Welcome to the Reach Out to Horses® Blog!

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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We look forward to blogging with ya, so check back soon!

FREE Animal Communication Webinar ~ MONDAY

No reason to dread next Monday! Our FREE Animal Communication Webinar is on Monday so you’ll have something to look forward to. 
HURRY though, space is limited and we don’t want you to miss the opportunity!
Have you always wanted to speak with the animals but didn’t know how?
Perhaps you’ve felt connected to the animals but couldn’t “talk with them” as often as you wanted…
Maybe you’ve been practicing for a while and you’re struggling, or hit a road block, and you want to bust through!
No matter where you are on your journey in Animal Communication, Join Internationally Acclaimed Animal Communicator, Anna Twinney, FREE next Monday night, October 12th at 7pm (Mountain Time, U.S.) and discover how you can have clear, verifiable and life-changing conversations with any species on the planet!
This Language of Love has no bounds and can be accessed by anyone.
It isn’t for a gifted few, instead it is a gift to you!
Anna is sought out by people all over the world (literally) to help them communicate with their animals.  In addition, every year, she teaches people from all walks of life to connect with the animals themselves.  Now during thisfree 1 1/2 hour webinar, Anna will share her 21 most important secrets to receiving clear, accurate information, communicating with the animals, and becoming an advocate for our fellow planetary companions.
She will help you uncover your own abilities and teach you to strengthen and trust them.  Learn what you need to know about the animals, human companions, and even yourself, to awaken your gift and speak with all animals, no matter the species.
You can join us by phone or online but don’t miss this FREE opportunity to learn the art of Animal Communication in its most powerful and effective form.
Some lucky folks will even win a special FREE webinar series with Anna.
Want to know more?
We’ll you’ll just have to join us next Monday, October 12th at 7pm (Mountain Time) to find out!
Due to the limits set by our webinar service, we only have a set number of spots available and we expect those spots to go fast. So if you want to know how to become an expert in animal communication, don’t wait to register.
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Brack and “Bean” Talk: Sheath Cleaning, explained

Brack and the Bean Talk

I am a holistic horse trainer and horseback riding instructor by trade. Over the years I have noticed male horses with behavioral issues that have caused them to be labeled as barn sour, herd bound, and in some cases dangerous. These behaviors are including but not limited to bucking, refusal of the saddle, refusal to pick up hind feet, inability to stride out, or balking all together. I am frequently asked to evaluate these horses to determine the underlying cause. What I have found in many instances is that the horse is in pain. I use the motto, “No training in pain.” So, this led me to pin point the cause of the behavioral issues. I have found a remedy by checking stallions and geldings for a dirty sheaths and the development of beans. Yep you got it I’m talking about good penile hygiene exams.

So, what is a bean and what constitutes a smegma filled or dirty sheath??? Let me break it down for you.

Smegma is a substance made up of dead skin cells and sebum. Sebum is an oily substance that is secreted by the horse. The skin cells mix with the sebum to form smegma. Some horses secrete more sebum than others so their smegma can be very grease like. Others can merely show dry flaky skin. This substance is natural and normally won’t cause issues. However if allowed to build up I have found will cause discomfort, irritation, and swelling of the sheath, also known as the prepuce.

A bean is a localized depositing of the secreted oil and dead skin that fills the sinus or cavity on the dorsal side of the urethra on the penis. This cavity is also called the urethral fossa. The bean can grow in size from a small pea to the size of a walnut. The smaller beans are usually gray in color and soft like clay. The bigger beans grow hard and darken to black in color. If the bean is big enough it can put pressure on the underlying urethra causing the urine stream to fan out and splatter like a crimped hose.

As a man it is hard not being anthropomorphic here, so I will say this. If the horse is uncomfortable it is not about you. Some horses do fine with some build up where some are more sensitive and experience discomfort with only a small amount. The same is true for the bean.

The rule of thumb for me is if the horse is cranky and he needs to be cleaned then I recommend doing so. I also, as a preventative measure, recommend checking your stallions and geldings at least once a year. If you have your horses’ teeth checked/floated once a year by your veterinarian this is also a good time to check for a bean.

As I mentioned above you can have your veterinarian help you with this as he/she can give the sedative which causes the horse to drop its penis all the way out which aids in the cleaning process.

