It’s a JUNGLE out there! Even more so for one skunk hoping to rejoin her natural habitat…


International Animal Communicator, Anna Twinney, pays a visit to Kids Saving the Rain forest, in Costa Rica, to speak with Jungle the Skunk. Through their conversation, Anna hopes to help with her rehabilitation and possible release back to the wild. For more information about Anna and animal communication, visit

Be kind


Are you wanting to learn Animal Communication from a Master Communicator?  Look no further, Anna’s Animal Communication Mentorship Program is here!

Details for this year’s program are here, soon to be updated to our 2019 Program and all  the new additions to the Ultimate Animal Communication Mentorship Program!

Or, if staying home and learning at your own pace is more your style, check out Anna’s Home Study Kit here:

Unlock Your Inehrent Abilities to Connect

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For further information and to enroll please visit us at the ROTH website:


Horse Whisperer on Tour in Canada – Bombproof!

A private clinic at Timbuktu in BC, Canada provided all around natural horsemanship to create a deeper connection and safe environment for the horses and their people. A lesson on how to teach a horse to stop when he is fearful instead of bolt. Meet April & Blueberry rescued from the PMU line as they offer their first r’ship.

Watch as Anna teaches a crucial lesson in desensitizing for both horse and rider.

For more information about Anna Twinney and the Reach Out to Horses Comprehensive Horsemanship Program visit us at

Trust.  Partnership.  Results. ~ Reach Out to Horses.


It’s all good!!!


Billy, a Norwegian Fjord Horse residing in Canada, has spent several years under saddle, but all of these years with a concern for “things” above him. During this Round Pen session you see Soenke, a ROTH student, communicate to Billy while getting him comfortable with objects on and around his saddle. With subtle cues, gestures, energy and communication the language of the horse reveals his comfort level and acceptance. The conversation speaks for itself.




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If we step on the paw of a dog or cat it squeals. If someone steps on our toes or we close a door on our hand we make a sound that says; “that hurts!” Often we use an expletive, four letter words we would not use unless something is really painful physically. Horses do not do this. They communicate very little with sound. The reason for this aspect of their evolution is the wide open spaces the wild horse herds existed in until rather recent history. Additionally, as they are prey animals (eaten by predators), they did not want to make many sounds as that might alert a lion or some other carnivore that a possible dinner was in the area. Their vision evolved from this existence in vast, open spaces as well. They see very good detail of movement that is far away as well as noticing all detailed movement that is relatively close to their proximity. Perhaps a wolf is hiding behind a rustling bush. Thus, it can be easily understood that the language of horses has evolved via their sight rather than making sounds to communicate. Their acute senses of sight, hearing and smell were a result of their big, open environment and the fact that they were hunted and eaten by predators and the horses needed to be able to see, hear or smell a predator lurking in their area. Their developed senses helped them to survive. We will focus on the importance of ‘sight’ for now.

Humans initially familiarize themselves with their surroundings via their eyesight. Person to person communication has hearing as its main functioning sense because we primarily use a verbal language. For the horse the medium of communication for individual to individual, or individual to the group, uses the language of the body as perceived by their sight. Theirs is a visual language based on body postures and bodily displays with more variations than there are words in all dictionaries in all languages. If humans are not conscious and aware of this fact and understand at least some of the meaning our various physical postures and movements have for horses, it is easy for us to communicate incorrectly, inaccurately, improperly and unintentionally alienate a horse that we want successful activities with. Unfortunately, humans do not seem to exhibit self-awareness of their movements most all the time and especially when around horses. Living unconsciously of our physical and even mental and emotional states produces huge gaps in communication, enormous misunderstandings, much unhappiness, stress and suffering for humans. When we are unconscious of what our body is conveying to our horses we create fear, because horses believe and react to what they see and sense from the humans around them.

Many people I speak to have not heard of ‘The Golden Rule’ which is actually biblical in its origin. This rule says: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself. This implies and necessitates that we be conscious of how others respond or react to how we are speaking and behaving so as to show kindness, thoughtfulness, respect and a desire for a good experience for all. What I see is mostly behavior and communication that is self-serving, self-centered and with the intention of us getting something or showing ourselves to be superior to others. When we communicate unconsciously with horses, we create fear, separation and non-cooperation.

