A Total Eclipse of the Heart…

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I’ve always known my herd was not yet complete. When my mare, Promise, was pregnant I felt very strongly she was having twins. (Luckily for us both, I was wrong!) I considered naming her foal, Eclipse, but when the foal came it was clear her name was Journey.

Fast forward 4.5 months. I had a huge intuitive hit that I needed to pay attention to the ROTH Foal Gentling clinic being held by Anna Twinney in Bend, OR, in partnership with Warm Springs Horse Alliance who rescues native foals from the Warm Springs tribal land, for which I have a strong affinity.  Perhaps in one of my many trips over the mountain where I greet the horses as part of ritual each time, I saw he and his herd roaming free before they were rounded up.  This part I will never know.

When they named him Eclipse I just knew.  That deep in your soul “YES” that won’t let go… The same feeling I had about Promise.  The same feeling I had so many years ago with Legacy.

Eclipse is 4 months old just like Journey.  Twins, sort of.  I knew I had a feeling and I was right. The Universe just planned it far more perfectly.  It always does.

Julie Jacobs

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The FREE Webinar Was a Success! All Thanks to You….

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This is what a handful of our listeners wanted to share about how they found the webinar full of useful, pertinent information!  If you missed it, see below for a link to the replay!
Jon P. –  Mills, WY: Thank you for this webinar. You are doing a great job!

Janet Johnson  Los Angeles, CA:  Thank you, Anna, for another fantastic webinar and opportunity to connect on a deep level with like-minded people from around the world and increasing our understanding!

Annis Parker – Tauranga, N.Z.:  Hello Anna!  Many years ago I met and did a course with you in New Zealand. It is great to hear you again.  Thank you for reminding me how to enhance the communication along with all those other things you mentioned, which are part of my animal/human/teaching practice. Beautiful. Perfect timing from a stormy New Zealand.

Barbra Richards – Oakdale, CT:  Thank you, Anna, for this webinar. Wanted to say hello from CT.  You may remember me from Ray of Light Farm with the Blessing of the Premarins — animal chaplain.  So many synchronistic things have brought me here tonight. Thanks so much!

Teresa P.J. of FL:  You know Florida is calling you!!!!! Great, interesting introduction to this most beautiful art – I have 3 dear friends listening who are ready to be a voice for the voiceless!
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Karen:  Fabulous webinar as usual, Anna!!!…West Virginia, you say?….Might be as close as I get to see you since I am in Georgia!!

Sharon of  Punta Gorda, FL: This is a fantastic webinar!

Kathleen Wells of San Diego, CA:  Thank you, Anna, for this very informative hour webinar. As always you have confirmed and affirmed the communication I do with animals as part of my practice. I am a voice for the animals who cannot speak for themselves.

Kathleen of Mexico: Greetings from Mexico! Great to be here.
These were just a small sampling of the locations around the world where Anna has shared the art of Animal Communication with people.  We had listeners from Canadians to Kiwis!  Thank you, to all of our listeners and participants who shared their questions and their enthusiasm for giving a voice to the voiceless.  And as always, THANK YOU, to Anna Twinney, for her tireless efforts on behalf of the animals and their people who are looking for a more intimate connection.  I hope she knows we see the sacrifices she makes in the best interest of the Reach Out to Horses mission and ideology.  We love your heart, Anna!

Animal Communication Reaches Out to the East Coast! Testimonials to share….

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Anna’s East Coast tour started with horsemanship in New York, and then she moved into Animal Communication in Connecticut.  She then returned to New York for more Communication Sessions at For the LOVE of Dogs.  Truly it was a couple weeks that all enjoyed and from which each person took away new wisdom.

Above:  An Image of our students at Ray of Light Farms in East Haddam, CT along with the testimonials they share:

Shannon D. of Clinton, CT

This weekend gave me confidence in my own intuition by being able to ask questions and get confirmed answers rather than just feeling my way through a communication.

Laurie R. of West Suffield, CT

Love in its many forms was the theme of this incredible, 3-day seminar in Animal Communication.  Lovingly partnering with animals to really see them and hear their messages.  I learned so much about myself and what it takes to truly listen to the animals.

Christine R. of Bethany, CT

Anna is a master teacher – she can direct questions to a student, which causes her to dig deeper into what she has just observed and learned and helps to integrate the learning into practice.  Thanks and love….

Elaine S. of Quaker Hill, CT

I came to the workshop with no expectations, having never been around horses, thinking that this may be just about listening to instruction and not implementing it.  What I found was that this was very emotional for me in so many ways – a lot of tears – openly coupled with amazing realizations about myself – most of all.  In the end – I’m in the way – get into my heart and out of my mind.  Bless you, Anna Twinney, for your gift and for your ministry.

Amy W.J. of Waterbury, CT

This class has given me the confidence and validation I needed to continue my animal journey.  Anna is a wealth of knowledge that I have never gotten from any other animal communication class.  Thank you!

