Rama is Looking for A New Connection and a Wonderful Home

Rama is a sweet and well-trained 16 yr. old quarter horse who has lived and played with us for the past 5 years.  We bought him from a farm in Texas where he had an overly full life of competing in reining competitions non-stop before we brought him to Colorado.  We have only ever used natural horsemanship training with him over the years and have noticed a complete energetic shift in his being as a result.  He still has a few little quirks but is an exceptional riding horse for an experienced rider.  We’ve ridden and worked with him with two beginner riders over the years though with lots of good success on trail rides, in the arena, etc.   He’s been a family horse with different age riders, is very sweet natured and wants to please, loves attention and affection, is always the first to come say hello, but not at all pushy and is incredibly gorgeous.  He’s super sweet, has incredible ground manners, a little insecure when he’s separated from the herd, likes to know what’s expected of him, can be really sensitive to cues (which is why he’s better with experienced rider) and likes a very soft touch.  He neck and direct reins, is completely bomb proof with the farrier.  He’s been barefoot his entire time with us. Our herd lives on a Paddock Track and all have excellent hooves.  He’s a good keeper, never gaining too much weight in the summer and handles cold winters well (without blankets) up in the Rocky Mtn. foothills.  We pasture on mountain meadow grass and feed grass hay, no supplements.  His parasite count is low and we’ve normally only wormed with all natural wormers.

We paid $7500 for him in 2013 but would be willing to take offers from someone who can give him a great and loving home.  We’re looking for someone who can give him a loving home and a job, even if that’s just light riding, training and grooming.  It’s important that his new home provide gentle training methods and not work him to death like he experienced in the competitive scene.  He responds well to one human bond, so ideally, he would become one person’s partner.  He would most likely do best with at least one other horse but is happy in whatever size herd.  He’s lived with our 6-8 and has spent a little time with a much larger herd (when we boarded him one winter).

We’re happy to talk with you any time about Rama and his personality.  He’s had a workshop with Anna Twinney along with our other horses as well as participated in several Liberty horsemanship clinics.

We found some old video footage of Rama from a few years ago. Autumn was a trainer we worked with and she was helping us try to find a home for him at the time.  Right after this, we did a liberty workshop with Rama and Autumn, and decided to keep him with us for my son and I to continue riding.   Again, our reason for looking for a home now is that we’re living in Kauai most of the year and we have other horses that my wife and two daughters ride.  My son and I aren’t riding anymore and we feel like Rama will enjoy having a connection with someone.

Go here for more videos:

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If you are intersted in Rama, please contact the office and we will get you in touch with his people!

Please email: Lacey@reachouttohorses.com

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Tribute to a Lifetime Horsewoman

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Judy Sinner, a lifetime horsewoman, started with a pony at age 6 (named Spotty, of course!), graduated to Quarter Horses, drill team and barrel racing, then to Arabian show horses at age 16. She was named Canadian National Junior Exhibitor Champion at the Canadian Arabian National Show in 1965 and 1966 and showed her first Top Ten halter horse at age 17 in 1965.

She began training professionally by age 18, and her Vallicrest Farm has bred, raised and/or trained 2 National Champions, 2 Scottsdale Champions, several Legion of Merit Champions, many Regional, Pacific Slope and Class A winning horses.

Besides showing, she survived many impromptu bareback races thru the apple orchards and asparagus fields of the Yakima Valley with her posse of other horse-loving kids.   She also survived swimming horses in the irrigation canals, teaching them to pull bobsleds while harnessed in bitting rigs (you make do with what you have when you are a kid), standing 4 champion Arab stallions over the years, boarding, instructing, countless foaling seasons, starting young horses, and helping at the race track.

Judy began with Dynamite in 1982 as one of the original Distributors. She was asked to be Corporate Communications Director in 1986, and she served in that capacity for 17 years as the company took its place as a major force in the supplement industry.  Since 2003, she generated her own Synergy newsletter and training information for her downline Distributors and customers, was the primary contributor and Forum moderator for DynamiteOnline.com, a Distributor community and training website, and assisted as needed with the corporate newsletter and conferences.  She and her fellow Gold Executive Director, Dr. Regan Golob, have co-produced educational CD’s including Dynamite Products Review, Feeding Boo Boo’s for Horses and Feeding Boo Boo’s for Humans, and they also co-taught a seminar on equine kinesiology and reflex points plus energy balancing, Things Your Horse Would Love to Tell You, all over the US and into Canada.

