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

This is NOT a Rehearsal. This is NOT a Show. Let the Mustang Demonstration Begin!

We arrived with just 10 minutes to spare having driven over 5 1/2 hours through fog, rain, snow, sleet, and hail to get to Grand Junction, CO, in time to support the Mustangs at the auction and particularly Friends of Horses & Steadfast Steeds with Tracy Harmon Scott and George Brauneis who work hard to give these amazing horses voices and homes.

Follow along for the live streaming of these wild horse 🐎 demonstrations. Part 1 of 4  and catch up on all of the valuable information in these demos that you might have missed.

Mustang Demo with Rango 3 Rango and Anna

Click on the Link to the Video Below to watch the Live Streaming of this event and more!

Watch all of Anna’s Live Streaming over the Weekend with the Mustangs Here

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This is not a rehearsal, this is not a show. It’s live from CO! We have never met before and the demonstration begins!

Many mustangs adapt to life away from the range and some find a way to cope. Imagine knowing just how to reignite their spark and to encourage them to wake up – to find a new identity. That’s where I come in. Bringing 20 years of wild horse gentling to them as I recognize the position they find themselves in and offer a chance of expression and understanding.

Shout out to Lani Salisbury and Jill Haase for joining the ROTH team this afternoon. What true troopers they are. Dedication personified.

Ongoing appreciation for George Brauneis and Tracy Harmon Scott for inviting me to join them at this event in support of the Mustangs.

In Gratitude – $1500 Raised for America’s Mustangs!

A BIG and heartfelt THANK YOU to those who joined us on the Western Slope for the weekend of Mustang Horsemanship in cooperation with Steadfast Steeds and also to support Friends of the Mustangs.  We raised $1,500 in support of the Mustangs at Steadfast Steeds.  Thank you to ALL who showed up, who suited up, and especially those who adopted and want to know more.  We salute you!

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Sunday at Steadfast Steeds was pretty amazing. The weather was crisp, and we bundled up. The love story of Jade and Cole continued, as Anna did a demo with them together.  Anna demonstrated wild horse gentling and guided participants so they could try out some of her methodologies. It’s such a cool experience to see Anna in action, we absolutely love when she comes to town and shares her gifts with others! Thank you, Anna, for being here again this year! (from our newsletter) We had twelve participants at the clinic.

~Tracy Scott

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“My favorite moment from today’s Mustang Gentling Clinic with Anna Twinney!! Coal (who was adopted by Jade yesterday) and Jade are making their first connection as Anna coaches them both.”

~George Brauneis

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Rama is Looking for A New Connection and a Wonderful Home

Rama is a sweet and well-trained 16 yr. old quarter horse who has lived and played with us for the past 5 years.  We bought him from a farm in Texas where he had an overly full life of competing in reining competitions non-stop before we brought him to Colorado.  We have only ever used natural horsemanship training with him over the years and have noticed a complete energetic shift in his being as a result.  He still has a few little quirks but is an exceptional riding horse for an experienced rider.  We’ve ridden and worked with him with two beginner riders over the years though with lots of good success on trail rides, in the arena, etc.   He’s been a family horse with different age riders, is very sweet natured and wants to please, loves attention and affection, is always the first to come say hello, but not at all pushy and is incredibly gorgeous.  He’s super sweet, has incredible ground manners, a little insecure when he’s separated from the herd, likes to know what’s expected of him, can be really sensitive to cues (which is why he’s better with experienced rider) and likes a very soft touch.  He neck and direct reins, is completely bomb proof with the farrier.  He’s been barefoot his entire time with us. Our herd lives on a Paddock Track and all have excellent hooves.  He’s a good keeper, never gaining too much weight in the summer and handles cold winters well (without blankets) up in the Rocky Mtn. foothills.  We pasture on mountain meadow grass and feed grass hay, no supplements.  His parasite count is low and we’ve normally only wormed with all natural wormers.

We paid $7500 for him in 2013 but would be willing to take offers from someone who can give him a great and loving home.  We’re looking for someone who can give him a loving home and a job, even if that’s just light riding, training and grooming.  It’s important that his new home provide gentle training methods and not work him to death like he experienced in the competitive scene.  He responds well to one human bond, so ideally, he would become one person’s partner.  He would most likely do best with at least one other horse but is happy in whatever size herd.  He’s lived with our 6-8 and has spent a little time with a much larger herd (when we boarded him one winter).

We’re happy to talk with you any time about Rama and his personality.  He’s had a workshop with Anna Twinney along with our other horses as well as participated in several Liberty horsemanship clinics.

We found some old video footage of Rama from a few years ago. Autumn was a trainer we worked with and she was helping us try to find a home for him at the time.  Right after this, we did a liberty workshop with Rama and Autumn, and decided to keep him with us for my son and I to continue riding.   Again, our reason for looking for a home now is that we’re living in Kauai most of the year and we have other horses that my wife and two daughters ride.  My son and I aren’t riding anymore and we feel like Rama will enjoy having a connection with someone.

Go here for more videos:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC03HdGySiP33HVy93tfxz6g

If you are intersted in Rama, please contact the office and we will get you in touch with his people!

Please email: Lacey@reachouttohorses.com

The Journey of a Lifetime…Anna Twinney

Anna met with Sandy Corrigan of The Corrigan Group to bring her story and her message to the Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree Advice Givers Group Podcast.

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