Testimonials from the Transformational Bitterroot Reiki Retreat are IN!

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Anna embodies the spirit of caring for life in animals and all sentient beings.  Her course was an awakening for me.  Anna’s knowledge of horses, their needs and the relationship to the human soul is beyond explanation.  I’m grateful for her help in introducing me to Reiki and its power in touching the lives of horses and humans.  This was a true eye-opener for someone who was not previously comfortable with the super-natural.

George S.

 

There is a saying: “God made physicians to heal the body.  He made horses to heal the soul.”  I say he made Anna Twinney to deepen our connection to horses and ourselves.  My week with Anna in her course, Healing Horses at the Bitterroot Ranch exceeded my expectations.  She brought me closer to horses than I ever dreamed possible.  And from the bottom of my heart, I am grateful!

Debbie M.

 

Homecoming.  That is the word that pops into my head when asked to describe this week.  Of all the clinics I have done with Anna, this is the one where I finally feel a sense of belonging.  There were no frustrations within myself, no temper tantrums.  There was just ease and, again, belonging.  And as if the feeling wasn’t enough, during both of the attunements, I saw two of the symbols, they appeared, having never seen them before.  The book, it is tattooed on my shoulder, near my clavicle -almost two years ago, a month after my divorce. It is my symbol for new beginning, a new chapter, and a re-write of my story.  Our shoulders, like a pedestal, holding up our heads. That book tattooed on my pedestal/shoulders, all confirmations that I am right where I’m supposed to be.  Thank you, Anna.  Thank you, Bitterroot. Thank you to all of the horses.  Thank you.  With all love.

Jennifer L.

 

I’m not sure if I didn’t believe in Reiki, energy, or spiritual healing, if I was just skeptical, or if I was simply lacking information, but it was not a part of my life and I truthfully didn’t think that it could be… and then I attended a clinic with Anna and my interest was sparked.  Now, having completed this course, I recognize Reiki as the most transformative and powerful healing modality that I have ever experienced.  The feedback is undeniable and so inspiring; it truly knocked the wind out of me at times. I feel incredible gratitude for all that this week has offered, how connected I feel with my energy and spirituality, and that I can offer such profound healing to myself, loved one, and the horses.  I feel connected to who I am, what my purpose is, and how much I am capable of.  I am inspired by eye-opening experiences, in which the horses responded to work that I did with them and in which I was able to identify where someone who I never met needed healing.  I leave this week feeling renewed, inspired, and proud – proud of all proved to myself, all I’ve done for the horses, and all I know I can offer in the future.  I am now Reiki I & II certified – and I believe in all the love and light that I can offer.  My life feels full.

Emily C.

I came to Bitterroot to run away from home and I ran back into the people and horses I needed to be with me.  I came fully expecting not to be able to do Reiki and amazed that I have a whole new experience with the world and with the horses.

Linda W.

 

The workshop represented the ideal opportunity to learn and connect to Reiki in a stunning setting combined with the liberty work and equine Reiki introduction, it gave me an opportunity to enhance my connection to horses in a very unique way.  Anna was the ideal professional, both personally and through her unique experience, to gain an introduction or further your connection to the horse.  Thank you, Anna, and to the horses at Bitterroot Ranch, for a magical experience into a new way of thinking, feeling and being.

Lachlan H.

 

This week was soo much more than I ever could have thought!  And in the BEST WAY!  I not only grew in my relationship with horses (way more than I thought I even could) but with myself!  I grew so much this week!  I wasn’t expecting that at all!  Thank you!!!  I definitely will be looking at more clinics in the future!

Maddie L.

 

This is my second time doing Anna’s seminars.  She is so amazing.  She inspires me to be able to help my horses understand and gain confidence.  Her demonstrations also teach me so many things horses are trying to communicate.  She truly is like an angel on earth.

Cynthia S.

 

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Dynamite’s Secret Immune-Boosting Weapon: Meet SOD

Simply stated, combined with Dynamite’s Human Foundation package of DM Plus and Tri-Mins, SOD is the best immune-booster on the market today. It consists of zinc, copper, selenium, and manganese chelated to immune-specific amino acids. This product is a medicine-cabinet staple. Also available in a money-saving bundle pack.

Immune Booster Pack
Features: DM Plus, Tri- Mins, Hiscorbadyne and SOD.

And for our equine friends:
This proprietary formula of targeted chelated minerals assists a horse’s immune system to build, repair and stabilize itself. Longtime Dynamite users always keep this product on hand.
For more information on SOD, or about Dynamite Specialty
and their many helpful products, click below.

