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Welcome to our little corner of the Blogosphere.   Stop by often to get great tips and information on all things natural horsemanship, animal communication, energy healing, and more.  You can also keep up with all we have going on as Anna travels around the globe teaching her methodologies of trust-based communication.

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Foal Gentling in Oregon

Foal Gentling Oregon 2016

WSHN – the Warm Springs Horse Network

 Beth Matanane – Board Member


WSHN – the Warm Springs Horse Network was chosen to provide the amazing foals to an Anna Twinney clinic held in Sisters, Oregon this past week.  This week-long, intense, hands-on clinic provided attendees with something they will walk away with as a memorable, life-changing experience.   While learning the techniques and theory of horse gentling the students focus on obtaining the knowledge of a kinder, gentler method of horsemanship.  Respect along with permissions. This makes perfect sense while dealing with eleven Warm Springs foals ranging from 2 months to 5 months old.  Recognizing the subtle body language, approach and retreat along with respect proved to this writer the amount of time, effort, and dedication is priceless in the student and the animal.

After witnessing a student establish an acceptable touching space on the animal then moving forward to establishing a true communication language between the pair.  I watched in amazement as the student was able to guide the foal into acceptance and respect for the student.   Under the kind leadership of Anna Twinney, this breakthrough between species made yet another marked impression on all who observed these actions.  The sense of accomplishment lead to one proud student and a lip-smacking, chewing, yawning, comfortable foal.

Students also were hands on with the care and feeding of each foal.  Some stayed through lunch to enrich this experience even further, petting and observing the friendlier horses. As the week is progressing the entire group will travel to the Warm Springs Reservation, guided by a Tribal Member to observe the wild horses in the wild at the reservation. The amount of community abounds when WSHN is involved. We are proud to have been a piece of this multifaceted composite that has led to a well-rounded, amazing learning experience. An equine nutritionist will also explain the nutritional needs of equine.

Auditor, Tracee Dmytryk commented on how “comfortable the foals became from her first day of observation to the third, “it’ appeared the horses had little stress, became more confident and comfortable around the students.”  Another auditor, Angie Shelby, observed “how the gentle techniques used by Anna were an amazing interpretation of gentle horsemanship.”    Shelby also remarked on the high level of care that was given to each foal.  Anna provided what was “best for the horse – the herd.”  She also observed how, “the more reactive horses were being touched in a short period of time,” using Anna’s techniques.

WSHN is a 501c3 nonprofit developed by a group of four women in central Oregon:  Shontae Thomas, Robbi Pruitt, Tori Reid, and Beth Matanane.  Dedicated and developed with the sole purpose of promoting the Warm Springs horses and providing an educational avenue for persons interested in the Warm Springs equine.  A portion of the proceeds from this clinic will go to aid in the care of the WSHN horses looking for adoptive families.

Anna Twinney is a recognized Equine Consultant at The Equus Projects/ OnSite NYC, Natural Horsemanship Clinician & animal communicator at Happy Dog Ranch, and Natural Horsemanship Clinician at FOAL – Friends Of A Legacy Lives in Elizabeth, Colorado.

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Paving better roads for the next generation of Horse lovers, the ROTH way!

By:Youth Horsemanship, Natural horsemanship for kids Elaine Ackerly, free as a wild Mustang!

As we embark on a journey with horses, we can take many different directions. It can seem as though the horses come to us, serenading to our very essences, with what it is we are missing when we look at life.


The dangers of not being in the moment or truly listening to the people in our lives is an epidemic of the largest proportions. We hide behind our keyboards and answer strangers with our emotions fully charged, never fully grasping where the other party is coming from, and only seeing things with the filter of our own minds.


When we are truly open to the messages the horses have for us as individuals, we can feel a sense of being turned upside-down or end to end.  We can feel a loss of self to start, but if we consider that the horses have made it through to us, we must not be a lost case.


