Anna Twinney of Reach Out to Horses has teamed up with Frank Weller of Equine Angels, Connecticut, Karen Pomroy of Equine Voices, Arizona and Ray of Light Farms, Connecticut to save 15 foals from the Canadian slaughter houses. A beautiful evening arranged at Strings Restaurant, courtesy of Tammy Cunningham and her husband was arranged with proceeds donated to the foals. Guests of honor: Susan Williams (photographer & artist), Joyce Leake (animal communicator), Tracy Vroom (cranial sacral healer), Carol Komitor (Healing Touch for animals) and Melisa Pearce (Touched by a horse – absent) all joined us to celebrate the lives of these foals. Now you too can help – donate by visiting http://www.reachouttohorses.com
The following article was written by Susan Williams in co-creation with Anna Twinney.
When you align yourself with people who share your passion magic happens. such is the case when two equine advocates susan Williams and Anna twinney met. susan, an equine intuitive artist, photographer and conscious creator at windhorseone studios, and Anna, an international equine specialist, natural Horsemanship Clinician, Animal Communicator, energy Healer, and founder of reach out to Horses, had much in common. their combined love of the equine spirit along with a shared passion to educate, inspire, and teach people about the welfare of all equines cemented their friendship. they decided to join forces to make the world a better place for horses.
One of their collaborations was inspired by a visit to ray of Light, a rescue farm in Connecticut where equine Angels rescue sanctuary brings their rescued foals from Canadian feedlots where they faced probable slaughter. Annually these foals were cast off, disposable by-product of the Premarin industry. Premarin is a hormone replacement drug for women made……click here to read more.
THE COMPLETE FOAL HANDLING COURSE WITH ANNA
November 15th – 20th, 2010
Ray of Light Farm, East Haddam, CT
(Applies towards ROTH Holistic Horsemanship Course Graduates
becoming ROTH Trainers Continuing Education)
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.
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.
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)
- Picking up feet
- 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!
For more information or to reserve your spot contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about lodging in East Haddam please contact Bonnie Buongiorne at email@example.com.
Trailering Techniques using food as reward!!!
There is an art to understanding the language of Equus, especially when it comes to trailer loading. Are you shutting your horse down? Are you using too much pressure? Are you only using negative reinforcement? Let Ima, a PMU mare from Ray of Light Farms, share her story with you through her body language. Watch the effects of positive reinforcement & where food can be used as rewar
The high-light of Anna’s year includes the 2-week holistic horsemanship certification course. This year, held at Ray of Light Farms, East Haddam, CT. Students from all around the Globe immerse themselves into learning the language of Equus from the ground up. With over 20 yrs of experience Anna shares secrets in body language, inter-species communication and more.
A day in the life of a horse whisperer! Anna receives her schedule for the day and begins the adventure. Starting with gentling an untouched PMU yearling, enhancing connection & communication through bareback riding, unlocking confidence for a little girl, advising for Abi’s 5th ride & creating a situations for Henk to overcome his fears of stimulus from behind, intermingled with animal communication. A fulfilling day in the life of a horse whisperer!
Equine Angels PMU youngsters have found heaven on Earth at Centerline Stables in Ossining, NY. During her trip Anna is actively involved with their program & provides tips for progress & success. From first touches, fourth rides, through to trail courses – pride fills the day.