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!

ROTH Texas Comes to the Department of Equine Sciences at Colorado State University with Braxton Dolce

Hello everyone,

I have to tell y’all about my recent get away to Colorado.

It all started when Jordyn DeCarlo, who was my intern a couple of years ago, asked me to be a guest speaker for the equine behavior class at the Department of Equine Sciences at Colorado State University. She knew it was my dream, bucket list stuff, to teach at the collegiate level. Never graduating from undergrad much less with a graduate or doctorate degree limits me to be able to teach in this arena.

I chose to lecture on, “What is Holistic Horsemanship.” This is a huge topic and I was grateful for the three hours of class time. I broke it down by suggesting that there is no such thing as Natural Horsemanship. Most of what we do with horses goes against their very nature and design. I asked the class to consider instead a truly “balanced horsemanship” upon which to build relationships with horses.

Begin by balancing Nutrition, Hoof care, Chiropractic issues, Dental, your tack most importantly the saddle, and then the handler/rider. The suggestion is that if we achieve total balance in everything involved with our horses, and our interactions with them, that we will begin to think holistically.

A big part of this can be achieved by learning and practicing the tenets set out by the Reach Out to Horses Methodologies. Lead from finessed subtleties that are passive in nature, build a trust based relationship and not a dominant one, abandon fear and pain in everything that we do, and last but not least, give each and every individual a voice so that the communication is balanced.

I asked the students to drop common words like break, broken, make, made, tell and told, and to replace them with trained, started, asked, and suggested as the very intention that goes along with the word has the potential to bring in the wrong kind of feelings and actions.

I talked to them about the language of the horse and how we all feel better when we are able to understand what someone is saying to us. I touched on positive reinforcement and suggested that rewarding the try can help you gain ground exponentially.

I did touch on the into pressure phenomenon as most people have never heard of it. And when I asked what optimal timing for reward was the whole class said three to five seconds. This is still being taught incorrectly. I shared that I had learned the same thing but that in reality you have to be spot on in less than a second, 3-8 10ths of a second to be exact, and this made sense to everyone.

I demonstrated shaping and giving the horse a voice, Jordyn displayed lots of equine behavior as I picked up her feet and lead her around the class room in different ways.

I administered the VAK test so that they could understand that we all learn differently and they were excited to see what their strengths were as well.

Then we all went downstairs into the indoor arena where I was able to demonstrate the Reach Out process and TLC. At one point I looked up to see if I still had a class because they were so quiet. What I saw were forty sets of eye balls intently watching everything presented to them. I really enjoyed this opportunity and hope to be able to do this again in the near future.

But I must back up here a bit because when Anna found out that I was coming to CO she invited me to come Instruct with her the weekend before my lecture at CSU.

We had the best time teaching a newly formatted clinic “Spook-busting into the Saddle” This was an amazing two day adventure where everyone had breakthroughs and nothing was lost except for Anna’s Truck keys. We did TLC and Spook-busting the first day and then obstacles the next day; first in hand and then ridden. It was challenging, but so much fun and extremely rewarding for all involved.

Thank you Anna, Vin, and Joseph for letting me come hang out and play with y’all for a few days; such a treat to visit friends and catch up at the Reach Out ranch.


p.s. Anna and Vin…your arena looks amazing!!! ;

Find out more about Brack and Dolce Horsemanship!

Anna is coming to Friends of Horses in April! See what else is going on at Friends of Horses Rescue!

SPOOKBUSTING: The Stress-Free Way
  to Desensitizing your Horse to Anything 
 April 11 & 12, 2015 – 9am – 6pm
 Location: Friends of Horses, Centennial, CO
Anna Twinney will introduce you to some of the most important elements in creating a bombproof equine partner through genuine trust-based training methods. Get the results you’ve always wanted but haven’t necessarily been able to achieve.
Click here for more information and to save your spot!
Also at Friends of Horses Rescue…
Save the Date! Wine Sip & Silent Auction
May 8th, 2015, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
You will have a relaxing evening with good company, while enjoying some exceptional wines.
This is an exciting time for FOH! Spring is on its way and with the warmer days, horse enthusiasts flock to to the ranch for some equine companionship and volunteer time.
Whether you are new to FOH, or an old-timer, we would love to see you! It is a great time to meet new people with the same passion for horses. Prior events have offered amazing silent auction items, including sports memorabilia, flight simulation sessions, home and yard refurbishments, jewelry and retail items, massage and hair services…and yes, a variety of items to pamper your horse.
All proceeds benefit Friends of Horses Rescue and Adoption. As alcohol will be served at this event, those under 21 years old may not attend, however, they are welcome to visit any other day of the year!
Click here for more information about our Wine Sip.