However, if you are an experienced horseperson you can attempt this yourself if you feel that you can keep yourself safe. If you have any question at all, call your vet because you can do more harm than good to you and your horse. I will speak more about that later on here. But first let me tell you how it is done without sedation.

The first thing you want to find out is if your horses will allow you to touch his sheath without kicking your head in. I should say here that I always recommend wearing a helmet but it is insane not to wear one during this exercise.

I like to check to see if I’m safe by using an extension of my arm. You can get really fancy and build one of these with very little effort. Basically I have a stick with a glove attached to the end. I use this to “feel” if you will the reaction that the horse will make when I touch his sheath. I would rather have the fake arm kicked to bits than my real arm. If the horse is touchy I spend time desensitizing him to the touch. When he shows me that it is ok to feel around down there, I move on to the next step.

The next step is to make sure he is ok with water touching his sensitive areas. You can do this in one of two ways. The first way is to take a bucket of warm water and a very soft towel. Soak the towel and gently apply to the sheath while squeezing out the warm water. The second way, if you feel that he will not like the water, is to use a hose with a gentle stream of warm water so that you don’t have to be underneath him.

Once you know that he is ok with the water you can either use one of the sheath cleaning formulas available on the market, ojor mild liquid dishwashing soap. I like to lather the outer and inner sheath and let it soak for a few minutes to help break up the oily build up. Then I begin to gently remove the smegma either with my hand or the soft towel. It is ok to rinse and repeat if necessary. However, especially if this is your first time, I recommend you do this in stages so that your horse doesn’t get upset and behavioral issues present themselves. It is imperative that when you are finished that you completely rinse the sheath free from cleanser as it can cause irritation if left too long.

If you think you are done you aren’t. We haven’t talked about how to check for a bean, and if you find one how to remove it. So here begins the tricky part. If you are lucky during the sheath cleaning and your horse relaxes and drops out his penis you have won the equivalent to the lotto. I know it doesn’t sound like a million bucks, but it makes things so much easier. If in fact he does drop or extend his penis outside of the sheath you can gently grasp the end of it with one hand and examine with the other.

With the penis extended you can easily look and feel for a bean. Again, it will be located above the urethra, the tube that he urinates from. Once you have located the tube look above it and you will find a little pocket. In this pocket you will most likely find a bean. I like to use the end of my finger to coax the bean out. Sometimes it is necessary to take the bean out in pieces.

If he doesn’t drop out his penis and you feel adventurous you can stick your hand gently up inside the sheath into the little pocket that houses the penis and feel for the end. This is hard to do for the first time blind so I recommend you see what you are feeling for beforehand with a horse that has fully extended himself.

So, how do you know if this has alleviated your problems? Well, wait a couple days after cleaning him and see if the grouchy behavior comes to an end. I personally just finished cleaning one such individual who had been struck of the vet and the farrier list because of violent behavior. In fact the last time he had his feet and teeth done he had to be completely anesthetized. After cleaning his really dirty sheath he stands for the farrier like a lamb and the dentist floated his teeth with gentle sedation.

Stallions and Geldings can develop behavioral issues due to painful build up of smegma into hard "stones" or "beans" that put pressure on their urethra.

Stallions and Geldings can develop behavioral issues due to painful build up of smegma into hard “stones” or “beans” that put pressure on their urethra.

Geldings and Stallions can develop deposits as photographed if the sheath is not cleaned. These deposits can be painful and cause behavioral issues.

Geldings and Stallions can develop deposits as photographed if the sheath is not cleaned. These deposits can be painful and cause behavioral issues.

Some people will tell you that regularly cleaning sheaths is a bad practice and I tend to agree; accepting when the horse is in pain. When it comes to working with horses I prefer to be proactive instead of reactive. As always if you are unsure consult your equine veterinary practitioner.

Reach Out to the Untouched Horse ~ Testimonial

I would like to start to thank Anna and the rest of the group for an unforgettable week. I really enjoyed the company of both horses and people. ROTH does feel like a family – everybody is so kind and helpful and supports each other in all kinds of situations, good or bad.

I love to learn more about the language of equus and to work with the different horses. It is amazing to see how far the colts develop only during 7 days because we remember to ask. It is also amazing how great teachers the horses are. I believe my biggest lesson was not taking it personal, when things do not turn out as you had hoped!

