International Horse Whisperer and Equine Behaviorist, Anna Twinney, and Reach Out to Horses were excited to team up with Zuma’s Rescue Ranch in Littleton, CO and Shiloh Acres Horse Rescue in Ault, CO for a week of rescue horses and trust-based horsemanship.
From April 21-27, Anna introduced 10 students and multiple rescued horses to the world of trust-based learning. During the course of the 7-day event, the participants worked with horses who have been abandoned, abused, starved and sent to slaughter. These horses, often troubled and leery of humans, are given a second chance at a new life.
Anna Twinney is known around the world for her gentle and genuine trust-based horsemanship methodologies. Her unique program focuses on the language of the horse and using that language to work with the horses, giving them a voice and a say in their training.
“Bringing these horses around can be a tricky matter. But the first step in any successful training program is to gain their trust through integrity, authenticity and compassion. Once you have that you can often create a life-long partnership with a willing participant,” says Anna.
Once the horses are trained, Zuma’s and Shiloh Acres often have an easier time adopting out the rescued horses, finding them permanent homes with loving people and opening room for more horses to be rescued from unthinkable fates.
“I’ve been saying for the last few years that I wanted to find a different/new/better way to be with horses. I’ve finally found that way with Anna’s teaching.” Janet Prior
Zuma’s Rescue Ranch is focused on pairing rescued horses with at risk kids in a nurturing, healing manner and environment. Together they learn to trust and love one another. Once trust of the horse/human pair is accomplished, they move into learning to love and nurture themselves and others.
Shiloh Acres Rescue is a small, family operated non-profit organization dedicated to helping slaughter-bound, abused, neglected and unwanted horses.
For more information about the week or to possibly adopt one of the horses contact Reach Out to Horses at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jodi at Zuma’s Rescue Ranch at email@example.com or call 303-346-7493.
Follow the horses progress through the week on ROTH’s YouTube Channel and find hundreds more informitave videos!