When Judy was not “on the road” for Dynamite, she could be found in front of the computer screen, with the phone glued to her left ear, answering endless questions (mostly cheerfully) about Dynamite products and brainstorming with Distributors and customers about their challenges with animals and personal health.

For her, life was an endless epiphany, with new revelations coming daily, and she felt privileged and humbled to be able to share the information that assisted us all to wellness.

In Gratitude, Students Share…

Students who attended Anna’s recent events at 13 Hands Rescue and Half Halt Farms reached out to share their joy and gratitude with Anna for all she does for the horses and their people….

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“We could not absorb Anna’s gifts of knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration fast enough! We are full of hope, dreams, and renewal after our weekend.  I wish everyone could experience Anna! She has so much to offer. Our 2 day clinic will help our volunteers help our horses in so many ways.  Thank you, Anna.”

~Marylou T.

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“Extremely powerful and paradigm-shifting experience. Anna has a unique gift and helps you tap into yours. I am a professor and taught the best class of my career the week following our clinic with Anna. I was connected in a way I never have been before. Everything clicked. Thank you, Anna.”

~Glenn A.

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“I just want to say how much we have all been changed by your magnificent Anna.  She is awesome, amazing, knowledgeable, supportive, honest, gracious… I could go on but think you get it. Every attendee feels the same way.”

~Jacki Z.

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“The two -day exploration of collaborative horsemanship clinic with Anna Twinney was one of the best experiences of my life thus far. The clinic has left me with many wonderful memories that I will cherish for many years to come. Anna was amazing to watch as she worked with our rescue horses. She is a true horse whisperer. I was in awe of her knowledge, confidence, positive energy, compassion, and spirituality. I learned so many wonderful things and now look at these beautiful rescues somewhat differently than before, because I can somewhat understand their language now. I am truly humbled and incredibly grateful to have been a part of such a magical weekend. It is my hope that Anna will return next summer for another soul-filling, beautiful, and amazing horsemanship clinic.”

~Mary Ellen B.

“Thank you all for connecting after the event. It was a fabulous experience sharing our vulnerabilities, energy and love for the horses.

I feel incredibly blessed and grateful to have met you all and to be able to learn from Anna.

Until we all meet again, many blessings, peace, joy and continuous great health.

And to Anna,

Thank you for all you do to teach mindful partnership with horses. I was able to audit one day at Half Halt but I have hopes to make the next clinic in NY with my horse, Destiny. It would be amazing to share this with her. Thanks again!”

~Angela R.

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“Dear Friends,

I hope you don’t mind me calling you that.  Not too long ago, for most of us, we were strangers on a group email with names we may not have recognized.  Thanks to Anna, we have come together. Our lives forever changed.  Memories created, raw emotions exposed, storied told, fears uncovered, sharing a forever and unexplained bond with each other and these beautiful and majestic creatures that we love so much.

Anna, thank you for your compassion, honesty, and adaptability to every single horse and handler.  You have a brilliant gift.  Your wisdom and guidance will never be forgotten.

Laura, you planned this event seamlessly.  Every detail was well-thought-out and communicated beautifully!  You are greatly appreciated.

In the words of one of my favorite country artists, “I’ll see you when I see you, and I hope it’s one day soon….”

All my love to all and much-continued success on this amazing journey!”

~ Nancy R.

 

 

“Dearest Anna,

I personally wanted to walk away this past weekend with “tools” to help me build both my and my horse’s confidence. What I got back so much more. Anna, your incredible insight and knowledge helped us all understand that we need to earn the trust of our horses. You offered each of us a bridge to connect with our horses’ hearts! I can’t thank you enough. Words just don’t convey the depth of our gratitude.

Looking forward to when our paths cross again.”

~ Carolyn C.

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We would like to thank all participants for joining us and the many horses for sharing their language with all of those curious and passionate enough to listen.  To our master teachers, we are grateful!

Do you want to know more about Intuitive Horsemanship?  The new book from ROTH has arrived, Escaping Tradition, The Next Generation of Horsemanship.  Attend our FREE Webinar to meet some of the authors whose stories are included and register to WIN your FREE copy!

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The Original Reiki Healing for Horses

There is no place I would rather be than in the corral among the horses and healing energy. It is a place surrounded by mountains, nestled in the heart of the wild west, where horses receive healing and, in turn, heal human hearts. It is an energy so subtle it ignites the flame within, with an art that has worldwide recognition and acceptance. If you have felt the pull of destiny, now is the time to embrace your calling as the lightworker you were born be.