The other two teachers Anna and Braxton made sure safety was on top at all times, they guided and demoed different scenarios to ensure that both horse and person were at the same level of the learning curve. They support each other like a brother and sister. It’s amazing to see how they work together and how they see things/think the same way. I felt totally comfortable when I was bellying over some of the colts for the first time and even when I were first rider on top of them.

Also a special thanks to Tricia’s 3 horses Nigel, Nash and Sneakers. They did great as pony horses and especially Nash was awesome. He was solid as a rock and supported me in the best way when I ponied River.

Last but not least a special thanks to Michaele for hosting this clinic. Dimock Ranch is the coolest place to be, with the best facilities. I am really grateful that you allowed us to work with your horses in this clinic, personally I know it take some guts to hand over your beloved horses to other persons. So thank you for being patient with us.

I know Anna gets a read on every horse in order for getting the best match when they are being dedicated to the different persons in the clinic. I also believe that she can read your mind when dedicating horses. The day before the clinic started I heard Anna and Michaele talking about which horses to include in the clinic. I heard River being mentioned and immediately I hope that she would be my dedicated horse as I worked with her on part 3. I think she is a fantastic mustang and it would be a great to get the opportunity to work with her again – guess what, River was my dedicated horse for the whole week

Liv Bjerre


Fall is here and Anna isn’t far away!

Change in Schedule
October 16-18, 2015

You are invited to experience the profound and life-changing world of Animal Communication. And what better place is there to explore it than the idyllic surroundings of Soulful Prairies in Woodstock, IL.

You could also have the opportunity to work with Anna, one-on-one to hone your horsemanship, learn the language of Equus or even have your own personal, LIVE animal communication session.

Space is very limited and time is running out so don’t wait!

Private Session with Anna

October 16, 2015
Soulful Prairies
Woodstock, IL

Limited Spaces Available!
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.

Introduction to Animal Communication
Friday, October 16
6-9 PM
Soulful Prairies
Woodstock, IL

puppy kiss

Photo by Christine Fitzgerald & Chris Pope

A heart-to-heart connection; Animal Communication is a conversation 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.

Through demonstrations, lectures, and exercises, Anna with introduce you to the amazing world of inter-species, telepathic communication, or animal communication.
Only $50 if you preregister by August 31st.

FREE if you sign up for the 2-day Animal Communication Workshop!

Photo by Christine Fitzgerald & Chris Pope

Photo by Christine Fitzgerald & Chris Pope

2 – Day Animal Communication Workshop

October 17 & 18, 2015
Soulful Prairies
Woodstock, IL

Delve deeper into the world of Animal Communication for 2 days of connection and conversation with your animal companions.

Anna will share her experience and knowledge to help you go deeper perhaps than you ever have into the world of animal communication or even into your relationship with your Animal Companion.

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Working with Animals Live and In Person
Now that you’ve been introduced to telepathic communication, Anna will take you deeper into this powerful art. The evening introduction barely scratched the surface and now it is your turn to uncover your inherent abilities.
You will spend the entire day learning how to connect with your animal companions live and in person. Many believe it is easier to connect with their animals while they are with them physically. But physical proximity has difficulties and challenges that are often overlooked.

Anna will guide you through these challenges, and help you to hear the clear messages of your animals, giving them a voice, and revealing their thoughts, feelings, needs and more. She will show you how you can assist any animal with virtually any issue, whether it be emotional, physical, mental, or even spiritual.

Sunday, October 18, 2015
Working with Animals at a Distance
Building on the lessons of the previous days, Anna will then walk you through communicating with Animals at a distance. One of the reasons Anna is sought after by people all over the world for private sessions is the integrity, accuracy and verifiable nature of the messages coming through.

Connecting with an animal from a distance has its own challenges and, once again, Anna will be your guide as she shows you how to make sure you are connecting with the intended animal, and how to get accuracy and relay verifiable details in your sessions.

She will reveal her secrets to conducting an interview with the animal and how to maintain the conversation without it turning into an interrogation or a one-sided conversation.

Your investment…
Only $400 for the entire 2 days if you register before August 31st.

Included in your experience:
Lunch for both days
Snacks and drinks
Intro to Animal Communication Evening

To register for the 2-day Animal Communication Experience visit SoulfulPrairies.com.

 Photo Courtesy of Elaine Ackerly & Shiloh Acres

Photo Courtesy of Elaine Ackerly & Shiloh Acres

About Anna Twinney
Anna Twinney is the founder of Reach Out to Horses® – the most unique and comprehensive equine training program in the world.

