Reiki Energy Healing for Horses was a HIT!

Once a year in Colorado Anna selects a rescue or therapy barn where she chooses to give back to the horses with her Reiki for Horses class.  This year ROTH landed at Drifter’s Heart of Hope in Franktown, CO, and luckily so.  Thanks go, in particular, to Jacqui Avis, who manages the facility, because she was an integral piece in our success as she pointed us to the horses who had the needs and the capability to be a part of the class.  To Jacqui and her lovely staff of volunteers, thank you for making this class go off without a hitch!

Reiki Healing is about reciprocity, compassion, love and light. Literally it is the subject matter at hand, and the students practice their craft as they develop the skills necessary to evaluate, interact, and support horses energetically.  We ask so much of our horses from day to day, and supporting them with Reiki is an imperative part of maintaining their physical and emotional well being.

As I walked the aisles and rows of horses and got details on their histories, it became immediately apparent that the ONLY other destination for most of these horses would have been the kill pen.  Some may have better chances than others because their rehabilitation is more mental and emotional than physical, or vice versa, but it was obvious that the hearts of the people behind Drifter’s are indeed Hearts of Hope.

We wanted to share some of our images with you all so you can see what a great day we had and to promote the idea of giving back to those horses who support us without question, and sometimes without option.

The morning began in the indoor, after the lecture of course, and students were assigned horses on whom they needed to determine the state of each Chakra and then go to work to balance them.

Some horses are much more receptive to hands-on Reiki while others received “beamed” Reiki healing for their comfort.  A lucky pair of students were even joined by a friend of the Feline family to soak up the “borrowed benefit” of a healing energetic environment.

Students worked on learning how to determine when a horse wants them to move from one Chakra to the next, what is a yes and what is a no, asking permission, watching for the registers of successful energy healing, and how to determine when the horse shares that they have received all the Reiki they need and the healing session is over.


No pony is too small to receive healing energy!  Glitter certainly enjoyed her time to shine and took a solid nap during her healing session.

Christine worked on Horris the mule, who joined us after many years of belonging to a driving team in the mountains.  When we approached Horris’ stall to bring him in he was apprehensive, to put it mildly; however, once Horris experienced our intention and the power behind the Reiki Healing Energy, he became our resident “Reiki Junkie” and even appeared later in the afternoon for a second session, this time entirely willingly!  The grey gelding, Sarge, was another who was concerned about our intentions for his otherwise sleepy Sunday.  But after about 10 minutes he could feel the difference in what we were doing and happily obliged by relaxing for over two hours.

After lunch there was more instruction in the classroom and then we headed to the pastures, paddocks, and stalls to work on horses in a more natural environment.  Anna calls these “Love Lessons,” where we connect directly with the horse’s heart Chakra and allow them to use us as a vehicle to express their emotions that otherwise might not have an outlet.  Horses cry tears through our students, and it’s not entirely about us healing them, because plenty of students walk away from the Love Lessons feeling entirely transformed and healed themselves.

Anna began with a brief demonstration on a black gelding and then students moved into the paddocks and pastures and allowed the horses to choose with whom they wanted to engage in healing.  Some took wild advantage of student after student, and others focused on one person in particular who they preferred.  Some horses even chose to refrain altogether, and remained at their feeder while allowing others to receive the healing they needed.  That is always ok, because each horse has a say in their own healing.

As horses can feel the difference in a true Holy Fire and Karuna Reiki Master, some of the horses chose to try to monopolize Anna’s attention for their own benefit.  Anna is always happily amused to receive their affection!

Toward the end of the Love Lessons we headed to one last set of pastures where some of the horses from our morning sessions go to afternoon turn out.  One in particular who was reluctant to be brought in for the morning sessions (until he realized how exactly his day was shaping up) figured out that he had yet another opportunity to soak in the healing love.  ROTH student, Sharon Tiraschi, then called Sarge and Mariah in from turnout with only her heart.  Both horses queued up for their opportunity to experience the Love Lessons from Sharon.  It was a beautiful transformation for Sarge from the morning to the afternoon.