 

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Love Lessons to Heal the Heart and Soul

One of ROTH’s most popular retreats, Healing Horses at the Historic Bitterroot Ranch in Dubois, WY, came and went in early June.  Dubois is located in the niche below the intersection of two great mountain ranges: the volcanic Absarokas, spilling eastward from Yellowstone, and the southeastward-ranging Wind River Mountains, the tallest mountain range in Wyoming.  Students from across the US gathered amidst the peaks and the Wind River as they mingled with the horses, spending time within the herd, reading the horses’ energies, answering their requests for healing, and helping to interpret their registers.

One of the biggest hits of Anna’s Healing Horses classes is the Love Lessons. When we connect with the horse’s heart chakra, they can express emotion through us that they otherwise would not be able to.  Consequently, we can experience our own healing by being the channel for their emotional release.  Love begets love, and love lessons beget love lessons!

Here are some images from this year’s Healing Horses at the Bitterroot Ranch Retreat along with what our students had to share about their experience:

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Sue L. of NC

Learning the life-changing art of Reiki in their incredible, beautiful landscape was, quite simply, transformational.

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Donna P. of WV

Authentic connection and magical transformation – this was the result of my reiki experience with Anna Twinney.  Join the tribe/herd and let the magic begin!

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Happy S. of CO

Everyone told me this week would change my life…. They were right!  Everyday was life lessons learned, but the most amazing day was the day I gave Reiki to a young Arabian Stallion.  Life-changing!  He taught me so much about being present in the moment and listening!   I know when I get home my horses will thank him.  Blessings to Anna, all the members of my group, and the Bitterroot Ranch!

 

Elena D. of CO

The beauty of the retreat location was matched by the grace and intensity of the teachings.  I am confident I will be bringing back to my ranch a very useful and unique practice for my animals.

Sally W. of MA

What I loved best were the reiki Attunements, which, for me, were the most spiritual aspect of the retreat.  I also loved the opportunity to give Reiki love to the horses while they were in a corral.  (There were many more horses there than I could connect with!)  At one point I was surrounded by 5 horses all wanting Reiki love.

Marilyn S. of MN

To walk into a herd of 80-100 horses and have them choose you…what an exhilarating experience and I will not top that for awhile!  Giving to the horses is amazing!

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Richard J. of VA

From staff to clinician, everyone was extremely helpful and informative.  I will be able to use most of all the information in my present employment.  Thank you.

Sydney B. VA

If you ware feeling closed down in our modern world, in this clinic you will feel your heart grow at least 10 sizes BIGGER!  NO MORE GRINCH!  Great for all levels of experience.

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Stacey B. of MN

I came to Bitterroot Ranch with Anna here because I truly needed emotional, spiritual and physical healing.  I am so blessed that I got even more than I could have ever expected.  My advice to you would be to trust the flow of how Anna works – that’s what made my life lesson shine through.  The bond and friendship with all the others n the class is priceless.  I am truly healed and this experience has and will change my life forever.  Much love to all here: horses, dogs, staff, friends, others and Anna!

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The week began early for our Reiki Master students who arrived in advance for their Master Attunements and to access the new information they would be using out in the world as they begin their journeys as Master Healers.  From selecting oils for attunements to master healing sessions, truly a transformational experience was had by all…even by the curious onlookers.

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From our Reiki Master, Christine M. of wherever the wind takes her…

The idyllic setting of the Bitterroot Ranch added to the magic of this wonderful, week-long, experiential retreat.  Being immersed in nature and surrounded by beauty from the moment we stepped out of our gorgeous log cabins was an absolute joy.  Totally loved sharing Reiki with the lovely group of people on the retreat, energy healing with the horses and the spectacle of a 200 odd herd making their way up to higher pastures every evening.  The absolute highlight for me though was receiving the Reiki Master attunement with the energy of the elements all around us and the horses coming in to share their energy and healing as well.  It truly was a remarkable and magical experience.   Heartfelt thanks to Anna for creating this fabulous event.  Would do it again tomorrow!      

How Can we Facilitate our Animals’ Tranquility Over the 4th?