The next generation of horse people are crucial to the survival of our horses and the industry that supports it. There has been a surge of horses as therapists as the world begins to recognize that these animals offer us more than just being the expired tools of transport and farming.  Their connection to and ability to read the people in their lives is fascinating, as their prey animal mentality seems to offer a grounding that is beyond what dogs have brought us.  Almost as if their passive search for food has a wisdom that mankind lacks.


This is something that money and insurance costs have taken from some of our pupils.  Children.  Without the horses and lessons I had in my life, I cannot imagine the impatient and angry brat I would have manifested into.  And I can see why there is great caution and concern when mixing horses and children, but the more I see with this combo the more I see how they belong together. The children have fewer filters and barriers preventing them from seeing the language purely.  And doesn’t that make sense when you consider that it is a second language and that, the younger the mind, the easier it is to learn another language?


What horses have to offer children in this technologically advanced, disconnected world is something that can save the planet from our self-destructive nature, to reconnect us to the world as a whole and not as the sum of the parts we have come into our lives.  This inter connection brings in a confidence that cannot be paralleled, for it comes about only with a soft humbleness.  The awareness that you are a small tiny speck in a vast sea of organisms, acknowledging that there are other perspectives and knowledge you don’t yet have, and finally, with even all the differences between human and horse, the children begin to see how much they have in common. Their search for comfort, company and fun. The emotions that flare up when you don’t feel heard, the appreciation you feel when you are given a voice…




Is she as good as Buck? Offered in a Webinar

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Evening #2, September 6th, 6-7:30pm

Are You As Good As Buck?

One of the common questions I get at my horsemanship events is, “I really like what you are doing. Working on communication, partnership, and giving a voice to the horse are all good things, but does your gentle approach really work? Is it as good as a harder, more dominance-based approach from someone like Parelli, Anderson, or Buck.

Is a gentle, communication, trust-based methodology just as comprehensive, fast, and effective?

The short answer is ABSOLUTELY!!! Even more so!

The long answer is… well… you will just have to join me on Tuesday night, September 6th, to hear that.

I’m ready to see why a trust-based approach will revolutionize my training!

 So how much will this invaluable information set me back?  

I could easily charge hundreds of dollars, but like I said, I want you to hear what I have to say and I want this to be affordable for everyone!  So I’ve decided to charge only $19.97 for the full 3 hours. That is a steal!  I don’t want you to have to break the law though, so I am going to practically give it away.  

If you sign up by August 28th and use the coupon code PARTNER you will be able to join us for only $4.97!

That’s right, only $4.97 for both.  That’s not each, that’s BOTH!

Just make sure you use the coupon code PARTNER by August 28th.

In addition, during the event I will tell you how you can get our the DVD’s and CD’s in our shopping corral at a 30% discount!

What more do you need?!?  Follow this link!

Webinar Registration!

I hope to see you there. 


Animal Communication for Skeptics offered in a Webinar


       Reach Out to Horses Presents…

        BUCK THE SKEPTICS! A Special 2-night Webinar Event

         Answering 2 of the most Important questions I’ve been asked.

         August 30th & September 6th – 6 – 7:30 pm (Mountain Time – U.S.)


I’m finishing up our incredible Advanced Horsemanship event called Simple Solutions.  We are having an extraordinary time and I am very proud of our trainer students.  They are doing an amazing job with the horses and working their butts off!

That’s right, our trainer students no longer have butts. But I digress.  The reason I post this is that no matter where I go, I often get asked the same questions. Two of them in particular caught my attention and I thought they would be great webinar topics. Because they are so important and valuable, I didn’t want to wait until the end of the year for my annual webinar series.

I also decided that I wanted to make this mini-webinar event VERY AFFORDABLE for everybody and give you a special gift just for joining me

That’s how transformational I believe this information can be for you, your horses, and all your animals.

So, without further ado…Here you go! 

