Along the way to finding our peace in the present moment through Animal Communication…

After Anna’s Animal Communication event at the Pregnant Mare Rescue in California, we received a reflection from a student who is near and dear to our hearts.  If two days of Animal Communication can do this for a soul, imagine what a year-long Mentorship Program could do for you….


“I’m pleasantly surprised by the lingering gift of connection. The house is once again quiet as all the guests have headed home. Routines have returned to normal but a smile lingers as the connection remains. I am fully aware of the busy sparrow jumping back and forth collecting twigs and debris.  She hops across my path picking up the chosen stick. Yes, I am busy like that as well, back to the “daily’s” as I call them. I watch the tiny bird pause and glance my way before taking flight. To my surprise it doesn’t end there. I am part of a moment, receiving and observing messages and “knowings,” as I go about my day. It would seem every action around me has a purpose if I simply let it happen.

I check in with the horses before I must leave for work. I am anxious to visit Grace, a lovely mare that experienced an enormous shift through Anna’s communication session. She is indeed a different horse. Ears forward, welcoming, and interested in my hello, I stroke her serene face. I can feel her satisfaction of having been heard. We, as a group, listened, and as we commit to honoring her requests, her world is forever changed.

On the highway the traffic is rushing through the mountain pass. It’s a familiar commute for many of us. But today it “feels” different. I can sense I am still connected. I remain in the slower lane and enjoy the immense beauty around me. As we slow, in pockets around curves, it is a better opportunity for me to really enjoy the foliage. I have been driving this highway for fifty years and this experience is my first.

My thoughts run to Anna’s words “This is where horses live. They are present.” The weekend workshop opened the door to the knowledge, understanding and experiences available to all of us. Beyond the tremendous benefit of holding the capability of helping and bettering an animal’s life, it presents the way to change our own. This feeling of being connected to all is a leap forward toward inner peace and I know I don’t ever want to go back.”

Lynn Hummer
The Pregnant Mare Rescue Foundation



Do you want to learn to talk to the animals?  Are they bringing messages to you of which you might be unaware?  How do you interpret those messages and what do you have yet to learn from the animals?  Do you yearn to know more about how they think, feel, and what they want out of life?  Do you want to discover your peace in the present moment that comes with the clarity of connection?

Join Anna for a unique opportunity to have a Master Animal Communicator as your mentor and discover the peace that abides within when we learn to silence the mind and to connect with Source.  Listen.  Can you hear the call?

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Solar Tank Ideas for More Facile Winter Survival

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Excalibur Oversees the Daily Functioning of ROTH”s solar tank…

It’s great to live in Colorado where if you don’t enjoy the weather, wait fifteen minutes – it will change. Getting multiple seasons in a day can be enticing for those who like change, but it still doesn’t change the fact that winter water storage always has its challenges. Fortunately, we get an extraordinary amount of sunlight in the winter, and strong sun at that, since we sit at over 6700 feet in elevation here at the ROTH ranch. Building anything here that uses passive solar is always worth a try, and on top of that, my over-analytical science mind was thrilled to have an experiment on my hands.

Passive solar troughs have been tried all over the States.  Some companies have marketed their own with added bells and whistles. The tanks created for the ranch here were straightforward and functional, while still looking neat and well thought-out. The tank pictured here cost less than $300 and could be done over a weekend with one or two people. While I am no carpenter, I found the trough was rather simple to construct, even solo. For larger tanks it is helpful to have another person as the frame becomes heavy quickly with all the 2x4s and plywood. One of the best parts in creating the tank frame is just how customizable it is in choosing the preferred kind of wood, thickness of plywood, layers of insulation, and what costs could be mitigated depending on where the tank frame will live.

Because of the large drinking hole on the lid, the tank is rather susceptible to cold air during below-freezing days. During the colder freezes we’ve had in the last several weeks, the tanks will often have a <1 inch sheet of ice on them at morning feeding, though the ice is often not attached to the sides of tank due to the insulation. This allows the horses to still easily push the ice layer down to be able to drink. For two weeks of 0-25 degree F temps, the frame held the tanks warm enough that breaking ice was not necessary. Another tank with no insulated frame in the same area, our “control” tank if you will, routinely had 4-6 inches of ice that required breaking throughout day due to constant re-freezing.

