If You Could Start Your Colt This Way in 7 Days, Imagine Where You’d Be in 7 Weeks or Months…

Join the Colt Starting group at Friends of Horses as they start and spook bust their horses.  Many of the horses you see here are Mustangs, and there are a few Friesians, as well.  Just imagine though, if you could make this kind of solid progress as you build trust over the first 7 days of training, there is no limit to what you could do and where you could go.  For more information on Anna Twinney, her methods, and how you can Reach Out to Horses to better the lives of all involved, please visit us on our webpage at:

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International Horse Whisperer Team Up with Local Rescues to Spread the Word of Gentle, Trust-Based Training and Adopting Rescued Horses

International Horse Whisperer and Equine Behaviorist, Anna Twinney, and Reach Out to Horses were excited to team up with Zuma’s Rescue Ranch in Littleton, CO and Shiloh Acres Horse Rescue in Ault, CO for a week of rescue horses and trust-based horsemanship.
From April 21-27, Anna introduced 10 students and multiple rescued horses to the world of trust-based learning.  During the course of the 7-day event, the participants worked with horses who have been abandoned, abused, starved and sent to slaughter.  These horses, often troubled and leery of humans, are given a second chance at a new life.
Anna Twinney is known around the world for her gentle and genuine trust-based horsemanship methodologies.  Her unique program focuses on the language of the horse and using that language to work with the horses, giving them a voice and a say in their training.
“Bringing these horses around can be a tricky matter.  But the first step in any successful training program is to gain their trust through integrity, authenticity and compassion.  Once you have that you can often create a life-long partnership with a willing participant,” says Anna.
Once the horses are trained, Zuma’s and Shiloh Acres often have an easier time adopting out the rescued horses, finding them permanent homes with loving people and opening room for more horses to be rescued from unthinkable fates.
“I’ve been saying for the last few years that I wanted to find a different/new/better way to be with horses. I’ve finally found that way with Anna’s teaching.”  Janet Prior
Zuma’s Rescue Ranch is focused on pairing rescued horses with at risk kids in a nurturing, healing manner and environment.  Together they learn to trust and love one another. Once trust of the horse/human pair is accomplished, they move into learning to love and nurture themselves and others.

Shiloh Acres Rescue is a small, family operated non-profit organization  dedicated to helping slaughter-bound, abused, neglected and unwanted horses.

For more information about the week or to possibly adopt one of the horses contact Reach Out to Horses at info@reachouttohorses.com or Jodi at Zuma’s Rescue Ranch at info@zumasrescueranch.com or call 303-346-7493.

Follow the horses progress through the week on ROTH’s YouTube Channel and find hundreds more informitave videos!









Join Anna this year as she teaches in the States!

Anna is excited every year to bring horse and human together through true, trust-based horsemanship and 2013 is no different. 


Join us in picturesque Cody, Wyoming for an adventure you won’t forget, or see how you can apply these unique and powerful methodologies to your horses in East Haddam, CT.

No matter the event, they are sure to change your horsemanship, your thinking and your life, forever.

Take the journey to another world.  A world of trust, a world of partnership…


A World of Results!

Anna and the whole Reach Out Team!

Photo by Lauren Munger
Photo by Lauren Munger

2-Week Holistic Horsemanship Certification Course

August 20th – 31st, Cody, WY

Learn the Art of Trust and Horsemanship
with the Exclusive Reach Out to Horses Methodologies.

Whether your goal is to develop solid, well-rounded skills in your own private horsemanship or to become a respected expert in the equine industry, the Reach Out to Horses® Holistic Horsemanship Certification Course is for you.

This comprehensive program is designed for those who have a genuine desire to learn trust-based, gentle, non-invasive communication methods. It is the perfect starting point for equine enthusiasts, potential horse guardians, instructors, trainers, managers, those working in the equine industry, and those seeking to become professional trainers and clinicians.

This program has been carefully designed for more than a decade to give you the solid foundation crucial to the success in any discipline of horsemanship.