She is known around the globe for her highly acclaimed work as an Equine Specialist, Natural Horsemanship Clinician, Animal Communicator and Karuna Reiki Master. Her gentle yet highly effective methodologies are based exclusively in the horse’s own language, including non-verbal communication, animal communication and the use of energy. This combination creates a stress-free, trust-based, true partnership between horse and human.

For almost 2 decades, thousands of people from all equine disciplines, walks of life and almost every continent have sought Anna out to help them develop a relationship with their horses they never thought possible. Many actually begin their careers in natural horsemanship with the Reach Out to Horses Holistic Horsemanship Foundation Course.

Originally a British Police Officer and horse enthusiast, Anna began her career as a natural horsewoman with the legendary Monty Roberts, eventually becoming the first Head Instructor of the International Monty Roberts Learning Center.

Anna is a regular contributor to a variety of national and international equine-related magazines, publications and websites including Equine Wellness, Holistic Horse and Natural Horse, just to name a few.

Additionally, her work has been featured on U.S. and international television, radio and internet programs, including Martha Stewart’s Living, the BBC fly on the wall documentary Living in the Sun and the French TV Program, Echappées Belles.

Anna has also created 9 Instructional DVD’s including the comprehensive 6 Volume Reach Out to Natural Horsemanship Series, Success: Foals in Training, Reiki: Energy Healing for Horses and the new DVD, Horse Whispering Defined. For more information check out over 200 videos on the Reach Out to Horses YouTube Video Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/ReachOutToHorses

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Equi-Spirit Horse Play Balls Featured on Emmy Award Winning TV Show on CBS October 10th!


catchballThe toys that Anna uses for desensitization, games, and fun for horses are being featured on T.V.!

Equi-Spirit Toys is being featured on the Emmy award winning CBS TV Show
HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION. https://www.thehenryford.org/innovationnation/

INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca of CBS SUNDAY MORNING, is an Emmy Award-winning celebration of the inventor’s spirit, from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world’s greatest inventions, and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. Featuring “what if it never happened,” “the innovation by accident” and a strong focus on “junior geniuses” who are changing the face of technology, this series appeals to young viewers and their families.
If you would like to see the episode, here are the times of the show-on your local CBS station:
Eastern: 11 am, Central: 10 AM, Mountain: 9 AM, Pacific: 9 AM

Order your own catch ball or parachute from Reach Out to Horses here: http://www.reachouttohorses.com/nhtraining.html

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Oh Baby! Meet the 2015 Foals!

Ruby was the most delicate foal, underweight and yet quite curious; she did her best to be a little warrior princess.  It was apparent she did not understand her fate and was mourning her mother while fighting for her own life.  No more than a week old with big brown eyes and a red dun coat, tussled from the nibbling of her other young companions, Ruby was an unlucky filly on a date with destiny.  She did not ask to be born to an unwanted mare; she did not ask to become a feedlot orphan foal and she certainly did not ask to be discarded.  

Each year thousands of foals are born as bi-products of the pharmaceutical and nurse mare foal industry or to unwanted mares who find themselves hauled to the feedlots with their foals at foot.

It is illegal to send a foal under 6 months of age to horse slaughter. In spite of the law, foals as young as one day old right up to the to six months guideline, are being skinned and sold for high-end leather.  Others, who don’t meet this gruesome fate and are not 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 tenderer.

Recently, during a week-long event, at Friends of Horses Rescue in Colorado, Anna Twinney guided students and auditors through her exclusive foal gentling process. The group worked with recently rescued orphan foals in an effort to introduce them 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 for these young horses getting adopted to the right forever homes and having that second chance at life.

Ruby stood proud and embraced the gentling week holding no grudges, but instead accepting the very first human touch, haltering, leading, veterinary care, farrier prep and holistic health support.  In the hands of rescuers she was found a surrogate mother, who due to the mourning of her own foal, was simply unable to accept her.  Found rejected for the 2nd time in her life Ruby was adopted by Reach Out to Horses where she now embraces another chance to be surrounded by foals and horses who will teach her life naturally.

“By gentling the foals and introducing them to humans it is our intention to make them 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 explains.

