Melisa and Anna bring Move Towards Love to Connecticut!

A Journey to Spirit Through HorsesAn Exploration of Horse and Selfwith Anna Twinney and Melisa Pearce

July 5, 6 & 7, 2013

Ray of Light Farm in East Haddam, Connecticut 

Contact Melisa Pearce

This is your chance to be a part of a magical workshop where Anna and Melisa will show you just what a genuine, trust-based partnership looks like, while you explore not only how to communicate with horses but also what horses have to teach you about moving away from fear and towards love.

Melisa and Anna met through their participation as contributing authors in the book Horse as Teacher, a Path to Authenticity. Discovering the commonality in their interpretation of horses and humans they have begun to work more closely together and today collaborate on several projects.

During this workshop, Melisa and Anna will teach you how horses interpret our fear, their natural response and how they lead humans away from it when understood. Melisa will share about her experiences with horses claire-sentient abilities that she sees everyday as she partners with horses who emotionally heal humans through her Equine Gestalt process.

Anna will be sharing the same trust-based methodologies she teaches to her students around the world as a clinician and equine behaviorist. She will share how they are effected in ways you may not even be aware of when you are working with them and what you can watch for with your horse.

This highly popular and effective, hands-on experiential workshop, combing Anna’s methodoligies and Melisa’s Equine Gestalt Coaching Method.

Through training methods and animal communication you will explore your connection to these powerful animals and deepen your connection to yourself.

This is your chance to work with them in 2013. 

Only 10 Participants Accepted!
Hurry. . . this will fill quickly!

Bring your own horse or partner with one of the workshop horses.

July 5th – 1:00pm – 5:00 pm EDT
Private Session with Melisa & Anna
July 5th – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EDT
Exposition Demo night in the Arena – open to guests
July 6th & 7th – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm EDT Private group
Registration cost: $1197.00 ~ VISA or MasterCard accepted

You will also receive a Whispers from the Horses Heart Inspirational Card Deck.

Don’t miss this knowledge building, transformational and inspirational weekend! To register, call Melisa’s office at: 303-440-7120 or email:

More About Melisa – Horsewoman, Coach, Author, Animal Communicator. . .

Creator and facilitator of Touched by a Horse®, Melisa’s techniques come from her history as a highly accomplished horsewoman, her coaching practice, and psychotherapy background. Melisa specializes in bringing forth and empowering inner qualities of the students
through their connection to the horse.

She is the creator of the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method®and has an 18 month Career Certification training program with students from all over the U. S. and Canada.

Melisa teaches through being with the horse, how to better understand yourself. Her methods of using your intuition, placing hands on the horse, and being able to get the horse to move by your words and intention are powerful tools to understanding. Her unique methods bring graceful breakthroughs from old patterns to new life affirming habits.

Visit Melisa’s website:

Unique Experience,

Intimate & All Hands On With YOUR Horse or OURS. . . you will be in the arena working all day!

This is a hands-on experiential workshop, combing the trust-based, non-dominance techniques of Anna and Melisa’s Equine Gestalt Coaching Method.

Through training methods and animal communication you will explore your connection to these powerful animals and deepen your connection to yourself.

This is your chance to work with these two gifted ladies in 2013.

Bring your own horse to Ray of Light Farm in beautiful Connecticut!

Extra fees will apply to boarding.

An Evening with Anna and Melisa

July 5th, 2013 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

$35.00 pay ahead or $50.00 at the door (included in workshop

To register to attend, please call: 303-440-7120

Australian Shepherd Dog motivates deaf PMU horse during colt starting

Petey, a 2 1/4 yrs old former PMU foal, saved from the Canadian slaughter house is featured in Anna Twinney’s 4-part “Foals in Training” DVD. 20 months later he returns to participate in the ROTH Holistic Horsemanship course at Ray of Light Farms in Connecticut to experience his first saddle in order to advance his training, build muscle & increase motivation & connection to all life. Petie, diagnosed as deaf, lives in a silent world, comfortable around humans. The silent ROTH methodologies communicate with him in a language he understands and yet the key to success is to reach the horses where they are…what motivational secret does Anna come up with to help her students’ success this time? Unconventional, but highly effective!

Horse whisperer gentles PMU weanlings – foals in training, CT

Nearly 6,000 foals leave Canada each year as a bi-product of the hormone replacement therapy drug, Premarin. As their mother’s urine is collected on the pee-line, the foal’s destiny is even less bright, unless saved. Equine Angels & Ray of Light Farms, CT celebrate the arrival of 10 weanlings, while Anna Twinney of Reach Out to Horses arranges the FIRST foal gentling clinic of this kind. Follow the foal’s first week in training.

