In Partnership with Horses as Healers

Equine Facilitated Learning or Equine Facilitated Therapy is a vast ocean of nuances and subtleties. What means something to one person might be misinterpreted or completely misunderstood by another. We can’t really assess a horse to see if they would be as a therapy horse and Anna Twinney (founder of Reach Out to Horses and life coach for over 30 years) explains why in this lecture at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. She also goes into how we can support our therapy and coaching horses to make sure that the exchange is not a one-way transaction of them only supporting us.

To purchase Anna’s DVD set: In Partnership with Horses as our coaches, healers, messengers, and teachers, go here: Take me to the DVD

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As the Gratitude Continues to Roll in, We are Grateful for All that You Do.


Dear Anna,

Thank you for the DVD.  We are grateful to the folks who nominated us.  We feel here at Brook Hill that we learn everyday from the horses and individuals who come into our lives.


Tracy R. Assistant Director of Brook Hill Farm


A. Muriel wrote:

Dear Anna,

I was delighted to receive your DVD, “In Partnership with Horses,” and I look forward very much to watching it.

You are spot on in your analysis of the challenges facing many of us in the EAAT community.  We have been working with Parelli for several years, and I don’t know where we would be without natural horsemanship.

Looking forward to being in contact!


And from Windrush Farm in Andover, MA:

Thank you for the anonymous in-kind gift to Windrush Farm.

Your kind support enables our amazing clients to experience the benefits of horseback riding and spending time with our wonderful therapy horses.


Janet Nittman, CEO


We are still expressing our gratitude to all of the Non-Profits who work in the Equine Facilitated Therapy and Equine Facilitated Learning areas.  We seek to support the horses who have given their lives to support us in our efforts.  In Partnership with Horses is still available FREE to qualifying Non-Profit Organizations.  If you suspect you qualify please send us an email at and we will verify and send one straight away to support you and your efforts.  Again, thank you for all you do and much gratitude and love to the horses and people who selflessly serve in these roles in our lives.



We are Grateful to REACH Riding Center for Sharing Their Hope, Their Work, and Their Gratitude with Us!

Dear Mrs. Twinney:


We received your DVD (In Partnership with Horses) yesterday, and I watched it tonight.

Thank you SO much for sending this!

We are a very small PATH Center, but also a Horse Rescue (New Hope Horse Rescue, Inc.).

I LOVE that you have all kinds of behavior interpretation info for the riding center and rescue.  We try to use the horses that we rescue in our therapeutic program, REACH Riding Center, hence the name- Rescued Equines Assisting Challenged Humans (REACH).  Some of your techniques are in use here…..and I am glad to be able to use this info as a teaching reference for all of the horses.

Our horses come in all different shapes, sizes, and states; some were ridden to the kill pen, and abandoned there. Some have had injuries, or been starved, and had to be brought back to health, before their behavior and previous training can be evaluated, corrected, and before they can be adopted out, or integrated into our program.

We have a couple that I have started to use in our program which have subsequently been homed out-another  2 will be going to another PATH Center in a few weeks.

As my husband is a horse trainer, part time, we don’t have to hire out for that, but as you know, that’s not sufficient for a horse that will be used for therapeutic or able bodied riding lessons.

It is left to me to voice train our horses, so that when students are on them, I still have control of the horse by voice.  We have been blessed to have some awesome horses come to us.

We are still growing our program- we have 8 students right now, some of which have autism, and one with cerebral palsy.  I am praying for the day that I can work our program full time, as I am now a full time Alzheimer Caregiver Specialist, in private homes, and I don’t feel like I can do the extra programming things I need to do, when I only have 3 days a week to be here.  I love that you understand that the horses are our most important resource, and we need to more fully understand them, and allow them to become more than instruments that we use- they are our partners in this endeavor to provide a service to our community.

This is a ministry to me, and I ache to provide as comprehensive a program as I can- for the horses and our clients.  I love that you believe that if you are honest and true to your purpose, and all involved, it will all culminate into the dream we envision.

I will be using more of your techniques, as I train replacement horses for the 2 that are leaving, and train some wild mustangs which have come in from the BLM for our pleasure riding.  My hope is that as we use more of your techniques, we can more fully understand our horses, which will facilitate a smoother transition for them, whether it be into our program, or into a new home.

Thank you again, for your DVD.

Best wishes for the holiday season, and the new year.


Most Sincerely,

Diana Rogers

PATH Certified riding Instructor

REACH Riding Center

249 Eastport St

Burnsville, MS 38833



New Year Updates from the ROTH Family to Yours



As many of you know, our mission is to make the world a better place for all our animal companions and to spread the work of communication and compassion.  In service to that mission, it is important to us that we work with and support as many non-profit organizations who are in alignment with that mission as we can.  We are happy to tell you that in 2016, with your help, we have been able to give over $23,000 to various organizations, all over the U.S. and abroad. We’ve also been thrilled to work with individuals and groups to give away nearly $9,000 in free resources (like the DVD set below).  Thank you again for making our mission a reality, giving a voice to the voiceless and helping those who need it the most.


We have 100 copies of In Partnership with Horses left to gift to non-profit organizations. Please help us by nominating a deserving non-profit organization to receive this wonderful DVD set!