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Man, My Mind is going MAD!

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Even with all the reports flooding into our lives and awareness each day, it’s important not to let your mind run away with you!  Vin has a solution he’s bringing straight to you to for healing, relaxation, and rediscovering your center of stillness and peace, health and wellness.

Based on the popular technique led by Vincent Mancarella in his live group sessions, these powerful tools are designed to help you connect to your True Self and hear your True Inner Voice.  
This technique uses common meditation methods with vivid, effective visualizations to help you go deep within to hear your True Inner Voice.
Each Medization will help you relax and center yourself while exploring a specific topic.  The downloadable mp3 starter pack serves as a great foundation for just about anything you might want to explore.

Mosey on over to the Medizations

Dynamite Calls for Self-Care with Doc Golob and Founder Jim Zamzow

Episode 4 of this year’s Webinar Series: Dynamite Defined – Learn the Art of Proper Nutrition and Supplementation with Guest Speakers Jim Zamzow and Doc Golob.

Anna invited Dynamite Founder, Jim Zamzow, and Gold Executive Director, Dr. Regan Golob, for an incredibly info-packed conversation on Nutrition, Supplementation, and Health for you, your horse, and all your animals.

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They also talked about disease prevention and
what to do about the coronavirus.

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How much Alcohol does a Hand Sanitizer need in order to be effective?

The CDC recommends that the hand sanitizer that you use that is effective at killing Coronavirus

must have

60% alcohol or more.

But guess what? 

A lot of conventional, toxic, over-the-counter hand sanitizers don’t have that much… but Thieves?

65%!

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Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier ingredients include:

65% Alcohol denat
↠ Water
↠ Aloe
↠ Glycerin
↠ Peppermint oil
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But wait! Isn’t Alcohol Denat toxic and NOT good for our skin? So WHY IN THE WORLD is it in YL’s plant-based hand purifier?????! 

Denat alcohol is an ethanol-based product, which is derived from petroleum. Did ya know petroleum is toxic!? Almost all other companies use a petroleum base of some sort in their products which is not natural and toxic to our bodies. In Young Living’s case, the “alcohol denat” is actually derived from the Peppermint oil (and from the thieves oil too!) Saaay what, and how do they do that???

Because of our Seed to Seal standard, we can trust that each of our oils is chemically sound meaning each has all the perfect chemical compounds and bonds needed for it to be 100% pure as it was within the plant.

This is why YL oils can be used to create a safe and natural solution (like alcohol denat) instead of a man-made toxic alcohol denat with fake chemical bonds that our bodies don’t like. Even when formulated naturally (like YL does) per FDA we have to list the chemical structure for what it is chemically called, natural or not.

Peppermint oil has natural methyl/ethyl bonds, and can TOTALLY be used as a natural Alcohol Denat.

At YL, plants are used to create natural and safe chemical solutions that aren’t concoctions of fake petroleum derivatives.

All YL products are chemically created this way! So if our hand sanitizer is out of stock, grab the thieves spray, or thieves wipes and those will do the job!

Can I get an AMEN?!

We use our oils to formulate plant-based chemistry! YL scientists at YL are seriously some of the best in the world!

Amazing facts from – Missy Dewitt

Go here to learn more about or purchase your YL Thieves Hand Sanitizer today!

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The Strangles Debacle by ROTH Instructor, Katie Dixon

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Katie Dixon is our most recently certified ROTH Instructor.  Katie has lots of background in many areas, but she stands out with her knowledge of equine medical issues.  Enjoy her article on handling a case of strangles with grace!