Today horses are our captives. Their existence in vast, open spaces is over. They live in cells mostly, with no freedom of choice, little if any freedom of movement. In fact, it could be said that the domesticated horse is not much more than a well-kept slave. It is expected to perform on demand, be obedient, submit to the will of humans and punished if it disobeys or shows resistance to compliance because of fear. I find this a very sad commentary on human compassion, kindness, awareness and the lack of desire to really understand this noble, magnificent creature that is the horse. Our focus is on us riding our equine servants, winning ribbons, trophies and accolades which enhance our egos, often times at the expense and to the detriment of our horses. Equines, when communicated with appropriately with kindness, respect and with precise understanding of the animal and its language, will actually partner with and follow a human to, through and over something that normally would scare it so much that running away as fast as possible would be its only response.

So, the question might be asked: “How can we communicate with horses in such a way as to develop this sort of trusting partnership?” The answer is relatively simple.  It begins with a desire to not always put our big agenda ahead of the horse and to understand how a horse perceives the world around it and its responses to those perceptions. It does this through sight. It observes and sees every movement that is made around them. This means that if a human enters the personal space of a horse unconsciously and reaches to the animal’s nose to pet it (something the vast majority of humans do), the horse’s reaction might be a fearful one. A fearful reaction can mean the animal could possibly bite, kick or somehow defend itself from this uninvited individual’s intrusion into its space. This would be an instinctive reaction by the horse so it feels it will survive the invasion and its defensive act is not deserving of punishment. We must not be unaware or unconscious of what we do with our bodies when around horses.

They notice where we are looking, which is mainly at their face unfortunately. This can seem aggressive to the horse. They notice our posture and how we move our arms, hands and legs and they react to that stance and movement. What we do with our bodies and how our emotions are when near horses communicates to them. This communication either produces feelings of safety within the horse or feelings of fear. Our emotions are often displayed through our bodies. This should be easily understood. We are also very unconscious of this fact. Again, self-awareness becomes an essential ingredient for successful communication with horses. When we are angry, stressed, hurried or unsettled emotionally, our bodies show it through how we move. The horses see this movement and interpret it relative to its feelings of safety or fear.

Here are a few general suggestion of how we humans can appropriately and effectively use our bodies to successfully communicate to our horses. First, as the animal generally sees you near it, be thoughtful in your approach by moving slowly towards the animals shoulder and not its head. Keep your arms down and speak calmly, thoughtfully and reassuringly as you approach the horse. Do not reach into the animal’s face. It is better and safer to gently stroke it on the neck, shoulder or give a gentle scratch on the withers. Horses greet each other and humans by bringing their noses to them. The animal is not saying pet my nose or face. It is investigating who is there and greeting them the way horses do. When the animal does this keep you hands down or offer the horse the back of your hand to sniff. This is safer for you and the back of your hand is a more benign position of the hand for the horse. To reward a horse for anything it does that you like, immediately take a step away form the horse. Being close to the horse puts pressure on it.

Backing away a step removes the pressure and rewards the horse for having done something you want. This principle of immediate reward by removal of pressure will work successfully through all training with horses. Additionally, learn to develop ‘soft eyes’ when with and around horses. Soft eyes see more of the peripheral space (i.e. the whole horse) we are in. Very focused, somewhat piercing eyes are predator like. Soft eyes are kinder eyes as well. There is an old horseman’s expression that says: “this horse has a kind eye.” It means the demeanor of the animal is gentle. It means the same for us.

These are just a few suggestions of how we humans can more effectively communicate with horses. Books are written on this topic. But to sum it up for the purpose of this short essay, pay attention to how we move, our posture, where we look and how we act when around horses. They will respond or react to everything. If they react is will probably some action we would rather not have and be out of fear. If they respond it will generally be an action or movement that is gentle, inviting and has begun to develop some trust and feelings of safety for the horse. Be self-aware and not unconscious. This alone will provide more success in all our endeavors with or without horses.

You are never too old for Natural Horsemanship!!!

Poco gives Anna a Rave Review


Hello Anna,

As I was waiting for Poco to finish his huge mash last evening, I was watching one of your dvds on Natural Horsemanship on my portable dvd player.  As I got up to do a last minute mucking, I placed the dvd player on the stool I was sitting on and faced it towards the inside of the stall so I could see and hear it.

Poco stopped eating and went over to stall door and proceeded to watch your spook busting video for several minutes.  I ran to my truck and got my camara and managed to get a couple of cute pictures of this.  At 30 years of age, I am so glad to see Poco is very interested in learning…. or maybe he was enjoying the process of everyone elses learning curve who participated in the dvd!  I’ll get the pictures off to you as soon as I can.

