Christine Matthews Shares about Her ROTH Internship

Internship at ROTH

 

When Anna and Vin initially suggested I return to Colorado to do a 3 month internship at the ROTH Ranch after completing HHC, my first thought was what a wonderful opportunity it would be to learn so much more.  My second thought was “F$%&!  Me?  An intern?  They must have either had too much Costa Rican sun, got the wrong person, or forgotten that I’d only just managed to overcome my fear around horses enough to get a halter on – well, half on – without desperately seeking the nearest fence to vault over – or perhaps crawl under would be more apt!  Of course, they hadn’t and my time with them has been wonderful.

The goal was to have more handling experience, and to become more familiar with the day-to-day running of a horse ranch: feeding, pasture management, fencing, being present for equine professional visits (farrier, chiropractor… etc.) and, of course, getting to know the horses, their needs and understanding the dynamics of the herd a little more.  My greatest challenges were fear, of which I still had a sizeable amount, and the belief in myself that I could actually achieve what was required in an internship, particularly the physical requirements.  I developed a very effective stalling strategy when doubt or fear crept in called “I can’t!”  Anna, thankfully, had an even more effective counter-strategy called “Yes, you can!”  She was right!!  I could!

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I have learned so much and as it is with the most valuable kind of learning, this has been on many levels.  I also know there is much more to learn.  My fear has diminished greatly in comparison to what it was and without it getting in the way so much I have been able to experience the joy of “being” with the herd and “seeing” them in a way I wasn’t able to before.  I feel great gratitude for this, for what the horses have shown me about myself, and for the healing this has brought.  Great gratitude, too, goes to Anna and Vin for the bestowing of their knowledge, their unwavering support, and the amazingly good humor shown as a strange Kiwi/Brit blundered about within their lives and all over their property!  Even more gratitude goes to the universe for instigating everything and for keeping everyone, human, equine and canine, alive and intact, while that blundering went on!!!  It has been ……………amazing!

Photo Credit: Lacey Knight

A Glimpse into this year’s Rocky Mountain Horse Expo!

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Anna began the R.M.H.E. experience with a day of Saddling-Up with ROTH!  To her surprise, 75% of her equine students were Tennessee Walking Horses (TWH) and a true delight they were – with a “try” greater than Mount Everest.  From creating a stronger bond, through to spook-busting, pain management assessment, standing for mounting and exploring benefits for horses, handlers, and riders this intimate group of enthusiasts walked away with overflowing pride!

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Demos

Watch Anna’s Lectures and Demos

ARE YOU READY?!?  We go live in 3… 2…
Anna is now live-streaming on Facebook at many of her events throughout the year!  Bring her directly into your home, your heart, and your horses’ lives.  With thousands of individuals logging on to be present during the presentations and demonstrations, she was able to reach a global audience.  Benefit from her expertise and even go back and visit the 3 Facebook pages for more insights.  
Topics covered included:
 
  • Animal communication: What your horses want you to know
  • Fearful rider – fearful horse; training your young; training your young or insecure horse to an unbalanced rider
  • From bridle to bitless
  • Acting out as a form of communication

49bb97f554e894c327ce1935_560x278Perceptions from RMHE 2017

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by Laura Schuman
2017 Brings me my third year of having the honor of being on the ROTH team for the Expo.  Fortunately, I had discovered that the expo occurs on my Spring Break, and since Boulder is my home, I am able to slip in a quick visit with my mother before heading for the several day event of long hard hours of lots and lots of work, plus horses galore!  We all love to grumble, the days get intensely long, but I rather doubt any of us on the team don’t on some level love what we are doing…based on our firm belief in, faith, and absolute loyalty to Anna Twinney and her nonstop authenticity for the horses (and their people).  And of course, Vin.  I would be remiss to not mention Vin’s undying leadership (ahem) and assignment of tasks.  He likes that booth a ‘certain way’…often not at all the same as Anna…..and on we go!
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“A highlight from our time at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo!
YouTube video footage coming soon. Deep gratitude to Anna Twinney for her generous heart endorsement for the Nokotas!” ~ Mari Rubens
Hello Anna and team,
 
My Mum and I attended a few of your clinics at the Rocky Mountain Expo this weekend, we really enjoyed your sessions and learned a lot about horse communication.
 
We recently adopted 2 young BLM Mustangs, a 2yr old mare, and a 3yr old gelding. I had been struggling to get a good connection with the gelding for months. When we got home today, I gave him full eye contact and used some of the body language cues you showed in the expo, and we finally had a breakthrough! He was much more responsive to me in the pasture and the round pen, and a lot more respectful of my space (he’s usually very pushy).
 
Thank you so much for the excellent advice, and for sharing your knowledge!
 
