The First Hello

Coal was gathered from the Little Book Cliffs in October of 2018, recently brought to the BLM holding facility and onto auction. His first impressions with humans was unkind; losing his herd, home, and identity. He was adopted on Saturday, by a young lady named Jade, making her dreams come true. This was Coal’s first gentling session with Anna, his first hello and first impression. Less is more in the beginning. Quiet confidence while communicating with a gentle purpose are a few of the key elements to your relationship with a Mustang. “If you ever have the opportunity to spend a day with Anna Twinney, please do. When it comes to connecting with Mustangs she’s one of the very best.”

~ George Brauneis

Mustang Demo with Jade and Cole and Anna

Above, Anna instructs Jade with regards to the Mustang’s unique Language.

Watch below the video of Anna saying Hello to Coal for the first time.  Simply click on the video to watch.

Read the story of how Jade met Coal and the lengths she went to to bring him home with her in this article in The Daily Sentinel:

“During a hike with her grandmother in the Little Book Cliffs last March, Jade Walker caught sight of a magnificent wild horse — a blue-gray beauty with black marks and a long black mane.

The girl was thrilled when the horse came toward her a ways over a small hill. She, in turn, followed him back.

“I think we have a connection somewhere,” Jade said Saturday as the Mustang waited nearby in a pen with other wild horses.”

Read the Rest of the Story Here

Equine Wellness Magazine Features Anna’s Guide to Better Communication

Anna is a regular contributor to Equine Wellness Magazine, one of our favorites.  Here, she describes how we can better help our horses succeed in training sessions.

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Experiences from the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

International Natural Horsewoman and Equine Behaviorist, Anna Twinney experiences the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo through speaking engagements, lectures & demonstrations she shares her unique methodologies. Take your training, and the partnership with your horse, to a whole new level as she introduces you to the subtleties of the horse’s communication system and shows you how to use the Round Pen for one of it’s most powerful uses – understanding and assessing your horse’s history, personality, and character. Anna’s unique method of using not only body language but also energy and inter-species communication will reveal just how communicative your horse really is and how we can use this comprehensive language to create and deepen a true partnership between horse and human. Anna teams-up with Melisa Pearce from Touched by a horse, for this very Unique and Intimate Conversation. Together they explore not only how to communicate with horses but also what horses have to teach us about moving away from fear and towards love.

We’ve all heard the saying, “You can never use food when training your horse.” But what if this well-known axiom, like so many hard and fast rules, was wrong? Join International Horsewoman Anna Twinney as she explains the do’s and don’ts and the why’s and why not’s of using food to solve some of your toughest behavioral problems. She will share the secrets of this effective tool, when it is appropriate, when it isn’t, and the common mistakes people make all the time when using “food as reward”. She will also discuss how you can use food to train your horse to do some pretty amazing things!

International Natural Horsewoman Anna Twinney will demonstrate some of the most important elements in creating a trust-based relationship with your horse and getting the results always wanted but rarely achieved. You will also see what makes the Reach Out to Horses methodologies unique, stress-free and extremely effective. Through the exclusive T.L.C. method (Trust-Based Leadership and Compassionate Communication), Anna and her students will show the importance of intimacy and relaxation exercises and how to use them correctly. If you’ve always wanted to apply your healing practice to your horses but were unsure or hesitant to begin, then join Anna as she shows you how to create a safe, effective and enjoyable healing session for your horse.

ST. PATTY’S POLE DANCE

Pole Gentling

Through years of gentling Mustangs Anna has devised methods to gentle wild horses based on their communication system as well as their personal needs. Anna teaches the advantages of pole gentling with St Patty, a McCullough Peaks Mustang subjected to the BLM round-up.