Reaching Out with Anna Twinney starts the year off with a bang! Anna and Vin sat down with Madeleine Pickens to discuss her mission to save the American Wild Horse from Greed, Corruption and, ultimately, extinction. Madeleine shared the trials and tribulations of putting together a project of this magnitude, working with the BLM and the Federal Government, and what you can do to help save these majestic symbols of the American West.
I am constantly on the lookout for products that genuinely benefit horses. They are few and far between with a whole lot of fluff in the middle. I’ve recently become acquainted with a true equestrian and his company- EquiPedic.
It is my strong opinion that the pad is the most important piece of equipment that you need to own. The number of horses with sore backs is alarming. When the pain becomes severe, the horse becomes dangerous – period. With safety as our #1 goal, this is truly a safety issue. I urge you to thoroughly peruse the Equipedic Site. Since we’re dealers for this product, we can save you money on this already affordable saddle pad.
Another important note – I am on the Board of a national non-profit with a very simple mission: The Kind Acts Foundation offers the nation’s teachers an easy and free way to honor their students for kind and compassionate actions.
Founded in 2004 by my good friend Dave Hall, we will honor our 20,000th child this school year at www.KindActs.org.
Will you consider a tax-deductible donation to help perpetuate this wonderful cause? Details are at the Make A Donation link on the web site. Online and postal/check options are available.
Please join us on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 from 8:00 AM to 4:00PM on the West Front Lawn of Capitol Hill to support the ROAM Act and urge Congress to preserve and protect OUR wild horses. We encourage people to bring signs (for more information click here) and stand with us united, for OUR wild horse’s future and preservation of OUR heritage and history! To RSVP for the 28th or the 29th, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to include your state so we can include you in the meetings with the Senators. Thank you to all for your support! We need everyone who is able, to come and stand with us! This is our time to truly make a difference!
A big round of applause goes to Elaine Ackerly, Jennifer Audette & Kimberley Vanderheyden for all your hard work in completing the course and an amazing achievement!
A big thank you also goes to Assistant Instructor Braxton Dolce and newly certified Instructor Robert Raine (who is bringing the 3-day ROTH clinic to Sweden)
Great Job Everyone!
I feel honored that I have my certificate. It was a great experience and I learned to fine tune more on this course. I know I still have to learn a lot but, thanks to this course, I’m on the right track and motivated and excited to learn more… The horses are great teachers but without Anna I would not be that far in my learning process. I have seen some great horsemen but you are one of a kind!! Your knowledge and patience with horses and people are amazing! I admire you for that! Thanks for being such a great teacher and sharing your knowledge with us!
Looking forward to learn more from the horses and from you!
For the past two weeks I have been privileged to learn under Anna Twinney’s instruction in her Reach Out to Horses –Holistic Horsemanship program, at Colorado Horse Rescue. Anna, the students, student/instructors, and rescued horses where amazing teachers and I was fortunate to stay with my amazing in-laws Laura, Jim and Emma Capra!
The two weeks is ridiculous to sum up…we learned tremendously from 8:00 a.m.-8:00p.m most days! Most importantly, we learned a two way, trust based communication system between horse and human. We learned that despite handicapped physical or mental interspecies communication was achieved with success and most importantly through love and patience. Amazing work to be a part of….I highly recommend to anyone. Reachouttohorses.com The following are some images I captured and lessons learned…just a few of the many…
We promise you will get to France, despite what you have been through, despite your physical handicaps from abuse, despite all the names you have been called, all the misunderstanding you have had in this lifetime,……we will get you to France with Helen and you will be amazing! If you are interested in supporting/sponsoring Promise’s airfare to France …please let us know.
I want to continue to spread the information I learned from Anna to generations to come….we are all connected..we just have to take the time to understand each other, understand each one of us has had different experiences in this life good and bad, each one of us wants to be a part of something special connected by love…I dedicated myself for two weeks to Reach out to Horses…to understand and face my fears, my weaknesses my achievements and my goals. I will do my best to continue to learn and continue the connection of love, patience and understanding in everything I do. Thanks most of all to Anna for being an amazing mentor to all!!