Welcome Back to Anna Twinney for part 2! Anna gives us a little window into what she is doing now and why her work is right for anyone who is ready to be open to learning more about themselves and how they interact with the world. Find Anna at www.reachouttohorses.com. We loved spending time with her and we know you will too.
How did it all start, the worldwide journey of Anna Twinney? What provoked the drive to develop the methods, the students, and to reach out to the horses? We can bring a person’s trajectory into focus so much more clearly when we know the backstory, the trials, the inequities, and understand what exactly they went through to become the person they are today. Anna has provided us with just that, a story, The Origin of Passion.
Follow the link below to all the stages of the journey, the videos, and to get the scoop on what brought Anna to greatness as an ambassador on behalf of the animals who call Earth their home.
If you had asked me to describe the partnership between our horses and humans there are so many words I could bring forth: love, trust, compassion, connection, mutual respect and understanding…communication, collaboration, fun, enjoyment, relationship, leadership.
Today I FELT something that went beyond this description, something difficult to put into words for “B” (we shall call him); a Belgian who described how he lays his life on the line when he teams up to pull the wagon – just like she does driving him. He has to trust his person in the wilderness they live in and call home. He has to rely on his person to be there for him. He has to be able to listen and work truly as a team for survival and success. Nothing quite compares to the lifestyle they live…naturally.
They are to grow old together. His excellent training stands him in good stead as an upright citizen, but they still need to be patient with one another as they explore their relationship and build it on true trust. As he learns her language, her needs, and expectations, she learns about him. It’s a partnership built on honesty.
The care that was overlooked previously and the suppleness needed to stay athletic are only a small part of the overall picture. Not everyone can take the reins to drive a team – it’s not about technicalities or queues, it’s about the experiences they share to get them to the very point of trusting one another. This cannot be transferred to another, instead they share this journey. It’s the journey less travelled as they experience the natural world becoming true friends and partners.
He had begun to “run out” during training and to not do his job, thus causing danger to his young rider who was learning steer wrestling. He cut to the chase during our session together – no small talk, as he valued his time and realized his voice needed to come across clearly. His honesty showed just how he ran left, leaving his rider hanging short of the steer.
He shared about the saddle fit (the one that fitted) and the pressure on his withers with his rider leaning to the right. He had the solution too. Through detailed description, he showed levels and location of pain throughout his body taken care of by the chiropractor – while asking for ongoing support.
“Ridden hard and put away wet” in his time – expectations for him had been high. This rider was different; he was sensitive. And yet there was fear surrounding the consequences of him running out from others with harsh spurs whose expectations stole his confidence and returned him to innocence. His mental and emotional anxiety had grown and it seemed he had internalized his feelings, ultimately manifesting physical side effects. He gave all the reasons as to why he behaved this way, so there would be no more speculation, but instead, clarity. He gave answers to questions and paved the way forward. They offered alternative therapies and guidance…this was to be a new way of training and if up for the task, they would become one as they explored their partnership.
Just a week later Anna received the following from a grateful Mother of a young man who can now begin to really explore his talent for a sport he loves with his willing partner, Splash.
Anna – I thought you might like to hear this – Will practiced with Splash today (with steers) and he used Peace and Calming Oil on the heart space/forehead/and front leg acupressure points to calm the soul, Valor on either side of the spine from the solar plexus back to the Root Chakra, did visualization with him and thought communication, and with the use of his new gel pad on the withers,…had PERFECT RUNS!!!!!!! He has not done that in a year!!! He ran perfectly straight and did not veer left even a step! Will praised him and had another chiropractic adjustment done afterward. COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED!!!! Thank you sooo much!
With an upcoming move from Dubai to South Africa, she reached out to hear from her horse wondering if he would be alright to travel the distance since his physical challenges had moved front and center.
He had experienced laminitis. As a stallion, his demeanor was gentle and kind; a compact, majestic individual. He articulated his consultation thoroughly and shared how his feet would make a full recovery. With veterinary care and a thorough rehab of cold hosing and barefoot trimming (despite her concerns as a vet tech), he was on the track to full recovery.
Life in Dubai was different from what he was used to in Europe and as an experienced jumper he was comfortable teaching her and keeping her safe as she learned the discipline. Living in a rural setting surrounded by desert was interesting and he noticed details such as the limos with flags on them.