Where this tank really makes its money is the Suntuf greenhouse sheets on the front. When placed appropriately, this seemingly simple piece collects the energy from our strong solar rays, stores it efficiently between the layers of the two sheets, and distributes it throughout the frame during the daylight hours and likely into the night as well. Though the tank gains efficiency based on how tightly sealed and insulated it is made as a whole, access to a sunny, south-facing location is key to keeping the water above freezing. Any ice that does manage to accumulate throughout cold winter nights has melted during several hours of sun or by mid-day. Most incredibly this even happens with freezing daytime temps.

After almost two decades of wintertime ice-breaking, it was incredibly satisfying to see this passive solar trough frame work so well. If you are over the physical (and sometimes psychological) burden of breaking ice, and you have some sun to work with, I highly recommend giving this a try. You, too, could be doing a happy dance while putting away your ice-breaking tool of choice… for the rest of the year!

We owe this idea finding us to ROTH Certified Trainer, Katie Dixon.  Katie emailed us with the details from Mother Earth News and our ROTH intern, Kate Fink, got cracking to make one for the ponies here at Reach Out Ranch.  If you are interested in the details of how this tank was made, please contact for all the details.





Anna Reaches Out to her English Roots…

ROTH is excited to be partnering with the Western Horse UK Horsemanship Journal to help bring Anna’s message all the way back to her roots in the UK!  This is the December 2017 publication.  Read along as she discusses the benefits of a personal program vs slotting all horses into a cookie cutter system that is one-size-fits-all for training.

A favorite quote:  “If you are looking for total compliance then I would strongly suggest you buy a motorcycle.”

Can we get a “Here, Here?!”

Always celebrating the individual and free nature of our favorite species, Anna’s approach is truly unique and the results can be obviously seen in how the horses respond.UK magazineUK magazine 2


Anna’s New Book, Blind Leap of Faith, in the News!

The first chapter of Anna’s new book was previewed in The Horse’s Hoof, a publication with whom we have been happy to partner over 2017, and now into 2018!
Blind Leap of Faith
Aptly named, Anna’s forthcoming book, out in late 2018, is the tale of her courageous decision to leave life, love, and a career behind in pursuit of a dream. She also shares how her foundation as a professional in the horse industry began and developed.
Many don’t know about Anna’s time at Flag is Up Farms with the legendary Monty Roberts® and all that she did in the early part of her career. Blind Leap of Faith™; A horsewoman’s journey with the legendary Horse Whisperer Monty Roberts® chronicles key  stories from that time, including her experience as a British police officer and the emotional turmoil it caused. You’ll get a glimpse into how Anna became who she is today, her time with Monty and her mentor, Crawford Hall, and some of the horses that influenced her the most along the way.
As a special holiday treat, we have released the first prologue chapter for you to read FREE!  We hope you enjoy this little sneak peek.
An Excerpt from Blind Leap of Faith
All Roads Lead to Flag
“PC 4244 Twinney, you are required to report in.” My heart sank as I heard those familiar words jump out of the patrol car radio, I instantly felt nauseous. My intuition must have kicked in because I asked my colleague to pull over. I quickly leaped out of the Panda, the endearing nickname we gave our small patrol car, and began to heave, shake, and cry.  As the only rape trained officer on duty I knew I had no choice but to comply. It was my second rape investigation call for that week and my body was telling me that I could not cope with another. 
Click on the Link below to read the rest of the chapter NOW! 
The password to read the chapter is sneakpeek



Learning to Listen to Rescue Animals & Discovering Soul Contracts


Begin to Discover your personal power!

Join Anna for an introduction to Animal Communication. You’ll learn in just a few short hours the possibilities that exist when you open your mind, your eyes and your heart to listen to animals in all the ways they communicate with you. From very tangible body language and their very own audible noises to telepathy, Anna guides you into interspecies communication.  

