Anna’s Mongolia Diary

 

Unequivocally he was full of fear for when I entered the run down property he ran to his hiding place at the back of the pen, his little body quivering and his eyes full of worry.  For about 6 months nobody had been able to touch him, let alone put a halter on.  He lived with other recently rescued horses who were still fighting to regain their weight.  Surrounded by burly men who saw these compact Mongolian horses as work horses, I was asked if he would be suitable for my demonstration.  While they waited for my reply I thought my answer through carefully as I had found myself in this situation many times over.  What value could I bring this little frightened horse in just a few hours, for him to be placed right back into this situation?  I began a non verbal conversation with the little fellow relating to him directly having felt lost, alone, and misunderstood throughout my life-time on different occasions.  Instead of holding these emotions, I ran a quiet dialogue in my head letting him know I would not hurt him, but instead I was there to help.  My help would involve showing everyone a new way of interacting with horses, through compassion, understanding and most certainly reliable, effective and teachable moments! Results were being sought for people to trust these methodologies.  He ran when I approached showing me clearly that he had been abused in the past, not this one action alone, but his whole body spoke to me. Consistently I showed him that I could read what he was conveying and kept to my word. He hid behind others, he shivered, but tried his very best.  Gradually his fear dissolved showing an even more beautiful soul, giving me the chance to halter him.  I promised I would give my all and that together we could get through this hardest piece for him to find his way…he had to work out a way to survive and adapt from living out in the Mongolian planes.  
 
I wish I could tell you he was taken care of in the way we would expect that night, but they snubbed him to a post with access to food and my heart broke.  He was there until the morning for the demonstration and that was just the way it was.  In that moment I realized what I was up against.  This was my first exposure to the Chinese horse culture in the rural country.  Each day got a little easier for this young horse as he knew there was someone out there who could hear him, relate to him and was trying her best to pave a way for change.  He was to be part of that change.  Although not perfect change, it was to be a step at a time and people witnessed the language of the horse with a wild one.  They saw the raw authenticity, despite the fact that one evening the Mongolian horsemen reverted back to similar training we see during our wild horse breaking at the rodeos.  The similarities are astounding.  We continued to create a relationship despite outside influences and together we stayed in the moment not allowing the negativity to influence our partnership.  The language once again proven to be universal, a language of love that breaks through all barriers and extends beyond body language.
 
We had more in common than many may realize as I had arrived in a foreign country not being able to understand the locals and the culture was exceptionally new.  Alone, exploring new horizons, with people I had never met before finding my way through their expectations to see if I was being set up to fail or to fly.  This was another male dominated country and I could not be sure how I would be received.  I trusted my inner compass to guide me to this very moment and despite my protective shield remained open to creators guidance.  This is where I needed to be.  Gradually I learned to trust the situation, environment and people more and more, as their enthusiasm to learn was clearer than daylight.   Imagine being surrounded by raw emotion of people who are awakening to this for the first time…naturally beliefs and traditions are being questioned, all overruled by what they see.  A seed was being planted and this was to be the gateway to change…

Ponying as a Valuable Lesson During Colt Starting and Beyond!

 

 

Join this year’s Colt Starting Crew at Friends Of Horses as they use the art of ponying to offer stability to horses who are new to being under saddle.

For more information on ROTH clinics and how you can reach out to learn how to gently educate horses, please visit our website at:

Reaching Out the Gentle Way

 

DVD #12, In Partnership with Horses, is here!! 1000 DVDs to be donated- see below for qualifications.

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We are giving away 1,000 DVDs to those who work in the fields of Equine Therapy, Healing, and Support.  Visit our website to see if you or your organization qualify!

Please follow the link to all the information on how you can get DVD #12 and all of the pearls contained therein.

In Partnership with Horses DVD 12

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ROTH Events Calendar

 

Have a Life Changing Summer with ROTH!

Join us this summer for these unique natural horsemanship opportunities to discover, enhance and evolve both personally and professionally.  For two decades Anna has teamed up with rescues in support of their mission to save, rehabilitate and train horses naturally, thus providing another chance for horses in every capacity. ROTH’s gentle communication and connection supports horses without force and provides a personal fundamental foundation.
Our 3-style approach takes care of your needs:
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We invite EVERYONE to join us on this adventure.  Although we recommend prerequisites our primary reason behind this decision is to offer a successful experience for all.  You may be:
 
*A natural!
*Offering a home to a foal, mustang, wild horse or rescue/rehab horse
*seeking to improve your existing knowledge
*Looking for a better solution
*Opening a new equine business, learning center, rescue or sanctuary
*A professional or clinician in the field adding to your repertoire
*Looking to fulfill a life-long dream!
 
We recommend you view our extensive video library on youtube and suggest you purchase the DVD pertaining to the clinic of choice and/or attend a clinic in your area in preparation to this life-changing event.