If you have an item to donate, please drop it off with Bill in the clubhouse or contact Mimi at 303-522-8810.
Published in: on March 26, 2015 at 3:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

On Swirls and Horses

Anna: Many of my clients have bred their horses for the quantity of swirls in support of performance and otherwise… its a fun subject and can certainly keep you safe when you meet them for the very first time giving you great insights.

Kay: I just located this one from when I first got her. Think it might be adequate….

Swirls Nevada Newsletter
Anna: Very interesting, Kay Tomlinson, and not your usual swirl that I have seen. If I am identifying this correctly the swirl lies slightly to the left also making her left side dominant and so I would teach her on the left side first, not because its standard, but because she would benefit from that side more. Equally, if she has a bad experience on this side, it would show up quickly.
I have found that individuals with a “wheat sheaf” swirl (elongated) do not tolerate fools and prefer information to be clear and precise. They are often misunderstood and can find themselves in difficult circumstances often being sold on multiple occasions. When the information is not correctly presented, they are known to have a short fuse and will often “act out” sometimes this causes major behavior issues and as a horse whisperer I find myself involved to not only save lives, but act as messenger on their behalf. They appreciate clear messages the first time around with consistency, recognition for their character, strength and knowledge. Bring in the sensitivity of the chestnut you will be required to be a great leader honoring the herd of two:)!
Hope this helps, as it certainly helps me when I meet horses for the first time and have to be at liberty with them. Often I only have 1 hour to “fix” a behavior and I thread my knowledge in for support and safety for sure. If you are asking where this information is coming from, my point of reference is my knowledge and experience, not documented other than in my head:) at this time and only once did I create a webinar piece on it…more documentation is yet to come:).
Kay: Thank you, Anna! Yes–very helpful. Nevada is scary-smart, and insists on clarity and respect in communication. She does have a short fuse, but fortunately her acting out involves mostly a refusal to interact the next day, once you’ve insulted her or her intelligence. She’s the most intuitive and communicative of my horses, in terms of understanding human “issues” (equine-guided learning is our job). Much more than the other two horses, Nevada has facilitated some major breakthroughs for my clients, in extremely creative ways. Thanks for your additional insight!
Published in: on March 19, 2015 at 1:45 pm  Comments (3)  

Intention and Attention – by Frank Bell

Excerpt from Frank Bell’s Spring 2015 Newsletter – learn more: http://www.horsewhisperer.com/newsletter.htm

Frank Bell is a contributor in Anna’s new DVD: Animal Communication: The Journey Within  Learn More!


These are two very powerful words that are intertwined and work in symmetry as we interact with our horses. I believe we must begin with a clear idea of where we’re going, thereby having clear intention. But if we’re not paying close attention to just where our horses are mentally, our intention can easily be misguided. We must adjust to fit the situation.

We now live in a world where our attention has become compromised. The media know exactly how long we can focus and it’s not very long. From my perspective we’re being dumbed-down as we jump from one short focus to the next. It’s news, sitcoms, texting, etc. Do it and do it now- fast. This does not work with our horses. Our horses deserve and require our undivided attention and they can stay with it as long as we are present, truly present. When we start to drift then it’s time to end the session. Of course with young horses, short sessions are best. Know where you’re going and be abundantly present. The rewards will amaze!


Published in: on March 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm  Leave a Comment  

White Stallion Ranch-my ‘adventure’ as a true ROTHer

by Laura Schumannclosest me trackernothin

My dear friend Tori and I have talked (with others) for years about a riding vacation. For her ‘big’ birthday-so I was determined to be in on this and when she chose White Stallion Ranch, I knew it would be great-Anna goes there every year!

July through December of 2014 were difficult months. I lost my dear cat Chancey, my dear friend Pat, in November my father, and in December my ‘brother from another mother’ Cowboy Tim. So, this trip in December could not have come at a better time, and horse healing time was just what I needed.

White Stallion is an awesome place, the horses are great. It’s obvious these horses take all types of people all over the desert trails-my first ride out was up some excitingly steep rocks-you realize right there the trust you place in the horse. And trust I did, and it was great.