These foals have come a long way since their arrival at the farm in late October. Anna Twinney has guided students to successfully gentle the foals who previously had little to no human interactions. Now the foals are learning to accept being approached, touched, groomed, haltered, led, have feet picked up and picked out, among other things; and are learning that working with people can be a positive experience.




November 15th – 20th, 2010
Ray of Light Farm, East Haddam, CT

(Applies towards ROTH Holistic Horsemanship Course Graduates
becoming ROTH Trainers Continuing Education)

Gentling foals can be some of the most important and rewarding work you will ever do. Working with PMU foals, knowing that you have helped save them from Canada’s feedlot and given them a new chance for a full and happy life, is more rewarding than you can even imagine.

Last year Frank Weller and the Equine Angels saved 7 foals from certain death, 5 of which were filmed during a week long ROTH training program.  The 4-part DVD set, Foals in Training, scheduled to be launched in only a few short months, depicts the lives of the foals from their arrival in trailers through to their first touch, their first halter, their first step.  This unique, comprehensive tool gives you the opportunity to travel down the road as we gentle these beautiful souls.

We want our foals to feel safe, and their experiences with humans to be positive, memorable ones.  These first important lessons stay with them for the rest of their lives and so the training must be done right.  Acknowleding the “whisper” is crucial, recognizing the “try” is an art.

And now it’s your turn to join Anna for a week of fun, friends and foals.

You will have the chance to understand, first-hand, the power of compassionate leadership and positive reinforcement while creating the clarity in boundaries and balance.

Learn the same uniquely designed and tested program
Anna herself uses to start foals for basic handling!

Spend 6 fun-filled, info-packed days learning the Reach Out to Horses methods and work with a new group of PMU foals, starting these young lives on the path towards a gentle, trust-based partnership with humans.

Under Anna’s tutelage you will work directly with the foals, and learn how to teach them:

  • Halter training – acceptance of halter, leading
  • Tying (if appropriate)
  • Loading
  • Picking up feet
  • Grooming
  • Worming
  • Vaccinations
  • Blanketing
  • Navigating an obstacle course
  • Desensitization techniques to plastic bags and other objects
  • and more…

By introducing these elements of Basic Handling to your foal at the age of weaning, you will be preparing them for the best start possible.  Your foal has a memory for life, let these first memories be good ones.

And as a bonus you will join Anna at Ray of Light Farm in picturesque East Haddam, CT – the same location at which Anna filmed the Foals in Training DVD Set.  This is an ideal facility to learn these life-changing techniques.

Space is extremely limited, only 2 spots left!

Participation is on a first come first serve basis so sign up today!

Total Cost: Only $1200.00 for the entire 6 days of training.

For more information or to reserve your spot contact Anna at

For information about lodging in East Haddam please contact Bonnie Buongiorne at

A Beautiful Update from the Reach Out to Wisdom Course

On My drive home from the course some things came flooding back to me. I used to work with animals, and due to an illness I was side tracked as the physical work became too much. I had fears of returning to sanctuary work because I felt I might “let the animals down again”. (Silly Stories) Boy was I feeling sorry for myself!

How could I continue to help animals and the natural world if I could not physically do anything?

At a lose for what direction to move into, I sought out a life coach…..This must be 8 years ago now. It was a 3 day workshop that  I took with her and 2 other students. I was not expecting a new direction with animals, more like having to accept the fate of doing something I do not love or care about. But by the end of that workshop I felt so confident in my direction as an Animal Healer. I dove into Animal Communication, and took two beginner classes with two different instructors. Carol Gurney being the last one where I met Anna.

I came home and took a Reiki 1 class, and I began practicing. Well self doubt met me every step of the way, and it got the best of me. I hung up my Reiki, and the animal communication was also drowned out for the most part. It was still there, the animals were still talking to me, but I just did not engage for the most part.

It was clear to me after being in the Reach Out To Wisdom course I was to revisit these things again. It was clear because of the Joy that filled my heart when I thought about them. Absolute JOY!! These things were just lovingly waiting there for me until I returned.

My intention is to focus on animal healing, and the environment. I wanted it to be painless on my bank account, and be as near to my home as possible. I love how the universe answers! There was a walk for animals last year for a local shelter, and I participated in it with a group. The group organizer is also an animal communicator. I knew she also practiced some different healing modalities, but was not aware of what her focus was. I was not having much luck researching online, so I emailed her………..