Anna, an equine linguist, animal communicator and energy healer is no stranger to this process and works almost exclusively with rescues and animal sanctuaries all over the world. Her methodologies of what the mainstream would call “horse training” is actually the translation of the horse’s language “Equus” to something humans can understand.

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 re-homing of hundreds of horses. Nearly every ROTH event doubles as a fundraiser; hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised for the care of the horses and the ongoing operation of the rescues with which they worked.

Many of the foals from the gentling event were adopted and taken home by the students and auditors. A few are still seeking homes. To learn which foals are in need of homes please see the video below.

Meet the orphaned foals gentled by ROTH students during our recent course on foals. Several babies are looking for homes!

Meet the orphaned foals gentled by ROTH students during our recent course on foals. Several babies are looking for homes!

To learn more about Reach Out to Horses, upcoming events, courses or classes please visit ReachOutToHorses.com or email info@reachouttohorses.com.

Meet the Mustangs 2015!

With eyes wide open, Aura surveyed his surroundings. His tangled tail, black as soot, was swishing to and fro in anxious wonder. He’d never been touched. He was gathered last fall, in Wyoming, during a roundup of his herd. He belongs to the Bureau of Land Management, and his future is uncertain.

Anna Twinney knows she can’t help every mustang caught in the unfortunate web of population control of the wild herds in North America. Her effort is as steadfast and sure as the mustang’s iconic image in the American West.

Recently back from her annual “Reach Out to the Untouched Horse” event, held in Cody, Wyoming at the Dimock Ranch, Anna talks about Blackjack, Downtown, Augustus, Ohanzee, Mr. Dean, and Aura. “I’ve been teaching people how to listen to their horses for more than 20 years. Horses have a language of their own, no matter if they are wild or domesticated. It’s imperative that mustangs, newly collected into captivity are supported. Every year, we take a group of students to work with mustangs that have been gathered and to observe those still free to roam.”

The BLM’s herding process is a traumatic event in the life of a mustang.  Anna works one on one with a group each year to help aide the transition.

“We show the horses that we are here to support them. We use gentle but effective methods to prepare them for domestication; first touch, grooming, haltering, leading, visits from a veterinarian, farrier … for baths, loading in and out of a horse trailer. Remember, these horses are truly “untouched”. They’ve barely seen people and it’s likely that their first encounter was detrimental … being handled is a big deal. It must be done with correct techniques and a heart for helping them. When they have a good beginning, their chances of finding a good home soars. Some of them are not so lucky.”

Ohanzee found a home, but his five herd mates still wait.

Horses are prey animals, meaning they are hunted in the wild by natural predators. Given the round up process, “man” falls squarely in the predator category. The horse’s reaction to being preyed upon is to either run away (generally the first instinct) or to fight. Often times, newly gathered mustangs are put in to holding pens from which they cannot escape. Given that they can’t employ “flight” all that’s left is “fight”. Because of this circumstance and the disrespect and ignorance in how the horses are treated, they react as nature equipped them to do and then they are often branded as “crazy” or “dangerous”. While all horses have this innate response to fear or danger, the mustang’s reaction times are in milliseconds; in the wild, it’s the difference between life and death.

This is why ROTH is dedicated to working with the mustangs each year and also why Anna created the Whispers from the Wild Ones DVD.

“Education is everything with these horses. People must understand that “untouched” truly means the horses have never had a human hand on them. As people, we don’t even like strangers touching us!  It’s rather intimidating to have an animal that walks on its “hind legs”, smiling at you with its teeth and reaching for you with its “claws”. I teach students about keeping themselves very “quiet” so that facilitating that first touch is smooth and welcome.”

To learn more about what the American Mustang has to teach us and to understand their plight, please visit https://youtu.be/aBI-VGNZBgY to watch the trailer for Whisper to the Wild Ones!

To meet Augustus, Mr. Dean, Downtown, Blackjack and Aura please watch our video below.

Meet the mustangs adopted and still available.

Meet the mustangs adopted and still available.

If you are interested in adoption, please email us at info@reachouttohorses.com.

Join Anna at the White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, AZ for a week of animal communication!

ac white stallionYour chance to be immersed in some of the best horseback riding the world has to offer. 

Watch the sun rise and set over the most spectacular desert scenery you will ever see.  Then, in the evening, after a fun-filled day, relax in your cabin while listening to the coyotes calling in the distance.  All if this while Anna takes you on a journey into the world of animal communication.

