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This is what a handful of our listeners wanted to share about how they found the webinar full of useful, pertinent information!  If you missed it, see below for a link to the replay!
Jon P. –  Mills, WY: Thank you for this webinar. You are doing a great job!

Janet Johnson  Los Angeles, CA:  Thank you, Anna, for another fantastic webinar and opportunity to connect on a deep level with like-minded people from around the world and increasing our understanding!

Annis Parker – Tauranga, N.Z.:  Hello Anna!  Many years ago I met and did a course with you in New Zealand. It is great to hear you again.  Thank you for reminding me how to enhance the communication along with all those other things you mentioned, which are part of my animal/human/teaching practice. Beautiful. Perfect timing from a stormy New Zealand.

Barbra Richards – Oakdale, CT:  Thank you, Anna, for this webinar. Wanted to say hello from CT.  You may remember me from Ray of Light Farm with the Blessing of the Premarins — animal chaplain.  So many synchronistic things have brought me here tonight. Thanks so much!

Teresa P.J. of FL:  You know Florida is calling you!!!!! Great, interesting introduction to this most beautiful art – I have 3 dear friends listening who are ready to be a voice for the voiceless!
Peace, Anna & Vin

Karen:  Fabulous webinar as usual, Anna!!!…West Virginia, you say?….Might be as close as I get to see you since I am in Georgia!!

Sharon of  Punta Gorda, FL: This is a fantastic webinar!

Kathleen Wells of San Diego, CA:  Thank you, Anna, for this very informative hour webinar. As always you have confirmed and affirmed the communication I do with animals as part of my practice. I am a voice for the animals who cannot speak for themselves.

Kathleen of Mexico: Greetings from Mexico! Great to be here.
These were just a small sampling of the locations around the world where Anna has shared the art of Animal Communication with people.  We had listeners from Canadians to Kiwis!  Thank you, to all of our listeners and participants who shared their questions and their enthusiasm for giving a voice to the voiceless.  And as always, THANK YOU, to Anna Twinney, for her tireless efforts on behalf of the animals and their people who are looking for a more intimate connection.  I hope she knows we see the sacrifices she makes in the best interest of the Reach Out to Horses mission and ideology.  We love your heart, Anna!
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The Proof is in the Pudding…and in the Testimonials. Consensus: Anna Twinney – Miracle Worker!

 

We start with two testimonials from our most recent Colorado Clinic at Mounting Miracles Ranch in Lafayette, CO.

From Jan D. at Mounting Miracles:

I attended Anna’s Confident Horse, Confident Rider 2-day Clinic with my 6-year-old Mustang who I adopted from an Untouched Horse Course with Anna 5 years ago.  I’ve attended a lot of Anna’s courses and clinics and am no stranger to her techniques.  And yet, because of the human and horse dynamic, every clinic is different and special.  I was struck anew by two things in this clinic:

First, Anna’s ability to assess both horse and human is remarkable.  She can quickly and accurately identify the message a horse’s behavior might be sending and work with the human on understanding and developing a plan to address the issue effectively.  Just as clearly, and kindly, she is able to spot the slightest nuance in the handler’s movements or hear it in their self assessment and coach them to self confidence and success.

Secondly, Anna has always said that her techniques are not a “system.”  Witnessing her work with people entirely new to her philosophy reminded me of the power of that fact.  Some of the work we did was applied to all horses, as a way to assess the horse’s status and to develop trust and a few basic skills.  From there, everything was driven by the horse’s need.  In other words, each horse was viewed as an individual and no set “solution” was applied.  One horse may be a little head shy and not want his ears touched.  One approach is utilized to help him learn the value of letting the handler touch his ears.  Another horse may be head shy and terrified of having her ears touched because she associates it with past trauma and rough handling.  This horse will require a very different approach.  Anna’s gift is in helping the handler develop a solution that works for that horse, through education and creative problem solving.  The student is not just handed one solution, but taught to develop new solutions, based on knowledge and understanding.

