Horsemanship Success with Sisily!

Anna,

I must tell you, today I had a successful “reach out” in the round pen with my horse Sisily.  After watching your dvd, I realized I have been asking my horse too harshly by having a whip present in the round pen.  I went in today positive, determined and with only a soft line and dually halter.  IT WAS GREAT!!!!!  Is wasn’t as pretty as your demo but IT WAS GREAT!!

Dianne Reale

Blue Tongue World Cup from Dressage Disgrace

The word has been spreading and it’s time to make a difference.

This message was posted on Dressage Disgrace Blog and is a sad reminder that it isn’t just the mustangs who need our help.

Please Help Spread This Message For Change

The following video is very disturbing, heartbreaking even. It was taken at the World Cup dressage qualifier in Odense, Denmark during a warm-up of over two hours, with this horse being ridden in various stages of hyperflexion. Although the horse suffered so severely here, he was ridden for a futher 90 minutes. There was a complaint from one of the spectators but shockingly, the FEI steward chose not to react.

CLICK THIS LINE TO READ HOW YOU CAN HELP SPREAD THE MESSAGE

We know that a horse in hyperflexion has problems breathing, cannot see where he is going, is in a psychological state of learned helplessness, can end up with ossification of the poll and a number of other physical problems brought and yet because “everyone” is doing it, the FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale – the equestrian sports governing body), refuses to take a stand.

This site has been put together by people who want to see an end to the often barbaric way horses are treated in modern dressage and we need your help…

The film is quite shocking and we wouldn’t blame you if you did not want to watch. However, by facing up to the uncomfortable truth, we hope you will be sufficiently horrified and saddened by the suffering of these horses, that you feel compelled to take action. In which case you have come to the right place.

There is astounding scientific evidence of the damage this type of training does to horses and it doesn’t have to be like this. We must use our collective voice for those who cannot speak to enlighten the authorities and trainers responsible.

We want to make this message go viral to alert as many people as possible and to catch the attention of the media.

You can lend your support by first commenting below and then by going to the How To Help page to find out what you can do next. Thank you so much.

Congratulations to the 2009 Reach Out to Horses Holistic Horse Certification Course Graduates!

2009 Holistic Horse Certification Course Graduates
2009 Holistic Horse Certification Course Graduates

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!

Thanks,

Kimberley Vanderheyden
Belgium


Take a Look at the Reach Out to Natural Horsemanship DVD Series

Anna Twinney demonstrates some of the Reach Out horsemanship methods from her DVD series that will help you create a trust-based partnership with your horse.

Watch as Anna Twinney demonstrates some of the Reach Out horsemanship methods from her DVD series that will help you create a trust-based partnership with your horse.

Reach Out to Horses Clinic Excerpts with Anna Twinney at the Colorado Horse Rescue, Feb 2009

Anna demonstrates some of the Reach Out horsemanship methods to help you create a trust-based partnership with your horse.

Watch as Anna demonstrates some of the Reach Out horsemanship methods to help you create a trust-based partnership with your horse.

Thanks for the great videography Bill Kipp.

Part I

Part II

PartIII


Equine Observations & Training Tips in Maui – April, 2007

Anna Twinney coaches Maui Clinic Participants to be more effective and proficient in their training, communication and partnership with their horses.

Reach Out to Horse’s Anna Twinney coaches the Maui Clinic Participants to be more effective and proficient in their training, communication and partnership with their horses.

Thanks for the great videography Mark Gehrke.

Part I

Part II

Part III


Conversations with Anna Twinney – Maui, Hawaii – April 2007 Clinic

Join Reach Out to Horses’ Anna Twinney for this ten part series filmed in April of 2007 in Maui as she addresses the common problems and questions people come across when training their horses.

Thanks for the great videography Mark Gehrke.


Part 1:  Is the Round Pen a Place of Abuse?

Part 2:  Creating a Mutual Contract with Your Horse in the Round Pen

Part 3:  The Horse’s Flight Path In Out Classroom

Part 4:  Iward & Outward Turns in the Round Pen

Part 5:  The Horse’s Language

Part 6:  Recognizing and Acknowledging Your Horse’s Communication

Part7:  An Invitation to Reach Out:  Ultimate Commitment & Gaining the Heart to Heart Connection

Part 8:  Gaining a Close Connection

Part 9:  Questions from the Round Pen

Part 10:  Questions from the Round Pen Continued