Let them eat cake!


It is with tremendous pride that Anna and Reach Out to Horses welcome our newly certified trainers to the fold.  They have worked tirelessly, some since as far back as 2006, to develop their passion for and mastery of the Reach Out to Horses practices and methodologies.  To Dora, Ben, Lani, and Jill, CONGRATULATIONS on your accomplishment!  Your dedication and persistence have certainly paid off!  Welcome to the ROTH family and we are so pleased that we get to continue to watch each of you grow as you go out into the world and bring the ROTH flavor of Natural Horsemanship to the horses and their people!


A Trainer’s Exam Kind of Wonderful Day!


On Sunday, October 29th, Reach Out to Horses brought our day of Holistic Horsemanship to a number of interested folks as we watched our trainers strut their stuff!  Hosted by Zuma’s Rescue Ranch, the day was a great success as our four trainers demonstrated the types of things they had been working on throughout the week.  With Anna narrating it was much easier to note the subtle pieces of communication being exchanged between the horses and the trainers.  All of the proceeds went to Zuma’s Rescue Ranch, particularly to care for their two newest editions, the Hallelujah Horses, Ariel and Saphiel.



Elaine Nash, of Fleet of Angels and the Hallelujah Horses, was in attendance to see how the two mustangs had progressed over the week.  Hoping to find them homes through the event, all of the proceeds went to Zuma’s Rescue Ranch to support in the effort.  Pictured here are Jodi, our most lovely host at Zuma’s Rescue Ranch, Elaine, and Anna.  The Rescue was supported, the mustangs received critical training to help better their chances of finding a forever home, and our ROTH trainers had excellent horses with whom to work as they honed their skills and learned to truly capture the whisper. A win for everyone!

Reach Out to Horses would like to thank everyone who attended the event and who supported our trainers, the Rescue, and the Hallelujah Horses.  We also want to thank those who shared with us their four-legged companions so that our trainers would have an excellent experience and horses/burros who would help them develop the subtle skills that are such an integral part of everything ROTH.  We want to thank all of our supporters as this event was a hit!  THANK YOU!!!

Did you miss this year’s Trainers’ Exam Day?  Join us next year, same place, same time, for yet another year of astonishing horsemanship, kinship, and compassion!  Sign up for our newsletter, Diary of a Horse Whisperer, and have the event details sent directly to your inbox!

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Herd Deemed Too Big To Support… Needing Your Help to Secure Their Future



Please follow the link to read more about how you can help support these horses and their needs this winter.


Burned Mama Dog Needs Your Help




Anabelle was abandoned in a pen with two nursing puppies in Laurens County, SC.  She is a 1-2 year old Australian Shepherd.  The original rescue group that went out to help her contacted us to help. They thought she had been shot based on the appearance of holes in her skin.  She was covered with maggots from some injury.  For people that don’t realize this, it is because of the maggots eating all of the dead tissue and infection that she was still alive.  Anabelle was cleaned up and taken to the vet but this was way more than they could handle.  After going to the vet, her skin began to peel off in sheets. Her entire body was taken over by a horrible infection. We now realized what we were dealing with.  Someone had poured acid all over the back half of this poor mama dog.  She had been in excruciating pain for about 6 days before this was discovered.

We had her picked up at the veterinary hospital last night and taken to the Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Columbia, SC where they are equipped and qualified to deal with this type of injury.  The doctors worked all through the night to keep this wonderful dog alive.  I am happy to say, she is stable but will need every prayer and every penny we have to save her.  She will be at the surgical facility for about four weeks.  She is anemic and will probably have to have a skin graft and possible transfusion but we are determined to save this beautiful girl.  Her two surviving puppies are in foster care.

I cannot emphasize this enough, do not look at the picture if you have a weak stomach.  Look at the great dog at the top and just know that she needs our help.  I have chosen to only put one graphic picture of her on her web page.

Please help us,
help her by donating.


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Thanks for caring and helping us save these wonderful animals.