Kind Regards,
 
Megan Sprot
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L: The R.M.H.E. is a time of connection and communication not only with horses but with talented friends, partners and peers too!  Anna was absolutely delighted to meet up with Frank Kuntz, brother of Leo Kuntz, whom Anna supported in North Dakota, gentling the wild Nokota horses.  During the expo she was honored to support the Nokota horse conservancy in her life lessons at liberty demonstration; a highlight of the weekend for sure!  
 
R: A rose between two thorns!  This was a time to become acquainted and reacquainted with horse experts Mike Brashear and Justin Dunn.  Anna has spent two decades bringing horsemen and women together for the good of the horse!

 

 

ROTH at Home in Colorado

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Dear Colorado and surrounding area’s friends,
We’ve put together our upcoming events, courses and clinics taking place here at home, simply click on the event  link below that you are most interested in (or all of them, we don’t want to limit you) to learn more about them and register! We can’t wait to see you at an upcoming event!
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Learn More about RMSAAM’s Weekend

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Find out more about how you can join

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Join Anna for the day and learn more…

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Join us at Mounting Miracles Ranch

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Join Anna for 3 days of Liberty Magic

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Learn more about Horse Whispering and how you can be a part!

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Learn more about joining Anna in Lafayette

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Find out how you can learn the valuable principles of starting and beyond…

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Join us for this year’s HHC III

For any additional information or if you have questions please feel free to contact us at either 303-642-7341 or info@reachouttohorses.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Komitor Joins Anna Twinney &  Reach Out to Horses for a 4-Part Webinar

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Carol Komitor – Founder of Healing Touch for Animals® will be featured on Episode 1, Thursday, December 8, 2016 6 – 8pm MST.

On Thursday, December 8th, Anna Twinney, founder of Reach Out to Horses kicks off a FREE 4-part webinar series and Anna is thrilled to once again invite none other than Carol Komitor herself to join her for the 1st episode.
Carol will join Anna to lend her ever-flowing expertise on the power and value of incorporating therapeutic essential oils into your daily life and practice.  They will share their expertise and talk about the impact Essential Oils can have on Body, Mind and Spirit for you and your animals. You will also have an opportunity to ask them the questions you have about specific oils, how to use them, or anything else you might be curious to know.

Whether you have had an interest in essential oils and want to try them, or have used them for a long time and want to deepen your use and understanding, you won’t want to miss this FREE web event.
And, if that isn’t great enough, when you register for the first webinar, you will automatically be registered for the entire series.  Topics include Partnering with Horses in Therapy, Coaching and more, Animal Communication: Animals as our Guides, and Nutritional Supplementation for you and your Animals.
There are limited spaces and it is always a popular event when Anna and Carol come together, so don’t wait, register now.

Join Our Free Webinar Series and Expand Your Mind the ROTH Way

Join us each Thursday in December an learn about Essential Oils, Natural Supplements, Natural Horsemanship, and Animal Communication in our FREE Webinar Series.  Our gift to you this holiday season is the gift of knowledge that will carry on benefitting the lives of you and your loved ones, two-legged and four-legged!

Follow the link below to sign up: Sign me up!

Is she as good as Buck? Offered in a Webinar

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Evening #2, September 6th, 6-7:30pm

Are You As Good As Buck?

One of the common questions I get at my horsemanship events is, “I really like what you are doing. Working on communication, partnership, and giving a voice to the horse are all good things, but does your gentle approach really work? Is it as good as a harder, more dominance-based approach from someone like Parelli, Anderson, or Buck.

Is a gentle, communication, trust-based methodology just as comprehensive, fast, and effective?

The short answer is ABSOLUTELY!!! Even more so!

The long answer is… well… you will just have to join me on Tuesday night, September 6th, to hear that.

I’m ready to see why a trust-based approach will revolutionize my training!

 So how much will this invaluable information set me back?  

I could easily charge hundreds of dollars, but like I said, I want you to hear what I have to say and I want this to be affordable for everyone!  So I’ve decided to charge only $19.97 for the full 3 hours. That is a steal!  I don’t want you to have to break the law though, so I am going to practically give it away.  

If you sign up by August 28th and use the coupon code PARTNER you will be able to join us for only $4.97!

That’s right, only $4.97 for both.  That’s not each, that’s BOTH!

Just make sure you use the coupon code PARTNER by August 28th.

In addition, during the event I will tell you how you can get our the DVD’s and CD’s in our shopping corral at a 30% discount!

What more do you need?!?  Follow this link!

Webinar Registration!

I hope to see you there. 

Anna

DVD #12, In Partnership with Horses, is here!! 1000 DVDs to be donated- see below for qualifications.

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We are giving away 1,000 DVDs to those who work in the fields of Equine Therapy, Healing, and Support.  Visit our website to see if you or your organization qualify!

Please follow the link to all the information on how you can get DVD #12 and all of the pearls contained therein.

In Partnership with Horses DVD 12

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