And many others were sought out for their Love Lessons and eternally compassionate souls.  Truly all who participated at Drifter’s were healed and healers alike.


Again, we would like to thank Drifter’s Hearts of Hope in Franktown, Colorado, for the use of their lovely facility and the benefit of working with their wonderful horses. Our gratitude to Manager, Jacqui Avis, for all her help and guidance in helping us choose horses and best utilize the facility.  We would also like to thank the students who put their faith in the horses to show them, guide them, and teach them what they need to learn, and they did.  ROTH students often come from far and wide to join us on these events and then they carry the message back home with them in an attempt to help humans with horses understand what it is to truly support and give back to the animals we love and who routinely give us their all.

To ROTH Certified Trainer, Jill Haase, thank you for helping move such a large number of horses and for helping keep eyes peeled to keep students safe who were not necessarily experienced horse people.  And thanks be to Jill for always keeping it light and keeping the laughs and the smiles rolling, because why not?

Lastly, THANK YOU, to Anna Twinney.  Your mission coming to life in this way must make you proud and I hope you smile when you think of the breadth and depth of your reach within the lives of horses and their people.  Your sacrifices and hard work do not go unnoticed.  For someone with the soul of a true healer, you have a warrior spirit and dedication to spreading the messages of love, compassion, and clear communication everywhere you go.  Thank you for being you, Anna!

Images by Lacey Knight




Save the Dates and Consider Helping Those in Need!


Our FREE Annual End of the Year Webinar Series is back!

Every year we put together a series of info-packed webinars to help you and your animal companions live happier, healthier lives, and create Spirit-lifting relationships.  We’ve done it again this year with a great twist!

The series will again be completely free. And the theme will be supporting, assisting, and healing animals in crisis.  In the last few months we have seen horrific tragedies.  Friends and family have been affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, along with the wildfires in California, and beyond, earthquakes, shootings, and more.  The list seems never ending. Whether they be at the hand of man or Mother Nature, it appears that unprecedented violence, destruction and tragedy are becoming commonplace in our world today.
Often we see animals, maybe even our own, suffering from a global catastrophe, a local tragedy, or even a personal event.  We want to help but we don’t know how.  Or what we try doesn’t work.
Join Anna and a few of her trusted advisors and friends to learn how to cope with trauma and crisis should you or your animals encounter such circumstances. 
We have a powerful line-up for you this year:
Nov 29th: From Trauma to Triumph: Supporting Animals During Crisis through Animal Communication.
Dec 7th: Essential Oils for Crisis & Trauma: with special guest Carol Komitor of Healing Touch for Animals.
Dec 21st: Nutritional Balance: Body, Mind & Spirit: with BOTH Dynamite Gold Executives, Dr. Regan Golob and Judy Sinner.
Dec 28th: Heroes for Horses: Learn how Natural Horsemanship or Horse Whispering can play an important role in helping horses cope during times of stress, trauma, or crisis. 
And here’s the fantastic twist! While the webinar series remains 100% FREE, we have teamed up with some amazing people to help some of our planetary companions who really need your support.
As I’m sure you know, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria.  The country is a long way away from recovery, and many areas still don’t even have power! One of those devastated areas is the small Puerto Rican island of Vieques.  While other areas have received aid, Vieques hasn’t even gotten enough food and water for the population that live there.  
A GoFundMe campaign has been created for the famous band of Wild Horses that live on the island, and they are super close to reaching their goal!  We want to see that goal met so the horses can get the help they need.
Any amount is welcome and will help.  We hope you will join us in this small, but very achievable, mission.
Thank you!  We will see you soon.

Donate to Hurricane Relief Today

Hurricane Maria entered Vieques, PR, with over 155 mph winds and took everything the Viequenses had worked for their whole lives.  The only help from the government so far has been the National Guard supplying some food and water, but not enough for the whole island.  As CNN stated, while Vieques Island is only 7 miles from the mainland of Puerto Rico, it might as well be 7000 miles away …

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How Exactly Will Your Donation Support the Cause?
Vieques is home to a wild horse population who was impacted by the hurricane.  Grazing lands flooded and food became scarce.  Donations through this link will go to support the nutritional needs of the Wild Horses of the island.  Donate and help the horses who would otherwise be discarded as people are the main focus of relief efforts thus far.