I could go on and on about the fun atmosphere, the group bonding, and the supportive atmosphere.  Both Arrow and I had a great time…

Thanks, Anna!

 

Lloyd M. of Brighton, CO shares:

In 2011, my wife Jan and I began the journey that changed our lives. We had been volunteering at a horse rescue where we observed Anna moving a horse at liberty in a round pen using only her eyes. We were hooked. We proudly completed the ROTH Comprehensive Holistic Horsemanship Modular Certification Course (HHC) in 2011.  In February of 2012, we took the ROTH Foal Gentling Course with Anna in Tucson, AZ. These were PREMARIN foals Anna had rescued and the goal was to gentle them to become adopted. Anna assigned me the eight-month-old untouched buckskin; he was tall, always made his way to the front of the herd, and held his head high. This foal was an amazing old soul who easily picked up everything we worked on. I went home to Colorado after spending the week with him to contemplate what adopting him would entail. Head and heart agreed, he came to me in June and changed my life forever. He was awarded the name “Champ” because that is how he does everything! When he turned fours years old we took ROTH’s Colt Starting 101 together to start him under saddle.  We decided to go back to our horse roots by attending ROTH’s Confident Horse, Confident Rider Clinic with Anna in June 2017. Champ has only known ROTH techniques, so with Anna’s keen eyes she was able to critique our relationship to get closer to our potential. I have always preferred groundwork to riding but Anna was able to get me the “a-ha” moment of how fun riding can be!

Because of Anna’s marvelous ability to connect to each person and horse, everyday is a good day starting out with haying our herd.

A lovely image of the group at Mounting Miracles:

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Anna then went from Colorado straight to Kalispell, Montana (affectionately termed “Kila” by residents) where she did An Evening of Animal Communication and hosted her 3 Days of Intuitive Riding Clinic.

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She also did a breakthrough session of Animal Communication for a long-time friend and client of Reach Out to Horses, Nancy H., and her horse, Shanti.  Here’s the scoop:

I was dealing with a scary horse crises that was 6 weeks on and getting worse.  Anna did a communication session with Shanti that was detailed, spot on – captured Shanti’s heart, communication style, injuries, site of the accident, what happened, how it happened, the horse who caused it – and the fact it was just ‘an accident’… Every detail ‘spot on’ as I was there – although just inside getting more hay.

Nancy’s Summary of the incident and Shanti’s injury:

My horse had a puncture wound injury 5 weeks before the clinic.  We had seen bizarre changes daily with edemas, air pillows under the skin-neck to lumbar, withers to belly along with a very lame leg that was swollen, not swollen, usable, and then not usableŠ Just before the clinic was to start, Shanti had a bloody nose 2 nights in a row.  Shanti was too lame to trailer but had been ultra sounded, radio graphed, monitored by the vet weeks before.  I felt completely unsupported by the vet and results from onsite radio graphs, and was feeling frantic for the unexplained high pain level and continued changes.  I begged Anna for a communication session even though I knew it was an unethical request.  Anna was able to fit us in and 6 others listened in, one of whom was a care giver to Shanti for 2 years before she came to be with me.

The session was helpful and I felt much relief at the end.  Shanti shared how and where the accident happened – which was spot on as to how I thought it must have unfolded but was doubting that scenario due to the major complications that kept springing up.   Shanti shared that the puncture area was clean inside, that there was no lung infection or lung pain.  That was excellent to know because due to the air under the skin this could have been caused by a broken rib, punctured lung, or massive infection.  Anna parlayed information that was possible, and that needed to be checked out.  Anna also set up a social media post where 100 people sent energy healing to Shanti.  I chose to not trailer on a Sunday due to limited staff & testing that could be done.  I set up a hauler on Monday.  The trailer looked just as Anna said it would be shaped.  This was the Montana Equine Emergency Ambulance.  Shanti would not go in for any of us.  Clearly her movement was better than it had been since the accident, ­ adrenaline or otherwise, she ultimately made a choice to heal at home.  She is moving around a bit more, standing taller, drinking more water and eating well.  I am offering multiple modalities and trying to get a BEMER vet package to help the nerve damage heal.  I do hope she gets her lovely trot back.