And Now, From Our Hounds to Yours…

Our well-traveled “boys” enter their golden years with dignity and pride.   They embrace daily family life here on the ranch and choose to live with distinctive roles and responsibilities.  In support of their bodies’ needs we include Dynamite’s Free and Easy into their daily dinners.  With Merlin’s deteriorating muscle mass and physical stress on his 15-year old body, to sustain the lifestyle he appreciates, we include regular Reiki energy healing with an infusion of Young Living’s Panaway.   While Oliver has struggled with releasing some past experiences, Sandlewood defused has supported this long-lasting hold.*

*This information has not been evaluated or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Nothing presented in or represented by this information is intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, cure or mitigate any disease.  Additionally, it is not now, nor will it ever be the intention of any idea, product, service or exercise recommended by Anna Twinney, Reach Out to Horses or its agents or representatives to diagnose, treat, prevent, mitigate or cure any disease.

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 Thanks for joining us everyone!  We sincerely hope that you have enjoyed a blessed and healthy holiday season and that you are ready to start the new year at your best!





Gratitude for In Partnership with Horses from His Mountaintop Ministries

Many of you know that in late October Anna chose to donate nearly 1000 copies of her latest DVD, In Partnership with Horses, to PATH certified, non-profit organizations who practice Equine Facilitated Therapy and Equine Facilitated Learning.  This was a huge undertaking just to get them all packaged and mailed out, not to mention the cost of the shipping and the DVDs themselves, which Anna so generously took care of as part of her gift.  These went to people, some of whom have never heard of ROTH or Anna’s mission, and from whom we may never hear again, so a lot of faith was involved that the gift would touch their hearts and reach the horses and the people Anna loves to help because they support us in our growth and rehabilitation.  Well, the letters and messages of gratitude began rolling in, and it all seems more than worth the effort and the funds to have realized this goal.  Below you will find one such letter out of many.  We are so pleased to hear that our gesture is not only going unnoticed, but that people are now curious about how they can be educated about the human-horse partnership, and that people are open to the experience of understanding horse as healer, coach, messenger, and teacher.

This is from an organization called His Mountaintop Ministries in Marysville, California.

Dear Anna,

Thank you for the DVDs and thinking about us here at H.M.M.. I am so excited to see them because I also put my horses feelings and thinking before people’s. Our horses are part of the program and what they feel and think/say matters and our volunteers spend lots of time getting to understand the horses. And of course, horses have off days just like us and our students and we MUST be able to see, hear, and understand Then and only then, are we able to help with the situation.

Just wanted to say Thank You and let you know here at H.M.M. we believe the same, and we act accordingly. I truly look forward to seeing these and to showing them to our volunteers. FYI: I have just opened the packet and wanted to send this to you after reading your intro letter.


Doc Livingston
Founder and CEO of HMM.

If you would like to visit His Mountaintop Ministries, their website can be found here:


In Partnership with Horses Sneak Peek is Here…


Reach Out to Horses presents “In Partnership with Horses” a DVD series to benefit Equine Facilitated Learning Programs
“We are just beginning to unlock the greater gifts that horses have to give us,” said Vincent Mancarella, Creative Director of Reach Out to Horses, a comprehensive educational program dedicated to helping humans better understand the animals they love. Reach Out to Horses founder and presenter, Anna Twinney focuses her teaching largely on horses but extends her knowledge and wisdom in support of all animals. In keeping with her two-decade quest to “give voice to the voiceless”, ROTH is releasing their 12th educational DVD. In Partnership with Horses is the second release that ROTH has offered to nonprofit organizations at no cost.
In Partnership with Horses explores the world of equine assisted learning, coaching and healing programs designed to benefit those people who need the healing touch of the horses.
Horses have been our companions for millennia; those who work alongside or engage with horses regularly, understand their seemingly magical therapeutic abilities. Countless manes have caught the tears of the bereaved and downtrodden. They’ve encouraged and inspired mankind, healed us, strengthened us and taught us. Both soft and strong, horses have borne our burdens, physically and mentally. Only in recent years has the term Equine Facilitated Learning been coined.
Filmed at The Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding facility in Naugatuck, Connecticut, In Partnership with Horses delves into the language of the horse, the relationship of energy, intention and telepathy as a means to help program instructors and volunteers understand how to be best support horses working in these highly effective programs.  
“Much like a human therapist can experience burn out … so do horses,” explains Anna. “This DVD is truly a “how-to” guide for everything from placing the horses in the roles for which they are best suited, to understanding the messages they give you in a clear manner.”
In addition, the 2-DVD program gives powerful tips and a look inside the workings of a successful EFL program from the volunteers, to the instructors, to the board of directors, giving a leg up to those programs struggling or just starting off.
“In Partnership with Horses is a culmination of twenty years of working almost exclusively with nonprofit organizations. We’ve seen top-notch programs flounder due to poor business decisions and we’ve seen programs suffer due to a lack of understanding of the horse’s true nature. We wanted to help,” said Anna. 

Is Your Equine Facilitated Learning Program as Well-Developed as It Could Be?

Exciting times here at ROTH as our latest DVD, In Partnership with Horses, is nearly ready for release!  Learn how to truly partner with horses and how to build your Equine Facilitated Learning/Therapy Program to its most robust and dynamic potential.  When you pre-order, you not only get the pre-order price, but we will also donate a free copy to the PATH certified program of your choosing.  Don’t wait because they are going fast!


For more information on ordering and what you can expect on this new DVD, please click on the link below.

In Partnership with Horses DVD