What can Dyna Spark do for you? Listen in!

This Dynamite Conference Call is hosted by Dynamite CEO, Callie Zamzow, featuring special guests, Gold Directors, Judy Sinner and Regan Golob. On this call we learn about electrolytes and the role they play in our bodies and more specifically how Dynamite Dyna Spark can help support your animal’s electrolyte needs.



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Excalibur Update and Dynamite Success!


Many of you have followed along as we’ve seen our beloved Excalibur through a bout of laminitis. Here, Anna is adding Dynamite Supplements to Ex’s (and the rest of the herd’s) supper.  Through supplementation, booting, cold hosing and more, Ex is recovering. If you’d like to learn more about Dynamite and the wonderful family of supplements for animals and people, click the link below. If you’d like to know more about how we have cared for Ex, please email us at


While in the Northeast, Anna spent an evening helping people learn about Dynamite Nutritional Products and the value she’s personally seen them bring to her clients, students, family and the animals they all love!

“Thank you to Anna Twinney for orchestrating the assembly of a panel of holistic and veterinary experts at Ray of Light Farm.  Present for the discussion on the evening of July 12thwere Dr. Scott Sears from Connecticut Equine Clinic, Scott Lesinski, Cathy Languerand, and, of course, Anna (three Dynamite Distributors). The audience was made up of a variety of knowledge seekers ranging from people who have used Dynamite products to the very young group of volunteers who help us take care of the 150 (or so) animals who reside at our rescue/therapy center.” ~

Bonnie Buongiorne

Founder, Ray of Light Farm

Dynamite Distributor


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A Blending of Two Worlds to Create Symbiosis on Behalf of the Horses


The Blending of Two Worlds

Thank you to Anna Twinney for orchestrating the assembly of a panel of holistic and veterinary experts at Ray of Light Farm.  Present for the discussion on the evening of July 12thwere Dr. Scott Sears from Connecticut Equine Clinic, Scott Lesinski, Cathy Languerand, and, of course, Anna (three Dynamite Distributors). The audience was made up of a variety of knowledge seekers ranging from people who have used Dynamite products to the very young group of volunteers who help us take care of the 150 (or so) animals who reside at our rescue/therapy center.

Ray of Light Farm is a Dynamite Barn and a Dynamite distributor, and we also rely heavily on the advice of our veterinary team to keep our animals in good health. As the caretaker of so many animals, I often find it confusing trying to blend the two worlds. It was enlightening to hear the many experiences the distributors had in the field with equines, but also important to this meeting was adding the knowledge of the physiological effects, an explanation of how some of the products work in the body and why they are necessary.  In a discussion with Dr. Sears after the meeting, he affirmed the statement that horses do not normally need grain, it’s more of a tradition than a need. But they do need a strong foundational program such as the one designed by Dynamite: Dynapro, Vitamins, and free choice minerals.

From my perspective, there are three things that I took away from this evening.

  • The comfort level that our veterinarian is a team player that I can openly discuss our nutritional and first aid plans with.
  • The absolute law that, as a responsible horse person, the job of diagnosis belongs to the medical professionals.
  • The necessity of a partnership between Veterinary professionals and Dynamite distributors.

I cannot think of a larger way to benefit our clients and the animals that we all love.

With gratitude to all who participated,

Bonnie Buongiorne

Founder, Ray of Light Farm

Dynamite Distributor


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A Few Gems from this Month’s Newsletter; Information for the Herd from the Heart.


Vin and Saber having a tender moment in the trailer before the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo.  Vin always makes sure to take time to connect and thank the horses for their efforts!

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Dynamite introduces NEW foundation programs for both horses and humans!
It’s never been easier to get started! 

Running low on your favorite Dynamite products?  Do you want to learn about what it takes to become a distributor?  Visit us here for more information on how you can evolve your dietary support program the Dynamite way!