In this supportive atmosphere you will learn to enhance the animal communication skills you already have (even if you don’t know it!) and share in a fun and rewarding experience.  By learning to tap into and use your innate abilities, you will quickly discover how you too can converse with the animals.

Anna has worked around the country and around the world helping individuals to communicate and better understand their animal companions.  With Anna you will enjoy an interactive conversation with your animal friends, learning their perspectives on situations, behaviors, and life knowledge. Having the opportunity to find out what your animal companion’s thoughts, feelings and attitudes are can greatly enhance your relationship and bring great joy and happiness into your life.

This clinic is geared towards all animal enthusiasts, guardians, carers, managers, amateurs and professionals alike.  It’s designed for anyone who wants to increase their telepathic ability with all species.  During the week we will explore “live” communication sessions as well as long distance communication with many different species of the animal kingdom!

Click here to sign up for this once in a lifetime experience!

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Join Anna right here at home in Colorado!



October 23rd-25th, 2015 | Happy Dog Ranch | Littleton, CO

Is your perfect ride just “Once in a Blue Moon”?

We recently had a blue moon and many people were surprised that the moon was not, in fact, blue. The cycle of the moon is such that it’s incredibly rare for a moon to be in the full phase twice in one month. The phrase “once in a blue moon” has become synonymous with rare occurrences. In riding horses the mind, body and spirit connection that yields a “perfect” or even ideal ride is also rare.

Our relationships with our horses are stunted by the obvious communication barriers as well as our nature as humans to live in the future and not the present moment. Like many of our events the Intuitive Riding Experience is life-changing, and we don’t say that lightly.

“When students are taught how communicate with their horse on a deep and subtle level they suddenly become very aware of the space they take up, how they project themselves and what type of behavior that invites back in. Students then learn to get out of their own way and connect with their horse in a way that previously had only been serendipity.

In addition to understanding truly learning to communicate with your horse, Anna works one on one with students to fill holes in riding mechanics, enhance seat and fluidity so that the Intuitive Riding Experience is all encompassing and

Reserve your spot today! Limited availability!

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Learn the Most Popular Healing Art in the World!
Reiki, translated from Japanese as “Universal Life Force”, is quickly becoming one of the most popular alternative healing modalities in the world.
Already used in clinics, private practices and hospitals around the globe, people are waking up to the amazing benefits that Reiki can provide.
Developed as a healing art in early 20th century Japan, Reiki is a holistic, non-invasive technique that heals on all levels of body, mind and spirit. In addition it can enhance other modalities of healing, both traditional and alternative,
alleviate pain and has been proven to reduce stress in both humans and animals.
With this unique style of energy healing you can:
  • Alleviate stress, fears, worry and frustrations
  • Assist the body in cleansing different types of toxins
  • Help people break unwanted habits or conditions like smoking, overeating and alcoholism
  • Work on anything from your pets, house plants and even your computer!
  • and more…
For more information about the Reiki courses offered in December:
 “Reiki Master Certification also available.  For more information email: info@reachouttohorses.com

Energy Healing for Horses

Now Open to All Healers and Modalities
One of Energy healing’s most effective uses is in the healing of horses. Horses, and animals in general, are great clients for energy work because they don’t have any preconceived notions or skepticism that often get in the way of human receptivity. An animal is simply present to the experience. If it likes it, it likes it, and if it doesn’t, it leaves: Simple as that.
We have found that most horses love Reiki and other forms of energy work. They will quite often relax into the healing session, lower their heads, keeping a leg cocked in a relaxed position and even close their eyes as they enjoy the sensation. Many times you can even hear their stomachs gurgle as the healing energy flows through them, clearing energy blocks as it goes. And when they have had enough, they will often let you know by “waking up” and sometimes even walking away.
During the workshop you will learn how to:
  • Ask for “permission” from your animal companions
  • Set up a safe energy healing session
  • Scan your horse’s body
  • Locate chakras
  • Listen to your horse and read his body gestures
  • Recognize the duration of sessions
  • Liaise with friends & clients
  • Share experiences and stories to further enhance your practice
Visit the link below to take advantage of our

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Court Gives BLM Green Light to Destroy Colorado’s Historic West Douglas Wild Horse Herd

Zeroing out entire wild horse herd not viewed as constituting “irreparable harm.”