Dearest Anna,

Every year when the sun is high for long periods and the temperature gets really warm, I anxiously await this event. I don’t know exactly when it will come, or for how long it will last. It begins sometimes slowly, with a snap, a crackle, a fizzle, and a pop, but later on, after dark, the big booms arrive. I can feel them shake the house – the concussion in the air – my eardrums are pierced by this repetitive sound. Sadly, it’s not just brief; it’s not just one night, as this tends to go on for a whole weekend, and often even two. Sometimes my family will even leave me alone during this time, at which point I hide under the bed, or crawl into the darkest recess of the closet, and I desperately hope everything will be ok. Anna, how can my guardians help calm and ease my tension during this time? Everyone seems overjoyed and like there is something to celebrate. I would hate to ruin their fun with my upset and panic.

Yours truly,

Freedom the Beagle

 

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Dearest Freedom,

How beautiful is your heart? I wish all souls were as sensitive and selfless as you, not wanting to ruin the fun of others simply because you are upset. Well, your upset is a big deal and it shouldn’t be minimized. This day is actually a celebration for us, a celebration of our freedom, the very thing after which you were named. However, our freedom to celebrate our American heritage and tradition shouldn’t have to affect you so deeply.  I have just the thing that I know you will find helpful.  It’s a spray that will allow you to relax, that will calm the nerves a bit, and will allow you to enjoy the fun had by your two-legged family. Tell them to put 5 sprays either directly into your mouth or on your food, and to repeat every few minutes until they see a difference in how you feel. Please tell them this can also be used for vet visits should you get nervous, and for a number of other stress-inducing situations like travel or boarding. Bless your heart, sweet Freedom. I know you will find some peace in your situation with just this natural, Dynamite remedy!

Love always,

Anna

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Tranquil isn’t just for the hounds in our hearts, it’s for the horses too!

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Peppermint for President!

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We all have our stories of woe to tell, this is for certain. Mine includes a major spinal fusion surgery at a very young age, nerve damage in numerous places, premature arthritis, and myriad other little fun things that come with the body of someone who really lived and breathed each and every day with horses in her early life and has the scars to prove it. I was hard on my body, riding was hard on my body, and some of my less-graceful encounters with horses on the ground have definitely been hard on my body. If only I had known then what I know now about safety…if only I had met Anna when I was 12 instead of…well, a couple decades later.

Living in Colorado as well can aggravate some of these issues, as the cold and the altitude are often not kind to joints; neither are some of the dry, summer conditions and the ever-shifting Barometric Pressure, but for someone like me who is probably never going to move because I LOVE it here, and who cannot take prolonged Opiate medications, nor prolonged anti-inflammatories to help with chronic pain, what is there left to do?

My friend, I introduce you to Peppermint Oil. I say this with full awareness that if someone had told me I could temper fear-inducing nerve pain, muscle spasms that cause me to utter things I probably shouldn’t, and joint pain that I will likely have the rest of my life, I would have laughed at your naivete. How cute! You want to help treat my pain with what is essentially a Christmas candy? Well, older, wiser, and more open-minded, this is what I am telling you is possible.

I don’t just use Peppermint for my chronic pain on my back and sciatic nerve, I have used it for sore throats, tight chest, coughs, sunburns, headaches, upset stomach, acid reflux, tooth pain, restless legs at night, mosquito bites, and, probably the most important for someone like me who is afraid sometimes of just how long the pain will last, how bad it might get, whether I will have to go to the ER, whether I will have to miss work, whether I will be able to take care of my horses, clean the barn, feed the dogs, drive my car, sit, lay down, sleep…and on and on ad infinitum, GROUNDING.

When I inhale and take a deep, lung-filling breath of Peppermint, I am present. The problems, the worries, the future concerns that may never come to pass are gone because I am grounded quite instantly. So, in addition to the relief of physical ailments is the added relief of anxiety. There’s just something so very healing about it because it soothes me, mind, body, and spirit, just when I need it most.

I put Peppermint directly on my skin anywhere, but some people will prefer a carrier oil because it can be quite strong. You’ll want to wash your hands and make sure you don’t get any in your eyes, of course, as even after washing my hands thoroughly I have found it in my eyes on occasion.

After having doctors tell me I would be on a number of medications for the rest of my life, medications that are in the spotlight right now and the focus of hot debate, I know I have a more holistic option with this natural approach that often gets me over the pain hump, and before I know it I have moved on mentally just enough for the body to relax and remedy whatever was the issue at the time. It is because of this I say, Peppermint for President! May the prospect and healing possibility of Peppermint grace your life the way it has mine.

Love Always,

Lacey Knight

ROTH Admin

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