Tell me more about the Dynamite Way!


Anna on the Airwaves!!!!


The link to the Radio Show is here!…/453-anna-twinne…/

Listen to Anna discuss pole gentling with the untouched horse.

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Anna’s Communication with Horses in Action 3/2/1
Reaching Out in the Round Pen
Do you chase your horse in the round pen or do you drive your horse?  
The difference; one is dominance based and the other leadership based. 
Do you consider all natural horsemanship lineages to be the same?  
This is not a training technique, this is about the language of the horse, a silent language beyond the spoken words.  
Are you looking for obedience, control and compliance?
We are not, we look for collaboration.  
Do you really know what you are saying to your horse?
Watch the video below and find out!


For more information on how you can learn all about Round Penning and Reaching Out the ROTH way, visit us at the links below for Anna’s DVD or to join our Horse Whispering 101 Course:

DVD Vol. 3

De-Mystifying the Round Pen

In this, the third of the Reach Out to Horses® DVD series you will see just how effective the Round Pen can be in training your horse.  Anna and her students will show you how to use the Round Pen to create the ultimate foundation for a relationship with your horse, introduce the saddle or even solve your most challenging horse related problems.


You will learn how to:

  • Talk to your horse through your body language, energy & intention
  • Create a 2-way communication system with your horse
  • Use your eyes like a pro in the Round Pen
  • Understand how horses perceive your actions and the how’s behind the why’s.
  • Determine when the Round Pen is not the right tool for the job
  • And much, much more…

When combined with the horse’s language, the RP will open up a whole new world for you and your horse.  You will finally learn how to resolve your Round Pen issues and gain the leadership with your horse.  Through communication, honesty and mutual respect you will be able to create the trust-based relationship crucial to a good partnership with your horse.  Create a lexicon that far exceeds the RP environment and experience a language that goes beyond body gestures.

Neda DeMayo – Founder of Return to Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary
Anna’s compassion for horses and humans supports her students in developing the quality of communication that will take them beyond traditional training methods.”

Show me how to help my horse in the round pen with DVD #3!



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Anna dedicates so much of her not-so-free time to writing articles for Equine Wellness Magazine.  Her contributions are beyond valuable.  Here to share just one of Anna’s Recent Feature Articles:

Read the Article Here

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Trace Minerals to the Rescue for the Dynamite Duckling, Pauli!


The Dynamite Duckling!
One of our ducklings didn’t seem to be able to hatch properly. Some of the little ones just can’t quite make it out of the shell on their own. That was the case with this one. After a day of struggle I decided to help cracking the egg. That’s always a problem because the timing is so crucial. In this case it was stuck in the egg too long and had mobility issues (eyes not open, right side of body weak). At the same time it wasn’t finished with absorbing the yolk. Ducklings (and chicks) usually absorb the egg yolk through the navel just before hatching. Sometimes they don’t finish and are left with a hernia and some yolk sack sticking out. Considering the environment they are in, a deadly infection is almost not preventable. I decided to apply Dynamite’s trace mineral concentrate (a liquid) to the wound every couple hours for a day. I also put half a drop in the drinking water. I placed the duckling in a towel (on a heating pad) to help it into the right position. Left alone it would have been constantly on its back, unable to turn over due to the weakness of the right side. We also did a bit of “physio therapy” for 24 hours. After that it was a happy little duckling eating and drinking well and almost maneuvering perfectly. Now it is growing like a normal duck (which is very fast!) and has moved out into the outside enclosure with its friends. We gave it the name Pauli/Pauline (it’s a little too early to know the gender). I am always glad to have a happy ending! This story is hopefully useful to somebody for a variety of emergency situation. The trace mineral concentrate is absolutely amazing! The hernia was completely closed after 24 hours and fluff was covering the spot. Normally a problem like that is a death sentence. A wonderful product to have around for a variety of situations! 
Thanks be to Carolina Baertsch for her wonderful instincts and intuition about which Dynamite product to best use in this situation.  Truly a mother to all species, she is!  Best of luck to the little duckling in all future efforts!
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