafts like you suggested. We went with Kevin Paul at Driving Horse Connection who is a natural horsemanship trainer. Spotty went away to him for a few months and then when he came back he worked with us at home… we still have sessions with him every 8 weeks or so to make sure nothing starts to slide!
I also got a new saddle fitter and found him western saddle and a nice dressage saddle that fit him and had trees, instead of the treeless saddle he had been riding in. This means I am more supported which is great if he does do anything!
We also got a new great horse chiro called Dave McClain and you were right that his back was out! The old chiro and vet had not noticed! So he now gets regular adjustments to ensure he stays pain free.
He does pretty well now. Incidents are far and few between. I can take him on trails and to the fairgrounds indoor arena and ride with strange horses and all kinds of things we could only dream about before!
He can still have his moments and take off with me (usually only at home, and when he thinks arena work is getting too boring) but the trainer has practiced with me the one hand stop over and over and while he does not actually always stop (!) it does at least slow him down until I can get him under control. I still only ride him in a plain loose ring snaffle.
So thanks you so much for everything you did for us… Spotty is very happy!
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!
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“An Indian friend of mine that lives life the old way, once told me that every one should own a horse. I asked why and he said that things just come to you when you do. I, the cultured white man thought he was speaking of material things, good fortune. I see today as I fly home far above the clouds from the HHC that the fortune that comes to you are the riches that come to you when your heart is open. That is the gifts that the horses will give you. I have owned horses most of my life but our communication was pretty much one way. I thank Anna and her team for showing us that the riches that will be found through these methods. It is beyond natural horsemanship, it is truly Holistic Horsemanship.”
- Adam Edwards, CO
“It was cloudy before but now it’s all clear”
- Camilla Ersson, Sweden
“What a profound experience of self-knowledge and skill development in the language of the horse”
- Dana Stuart-Bullock, NY
“It’s amazing how much one person can learn and grow in only 10 days”
- Dana Uzwiak, CT
“Can’t wait to start my field studies and come back next year!”
- Danielle Barry, NJ
“This course has been a great answer to what happens when I, ‘just do it.’ Right now I could be wondering, ‘what if’, and wallowing in regret. Instead I am having an internal celebration.”
- Dawn Lesinski, CT
“It is so deep to feel the team when I was working in the round pen, and also in the classroom. It feels we care so much with each other. I am so happy with this course! Thank You”
- Liv Hektoen, Sweden
“If you think you know nothing or all, this is the course to change your mind.”
- Sonke Dose, Canada
“This course has seriously changed my life. I found my life goal and I have a plan to put to it. Anna has shown me (and so many others) important lessons in life regarding horses and people. She found an amazing way to help the horses teach us. She finds a way to match up the people to the horse with the correct lesson to learn. The way she reads horses is amazing. It is a passion like no other. She has an amazing way of reading people just as well. This course was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced in my life!”
- Tanya King, CT
“This last session in this morning was so fine. To share all this with each other; we are a good team.”
- Yrsa Paulin, Sweden
Trailering Techniques using food as reward!!!
There is an art to understanding the language of Equus, especially when it comes to trailer loading. Are you shutting your horse down? Are you using too much pressure? Are you only using negative reinforcement? Let Ima, a PMU mare from Ray of Light Farms, share her story with you through her body language. Watch the effects of positive reinforcement & where food can be used as rewar