After feeling so frantic with the changes I was seeing in my horse even after doing all I could, I felt such relief with the information and gained confidence to move forward into the long rehab ahead of us. With all the skills, knowledge, and training I’ve gained, this accident was clearly outside of my confidence level. Anna sharing her gift was gigantic, valuable, and priceless. Our gratitude forever.

Nancy shared some images of her treasured Shanti:

 

Nancy H. also participated in the Intuitive Riding Clinic and this is what she shared:

Another amazing total of 4 days spent with Anna Twinney.  The time spent throughout this clinic was valuable beyond words.  Educational, inspiring, soul connections, life lessons – life patterns brought to awareness and let go… Way more than riding…Everyone expressed major life changes this year, and we are ready for next year! I simply can’t say enough good things regarding this experience!  I was able to take Starry on his own and he was perfect, calm, wise, and honored for who he is.  He found a new best friend we’ll go riding with as well… Such tremendous growth and connection in our relationship.

The life lessons over the weekend created awareness and were life-changing.Š The obstacle course at liberty with 2 horses, and a team driving horses to move was a challenge in projecting energy and intent.  Creating flowing energy and back-up energy and keeping that same energy in place as we moved together in a team – eyes on eyes first horse, then second horse, then shoulders square – ask for forward motion.   Knowing where to be and what to do to back someone up was really tough for me.  Took a long time to get it and this was humbling to get out of my head and finally move intuitively.  I actually didn’t ride my horse this weekend.  The TLC session went perfect with Starry – he was a completely different horse this year – due to the DePaolo Excel product I have him on.  I have no reservations riding him, he and I will be just fine. The IRE (Intuitive Riding Experience) just gets richer each year.  Collectively all the information sinks in, connects, makes sense and becomes a way of being. This year it all came together.

 

Who wouldn’t love to work in the great outdoors of picturesque, Kalispell, MT?

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And shared by Brenda W. of Kalispell, MT

I love to feel passionate, inspired about my work on behalf of horses and humans, about being alive, especially connecting with and riding horses. But the truth is, after the loss of a life of almost daily riding, raising horses and mules, riding & packing in Glacier Park, and later the loss of my beautiful mare, I disconnected that confident, horse-woman part of myself. Add to the mix busyness, business building, and survival, I didn’t know how to get that part of me back. My current riding horse, Jett, and I, have had a frustrating dance over the past 12 years.  It was a dance of “do we trust each other?”  And each of us getting frustrated.  Last weekend I participated in the Intuitive Riding Clinic with Anna and my passion that I let stand aside was re-ignited! Anna helped me identify what was truly standing in my way of having the connection and relationship that I crave with my horse! It was glorious to re-awaken that confident part of myself – get back to riding and connecting with my horse.  This clinic was so much more than a clinic – it was a retreat that customized to our individual needs in horsemanship and in life lessons, including my greatest desire to ride Jett bareback. Over the past three years Anna has asked me why I am holding back.  This year Anna and Jett opened the gate wide and I stepped through.

In deep gratitude,

Brenda W.

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Our lovely group of Intuitive Riding Clinic Attendees:

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Thanks, as always, to the tireless Anna Twinney for everything she does.  Anna even gives the Energizer Bunny a run for his bunny money….

 

Stay tuned for more from Anna’s East Coast Adventures!  If you want to be updated on all of the goings on and travels undergone here at Reach Out to Horses on behalf of the mission of Capturing the Whisper and Giving a Voice to the Voiceless, visit our page and sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter, Diary of a Horse Whisperer.

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The Horse’s Hoof Debuts Anna’s Two Most Recent Articles!