They had fallen for each other with a partnership growing in depth. Their jumping experiences had taken a rain check since his condition and her injury, but they found ways to be together. She would have it no other way than to take him with her to South Africa. He was familiar with the quarantine process, the duration, and described the two flight paths – one direct and one through Europe – which he embraced. He knew he would be taken care of.
At the other end of the trip, the largest change he envisioned was climate change. The facilities would match one another in care, protection, and amenities. With her questions answered and her mind put at ease, she would be able to pave the way for the new chapter in their lives and prepare for his arrival with what was to become his home for at least the next few years.
A magic story about a friendship and the love for all living creatures –
Via the combination of Animal Communication, Reiki, and the Bowen technique – thanks to Anna
In gratitude, I wish to share these magic moments of connection and healing with you.
Sending so many thoughts and thanks to Anna, my loving and patient mentor through years and still in these moments sharing her immense experience so generously!
I have had the pleasure of attending several of Anna’s AC workshops, as well as Reiki here in Denmark together with my close friend, Trillee.
I am now attending the AC Mentorship programme for the 2nd year and loving it more every day! All of the knowledge and skills that Anna shares, as well as the connectedness with fellow participants and their four-legged friends is wonderful.
A while ago, my friend, Trillee, called me when I was in town. (We often work together long distance). There was an emergency: a horse was lying down, not wanting or being able to get up. The horse was owned by a person very special to her, so she was quite upset and touched. The horse was somewhere here on my island, Funen. With Trillee, being over on the west coast, and me in the middle of the island, neither of us were near them.
I wondered, could I help by sending healing/distance Bowen? She would send Reiki and Munay-Ki as well. I was told, that the vet was on his way, too. So, I tuned in, just sat down in the middle of a busy, noisy, shopping center – and there he was – the horse. I did some testing distance, felt a stomach ache, like colic, but not really colic, more like some muscles being tight around his belly, causing the pain. I felt his front line being tight, and his legs not able to carry him, not being able to get up. I did some emergency Bowen, then sensed I had to do something to help him breathe better, so I did some more moves for respiratory. Then I sensed, his sacrum was somewhat unaligned, so I did some moves to help it get back into place.
There was a big change – it felt as if it was all ok now. I then told him that now he should be able to get up. “Come on – you can do it!”, I said to him to encourage him, and that he would be ok. I felt him get up and shake himself, as if to shake it all off, then there was easier breathing. And then there was quiet.
I had seen him as not small, but not that big either. Not just normally brown with black mane and tail, but not black either. Seeing brown, but with a darker touch – a deep, dark brown, like chestnut.
I sent text messages to Trillee to tell her, that I had finished. Then to share what I had done. Trillee had then sent it to the owner. She also shared what she herself had done and felt.
This was such a moving experience for me to get validation. It turned out that he had just that deep, dark, brown color. That when we had worked on him, he had suddenly just stood up and shaken, as if to shake everything off. Then everything was fine, and he got his appetite back. They told me about the sacrum; they shared that he had gotten stuck underneath the hay “basket” and had twisted his leg/hind end.
The daughter, who’s horse it was, had lost another horse last summer, and they shared that seeing the horse on the ground, only briefly lifting his head when she called out and then lying down again, had scared everyone. They worried that the vet might have to put him to sleep, as he was totally weak.
When I spoke to Trillee afterward, it turned out that she had been guided to work on the chest area as well. Getting an update in the evening, he was just fine. He had also been checked by the vet when he arrived in the afternoon.
Now, almost two weeks later, he is still doing fine and enjoying life.
We have planned for me to go visit them “live” to say hello and give him some wellness.
I am looking forward to meeting this very special soul. He was just so very present, being very brave.
I feel so humble to have experienced this miracle – so thank you, Anna, again – for making it possible!
I am feeling grateful for all this to “travel” across species and distances.
Yvonne Welz, of The Horse’s Hoof, decided to feature not one, but two, of Anna’s Animal Communication stories in their Issue #70 this month! Thanks, Yvonne, for your continued support and for sharing in the message of Animal Communication as an important part of Natural Horsemanship and Problem Solving!
Are you interested in studying Animal Communication? Anna’s Home Study Kit can be found here, or you can join Anna at any one of her Animal Communication Events around the WORLD by finding an event near you!