Experiences from the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

International Natural Horsewoman and Equine Behaviorist, Anna Twinney experiences the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo through speaking engagements, lectures & demonstrations she shares her unique methodologies. Take your training, and the partnership with your horse, to a whole new level as she introduces you to the subtleties of the horse’s communication system and shows you how to use the Round Pen for one of it’s most powerful uses – understanding and assessing your horse’s history, personality, and character. Anna’s unique method of using not only body language but also energy and inter-species communication will reveal just how communicative your horse really is and how we can use this comprehensive language to create and deepen a true partnership between horse and human. Anna teams-up with Melisa Pearce from Touched by a horse, for this very Unique and Intimate Conversation. Together they explore not only how to communicate with horses but also what horses have to teach us about moving away from fear and towards love.

We’ve all heard the saying, “You can never use food when training your horse.” But what if this well-known axiom, like so many hard and fast rules, was wrong? Join International Horsewoman Anna Twinney as she explains the do’s and don’ts and the why’s and why not’s of using food to solve some of your toughest behavioral problems. She will share the secrets of this effective tool, when it is appropriate, when it isn’t, and the common mistakes people make all the time when using “food as reward”. She will also discuss how you can use food to train your horse to do some pretty amazing things!

International Natural Horsewoman Anna Twinney will demonstrate some of the most important elements in creating a trust-based relationship with your horse and getting the results always wanted but rarely achieved. You will also see what makes the Reach Out to Horses methodologies unique, stress-free and extremely effective. Through the exclusive T.L.C. method (Trust-Based Leadership and Compassionate Communication), Anna and her students will show the importance of intimacy and relaxation exercises and how to use them correctly. If you’ve always wanted to apply your healing practice to your horses but were unsure or hesitant to begin, then join Anna as she shows you how to create a safe, effective and enjoyable healing session for your horse.

Reach Out to Horses introduces bareback riding!

Anna Twinney creates trust-based partnerships with horses through capturing the whisper. As she teachers riders to gain a deeper connection with their horses she introduces bridleless & bareback riding through true feel. Building confidence in the rider, Anna demonstrates the power of inter-species communication. From the safety of the round pen through to a ridden obstacle course – from PMU (Premarin) through to stallions witness the transformation and the nuances.

Reaching out to horses through Reiki – energy healing at Zuma’s

When was the last time you asked your horse “what can I do for you today”. Reach Out to Horses and a team of Reiki practitioners spent the day at Zumas Rescue Ranch in Littleton, CO to give back to the horses who spend their lives giving to youth in need. Through the ancient art of Reiki – hands on energy healing – the horses appreciated special attention and a chance to relax, feel pampered and release what no longer serves them. Learn how Anna brings Reiki to the horses.

Wax on..Wax Off…Rub the Horse.

Taking a look at Equine Massage Therapy


Guest Speaker, Nanette Dieterle, demonstrates the values of equine massage during the ROTH Holistic Horsemanship course. Learn pain & relaxation/release indicators. Take valuable insights home for your own horses well-being.

It’s a Marathon not a Sprint

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

“It’s as easy as walking out of a public toilet” – ROTH Instructor Robert Raine



One of the most exciting natural horsemanship experiences and also one of the most dangerous! Loading horses into trailers safely takes skills, experience and foresight. Not for the faint hearted. There is an art to balancing leadership, respect & rhythm with positive reinforcement and motivation.


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.