Next day we had the chance to canter-my horse was older, over 20 in fact, Tracker his name. “Everybody ready?” is the question asked as we come upon the spot to canter-ready or not, Tracker knew the spot-he started. Not the fastest, always WAY in the back were Tracker and I-but so much heart-you could feel it in his canter! As we cantered, and fell WAY behind all the rest-I said, dude, ride your ride-whatever you want, you go buddy! Because I realized-everyone pays to ride these horses, why, they should do what I want, I’m the rider and I’ve paid—but not me. I’ve been ‘Annafied’, ‘ROTHified’, if you will.

I rode my Tracker, trusted him fully-why shouldn’t he have fun and ride his ride. Sure, I could kick him, urge him forward, ask him to go faster-but why, for what purpose?  I had not a worry or care in the world-Tracker and I were always way in the back-‘where’s Laura-oh look, there she is, she’s coming-WAAAY back there…’.

But you see, Tracker knew. I needed horse time. I wanted to ride my horse and be with my horse. Others laughed, chatted, took pictures-were they even aware of their horse under them? I surely was. And, he was amazing-as we walked through rocky areas, hills-he took every step carefully, placed his feet-he was never refusing, he just needed to take his time-and I gave him that.

So maybe, just maybe, I hope, I gave him a voice. I would like to think he enjoyed himself, I know I did. He wasn’t herd-bound, didn’t need anyone-and frankly had nothing to prove. His lesson for menothing to prove-we rode just fine, didn’t have to go fast, didn’t have to be first, in fact, he and I could have ridden home alone in the dark for all either of us cared-we just shared time. And space. And he taught me and healed me, my Tracker with a ‘ginormous’ heart.

When I dismounted for the beer and cheetos ride-I told our trail boss (a sweet, wonderful young lady, far more mature than her age of 19) that he was old, I could tell, and that he was so very careful-I just needed her to hear that-and he leaned his face over, nudged me, she was surprised and said, “he does like you”.

I was glad to be with my friends who also appreciated the horses, but confess I was amazed at how unaware and unappreciative so many riders are…and am so grateful for all I’ve learned thus far from Anna Twinney.

When people ask me about ROTH and what I’m doing-who Anna is, the best way I can describe it is to explain to people that Anna has taken it all a step further, a step higher-more spiritual, if you will, more respectful-she ‘hears the whisper’ and gives the horse a voice-in ways that no one else can.

I have a long way to go on my journey, and am grateful we have Anna Twinney to show us the way.

My life has changed tremendously since I began my journey with Anna-and it has truly become a most amazing and wonderful part of my life. I look forward to each and every next step in this fantastic journey of horsemanship, authenticity, and life.

In a word, ROTH rocks!!

Published in: on March 12, 2015 at 11:40 am  Leave a Comment  

Something big is happening soon! Are you ready for a Miracle?

As you know I often collaborate with people I feel are in alignment with the ideals, philosophies and integrity we strive to achieve here at ROTH.  Much of the time we tend to stay in the worlds of horses, healing and animal communication.

Well I’m very excited to tell you that we will be part of an electric and dynamic (and FREE) series that I’m positive you won’t want to miss.

This powerful material is all about “Business Miracles®”. It is a concept created by my colleague and friend, Heather Dominick, and it’s about shifting the set of internal and external behaviors that affect and influence the business choices you make and ultimately the results of those choices.

If you can already tell you want one of the limited, free, virtual seats then click here to register now:


If you are an entrepreneur or a business owner working really hard in your business and feel like:


* Your future must be defined by your disappointing past

* Something in your business is off but you just can’t put your finger on it

* You get stuck not knowing what to do first

* You can’t be your real self and also achieve success

* There’s a hidden barrier to your success and prosperity

…then this FREE 21-Day Discovery Series is going to change your business and your life.

You deserve a higher level of success and prosperity and we want to share this priceless information with you and anyone you know who has those same “symptoms”.  So if you are ready for some raw honest perspective, and some genuine practical assistance, follow this link below.

Click Here to Register:

A couple of years ago, Heather was part of our 0 Budget Business Webinar

Series and she brought an incredible amount of value in her 30 minute presentation.  I can only imagine the life and business changing content she has in store for you during the entire series.  She has some other great guests lined up, like author and speaker, Marci Shimoff, who will also be sharing the secrets to their own successes.

In addition, I will be offering some free gifts only for those who decide to be a part of this series.  


Please reserve your complimentary seat right away because there are a limited number of virtual seats and I’d love to have a HUGE ROTH audience!

Remember, it is totally free, my and Heather’s 100% gift to you. This is us paying it forward. The more businesses in the world being managed by miracles, the greater chance we have to truly change the world, for the better.

