A Message From Behind the Curtain…

Ahoy, Mateys! 

‘Tis I, Lacey, Captain of the ROTHffice!

Most of my friends who know I work for a Horse Whisperer have visions of me out with the horses, riding all day, crossing the western landscape with a cowgirl hat and boots or maybe even working in an indoor.  That is not at all my story.  While I occasionally feed, clean, and fill water tanks, I’m largely an indoor girl. Much of my time at ROTH is spent at my desk, packing shipments, on the phone with clients or hosts, or taking care of the myriad little tasks that supporting a small business requires.  Still, I do have horses and as much as my lifestyle heavily revolved around being on a horse when I was younger, in my older years, I simply wish to keep their company and to learn as much as I can about their language while maybe enjoying a trail ride here and there.

If I were an equine, I’d be a donkey, because you can’t push me. I have to want to do it and only on my schedule.  However, this year I became acutely aware that my chance to attend the HHC here in CO might be drawing to a close because of Anna wanting to bring the course to people around the world.  So after years of watching others go before me and learning what it was that I too wished to learn, 2019 was indeed my time to jump on it, and so I did.

I did not attend Part I of the HHC, but I figured that this many years of working for Anna and her graciously allowing me to attend and volunteer at some of the local clinics meant that I had enough exposure to the ideas and methods that  I could now jump in and “challenge” Part III of the Holistic Horse Course.  And, indeed, “challenged” was the right word to describe my two weeks at Zuma’s, as I struggled with catching up on all the material, all the notes, and the practicals that I had missed.  But however challenging it was for me, I so enjoyed being with everyone there, all the other students who helped me and who were patient with me, and who taught me what they had learned in the first part of their HHC.  Not to mention Katie, Safia, and Gino, who helped me immensely and included me in learning as I became the buddy to watch what it was they were doing so that I had a better idea when it was time for me to try the same.  And my gratitude extends to Anna, for allowing me to join you all while being entirely aware of all the gaps in my ROTH foundation that are simply the result of gathering bits and pieces here and there over the years.  You took those pieces and turned them into a complete and smooth picture for me, one with direction, clarity, and confidence that was entirely lacking before. 

To everyone who accompanied me on the journey and to the teachers, mentors, and horses who led us, THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

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The above image is of my allocated horse for the duration of the course, Pumpkin, Cari Simmons, who was handling Pumpkin to keep me safe while I did some blanket prep and spook busting, and myself.  I really fell in love with Pumpkin (and Cari for that matter) and I’m so blessed that I got to work with Pumpkin for those two weeks.

Our Annual Modular HHC in CO Is Filling FAST! Will YOU be there?

The end of September will be here before you know it and our annual Holistic Horsemanship Certification class in Colorado will begin!

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This unique exploration into true, trust-based partnership and training is filling up fast.  So, if you haven’t had a chance to look into what our course covers, and what students can expect, here’s an overview:

Are you a:

Passionate amateur
Equine enthusiast
Potential horse guardian
A rescue, donor, or volunteer
Horse guardian
Instructor
Equine coach, life coach, psychologist or psychiatrist
Natural horsewoman
Trainer
Groom
Barn or Equine Business Manager

Or are you:

Working in the Equine Industry
Seeking to become a professional trainer or clinician
Moving from traditional horse training into the next generation of horsemanship
Seeking a more gentle and effective training method
In the equine facilitated learning or coaching industry and you are looking to enhance your horsemanship and gain clarity to better serve your clients

If you answered yes to any of the above, the horses are calling YOU!

 

Explore the ROTH methodologies

  • Discover a truly unique approach to horsemanship and develop a real, trust-based relationship with all horses
  • Learn the difference between trust-based and dominance-based training and how to tell the difference
  • Gain fluency in the language of the horse (goes way beyond simple body language and physical training cues)
  • 12-step safety system through intimacy, relaxation, and leadership
  • Language and life lessons at liberty
  • Understanding effective use of the round pen and how to avoid its abuses and pitfalls
  • Create a genuine contract with your horse through conversation at liberty
  • Transfer language to the line in the in-hand obstacle course
  • Gain feel, timing, and an understanding of pressure/release
  • Explore team building & team penning at liberty
  • Learn the priceless value of riding from the ground
  • Practice stress-free, no flood, spook-busting secrets
  • Discover a comprehensive, holistic approach to your horse’s health and fitness
  • Build a confident, reliable equine partner
  • Learn the secrets to the self-loading horse

Take me to learn more about the HHC!