On July 2, I was going through my normal lunch feeding routine at Renegade Equine, our home-based, 30 horse equine education facility. As I tossed our gelding herd’s hay over the fence I heard Jack, a big beautiful Quarter Horse cough a few times. Coughs are not uncommon for this time of year as we live in the desert and many horses have dust sensitivities. I paused to watch him chew and swallow to make sure he wasn’t choked, and as he showed me he could do both, I moved on. Fast forward to dinner feeding. Again, I hear Jack cough a few times at his food but this time it sounded more restricted, and as I moved through the field to do physical inspections of the horses for the evening my heart sank as I noticed a large, firm lump under his jaw. There was what looked like an abrasion. Perhaps he had developed a puncture that was brewing an infection, or was this strangles? I immediately haltered Jack, took some pictures, called the owners and our Veterinarian. Jack is a rescue horse with a BIG spook and a lot of fear, so taking Jack’s temperature was going to be a challenge. Thankfully, we had been working together since the previous October, and he and I had a good system of working through new fears together. I implemented the positive reinforcement training we had utilized before and clicker trained our way through taking his temperature. The result was not good; he showed he had a decent fever. When Dr. Jones arrived, she did a full examination of the lump and Jack, and determined since it was nearing darkness and he had a high fever, it was not the best time to sedate and we would meet again in the morning to ultrasound the lump and take a culture to mail out. In the meantime, we built a Quarantine area for Jack, just in case, and sectioned him off from the other horses. I believe that this step, on this first day, is a big piece of what saved us from having strangles move through our herd. I called the owners of the horses who were in immediate contact with Jack to fill them in on the possibilities of what this could be, from best to worst-case scenario. And per the advice from our amazing Vet, informed the owners of rule #1 with possible strangles: DO NOT PANIC.
The next morning, Jack’s fever was down having administered Banamine the previous evening, so it was safe to sedate, drain the abscess, collect the sample and send it off to incubate the cultures. Jack was incredible! He bravely allowed an IV injection by a stranger and had people surrounding him with plastic suits while the procedure was performed ( this is a proactive step taken when communicable diseases are suspected to protect the surrounding horses.) Still, we all hoped for the best, and in one week would know what we were dealing with. In the meantime, we decided to Quarantine not only Jack, but all horses he had direct contact with. This meant that they stayed in their paddocks. We also Quarantined the entire row of pastures on that side of the farm, though there was a gap between Jack’s fence line and theirs, there was a slight likelihood of contamination by feed buckets getting stacked together, hay bag cross-contamination, or contamination by foot traffic and human carrier. All owners with horses on that side of the property were informed at this time, and strict quarantine protocols were put into place. Thank goodness we did, as the results came back 5 days later: Streptococcus equi, commonly known as Strangles.
Here are some basic rules and practices of our Quarantine Procedures which helped us be successful in confining a highly contagious disease to just one horse:

Inform those who need to be informed:

This includes all staff, volunteers, other professionals who come to the property (ie farriers, bodyworkers, etc) and owners of animals on the property. I found that by properly educating, sending a few easy to read scientific articles, and NOT PANICKING, we were able to maintain a calm, matter-a-fact approach to the situation. Everyone was well-informed which kept the facts straight and the rumor-mill from starting.

Eliminate the foot traffic through the affected areas:

We allocated 2 people who were solely responsible for all of the quarantine areas and eliminated all other people from entering the areas unless trained on the protocol.

Minimize chances of spread of disease with good quarantine protocol:

We had bleach footbaths at each entrance/exit to the 4 affected pastures, each of which got changed out every time a human entered the pasture. We also bought bleach wipes which were kept in bins by the gates, and put boots by each gate that were specific to each area. Each area had its own wheelbarrow, muck rake, water tank brush, and hose. Hoses can be one of the easiest ways to spread diseases like strangles. The 11 Quarantined horse’s feed buckets all moved to a location by their pen, hay was moved close to each area, and their supplement baggies all stored near their gates.

DECONTAMINATE!

We decontaminated EVERYTHING on our farm. Hay Bags, halters, leads, troughs, buckets, hoses, training equipment… you name it, we bleached it! In case the bacteria had somehow been carried to the other side of the farm, we wanted to halt it in its tracks. Thankfully, we already had a color-coded hay bag system to keep the same colors with the same herds and individual horses. Each horse also has their own feed bucket. These two protocols likely contributed in big ways to zero spread of the disease around the property prior to our knowledge of it.

Signage:

Multiple signs were posted at the entrance to our property, as well as along each fence line and at each gate declaring the Quarantine areas to eliminate the possibility of someone petting a “QT” horse and then another in a “clean” area. We wanted to eliminate the risk as much as possible of someone new coming to the property and unknowingly spreading the disease.

Monitor Herd Health:

A fever is one of the first signs of strangles incubating a horse’s body. We took temperatures of every horse on the property for 3 days, and monitored the temperatures of the 11 Quarantined horses two times a day for ten days. Thankfully we get normal vitals on all of our horses when they are healthy, so we know what “normal” is for each of them. On the upside, all of our horses got really comfortable with getting temperatures taken!

Facility lockdown for 30 Days:

The decision was made that no horses would leave the property, and no new horses would come in for lessons or training. The QT horses would remain in their pastures but could be worked within their areas, so we delegated certain equipment to these areas. The unfortunate part of that was that most of our riding horses lived on this side of the farm. Although this was quite a blow to our typically busiest month of the year, we did our best to make the most of it. My teaching business moved off the property for those with privately owned horses, we had 3 rideable horses that could be worked with on the “clean” side of our farm, and we got creative with lessons and worked with many of our horses on the ground who cannot be ridden.