Delve Deeper, in Support of Rescues

In this two-day workshop, Anna will help students explore all avenues of Animal Communication with focus on supporting rescue animals. Students will grow in their intuition, their ability to observe and to discern messages in all their formats. Beyond this, the realization that our animals have a life’s purpose just as we do will come to light. Students will begin to understand that animals are often reflecting to us what we need, not only to help them, but often for self-actualization for you. Even more beautiful and magical is the soul connection and contract that can be revealed when one truly endeavors to open heart, mind, and spirit to our animal companions.  

A Tribute to God’s Great Creation


After making the little girl, God said:

“You’ll need something to lean on. Something with substance that will teach you the value of hard work, perseverance, and to never give up. A thing that won’t cast judgment when you mess up in life. Because you will often, it’s just part of growing up and becoming a decent human.

You’ll need something whose impressive physical presence must be respected at all times. A being who could break your bones in a whisper but will never break your heart. A creature who will be there for you when you cry for hours after someone you love lets you down. A nonspeaking, breathing being that will teach you to check all the noise in your head and completely listen to what he is saying.

Sometimes in life you need to let go and just hang on. I call this trust. The terrifying ability to follow something blindly out of the conviction of only your heart. It will keep you centered and restore your faith when life happens. When you realize that you are forgettable to the world you won’t be to this creature.

Something that will keep you truly humbled yet teach you how to fly!

You need to understand the painful reality of death. Sometimes it’s OK to let go. That kindness will always be rewarded before the use of force. And that courage means trusting him to get you safely to the other side.

Something to get you out of bed in the trying times. When you feel like you have nothing he will remind you that you are still wanted. Something to give you perspective about what’s really important in life.

You’ll need a best friend. Do not take this relationship lightly. It just might save your life someday when you see no out. Treasure it always I’m trusting it to you to take care of for a reason.

A creature who will restore your faith about all of the goodness in the world even when you are so broken down that you cast Me aside.

In turn with time and healing he will bring you back to Me. Know that your struggle won’t be made alone, and don’t forget to enjoy the ride.

So I will make a horse.”
This poem is dedicated to all of the horses in our lives who make each day a little sweeter, each year worth smiling about when we reflect, and who give us a multitude of reasons each day to be in gratitude for all the love we have in our lives.  Surely no greater creature exists….

Reiki Healing Energy Needed to Support Tender Souls in California

Every so often we get requests for Reiki Practitioners who are skilled at sending distance Reiki to help with healing animals whose stories touch our lives and hearts in some way.

These are three such souls.  If you practice Reiki and have time to send healing support, we would be mighty grateful to you!

Dearest Reiki Angels,
Please send Healing Reiki Energy to these three souls for our friend, Virginia Jablonski (Ginny), of Chino Valley, AZ.  Ginny traveled to California in response to the fires to help support the energetic needs of the animals there.  She provides us with three sweet souls who could use our support:
This is Barry Boy. He has a fractured Patella. He has suffered depression and has tension in his neck due to compensation. He needs to know he is loved.
Barry Boy is located in Valley Center, CA at a rescue.
This is Lucy.  She is 18.5 hand Shire Draft sent to a rescue in Ramona. She gave birth 3 years ago and has not been able to walk properly since. I have done healing, had a massage therapist do free work, and had a DC do a free adjustment for her in the past week. She is lifting her legs better, not dragging her feet and entire pasterns, but needs ongoing support to retrain her pelvis, hips and SI to stay in place.
Lucy is located in Ramona, CA at a sanctuary.


This is Shelby.  She is a rescue dog who has had several traumatic incidents in her life, has low self esteem, and is truly an emotional train wreck. She just wanted me to lie down with her on the floor. There are layers of abuse, memories and emotions that she is carrying.
Shelby is located in Valley Center, CA at a private home. She lives with 6 other rescue dogs.



Thank you to everyone who supports ROTH’s healing circle as a Reiki Angel!  We honor your commitment to bettering the world with your healing love!