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Reach Out to Horses is elated to announce that The Horse’s Hoof, a quarterly journal,  is featuring two of Anna’s most recent articles: “From the Horse’s Mouth” and “Conversations with the Wild Ones, a Day at the South Lakes Safari Zoo.”

Check out the publication for the information and the articles themselves!  And a very heartfelt and sincere “thank you” to Anna, for her tireless work on her own, personal time, which if I say is “limited” that term doesn’t even begin to cover it.  She always takes time to write about her adventures to help raise awareness for the animals all over the world and to share the good news about the possibilities when we give a voice to the voiceless.

Thanks, Anna!  Keep shining your light!!!

 

Anna Returns to Her Homeland for 3 Days of Animal Communication in Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire

 

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International Animal Communicator, Anna Twinney, is returning to the U.K. for her annual Animal Communication weekend event!  Each year she brings new opportunities to go deep into the art of animal communication, right to you.  This year we are excited to announce a new, extraordinary, 3-day animal communication class!

 
– You are super intuitive!  

– You listen to your heart… your gut.
– The people around you know you have a strong affinity for animals.
– You can be extremely empathic to the point that it might even affect you in social situations.
– You relate to animals extremely well and already know that you are dialed in.
But there have been times when you didn’t trust the messages you were getting: Times you weren’t sure if the connection was real.
 
Does this sound like anyone you know?  Maybe… you?
 
If so then this is the time to expand what comes to you naturally!  
This is the time to hone this inherent skill.
This is the time to gain the confidence you need trust the connection.  
 
Don’t miss 3 days that will change your animal communication and your life!
Day 1: Enhance your intuition!
 
Learn to listen to your three brains; your head, your heart, and your gut.  Through experiential learning and guidance explore your innate gifts and expand your intuition naturally.  Benefit from Anna’s three decades of experience, and take leaps and bounds forward in your life and on your career path as you come to understand, explore and expand inter-species communication in all aspects of life.  Feel and control energy instead of it being coincidental, sporadic or even controlling you!
Day 2: Animal communication for rescue animals
 
Are you so empathic that your household has grown to include numerous rescue animals?  Have you chosen their company over people, and often stay at home snuggling instead of socializing?    Have you witnessed such pain, anguish, fear, and sorrow for the animals and been overwhelmed by their plight and don’t know how to create your own boundary or indeed how to help them?
 
Perhaps you have invited an animal into your life and now wish to help them transition and settle into life as a family member.   Many rescue animals suffer from physical, mental, emotional trauma and you wish to explore the best way to help them.  You know punishment and harsh training is not the answer but do not know what your animal wants.  
You wish they could just tell you!
 
Well, now know they can!
 
Join Anna for this extended weekend class to learn from an expert who has been known to seek justice, support rescues, and nonprofits and give a voice to the voiceless for decades.  As a leader in her field, supporting rescues all over the world, Anna’s vast knowledge truly sets her apart.  By giving them a voice, she has helped hundreds of rescued animals determine the homes they seek, and communicate their needs, wants, and desires.  
 
You will learn how to explore the roles that best suit them, the exercise and lifestyle choices that allow them to feel safe and comfortable.  By bridging the gap rescues, prospective adopters, foster homes and permanent guardians all get a chance to hear first hand what their companion needs, creating happiness, health, and harmony while staying clear of behavioral issues.
Day 3: Animal Communication and Horsemanship: What your horses want you to know
 
Are you a horse enthusiast, potential guardian, groom, trainer, manager, caregiver and want to know what the horses have to say?
 
Have you been intrigued by the unspoken language of your horses but you have a feeling that their language goes beyond mere body language?  Be prepared to be amazed! 
 
You may have begun your animal communication journey and have little to no exposure to horses.  This is your opportunity to expand your knowledge and gain hands-on experience with one of the most communicative animals on the planet.  And if you conduct all of your sessions long distance…now you have a chance to see animal communication in action and not in a meditative state!
 