For the horses,

Anna Twinney

P.S. This isn’t your typical telesummit. It takes 21 days to change a habit so each day you will receive a “21-Minute Daily Dose” of a business miracle either in the form of a self-study exercise, audio training or inspiring Master Teacher interview. We begin March 4th, 2015. https://energyrich.isrefer.com/go/21days2015/AnnaTwinney/ 

P.P.S. Yes, you can register to receive recordings, if you choose.

Published in: on March 2, 2015 at 4:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

Reach Out to Horses is coming back to The Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center in Fall City, this April!

Join Anna for 1, 2 or all 3 days!
April 24 – 26, 2015

The Art of Animal Communication
April 24, 2015
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

photo by Sharon Mohan

During this 1-day event you will learn how to have a conversation with your horse and all your animal companions.

Communicate with them through images, feelings, thoughts, emotions and words. 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. Bring pictures of your horse or pets.

Lecture, Demonstrations, Exercises

Tuition: Early Bird  $175

After March 15, 2015  $195


ROTH Horsemanship Clinic – Confidence Building
April 25-26, 2015
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

This clinic will teach you how to use the Reach Out to Horses  (ROTH) methodology to explore the needs of both horse and handler in order to build a 50/50 partnership.

You will start at liberty, progress in-hand, and then to riding to help build confidence and harmony. Through the use of obstacles, you will build connection and trust both on the ground and in the saddle.

On Day 2 you will work with your horse from the saddle to eliminate any concerns about spooking while on its back. You will learn how to 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.

Tuition: Early Bird  $450

After March 15, 2015  $475

Overnight/Day Stall  $30

Audit  $100

Additional Early Bird Specials for all 3 days!

Reserve your spot today!

Published in: on March 2, 2015 at 1:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

Join the Next Generation of Horsemanship!

Anna is excited every year to bring horse and human together through true, trust-based horsemanship and 2015 is no different.

Join us for an adventure you won’t forget, and see how you can apply these unique and powerful methodologies to your horses.

Maybe 2015 is the year you finally start your journey as a ROTH Holistic Horsewoman or Horseman.

No matter the event, you are sure to change your horsemanship, your thinking and your life.  You will never see or work with horses the same way again.

And don’t forget, if you can’t come as a participant, join us as an auditor.  Come for a day or for the whole week!

Take the journey to another world.  A world of trust, a world of partnership a world of results…

Welcome to the World of ROTH!

2-Week Holistic Horsemanship Certification Course

July 7th – 17th, 2015

Ray of Light Farm,
East Haddam, Connecticut

Learn the Art of Trust and Horsemanship with the Exclusive Reach Out to Horses Methodologies.

Whether your goal is to develop solid, well-rounded skills in your own private horsemanship or to become a respected expert in the equine industry, the Reach Out to Horses® Holistic Horsemanship Certification Course is for you.

This comprehensive program is designed for those who have a genuine desire to learn trust-based, gentle, non-invasive communication methods. It is the perfect starting point for equine enthusiasts, potential horse guardians, instructors, trainers, managers, those working in the equine industry, and those seeking to become professional trainers and clinicians.

This program has been carefully designed for more than a decade to give you the solid foundation crucial to the success in any discipline of horsemanship.

Reach Out to the Untouched Horse

August 15th-21st, 2015
Cody, WY
Imagine spending the entire week with an untouched horse, training and developing the trust of a wild heart.

This week-long, life-changing adventure not only takes you into the training process of untouched horses but you will also enter their magical domain and discover how you can help these majestic beings as they face the toughest challenge to their very survival.

You will begin to understand their non-verbal communication in the natural world and over the course of these 7 days you will discover herd dynamics and develop a bond through building a trust-based relationship.  No chutes, no ropes, just communication.  Through Anna’s unique and highly effective methodologies you will learn the art of training the untouched horse and help give these horses a second chance at life.

Colt Starting 101

August 24th – 30th, 2015 

Cody, Wyoming
The starting process is one of the most impressionable times of a young horse’s life. 

Learn the highly effective, safe and very efficient ROTH methodologies for not only young un-started horses but also to reestablish a more cooperative relationship with mature horses as well.

The Complete Foal Gentling Course
September 7th – 12th, 2015
Friends of Horses Rescue Centennial, Colorado
Where else can you have the opportunity to be the first to make that magical connection with a foal?