Cathy L. of East Haddam, CT

My heart feels hugged and embraced by like-minded people.  This clinic helped me embrace myself as a Reach Out to Horses Instructor, and helped me understand the importance of blending animal communication into my life.

Dora R. of Eastover, SC

What a profound experience.  Being reminded that I do have the ability to communicate with animals.  The profound experience came when a dog I was speaking to brought a human in from the other side.  Giving that message was so precious and moving.

Anna then traveled to Centerline Stables in Ossining, NY, and shared more communication with the people, horses and dogs who call Centerline their home!

 

And from Sharon M. of For the Love of Dogs at Centerline Stables:

Anna has been coming to Centerline Stables for something like fifteen years, and over the last three years she has been splitting her time in service to both the horses here as well as the rescue dogs who live on the property under the care of For the LOVE of DOGS Rescue.  She helps us help our dogs in many ways, primarily by giving voice to certain dogs’ needs, wishes, and requests through individual communications, and by providing wisdom and guidance to all of the humans who are responsible for these dogs’ well being and future adoption placement.

During her latest visit, a young female yellow lab mix named Gemmie gave a clear explanation of the type of home environment she wanted – a large open farmstead on which she can move in and out with one or two male dogs her size.  She showed herself as a good listener who would always be attentive to her people, and she took comfort in knowing that they would be there checking in with her as she moved around with a sense of freedom and spaciousness.  Giving Gemmie this voice helps us tremendously because we have an understanding her ideal home straight from her.  It also gives another perspective of who she is beyond her typical behavior at the rescue and helps to broaden our minds to what could be possible now and in the future.

Also during this visit, Anna led a workshop for us that focused on awareness of energy, the differences between each person’s and dog’s energetic qualities, and the impact of the ever-present language of energy.  We used cotton balls in an exercise to learn to quiet the mind and to feel.  We felt and shared each person’s unique energetic qualities, including nurturing, grounded and reliable, sensitive and small, uplifting and powerful, loving, and confident and controlling.  In becoming better attuned to our own particular energy qualities and how these interact with others around us, we also discussed the significant impact of congruence of energy, intent, and body language when working with dogs.  Even if we approach the excitable dog with indirect body language and a calm voice, a person with uplifting and powerful energy may unintentionally excite that dog.  A shy, untrusting dog may remain defensive when greeted with structured or controlling energy, but open up in the presence of nurturing energy.  This awareness and knowledge is huge as we strive to strengthen the effectiveness of our daily communication between human and canine beings.  A giant thank you to Anna from all of us – canine, equine, and human – at LoveDogs and Centerline!

Thanks go to all of the participants on Anna’s clinics, two-legged and four-legged!  Without your dedication to giving a voice to the voiceless and to learning the art of Animal Communication, none of this would be possible!  We greatly appreciate your participation!  Love, blessings and light to all!  We LOVE your hearts and souls!

 

 

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

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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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Half Halt Farm in North Salem, NY, Hosts Confident Horse, Confident Rider

In the first week in July Anna was in North Salem, NY, at Half Halt Farm where she shared her clinic, Confident Horse, Confident Rider, with the participants!

It looks like everyone had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed their instruction!

Anna often likes to stream live from her clinics and courses when she can to let everyone in on the fun and excitement of sharing the Language of Equus with the world!

Anna is blessed to work in some of the most picturesque equestrian facilities around the world!  A gorgeous indoor is always a blessing during the summer heat and even when the storms roll through!  We would like to thank Laura Evans at Half Halt Farm for bringing the ROTH message to those near and dear to her heart!

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“Life-changing” doesn’t even quite cut it…. Insights of a ROTH student post a trans-formative HHC experience.

Emily P. is one of our ROTH students who attended the HHC in 2016 and she wrote about her experience here with Anna and the other ROTH students who took part in the Holistic Horse Certification Course:

“It’s written in gratitude and is just a brief reflection on the two-week course and its continuing ripple effects on my life and path.”

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It’s the kind of magic you don’t realize has fallen around you until you pull out of it. When you pull out of it, your body feels strange and alone and kind of tingly because without realizing it, you had molded to a space, and all the human people, and non-human people, shared energies, excitements, dreams, and the fears that composed it.

“Life-changing” doesn’t even quite cut it. The horses and humans that I got to learn from over the past weeks held space for me to step into myself in a way I hadn’t before; they made it safe to do so. They illuminated a path that I had been too afraid, or confused, or perhaps just not ready to see clearly before now. At first, our group felt to me like a bunch of overeager, slightly clumsy dancers attempting to learn rhythm (which we were literally trying to do as this is not just a metaphor – Elaine’s specialty is getting stiff and nervous hips to loosen up). But we managed to choreograph the beginning of something – certainly not a masterpiece yet – but we felt it, those opening beats.

For me, it always comes back to connection – the thick, full, rich, recognition between two beings; the I am here, I am with you, I hear you, I love you.  It is absolute presence, and the courage to fully give yourself to someone else, even for a moment.