 Evening #1, August 30th, 6-7:30pm – Animal Communication

Animal Communication For Skeptics

One of the toughest things to deal with as an Animal Communicator is the dreaded Skeptic!  For an animal communicator, a close-minded skeptic can be frustrating, upsetting, and even intimidating. At times they can ruin the energy and the flow of the session, making you less effective. Just the word alone can bring up feelings of anxiety for any animal communicator, psychic, or medium alike.

So how do you deal with and convert the skeptic?

Join me for our first webinar and find out

So how much will this invaluable information set me back?  

I could easily charge hundreds of dollars, but like I said, I want you to hear what I have to say and I want this to be affordable for everyone!  So I’ve decided to charge only $19.97 for the full 3 hours. That is a steal!  I don’t want you to have to break the law though, so I am going to practically give it away.  

If you sign up by August 28th and use the coupon code PARTNER you will be able to join us for only $4.97!

That’s right, only $4.97 for both.  That’s not each, that’s BOTH!

Just make sure you use the coupon code PARTNER by August 28th.

In addition, during the event I will tell you how you can get our the DVD’s and CD’s in our shopping corral at a 30% discount!

What more do you need?!? Buck the Skeptics Registration:

I hope to see you there. 


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World Peace Card Meditations August 17th, 2016

Join us in the passionate pursuit of World Peace:

World Peace Card Meditations
Wednesday, August 17, 7:30pm

(based on local time in your time zone)

Future Dates
September 14, October 12,
November 16, December 14 at 7:30pm

You are invited to take part in the next World Peace Card Meditation. Please mark your calendar and forward this email to all your friends.

Thanks for Your Help!

Because so many of you forwarded this email to your friends, there have been more than 358,500 downloads of the World Peace Cards. This is a tremendous increase in the number of people using the cards. So far the total number of World Peace Card sets downloaded, received from our free offer and from our magazine has been over 414,900! I hope you have been using your peace cards as their use brings blessings to the world as well as to you.

The next World Peace Card group meditations have been scheduled for Wednesday, August 17 at 7:30pm. This is local time in your time zone. This method has been chosen because of the special effect it produces. As people meditate in each successive time zone the energy builds like a wave which gets stronger and stronger as it circles the planet. Because of the higher dimensional nature of consciousness, the energy of peace will be transmitted for a full 24 hours and continue long after this.

Reports from those who took part in the previous meditations indicate many had powerful spiritual experiences. As they united with those taking part in the meditation a feeling of peace developed within that stayed with each for a long time. Some saw beautiful golden light surrounding the planet and others felt that a web of fear was dissipating and being replaced with trust in others and for our future.

All those who have received the cards are being asked to meditate on world peace at this time. By taking part in this group meditation, you’ll be joining thousands of people who will be using the cards to bring peace to the world. By joining together, the affect we have will be greatly multiplied. This powerful experience and will help shift the vibration of our wonderful planet into a higher state of consciousness. As you use the cards to meditate on world peace, you will be a beacon through which peace will spread around the planet which will have a positive uplifting effect on all people.

Please set aside this time to meditate with the cards. The suggested meditation period is 15 minutes, but of course you can meditate longer if you’d like to. The technique I’d like you to use is based on allowing yourself to be a beacon of peace. The World Peace Cards hold the vibration of the World Peace Grids which have been placed at spiritually significant locations and are relay stations for higher consciousness. By simply opening to their energy, you’ll become a channel for their love and peace which will flow through you to all the people on Earth. To do this, hold the cards in your hands or place them in front of you. Then simply meditate on peace.

We are entering a new era. Our entire planet including all the people and living things are moving into a place where it will be much easier to solve our problems and to create peace, prosperity and happiness for everyone. The World Peace Card meditation will quicken this process, making it easier for people to experience this new quality of higher consciousness and will provide great benefit for all people. Since this benefit will be flowing through you out to everyone on the planet, you’ll be blessed by this experience as well.