Unless you own your own horses, the answer is…


Learn the art of genuine, trust-based foal gentling.  Those first moment of contact between horse and human can be the difference between success and failure, partnership and trouble, and even life and death!

Through Anna’s safe and highly-effective methods you will understand just what it takes to successfully prepare a foal for her new life in the world of horse and human.  These very hands-on 6 days will touch your heart and your soul, will exhaust your body and exalt your spirit in ways you can’t even imagine.
Published in: on March 2, 2015 at 1:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Anna is coming to Georgia in May!

3-Day’s of Horsemanship and Communication with Anna Twinney

If you have been searching for a more evolved horsemanship method, if you want to take your skills and your relationship with your horse to a deeper level, then it is time to step into the next generation of horsemanship. Step into the world of renowned Equine Specialist and Natural Horsemanship clinician Anna Twinney.

MAY 1 – 3, 2015
Serenbe Stables, Chattahoochee Hills, GA


We are thrilled to bring the ROTH trust-based training to Georgia for the FIRST TIME with an exciting, inspiring and info-packed 3-days. If you’ve never been to an event with Anna, then you don’t want to miss this opportunity. If you have, well… then you already know the life-changing experience that awaits you.

Holistic Horse Day

May 1st, 2015

10:00AM – 5:00PM

Spend the Day Learning the Foundations of the Reach Out to Horses® Program!

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 physical cues, and create a lexicon that can be used in and out of the Round Pen.

  • Create the ultimate foundation with your horse
  • Learn the importance of herd dynamics and behavior
  • Develop a 2-way conversation system
  • Uncover the Character, Personality, History, Psychology, (and more) of your horse
  • Understand when the Round Pen is NOT the right tool
  • And a whole lot more…

Part II – “Muscle Testing”: Discover what your horse needs to be happy, healthy & whole.

  • See just how important and valuable the body, mind, spirit connection can be
  • Learn the truth and get direct feedback from your body (the body doesn’t lie!)
  • Uncover all your horse’s needs – supplements, feed, deficiencies, and more
  • Clear energy blocks
  • Discover how your thoughts, limitations and beliefs directly affect your life
  • And lots more…

Part III – “Animal Communication”: Explore the powerful world of Interspecies Communication & develop a relationship with your horse you never even knew possible.

  • Experience your ability to connect with any species on the planet
  • Learn the reasons behind behavioral issues and how to solve them
  • Hear the scientific perspective and how you can tap into this inherent ability
  • Understand your animals perspective on situations
  • Help your companions through all sorts of health issues
  • And… you guessed it… so much more!

By the end of the day you will understand why we say that the ROTH program is the most unique and comprehensive horsemanship program in the world. There is nothing like it anywhere it and will help you develop the relationship with your horse that you’ve always dreamed of having.

Take Your Partnership with Your Horse to a Whole New Level!   

Register Now!

A Day of Animal Communication
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
10:00AM – 6:00PM

Make a Real Difference in the Lives of Your Animals


Animal Communication, also known as interspecies 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 life-changing ability allows you to speak with your animal, strengthen the bond between the two of you and to connect with your companion in a way you only dreamed possible. Well dream no more. Start living the reality of animal communication.

But many don’t realize how powerful this tool can be.  


You will spend the day with International Animal Communicator Anna Twinney and find out how you can use animal communication to not only transform your relationship with your companions but even solve some of you toughest challenges.

Through demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on exercises, Anna will share her experience and knowledge and help you

  • Develop your innate ability to connect with your animal companions
  • Learn the reasons behind behavioral issues and how to solve them
  • Discover and assist your animal with health challenges
  • Understand your animals perspective on situations
  • Gain new insights into who they really are
  • Conduct long distance communication with any animal
  • And Much More…

Animal Communication is not supernatural, but a natural way of communicating with animals and even people!  Animals communicate telepathically with one another all the time, we just need to reawaken those intuitive senses to explore this extraordinary skill.

This is a heart-to-heart connection that everyone can experience if they open up, love, and listen to the animals. You will discover the beauty and harmony of the natural world, and awaken to exactly what is possible, when you understand that all living creatures are intelligent beings, with their own feelings, emotions, thoughts, desires and perceptions of life.  


Awaken Your Inherit Ability to Talk to Your Animal Companion!