Learn from the only horse whisperer, energy healer and animal communicator on the forefront of taking the next generation of horsemanship global!  You will be able to participate in a safe environment, with like-minded people, and know that you BELONG.   
 
Each day builds upon the others to expand your consciousness and your abilities.  You will communicate over the 3 days both with live animals and through long distance communication.  You will develop your very own language of love through pictures, movies, senses, an inner knowing, sounds, voices, words, sentences, colors, feelings, and emotions.  
 
Reawaken your gifts and experience true communication with Anna as your guide. 

Happy New Year! Our First Diary of the Year!

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From Our Herd to Yours:

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Another fresh New Year is here; another year to live!  Let us banish worry, doubt and fear, in favor of love, laughter and generosity!  A hundred years from now, it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove … but the world may be different because I was important in the life of animals and the creatures on this earth …and you can be too!  Enjoy this month’s inspirational newsletter.  Happy New Year from our herd, hounds and hearts to yours.

 

In The News

 

Animal communication touches lives like no other … from connecting people to their loved ones, supporting vets and other health practitioners, giving a voice to the voiceless, answering needs and even helping them transition to other side. Or sometimes, bringing them through from the other side to bring them home.  This article was recently published in the UK as horsemanship opens its doors to telepathic communication more and more.  Read all about Bouie’s story, a race-horse, who lost his races and was facing an unusual emergency, until this very communication.

Ask Anna!

Dear Anna,

How can I get started with Animal Communication?
There are many ways, the graphic below makes some suggestions for beginning to connect and communicate with your dog. If you have a cat or another friend, you can certainly adapt the exercises. The important thing is to begin to thoughtfully communicate. Or, if you’re really ready to learn … consider our Animal Communication Mentorship Program.
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Anna & the Animals: A Glimpse Into Conversations
“Words failed me today during my consultation with an incredible dog diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. She did not describe herself to be stoic, but instead holding a warrior’s energy. She did not describe it to be fighting, but instead choosing life. Rather than heaviness around this Christmas season, she chooses to focus on health and wellbeing. If we could only bottle this feeling for all to hold on to during such challenges we all would have a feeling of peace and understanding.”
~ Anna 
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Learn to talk to the animals at home or live … our NEW mentorship program.
You asked for continued support, to truly delve deeper into your innate gifts, to understand the difference between imagination and a true connection, how to hold a conversation, the ethical standards in the industry and help to embrace animal communication as the REAL DEAL through a down-to-earth mentor.  We listened and are bringing animal communication into your homes…no matter where you are in the world!
Connections Matter
Social media notified an emergency; her trainer recommended he be killed, he was of no use.  She had 3-days only… and I moved into action to save his life asking for time. This vote of confidence alone gave her strength to sanction for him to come home, even before the consultation.  She knew no different and was taking the advice of her trainer, just like the majority of clients do.  Trusting those around them that they know best making life and death decisions and yet here was an innocent soul subjected to abuse at the buggy race track.  It was time to find out the truth and give him the chance he deserved, to be with the person he chose to be with and bring life back to his listless, beaten up body.  They are not commodities to be used and discarded, but instead athletes with futures.
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Hi Anna ♥

Thank you for that you care and thanks for indescribable good help. I do not know how I’ll ever thank you enough ♥

Yes, my boy came home yesterday and he was very happy to see me. Now we will use the day to enjoy ourselves together and his mood has risen considerably.

I’ll keep you updated along the way about how things are going with us, and hope to prove to others that the conversation we had saved the life of my horse and that there are other possibilities than just to listen to a coach’s opinion. I can guarantee you that it is slaughtered many horses a week around Scandinavia precisely because of this.

Wishing you a brilliant wonderful evening Anna ♥

Hug from Maserati and Elin ♥, Norway

 

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Where in the World is Anna?

 

Anna Takes Animal Communication to non-profits on the East Coast: Ray of Light Farm in East Haddam, CT and For the Love of Dogs!

