for more information on this year’s Live Animal Communication Mentorship Program, email Lacey@reachouttohorses.com
My journey from Marrakech to Colorado is teaching me so much about myself but most importantly about who I want to continue being in this world: a person with compassion who will not stop learning how to better be and act with horses.
My luck has brought me to ROTH and to Anna Twinney, an incredibly talented and compassionate horsewoman who gives a voice to the voiceless and travels the world to teach the language of the horse. Her generosity has brought me to her ranch where I have the honor and the incredible chance to work with her horses and to get her training. I am very excited and happy to share this journey in my blog with all of those out there who, just like me, have longed to truly understand and listen to the horses…
Safia’s favorite quote:
“Once you give your horse a voice, be ready and willing to hear what he has to say.”
~ Anna Twinney
It is a good reminder as I have seen a lot of people not liking what they “hear” once they give a voice to the horses.
Go here to follow along on Safia’s BLOG: Read Connect to Horses Here!
‘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!
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.
November 2019 Issue
Anna has been featured in many international magazines, even some in France, but we are excited to announce her inclusion in Cheval Pratique’s November 2019 Issue.
They cover Anna’s passions, particularly her unique approach to Natural Horsemanship that includes the telepathic and energetic components, her dedication to the Mustangs and the plight of wild horses the world over, and her ability to use Animal Communication to give a voice to the voiceless.
The end of September will be here before you know it and our annual Holistic Horsemanship Certification class in Colorado will begin!
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:
Potential horse guardian
A rescue, donor, or volunteer
Equine coach, life coach, psychologist or psychiatrist
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
“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.
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
* 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
Early registration for HW 101 is available by emailing Lacey@reachouttohorses.com