*Prerequisite to attend the Day of Animal Communication can be fulfilled by
completing 1 of any of the following options:

1) Attend the Holistic Horse Day on May 1st, 2015 

2) Attended one of Anna’s Animal Communication Webinar classes
3) Attended one of Anna’s live Animal Communication Classes
4) Attended another animal communicator’s live animal communication class
5) Listening to the FREE An Introduction to Animal Communication webinar
(a link to the webinar will be provided upon registration)

Register Now

The Holistic Horsemanship Experience – The Next Step

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

9:00AM – 6:00PM

 You’ve had a nibble, it’s time to take a bite!

Reach Out to Horses is the most unique and comprehensive equine training program in the world. Yes… we know… we already said that. But during this full, hands-on, info-packed day, 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.

First she will take you through the benefits of her exclusive Trust-Based Leadership and Compassionate Communication (T.L.C.) practice. Say goodbye to frustration, struggle, confusion, misunderstanding, flaring tempers, fear and anxiety for both you and your horse. Instead, welcome to a new way of thinking, a new way of being, a new way of horsemanship.

With just a little T.L.C., you can set your horse up for success and achieve that connection of grace and ease you’ve always imagined.


Using Anna’s TLC methods you will explore:

  • Understanding the importance of intimacy and relaxation exercises and how to use them correctly
  • Overcoming your horse’s challenging habits and behavior patterns
  • Preparing your young horse for his first saddle, bridle and rider
  • Desensitizing your horse to common situations and tack
  • Preparing your horse for doctoring and medical examinations/emergencies
  • Earning your horse’s trust and learning how to continue to gain and build that trust
  • Reading your horse’s mood, personality, character, likes & dislikes, and more
  • Creating a toolbox to foster that perfect connection on a daily basis
  • And much more!

Overcoming Obstacles In-Hand and In the Saddle


From there, after lunch, you will build on the skills you learned in the morning as Anna shares one of her secrets to learning the language of Equus, connecting with your horse, and have a whole lot of fun in the process.  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. Anna developed the Obstacle Course over 15 years ago, and since then thousands of her students from all over the world have worked with the course for myriad uses.

You will learn how to apply this safe and effective training approach to solve all sorts of problems and determine your horse’s learning style.  From preparing horses for the trail, engaging school and therapeutic riding horses, through to establishing a communication system with performance horses and even honoring the needs of the retirees, Anna will show you how to read the subtleties of your horse’s body language, direct your horse without touching him, as well as understand just how horses reflect your true authenticity.

Anna will show you how to not only give your horse a voice, but, just as imperative, also understand what he is saying.

Then you’ll do it again, except this time from the saddle! You will discover how all that you learned for the entire day applies to your riding and how it can make you more responsive, give you more clarity in your communication, and make you a better, more sure rider.

If you are interested in creating or strengthening that genuine partnership join Anna for a day of fun and freedom with your horse.

Participation on this day of horsemanship is limited to only a small group of people and it will sell out fast, so don’t delay or you will miss it!
Register today! 
Published in: on March 2, 2015 at 1:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

3-Day Intuitive Riding Experience with Anna Twinney and Certified ROTH Instructor Braxton Dolce

May 8 – 10, 2015 – 9am – 6pm
Dolce Holistic Horsemanship
Kerrville, TX

Intuitive Riding from the Ground and Into the Saddle

The ground is where all good riding begins. It is the foundation of all good 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, and ROTH Certified Instructor, Braxton Dolce will teach you how to take the Reach Out Methodologies to the saddle, enhance your riding and improve your communication in the saddle.


Friday: T.L.C. on the Ground and In the Saddle

Learn the art of Trust-Based Learning and Compassionate Communication. T.L.C. is the foundation of the ROTH program’s in-hand work… and there’s a reason for it. 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.

Saturday: The Obstacle Course and 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 work with your horse from the saddle to eliminate any concerns about spooking while you are on his back. You will learn how to 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. We did this day earlier in the year to rave reviews and fantastic results!

Sunday: Intuitive Riding with Your Horse

This will be a day you remember forever! Anna will demonstrate an immensely effective use of the round pen that she rarely teaches in a clinic setting like this. So you definitely don’t want to miss out! Anna will help you take your training, and the partnership with your horse, to a whole new level as she introduces you to the subtleties of the horse’s communication system and shows you how to use the Round Pen for one of it’s most powerful uses – understanding and assessing your horse’s history, personality, and character.   Anna’s unique method of using not only body language but also energy and interspecies communication will reveal just how communicative your horse really is and how we can use this comprehensive language to create and deepen a true partnership between horse and human. 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.

Space is Very Limited – Register Now!

*Can’t join us as a participant?  Come as an auditor for the weekend and practice when you get home!

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