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Professionals in the equine industry and ROTH HHC graduates are invited to participate in all 4 courses and the trainer’s exam to receive our ROTH trainer’s certificate of completion. Simply take part in this cutting edge program and receive recognition from an internationally recognized organization.

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Help them start on the right hoof!

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ROTH Holistic Horse Graduates apply for the trainer’s course opportunity to become a certified ROTH trainer over a 2-year period.  Upon completion of the ROTH certificate all trainers are eligible to carry the ROTH name and logo representing ROTH globally.   Special recognition, support, benefits and offers apply.

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The Experience of a Lifetime

 

The Evolution of a Dream: It’s Not Easy Being Different!

For Immediate Release | March 5, 2016
Contact: Vincent Mancarella | info@reachouttohorses.com
303-642-7341

The Evolution of a Dream: It’s not easy being different 
Brand new to the market, Horse LifeStyle is easily summed up as Hulu or Netflix for horse people. Recently, world renowned horse whisperer Anna Twinney was included in their impressive arsenal of content. As the founder of Reach Out to Horses, Anna developed her own gentle methods for communication with horses that establishes a respectful partnership rather than a forceful dictatorship. Anna’s instructional videos are now available on the new internet based platform. 
As Horse Lifestyle prepared for their world-wide launch … Anna grew incredibly excited for both the access to programming for people all over the world and for the fact that her message could now be seen far and wide.”I always knew education was the answer to being part of the global solution,” Anna said. 
Anna’s story begins twenty years ago as an intention to take a sabbatical from her career in the British Police force to further her education about horses and learn the art of horse whispering to bring it back home to the UK. Her goal was to share what she learned to enhance her fellow officer’s experience with the public and visa versa; she felt this unique experience would equip her to help officers enhance their “bedside manner”. Her sabbatical turned into a journey of discovery with many sacrifices but ultimately, Anna gained understanding and joy beyond anything she’d ever imagined. 
Several years ago, during a high growth period in Anna’s career, some of the most recognizable clinicians in the horse industry began producing TV shows for small cable channels with a small (for television) but heavily niched horse-loving audience. It quickly became popular for well known and would-be horsemen and women to, at least, aspire to produce a show. 
Long before TV for horse people was popular practice, Anna and her husband and business partner Vincent Mancarella had been documenting all of Anna’s workshops. They chronicled the lessons and recorded the outstanding experiences that teaching all over the world brought into their lives. 
While Anna traveled and documented, teaching hundreds of people face to face, the trend to become a horse trainer / television producer grew in size and scope. More channels popped up to air these 30 minute segments that instructed viewers in rudimentary techniques for topics to give viewers everything from baby steps to a basic understanding of horsemanship to detailed techniques for all disciplines. 
Anna knew her methods are different and comprehensive. Her approach is “wholistic” (whole horse) and all about understanding the language of the horse. Her perspective is unique and language based. Her study of wild horses has been intensive and her understanding of minuet changes in body language is as intriguing as it is a proverbial key to unlock understanding between horse and human. Vin and Anna would have loved a television show, too. The overall goal is always to spread the message for the betterment of horses everywhere. 
Kermit the Frog told us years ago “It’s not easy being green”. It’s also not easy to have a methodology that’s often in contrast to your colleagues. In the land of cowboys or trainers who train horses and not people, Anna with her British accent, her sunny smile and commanding presence, is a lot like Kermit. 
The competition for advertisers interested in the target-market dense but still somewhat small audience these shows drew, was intense; it was a new format in an industry known to be slow to adapt to change. Vin and Anna just believed their time would come. They knew their efforts were best left to continuing to travel and teach people, hands on. They continued to document, produce DVDs, webinars and to show up at barns and event centers all over the world to share the messages of energy healing, animal communication and holistic horsemanship. 
Today, to learn Anna’s perspective, unique observations and remarkable techniques you need not subscribe to a particular cable provider and you can join her lectures in places all over the world in the comfort of your own living room or even on your smart phone. Anna had a dream to share a message and thanks to the evolution of that dream (and technology), her message can now, very literally, be heard by millions. 
To learn more about Anna Twinney and Reach Out to Horses visit the website at ReachOutToHorses.com 
 

 

ROTH Holistic Horsemanship is Coming to Oregon!