To clear our quarantine, a few things needed to happen:

1) 30 non-symptomatic days for Jack, No fever, cough or snots
2) No abnormally high temps for anyone else on the farm during this 30-day period
3) 3 consecutive, clean, nasal washes on the 3 other horses directly exposed
4) A clean scope of Jack’s guttural pouches to officially clear him.

I firmly believe that our thorough and fast-acting decision to treat this as a highly communicable disease from the onset was what saved us from having Strangles go through our herd. Though we didn’t have an answer for 5 days, locking down and treating it as Strangles kept our herd healthy and minimized the spread. I was challenged by boarders, clients, and students to lessen the strictness of the Quarantine, was told it was “overkill”, especially on the horses who were not directly exposed but lived on the same side of the property. I stood firm in our decision and as a result, we have 30 healthy horses now.
As trainers, instructors, and horse people, we need to be highly aware of our decontamination practices between farms and facilities. Horses can be non-symptomatic carriers of communicable diseases, and unknowingly diseases like Strangles can be spread easily. To do your best to prevent the spread of disease, consider disinfecting after each session or interaction with different horse properties. Disinfect your boots, equipment, clothes, and skin. If we all keep our awareness heightened, we are doing our part to keep our horses healthy.

 

The Annual FREE Webinar Series is Here!

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We have begun a new year, a new start, and a new decade… a decade of DESTINY!!!

We want to help you live your best life and make this decade your very own new Roaring 20’s for you and your animal companions!

As we have for several years now, Anna is kicking off the year (albeit a little late) with her 4-part webinar series. And as in previous years, it is completely FREE!

That’s right – content-rich, helpful conversations that will help you make this a great year and maybe even the best decade.

We start off, Episode 1 with Animal Communication – Accessing the Original Language of Love. Anna will show you the power and invaluable help that animal communication can provide for you and all your animals.

Next, in Episode 2, we sit down with Carol Komitor, the Founder of Healing Touch for Animals, to help you Become a Manifesting Magnet!

In Episode 3, Anna goes deep into the underpinnings, foundations, and the secret to her success as a Horse Whisperer. Spoiler alert! It isn’t abuse, domination and subjugation of our majestic partners that make her so unique. In the Next Generation of Horse Whispering – Compassion, Cooperation, and Collaboration, She will help you to get the most out of your horse, GIVE the most to your horse, and galvanize your partnership.

Finally, to live a good life you need good health. So for our final episode, Anna sits down with the visionary founder of Dynamite Specialty, Jim Zamzow, and Dynamite Gold Executive Director, our good friend, Doctor Regan Golob, to talk about proper nutrition and supplementation, for you and your companions.

A great line-up that you won’t want to miss, at a price that is just right!

So click on the link below, register now, and let Anna and our guests help you make the 20’s a decade to remember!

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Are you Reiki Ready?

Watch students from last year’s Retreat at the Bitterroot Ranch and witness their healing journey 1st hand!

 

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What’s Your

Equine Energetic IQ?

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Based on the Chakra energy system and Anna’s International Energy Healing for Horses workshops, this beautiful banner puts all the information you’ll need to remember right at your fingertips when doing energy or other kinds of healing work with your horses.

At a size of 2′ x 3′, it is the perfect fit for any wall, inside or out. Put it in the barn, classroom, office, tack room, trailer, or anywhere else you need it. And since it is made of tough, flexible, 18oz. vinyl and reinforced with metal grommets, this banner will last for years!
The Banner gives you all the details on the 8 major centers, including:
  • Location
  • Color
  • Intention / Focus
  • Corresponding Healing Essential Oil
  • Corresponding Musical Note
  • Corresponding Frequency
  • Corresponding Gemstone
It also includes a list of the Signs of Imbalances to watch for and the corresponding energy center to focus on for their healing.

 

Go here to get your Chakra Banner today!

 

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Bitterroot’s Back, Baby!

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Join us for a healing retreat you won’t soon forget!  Expand your knowledge of your horsemanship as it applies to the healing art of Reiki as you become ROTH attuned while you relax and rejuvenate in one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world!

 

Go here to view the full healing opportunity at Bitterroot this Spring!

The Germany of My Childhood

Germany was where I first felt the profound connection to the horses and I have made a point of going back there to share that passion with a group of wonderful people who are brought together by Wilfried Grebe and his lovely wife, Claudia. Kindred spirits unite in these lush places where the horses share their own language with students as they embrace the role they were born to fill: Master Teachers!

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