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This is what horses give me, and this is what I feel is missing from much of human society. We are terrified to recognize each other, to be present with each other, to let ourselves be seen and not shy away from who we are. Without that, things quickly become – to use one of Anna’s phrases – rather pear shaped. The general feeling I get living in the United States right now is that as a society we are tripping over ourselves trying to achieve more and be better and control everything, terrified to stop and look at ourselves in the face, terrified to be present, terrified to wait for anyone else but ourselves. We carve out and deepen a significant void in the world when we forget how to connect.

I was doing a lot of this in the month leading up to this course – a lot of over-planning my life, trying to set up five career paths in my head because the uncertainty ahead of me is so terrifying, a lot of zooming around avoiding fear and loneliness and refusing to trust the universe in the face of so much unknown.

The horses made this very clear to me as soon as I got to the horse. I was nervous the first few days, anxious to prove myself. There are a few moments and horses that stood out in particular along the way. Lola showed me how powerful I could be when I stepped out of my anxiousness and into the immediate experience of being with her. She was difficult to catch, so I had to slow my pace, wait for her to reach out to me. I remember my breath slowing down, and I remember staying with her in the round pen, in the quiet elasticity we’d developed before I’d haltered her, and forgetting about everyone watching me for the first time. Stepper was an incredibly kind teacher as well; I was viscerally moved by his triggers (flinching every time someone raised an arm to the side of him, particularly on the left) and so touched by the softness in his eyes despite the abuse he so clearly remembered.

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Image of Emily and Stepper

On the last day, before our exams, I was walking around Zuma’s, knowing I really needed to show up – for myself, for my teachers and peers, but especially for the horses. I was listening to music in my headphones, letting out the self-doubt I’d been fighting against and replacing it with fresh air. My walk changed, and I began to laugh at myself for all the fear and self-scrutiny, because I had accessed something so much deeper, a fierce determination that will carry me through life and a gratitude for this sudden feeling of connection. My mind moved to Captain, and I was full of excitement to spend an hour with him, because I really believed again that I had something to offer, that I had love, fun, leadership and energy to share with him. And I went into his pasture full of this excitement just to be with him, to discover him, and we both showed up. And he gave me himself, he played, we heard each other, and we choreographed a space together in which I forgot about everything else.

And nothing replaces that feeling. Nothing in the world.

Horses are incredibly rhythmic beings. Their cerebellums, which control movement, are much larger than humans’, and their ability to move in harmony with the other beings around them is unparalleled. If there is one reason I have kept returning to horses over and over, it is this; whenever I feel off-kilter in my life, or out of balance with myself, horses bring me back into rhythm – literally, as I find myself moving from a more centered place, and also emotionally and spiritually. They also challenge me to adapt to the rhythms and perceptions of the other beings around me, not just my own. Perhaps this is why I have never felt anything quite as expansive as working with horses, and my desire to learn from them will never be satiated.

Thank you, Anna and Elaine, for widening my access to and understanding of the world of Equus a thousand fold.

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We certainly look forward to seeing Miss Emily again on our courses as she enjoys the present moment in time and engages all the other souls around the way in which only she can, the humans and the non-humans 😉   We love you, Emily!

 

A Reiki Request for Our Good Friend’s Mare, Shanti

Dearest Reiki Angels and other Reiki Practitioners,
We are requesting support for Nancy’s mare, Shanti.  Please read below about how her injury unfolded and what her timeline has looked like:
May 18th I fed the horses a pile of hay each – went in the hay tent – was opening another bale -went back out – blood was spurting out of Shanti’s chest – right armpit. I can only deduce that Rose my appy, thinking she didn’t get the best hay that morning chased Shanti – she couldn’t go forward because Starry was there, fence on one side a huge tree stump on the other – been there for 20 years or so. She must have spun and landed on top of the stump –  small 1 inch gash could have cut the small artery – blood spewed out with air bubbles…  I called the vet at 6:30 am  they came out 3 1Ž2 hours later due …   I got the bleeding stopped with compression, ice packs and ace bandage. Vet came – gave antibiotic shots, I followed up with 2 more, he checked her as best as he could – didn’t have the X-ray equipment… I created a 12 x 12 space for her since her right knee or leg was compromised – vet recommended as she couldn’t walk far, didn’t know the extent…


Monday morning – after feeling better seeing softening of inflammation on chest between legs finally after 4 days. Around 11 am – in 10 minutes time my horse moved around enough in a 12 x 12 stall after her buddies were out of sight to ‘suck air into her body’ through the 1 inch gash… She ballooned up – It felt like skin over an air cushion instead of solid muscle – chest, shoulders – withers to elbow, on back – now moved above lumbar area… It crinkles like bubble wrap in some places – air cushion, hollow – in others. 
 
Shanti had large edemas – chest & belly to her stifle.
 
5 weeks later – Worse than ever, muscle atrophy on scapula and shoulder area – triceps… Still no weight on leg, Pain displayed. Feels life threatening. 

 
Nancy Horne
Kalispell, MT