We are tremendously excited to bring the Reach Out to Horses Trust Based Horsemanship program to Legacy Equestrian and Horse Sense Riding School in beautiful Estacada and Damascus, Oregon!
Our Three-Day event will cover a great deal, equipping you with new knowledge and insight into the language of equus to help you communicate with clarity for a deeper connection with your horse so that you can both be confident in your endeavors together!
I look forward to meeting all who attend and helping you Reach Out to your Horses with trust!
Warmly,
ANNA
Confident Horse

The Details! 
June 17th: Holistic Horse Day
Event Location: Horse Sense Riding School, Damascus, Oregon
www.horsesenseridingschool.org

Experience the Next Generation of Horsemanship & Horse Care!
Through demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on exercises, Anna will introduce you to the very same techniques that she has used, all around the world, to build genuine trust-based partnerships with thousands of horses.
Here’s what you will explore in this full day event:
 
Part I – “De-Mystify the Round Pen”:
Round pen work isn’t “chasing a horse around a pen”! When used correctly, the round pen can be extremely effective in communicating, training and learning about your horse. You will experience a language that goes beyond body gestures, and create a lexicon that can be used in and out of the Round Pen.
  • Create the ultimate foundation with your horse
  • Learn the importance of herd dynamics & behavior
  • Develop a 2-way communication system
  • Understand how horses perceive your actions
  • Discover what is actually happening in the Round Pen
  • Determine when the Round Pen is NOT the right tool and more!!!
Part II – “Muscle Testing”:
Explore this easy to learn and use tool to identify what your horse needs to be happy, healthy, and whole. Explore the body, mind, spirit connection Get direct feedback from your body – the body does not lie!
  • Test your horse for any supplement, feed or deficiency
  • Learn how to address energy blocks
  • Discover how your thoughts, limitations & beliefs affect your life and more!!!
Part III – “Animal Communication”:
Are you ready to take your communication beyond body language and training cues? Then it is time to discover the world of Interspecies Communication and explore a whole new relationship with your horse.
  • Experience your ability to connect with another being
  • Learn the reasons behind behavioral issues & how to solve them
  • Hear an evidence and validation based perspective
  • Understand your animals perspective on situations
  • Discover what you are actually telling (or not telling) your horse and more!!!
 
Take Your Partnership with Your Horse to a Whole New Level!
 
Only $125 if you register 6 weeks before the event, $150 after

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Saturday, June 18th: Obstacle Course at Liberty
If you have been searching for a more evolved horsemanship method, if you want to take your skills and your relationship with your horse to a deeper level, you have come to the right place.
 
We aren’t going to waste any time. On the first day you are “jumping into the deep end” of equine communication! The obstacle course is one of the most effective tools in horsemanship and you will join your equine partner at liberty. You will learn how to communication effectively with your horse, truly gaining the partnership and connection needed for anything you do with your horse. It is a wonderful way to take your partnership to a much deeper level and have some fun. It is also a true test of partnership. It’s a time to strip you of all paraphernalia and connect through unspoken words and explore your horses’ true language!
 
Anna developed the course over 15 years ago, and since then thousands of her students from all over the world have worked with the Obstacle Course for a myriad of uses. You will learn how to apply this safe and effective training approach to solve all sorts of problems and determine your horse’s learning style. From preparing horses for the trail, engaging school and therapeutic riding horses, spook-busting, through to establishing a communication system with performance horses and honoring the needs of the retirees, Anna will show you how to read the subtleties of your horse’s body language and direct your horse on the ground.

Sunday, June 19th: T.L.C. and In-Hand & Ridden Obstacle Course
On day 2, you will begin with Anna’s exclusive Trust-Based Learning and Compassionate Communication.
This is the foundation of the ROTH program’s in-hand work … and there’s a reason for it. You will create a solid footing with your horse, set him up for success, and achieve that connection of grace and ease you’ve always imagined. Say goodbye to frustration, struggle, confusion, misunderstanding, flaring tempers, fear and anxiety for both you and your horse.
 
Instead, welcome to a new way of thinking, a new way of being.
Using Anna’s TLC methods you will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of intimacy and relaxation exercises and how to use them correctly
  • Overcome your horse’s challenging habits and behavior patterns
  • Prepare your young horse for his first saddle, bridle and rider
  • Desensitize your horse to common situations and tack
  • Prepare your horse for doctoring and medical examinations/emergencies
  • Earn your horse’s trust and learn how to continue to gain and build his trust
  • Develop methods to read your horse’s mood, personality, character, likes & dislikes
  • Create a toolbox to foster that perfect connection on a daily basis
And much more!
Then you will head to the saddle for a fun, effective and powerful lesson in communication and desensitization. You will learn how to gain a closer connection with your horse and fill in the holes you might not have even known you had. All without fear, force, stress or flooding. Get the results you need to stay safe. Work with your horse and set them up for success and build confidence. All this from the saddle while learning to speak the language of your horse and deepening the relationship with your horse to a level you might not even have thought possible!
 
Space is Extremely Limited. Register Now!
Only $397 for the entire 2 Days if you register by May 1st  / $447 after March 21st.

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Sign Up for the 2-Day Weekend As An Auditor – Only $125

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