Washington, DC (Sept. 15, 2015) – Today, Federal Judge Christopher R. Cooper denied a Preliminary Injunction to stop the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from carrying out its decades old quest to remove the entire West Douglas wild horse herd. Tomorrow the BLM will begin a helicopter roundup and removal of wild horses in and around the herd area with the ultimate goal of zeroing out the herd (area).

The lawsuit was brought by The Cloud Foundation (TCF), Wild Horse Freedom Federation (WHFF), The Colorado Wild Horse and Burro Coalition (CWHBC), Dr. Don Moore and Toni Moore of Fruita, CO., and Barb Flores of Greeley, CO, to protect this herd and the neighboring Piceance East Douglas herd. “Sadly,” states Toni Moore, “the courts did not view the loss of an entire herd of wild horses as ‘irreparable harm.’ “

“Wiping out the West Douglas herd erases a whole distinct set of genetics, separate from nearby East Douglas horses,” states Linda Hanick, TCF Board member who testified in the Sept. 11 hearing on the case.  “The roundup disregards the importance of the historic recorded documentation of these horses since Sept 1776. This roundup closes the door on an important piece of Colorado’s wild horse history.”

“We’re very disappointed of course,” states Ginger Kathrens, Executive Director of TCF. “Wild horse families that have shared a history with this rugged Colorado landscape for hundreds of years will be swept away, while the real public land destroyers, the thousands of head of welfare livestock remain.  It is terribly unfair, but we continue to fight for those wild herds that remain!”

“Rangeland impact of livestock in West Douglas is greater than 10 times the impact of wild horses,” states Barb Flores, plaintiff in the case who also testified in the Sept. 11 hearing. “Both use the area year round. While cattle are moved from pasture to pasture, wild horses migrate throughout the herd area on their own.”

“The BLM does not consider mortality rates in its population estimates,” Flores continues. “While we all expect the death of old, sick and injured wild horses, research shows that foal mortality is often 50%, and in many herd areas it is even higher. This means that less than half the foals make it to their first birthday. Shockingly, BLM’s 20% population growth rate assumes all foals live and no wild horses, of any age, die.”

“To add insult to injury, the helicopter contractor chosen to round up the West Douglas herd, is noted for their cruelty,” adds Hanick who personally witnessed a roundup in 2010 conducted by Sun J Livestock in which 12% of the horses were killed.  “We will hope for the best and attempt to record what happens this time around if granted adequate access.”

“Sadly, we did not prevail in stopping the BLM from proceeding to zero out the West Douglas Herd,” states Carol Walker, Director of Field Operations for WHFF. “We continue to fight the mismanagement and decimation of our wild horse herds. Our voices count, and are the only hope they have.”

R.T. Fitch, President of Wild Horse Freedom Federation responded: “For years the American public has attempted to keep these herds free on their rightful range and with a stroke of a pen their freedom, families and lives have been shattered. Once again American taxpayers have been betrayed by big government, big agriculture and big business; it is shameful.”

“I feel a deep sadness for any wild species on the brink of disaster,” concludes Kathrens. “These lovely wild horse families have no idea that the end of their wild lives is coming.  They are simply the innocent victims of greed and power.”


Media Contacts:

Paula Todd King

The Cloud Foundation



Carol Walker

Director of Field Documentation

Wild Horse Freedom Federation







Legal Documents andPrior Press Releases

WestDouglas Herd Area Final EA 

BLM PressRelease July 29, 2015


The Cloud Foundation (TCF) is a Colorado based 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of wild horses and burros on our western public lands.

Wild Horse Freedom Federation (WHFF) is a Texas based registered 501(c)(3) non profit which puts people between America’s wild equids and extinction.



The Colorado Wild Horse and Burro Coalition (“CWHBC”) is a non-profit Colorado corporation, organized to educate the public and wild horse and burro adopters about wild horse issues and to protect wild horses and burros


Ms. Toni Moore is a resident of the state of Colorado and is the Secretary/Treasurer of CWHBC and the Special Projects Coordinator of The Cloud Foundation, Inc. (“TCF”).



Dr. Don Moore is an equine and small-animal veterinarian and has live in or near the WDHA and PEDHMA most of his life.


Barb Flores, a resident of Greeley, Colorado is chair of the Colorado Wild Horse and Burro Coalition and has photographed and documented Colorado’s wild horse herds for over 20 years.


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