This is the third in a series of emails introducing to you the HorseConscious Teachers. Some of them you may be familiar with already, others perhaps not. Today we focus on internationally respected horsewoman, clinician, coach, certified animal communicator & healer Anna Twinney.
Anna’s dream is to take the Reach Out to Horses program around the world, especially to Third World countries, to make a difference in the lives of the working horses and people that are unable to travel to the U.S. Anna is an internationally respected horsewoman, clinician, coach, certified animal communicator & healer. She has conducted clinics, classes and training sessions in Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, France, Holland, Sweden, Spain and throughout the United States.
Her early love of horses bloomed through her relationship with her own childhood horse, Ringo – and then as an adult with Carrie, a Thoroughbred Irish Draught mare. She and Carrie entered competitions, including show jumping, long distance riding, and cross-country jumping; as well as assisting at local riding schools with trail rides and remedial horses.
She began her exploration of natural horsemanship as a participant in Monty Roberts’ studies at “Flag Is Up Farms, during a year’s sabbatical from her job as a police officer in England. For her Flag Is Up Farms and their horses – especially the wild Mustangs – became a university of learning.
One of her great passions is the survival and protection of wild horses, and she has been privileged to observe brumbies in their natural habitat in Victoria, Australia along with colleague Eric Godward. She also assisted Neda DeMayo in Santa Ynez Valley at the wild horse sanctuary Return to Freedom for a number of years. RTF is home to the American Wild Horse it is considered a living museum by providing a natural environment horses live in herd groups and students can observe natural wild horse dynamics. She was part of the education program and played a significant role in gentling mustangs for special care and foster homes. She continues to support a number of Charities including Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary in Tucson, Arizona, where she is actively involved as an Advisory Board Member.
Today Anna is proud to travel the world and spread her knowledge, she hopes to create a Learning Center close to home in the upcoming years. Her interest in the “Language of Equus” has led her to focus increasingly on the power of animal communication to strengthen and deepen our relationships with all species.
Anna brings a wealth of knowledge to her own clinics – drawing on a life-time of equine experience, and nearly a decade of coaching in excess of 5,000 international students, including those with learning difficulties and physical challenges.
Read her various articles and watch videos here:
And her DVDs are available here:
I hope you enjoy reading more about Anna along with the other teachers and I’ll be back with your next introduction in a few days.
Till then, best wishes
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