Everyone talks to their dog. Those of us with pets, have had casual “conversations” with our furry, feathered, or even finned friends. It’s human nature to chat. We’ve likely bent Rover’s ear too long over trivial irritations that happened at work or lamenting the tedious commute home. Our pets have long been victims of our mindless self-talk and keepers of our deepest secrets.
 
But what if you could have a real conversation with your animal companion?  What if you knew what they were really thinking or saying …
Anna returns to For the Love of Dogs every year coaching their staff, volunteers and supporters on the language of energy so they may be able to adjust to each rescue dogs’ needs and improve their approach, beliefs and interactions.  The ladies, many from New York City, suspected these “things” were possible, but had not experienced them personally or been able to put words to their expressions.  For several days Anna introduced them to the power of the pendulum, kinesiology and spoke up by giving a voice to the dogs at the rescue.  Many described their past, the present conditions, their characters, hopes, fears, needs and dreams – allowing for the rescue to pave the way making improvements and ensuring they found the best fit for the dogs, making the adoptions permanent and perfect!  Leading the way through complimentary therapies Anna includes nutritional supplements, therapeutic essential oils and energy healing into her teachings in support of all rescues.
Anna & the Animals: A Glimpse Into Conversations
“Imagine being frightened of the room light being turned on, because of what was about to happen to you. This is the very feeling I got to experience today as I connected to a little innocent soul as he described his adoptive home experience. My beliefs that dogs express their sadness through their actions vanished as I began to cry, releasing his fear and feeling joy that he had been heard and this would never happen to him again. He explained he could not cry tears like humans could … an action we may take for granted. A priceless consultation establishing how to help him forward and find his next home, a home he could describe and choose. A Christmas present like no other from his rescue … and yes, and a request for a bow wrapped bone:)!”
~ Anna
Annual White Stallion Ranch Dream Retreat, Arizona
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The exceptional clients from The Animal Communication Dream Retreat share with us their thoughts and reflections after their amazing week at the White Stallion Ranch in November.
“Coming from a scientific background, I am always looking for logic and a validated outcome.  I have recently been curious about, and felt the desire to explore animal communication, but never was drawn to the proper teacher.  Anna “appeared out of the blue” and I knew that she was the one who could relate to me and become my teacher, mentor, and inspiration.  After completing the course, Anna was able to meet all my expectations and infinitely more.  Now I feel that my journey has definitely begun.  I know that it was the animals who sent me to Anna.  Do not miss any opportunity to just be in her presence.  She is so incredibly gifted.  You will learn and grow and begin to realize your potential.  Let your journey begin.”Marcia Lorenz
“I had been looking for answers in connection with Animal Communication and how to move forward.  Although there is a lot of information to be found via the web and in books as well as recommendations from others etc.  But for me I was looking for someone I felt a connection with and that I could follow as being a mentor.  This is exactly what I discovered in Anna and I am so excited that I feel I can now move forward with confidence.  A huge thank you is not enough to express how I really feel when trying to convey that through a few lines on paper.” ~ Lynda Marks

 

 

Volunteer Day at  Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary

 

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As you view the image you can feel the energy of love come right towards you – take a moment to feel the LOVE!

 

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Through the Eyes of One Viewer: The Intuitive Riding Experience

 

If you asked me what I believed a good horseman to be when I was ten, I would have said someone who could ride their horse in a halter.  If you’d asked me when I was sixteen, I would have said someone who could ride a high-performance horse in a halter, mostly because I’d never seen that.  If you asked when I was twenty, I would have said someone who is gentle and who can get the most out their horse without resulting to physical abuse.  If you’d asked me when I was thirty, I would have said first of all I’m twenty-eight, and someone who loves each horse with all they have even if they aren’t life-long companions, and someone who can interact and train with body language rather than with aids.  And if you asked me today, after attending the Intuitive Riding Clinic, I would say someone who can work with horses gently and by thinking about it from the horse’s perspective.  Someone who treats the horse like an equal and who has dialogue with them rather than dictating to them.  Someone who knows how to show the horse what we are asking for intuitively.  Someone who reads their eyes, as well as their bodies and hearts, and who knows how to help them work through things.  I would say, someone like Anna Twinney.