Many have received the cards in the mail or in the Reiki News Magazine while others have downloaded them from our web site. If you would like additional copies of the cards, please download them using this link and print as many copies as you can use. Please feel free to give them to your friends. Also, forward this email to anyone you feel would like to take part in the meditation.

World Peace Card Download
Additional World Peace Cards – http://www.reiki.org/WPCM.html

Note: This is a larger file and it may take several
minutes for it to open, so please be patient.

When printing the cards from this file, print page 2 first, then place this page in your printer and print the image of the peace grids on the back.

New Reiki Grid – Send Reiki to Others

We also have a new image of the World Peace Crystal Grid that can be used for a Reiki Grid. By using it for your Reiki Grid you’ll be tapping into the energy of all the peace grids and this will add to the energy that is sent to all those whose names or photos you place in the grid making the Reiki more effective and adding wonderful feelings of peace and harmony. And each time you charge your grid, you’ll be charging the peace grids for world peace! With this system you’ll use 12 crystals around the outside – placing 1 crystal over each of the crystals in the photo plus 1 crystal in the center and 1 as your master crystal for a total of 14 crystals. The additional crystals will also hold and transmit more energy. Also, remember you can place your goals into the grid as well. I suggest printing it on glossy photo paper if you have it or you could get some at your office supply store. You’ll need to trim the one side of the grid after it’s printed. http://www.reiki.org/Download/NPGridLetterSizeRGB.pdf

Read the story of the World Peace Grids
Reiki and World Peace
by William Lee Rand

This is a pdf file of an article that appeared in the Winter 2004 issue of the Reiki News Magazine. It describes the World Peace Crystal Grid program, and the adventures William experienced placing them at the North and South Pole and in Jerusalem. The article contains lots of pictures

Thank you for taking part in this group meditation.

William Lee Rand
The International Center for Reiki Training

Weekly inspiration from our home, herd, and hearts to yours!


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DVD #12, In Partnership with Horses, is here!! 1000 DVDs to be donated- see below for qualifications.


We are giving away 1,000 DVDs to those who work in the fields of Equine Therapy, Healing, and Support.  Visit our website to see if you or your organization qualify!

Please follow the link to all the information on how you can get DVD #12 and all of the pearls contained therein.

In Partnership with Horses DVD 12

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Evaluating an Unhandled Rescue Colt the ROTH way…

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All the Fun, None of the Cost!

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How would you like to spend a week with a foal; training, supporting, and giving them a loving, heart-filling introduction to the human-horse connection?
The second best part (the best part is the foals) is that you don’t have to worry about all the expenses and responsibilities that come with having a foal at home.
What would you say if I told you that THIS IS POSSIBLE!?!
Come spend a week with us and let us show you how to create a bond that can’t be broken.  
Gentling foals can be some of the most important and rewarding work you will ever do.
Over the course of 6 days you will learn Anna’s unique and comprehensive methodologies of foal gentling.  Through gentle, compassionate, and supportive communication, you will learn how to quickly and effectively introduce these young horses to the world of humans and training.  You only get one chance at a first impression.  Join us as we start these young souls out on the right hoof and have a life-changing experience that you will never forget.

And to make it even more exciting for you, we are opening up 2 spots at the special, early-bird rate. There are only 2 spots at that price so don’t wait!

Anyone who has worked with foals will tell you, there is nothing like being in the presence of these innocent, bright-eyed beings.  Truly inspiring.
We hope you will join us.
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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. Acknowledging the “whisper” is crucial, recognizing the “try” is an art.

And now it’s your turn to join Anna for a week of fun, friends and foals.
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.
During these extraordinary 6 days you will learn:
  • First Touch
  • Hand grooming and grooming
  • Haltering
  • TLC
  • Baby Steps & Leading
  • Picking up feet & Farrier prep
  • Medical support
  • Desensitizing & Blanketing
  • Bathing
  • Navigating obstacle course
  • Loading
  • and more…
  • And the best part is you’ll be able to learn the methods and spend this precious time with these young horses, all without the expense of owning your own foal!

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