 

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“I am lucky enough to have had many extraordinary adventures all over the world but the Holistic Horsemanship Modular course has blown my mind.  What a transformative, life-changing experience!” ~ Lorraine 

“As a licensed psychologist and horse owner, I provide equine facilitated psychotherapy as well as traditional psychotherapy. I enrolled in the ROTH Holistic Horsemanship Course to deepen my understanding of the language of equus and gain more skill and experience as a horsewoman. Anna’s immense capacity for understanding and working with horses on every level never ceases to amaze me. She has a unique ability to accurately gauge precisely what each student needs to learn and grow while simultaneously tailoring each lesson to the specific needs of the horse. This Course has far exceeded my expectations and has certainly added fuel to my passion for working with horses.” ~ -Jo Brilhart, RN, PsyD

 

Watch below as students from all around the globe immersed themselves into learning the language of Equus from the ground up at Anna’s HHC a couple of years back. With over 30 yrs of experience, Anna shares secrets in body language, inter-species communication and more.

 

 

 

 

Horse Whispering 101 Returns to Reach Out Ranch in 2020

They came to gain an understanding of horse whispering. They left with:

* comfort around horses

* life lessons beyond their dreams

* reading horses and behavior

* watching and learning the intricacies of the herd’s dynamics

* handling, leading and spook busting a variety of horses

* mindful grooming

* practical horsemanship

* groundwork

* self-development

* horse handling for the veterinarian and chiropractor

* equine nutrition and Dynamite supplements

* reaching their goals & overcoming fears

* insights into medizations

* grounding and breathing exercises

* energy exchange

* liberty and life lessons

*  and they left here wanting more…

Watch below to see our students and their experience with ROTH’s Horse Whispering 101

 

 

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Early registration for HW 101 is available by emailing Lacey@reachouttohorses.com

The Morning Dawned And Goldie Was In Distress

A Mystery Illness Was At Hand

Called to the pasture at 5 am, I found my beloved mare flat out in unusual circumstances. She was being watched over by her companion and herd leader, Dillon, the Mustang. Clearly distressed and in discomfort, the mare was troubled and refused to eat even her favorite mash. Despite gut sounds, the diagnosis was unclear, and just hours later she was treated by the veterinarian for suspected colic, only there was no improvement for a prolonged period. Goldie continued to refuse her food and declined all placed in front of her, pawing on the ground as she remained withdrawn. Friend of the family, Dr. Rachel Heart, followed the call of this precious mare and offered to visit. This visit changed the lives of Goldie, her daughter, Dahlia, the herd, and all those watching, for they were about to witness a major miracle!

Watch Goldie’s Clip and Miraculous Recovery Below 

Nothing to Thumb Your Nose At!

Watch our most successful Wild Animal Consultation Video with Jungle the Skunk, reaching over 11K people to date!

International Animal Communicator, Anna, pays a visit to Kids Saving the Rainforest, in Costa Rica, to speak with Jungle the Skunk. Through their conversation, Anna hopes to help with her rehabilitation and possible release back to the wild.

Find Your Tribe Today!

Communicating, Wild Style! Talks with Monkeys, Nina & Darwin

Meet Darwin and Nina!

Jennifer Rice, founder of Kids Saving the Rain Forest asks Anna to check in with two of her special monkeys and they step forward to say “thank you”. They soon discover that Nina misses many moments from the past. Can the changes be made?

Calling All Communicators, and Those Who Want to Learn!

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This is your chance to be immersed in some of the best horseback riding the world has to offer while you hone your innate ability to communicate with all life!

Watch the sun rise and set over the most spectacular desert scenery you will ever see.  Then, in the evening, after a fun-filled day, relax in your cabin while listening to the coyotes calling in the distance.  All of this while Anna takes you on a journey into the world of animal communication.

In this supportive atmosphere, you will learn to enhance the animal communication skills you already have (even if you don’t know it!) and share in a fun and rewarding experience.  By learning to tap into and use your innate abilities, you will quickly discover how you too can converse with the animals.

Anna has worked around the country and around the world helping individuals to communicate and better understand their animal companions.  With Anna, you will enjoy an interactive conversation with your animal friends, learning their perspectives on situations, behaviors, and life knowledge. Having the opportunity to find out what your animal companion’s thoughts, feelings, and attitudes are can greatly enhance your relationship and bring great joy and happiness to your life.

Take me to heaven in the desert!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exotic Animal Communications

Introducing Donut

A sacred sneak-peek and backstage pass to the sloth rescue and sanctuary in Costa Rica. He speaks silently and softly as he shows his story of being hurt and shares his physical condition with linguist, Anna, and the founder, Jennifer Rice, of Kids Saving the Rain Forest.

**DONUT UPDATE** He will be moved to the sanctuary as the Kids Saving the Rainforest #1 ambassador. We will be able to check in on him regularly to see how he is progressing! So stay tuned for more of his story yet to come…

 

For several years now, we have traveled to Costa Rica during the winter for our Ride with Roth and Reiki Retreat, aka, the Healing Journey in Paradise. This is a dream, a retreat, it’s a little bit of everything, and we love it as much as the students do, which is why we go back year after year.

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Take me to paradise!