She emailed me back saying she is a Reiki Master, and her focus was on the animals & the environment, and she was starting a  new class in October, and would I like to attend? She charges a nominal fee because she does not want people to be deterred from taking the class.  Beautiful!

Pepper the horse that was giving the big message all summer to take the Wisdom course first before any other, and walking away from me, etc., is now walking over to me, hugging me, loving me………….I have opened myself up, and am letting the Reiki flow, and some of the horses there are responding incredibly even getting in line to receive.

I did one of your meditations away from the horses the other day. I was outside up on a hill. I visited Pepper before I hiked up there, and he was very busy grazing, and so off I went. After the meditation I returned to the barn. As I approached the pasture…………..there was Pepper waiting at the gate for me. I offered a heart connection like the one I shared with Dakota and it was beautiful!

So I am flying high and feeling good, and I will continue to say thank you over and over! Thank You.

Jennifer from Maryland


“An Indian friend of mine that lives life the old way, once told me that every one should own a horse.  I asked why and he said that things just come to you when you do.  I, the cultured white man thought he was speaking of material things, good fortune.  I see today as I fly home far above the clouds from the HHC that the fortune that comes to you are the riches that come to you when your heart is open.  That is the gifts that the horses will give you.  I have owned horses most of my life but our communication was pretty much one way.  I thank Anna and her team for showing us that the riches that will be found through these methods.  It is beyond natural horsemanship, it is truly Holistic Horsemanship.”
– Adam Edwards, CO

“It was cloudy before but now it’s all clear”
– Camilla Ersson, Sweden

“What a profound experience of self-knowledge and skill development in the language of the horse”
– Dana Stuart-Bullock, NY

“It’s amazing how much one person can learn and grow in only 10 days”
– Dana Uzwiak, CT

“Can’t wait to start my field studies and come back next year!”
– Danielle Barry, NJ

“This course has been a great answer to what happens when I, ‘just do it.’ Right now I could be wondering, ‘what if’, and wallowing in regret. Instead I am having an internal celebration.”
– Dawn Lesinski, CT

“It is so deep to feel the team when I was working in the round pen, and also in the classroom.  It feels we care so much with each other.  I am so happy with this course!  Thank You”
– Liv Hektoen, Sweden

“If you think you know nothing or all, this is the course to change your mind.”
– Sonke Dose, Canada

“This course has seriously changed my life.  I found my life goal and I have a plan to put to it.  Anna has shown me (and so many others) important lessons in life regarding horses and people.  She found an amazing way to help the horses teach us.  She finds a way to match up the people to the horse with the correct lesson to learn.  The way she reads horses is amazing.  It is a passion like no other.  She has an amazing way of reading people just as well.  This course was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced in my life!”
– Tanya King, CT

“This last session in this morning was so fine.  To share all this with each other; we are a good team.”
– Yrsa Paulin, Sweden


At the end of day one I thought, “This has been one of the best days of my life.”  At the end of day two I thought, “This has been one of the best days of my life.”  At the end of day three I thought, “ This has been one of the best days of my life, and I can’t believe the weekend went so fast!” The Vin and Anna team, along with the horses, created a magical learning experience and I am so grateful.
THANK YOU – Dawn Lesinski, CT

INSPIRING-CALIBRATING-SOFTENING!Thank you for allowing me to find the authentic me and to feel how that feels – magical!
Rebecca Hoppe – United Kingdom

Taking three days out of my regular routine to stop and reflect and refocus would not have been possible had not Anna &Vin given me the opportunity.  Once enrolled & begun, their guidance, clarity, vision, & exceptional teaching styles & language reintroduced me to what is truly important and honorable about being alive.  The possibilities are all ours; to be reminded that to be of service is foremost was refreshing.
Thank you – Elizabeth Marvin, VT

Working with Vin and Anna and the amazing horses and animals at Ray of Light Farm has opened new energy and understanding.  I decided to come to this workshop as soon as  I saw it offered and having little understanding of what to expect, the three days were beyond any reality I had embraced.
Thank you – Lynn Lewis, NY

The Reach Out to Wisdom course was a wonderful three day course to participate in. Vin & Anna created a safe environment to let your guard down and be able to take a deep look within yourself.  What I was able to learn about myself was eye opening and very inspiring.
Jessica Guerrera, CT