      I have a unique perspective from which to say such things because very luckily, I get to work for Anna.  Sometimes that actually means you guys reading this get to see her more than I do because she gives everything to the horses and their people, including all her time and dedication.  And it’s not just horses, because she works with animals of all types and locations during her consulting hours.  In short, Anna has dedicated her life to the betterment of the lives of thousands and thousands of horses and their people, and countless animals around the globe.  I like to think of her as a bridge connector; two halves are reaching towards each other, but they just can’t quite find that level ground on which to meet and become whole.  Anna is like the human subconscious in that way; ever driving those people and horses they love towards that seemingly elusive wholeness.  That level ground on which to connect is made available to everyone in every place Anna goes, and both the people and the horses can feel it.
       What is an “Intuitive Riding Clinic,” my neighbor asked.  “I’m not entirely sure what to expect,” I told her.  I knew what we were going to cover I just didn’t know how it would be covered.  How each topic would be broached.  I knew there would be riding, and I had the privilege to audit, so I wondered if that might change the experience.  Turns out observation is exactly what was needed.  In a group of the most sweet and loving individuals I may have ever met in one place, we learned how to communicate with the horses using our eyes and our bodies to help show them what we were requesting.  We learned different ways to touch them that help calm the nervous system and get their attention.   We discussed what it is to dialogue with a horse and to see them as an equal, to partner with them instead of dominating them.  We learned how to approach difficult obstacles in the arena that would be harder to calmly conquer for most horses, and how to move through them with little to no resistance on the horse’s part. We learned how to help the horses understand our bodies and how we move in the world as humans by using their language to explain it to them.  We learned about holistic health and how to determine what is needed in the horse’s diet.  We learned about intuitively connecting with the horse to help them see what we were asking of them.  We learned about animal communication and the amazing clarity it can afford us when working through issues with a horse. We learned how we can view horse as teacher instead of the other way around.  We learned about so many things, too many more to count or to list here.  But very importantly, and I think very different from most clinics, we learned the most about ourselves and how we interact with the world: how do we approach problems in the world?  Quickly? In haste? With due caution? Or with excessive caution and fear?  Do we blow things out of proportion?  Are we patient when learning, especially with ourselves?  Do we give it our all, or do we easily give up and get frustrated?  Do we refuse to attempt things because we are afraid?  Do we place circumstances outside of us that aren’t really there?  Do we make time for ourselves?  Do we move thoughtfully throughout the world?  Do we have balance in our lives?  Do we reach out to the world softly?  Do we focus on the problem instead of the solution?  Are there things we can do for ourselves that we have been putting off until we have help we don’t really need?  Are we looking for the answers out there and the means by which to come to the solutions, or are we stuck being afraid to walk through the gate?  Are we trusting what we feel and know to be right and true?  Are we truly feeling what we feel?
       I can only say that to sum up and conclude the Intuitive Riding Clinic experience would be missing the point,  because these aren’t learnings that complete your education, but rather they are learnings that start your re-education back in the correct direction.  These are things you can take with you and apply as often as you like and with however much gusto you so desire.  They are a terrific start to the new conversation.  You don’t need a horse to apply what you learned here.  It does make it a little more fun, though.  So I won’t sum it up, but in ten years I will write another summation for a clinic and it will say, “my actual understanding of horses all started with an Intuitive Riding Clinic with Anna Twinney, and it changed my whole life.”
        Love always to a tremendous mentor and her fantastic husband, both of whom have guided me more even in this short period of time than any people with whom I have ever worked.  I do have the job a thousand people would love to have.  I know because I see the emails.
Reflection by Lacey Knight, Administrative Assistant at Reach Out to Horses.