You will learn how to give your horse a voice, to understand the horse’s language, and converse using not only body language (that’s just the beginning) but through the many facets of the .

Find Out How You Can Be a Part of the Next Generation of Horsemanship...


Reach Out to the Untouched Horse
August 6th – 12th, 2013, Cody, WY 1 SPOT LEFT!

September 28th – October 4,
North Dakota


This year you have 2 chances to let Anna guide you through the world of the untouched horse and the language of Equus.  Enter the magical domain of the wild horse and begin to understand their non-verbal communication in the natural world, Over the course of these 7 days you will discover herd dynamics and develop a bond through building a trust-based relationship. You will begin the training process and socialize a group of untouched horses that have come to the class needing and deserving a second chance.

Learn More…


Colt Starting 101
July 9th –  14th, 2013,
Ray of Light Farm, East Haddam, CT


The starting process is one of the most impressionable times of a young horse’s life.  Learn the highly effective, safe and very efficient ROTH methodologies for not only young unstarted horses but also to reestablish a more cooperative relationship with mature horses as well.

Learn More…

A trio of videos demonstrating Colt Starting the ROTH way!

Watch Anna demo colt starting at the HHC Part I, 2012, Zuma’s Rescue Ranch. Ruckus is a very special young gelding rescued by the ranch from WA state. He came there a very nervous horse and has come a very long way.

Through listening and asking this colt gets the best introductions to round pen, saddle and long lining. 

It’s magic to witness!

ROTH’s Colt Starting Clinic 2012

This year’s ROTH Colt Starting Clinic participants have something to say about their time in Cody, WY:

“Learned a lot from different horses and people and situations”

-Yrsa, Sweden

“Learnt much on many levels.  Feeling other people, the horses, so we become 3”

-Liv, Sweden

“It’s been a great journey.  It’s been 3 years, I’ve watched the horses blossom.  Think outside the box, keep it light and fun”

-Michaele, Wyoming

“So special to see Calliente go off on her own.  Enjoyed challenges and being pushed out of my comfort zone.  Variety, teamwork and camaraderie to make this all come together.  The Mustangs are teaching people and providing to the American public and the world.”

-Tricia, Wyoming

“Great to see the progress of how far they can come in 6 days.  Reinforcement of what I know and new too.”

-Sönke, Germany

“Everyone’s progress.  1st day I could approach Kitkat and walk up to her…today is a great day.”

-Julia, Canada

“I got over a hurdle that Ive not got over before.  My fear of youngsters.  I’m proud of myself”

-Megan, UK

“The wild horses are just amazing.  Everyone so generous learning all the time”

-Helen, France

“Colt starting was over the top with success after success for me as well as everyone there.  From reading my horse, developing better hands and feel to a perfect connection in the reachout out.  It was humbling and awesome to witness the journey of mustangs from seeing them in the wild last week and witnessing untouched being gentled and the ones that were started under saddle this week.  Three different groups of horses, three different experiences of the life of the mustang and one common goal – to live the best life they can live in a world with humanity.”

-Lauren, Colorado

ROTH’s colt starting clinic at Shiloh Acres Horse Rescue Day 5

Anna Twinney’s ROTH methods are unique, not only do they involve solely the horse’s language; body language, energy and telepathy but they match the horses where they are. Whilst learning personalities, characters and learning styles students prepare their charges for their first saddle, bridle and rider – at the horses own speed. This is not a system, but a methodology where we ask our horses how we help them understand, create value and enjoyment to their day. The course is designed to introduce students to the vast variety of horses and safe ways to start horses under saddle in a TEAM…as we peel away the layers the horses at Shiloh Acres Rescue share their stories.


When Anna returns back to College after 23 years she is invited as a guest speaker to present the language of Equus through lectures & demonstrations. A 2-yrs old colt shows Anna his history with demonstrative behavior. They create a contract with one another through trust based leadership