Happy Trails,

Love & Light,

Mary Robustelli




I thought you would get a kick out of that!  Until I figure out what hardware to put in the stall Poco and the pony share so they can eat independantly, I have to sit and wait for Poco to finish his enormous mash while the pony finishes hers in a flash.

They share the stall (it’s enormous) so I sit in the ailse after my work is complete with Poco’s door open and figure out ways to use my time effectively so I meditate, do energy work on the horses or myself or long distance, positive affirmations, etc…..then I thought of your dvd’s to watch as well.  It just warmed my heart when I saw Poco watching while I picked up the latest deposit on the stall floor.  I knew I just had to get my camara.  I try & keep it close at hand between the new kitten & the horses antics.  So glad you enjoyed it.

I don’t know how to put the pictures on the computer so I may have to print them out and send them snail mail unless I can have someone show me how to do it and get them to you soon.  Will work on it!

Keep smiling!


Animal Communication with International Communicator Anna Twinney

October 31st – November 7th
White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona

Everyone’s childhood dream!

Join us and learn how to talk to the animals…

just like Dr. Doolittle.

“I loved the workshop and reflect on various moments frequently. I especially valued the muscle testing and along with that the importance you placed on thinking about what you want, not what you don’t want. What a simple change that makes such a huge difference. I am making that a daily practice, especially when I’m in the saddle. The communications that we experienced during our sessions were amazing and obviously just the tip of the iceberg. The insights that you teach combined with the calming effect the White Stallion Ranch create the perfect combination to get the most out of your class. Learning to quiet our minds is a feat in itself. It was awesome to be around you and I look forward to continuing the journey.”

– Carol, White Stallion Ranch, AZ

This is a rare opportunity to join Anna for an in-depth Animal Communication Week while staying in your choice of one of the most exciting, legendary environments of the American Old West.

Plus!!!  This is your chance to be immersed in some of the
best horseback riding the world has to offer.

Watch the sun rise and set over the most spectacular desert scenery you will ever see.  Then, in the evening, after a fun-filled day, relax in your cabin while listening to the coyotes calling in the distance.  All if this while Anna takes you on a journey into the world of animal communication.

In this supportive atmosphere you will learn to enhance the animal communication skills you already have (even if you don’t know it!) and share in a fun and rewarding experience.  By learning to tap into and use your innate abilities, you will quickly discover how you too can converse with the animals.

Anna has worked around the country and around the world helping individuals to communicate and better understand their animal companions.  With Anna you will enjoy an interactive conversation with your animal friends, learning their perspectives on situations, behaviors, and life knowledge. Having the opportunity to find out what your animal companion’s thoughts, feelings and attitudes are can greatly enhance your relationship and bring great joy and happiness into your life.

Take this special time, learn to listen to nature, to its messages and lessons. Learn to hear the whispers of the animals.


This clinic is geared towards all animal enthusiasts, guardians, carers, managers, amateurs and professionals alike.  It’s designed for anyone who wants to increase their telepathic ability with all species.  During the week we will explore “live” communication sessions as well as long distance communication with many different species of the animal kingdom!

Sunday:                       Arrive in the afternoon.
Monday-Saturday:       Mornings – Animal Communication workshop
Afternoons – World class horse-back riding
Sunday:                      Departure after Breakfast

For Animal Communication class details contact

Click here to see the 2009 White Stallion Ranch Animal Communication Retreat Slide Show.

Space is limited so register for your favorite location today!

“To anyone who has the opportunity to take this course with Anna,
I would tell you to go for it. Annas classes are always amazing,
and to have those classes combined with being able to participate
in the ranch activities has been a perfect match.
I have enjoyed every minute of it. You will too”… Alice, 2009

Total Price (including workshop, riding, ranch activities, lodging, meals & taxes): Early Bird Special – Before September 1st, 2010: $1,745.00 (double room – each occupant)

$1,945.00 (single room)

Total Price after September 1st: $1,995.00 (double room – each occupant) / $2195 (single room)

Cost is for a Sunday, October 31st arrival through to a Sunday, November 7th departure and includes airport transfers from the Tucson Airport.  Price is per participant, based on double occupancy.

50% deposit is required to reserve your spot at the ranch.

Visit for further details on the Dude Ranch!
For more information on the accomodation details, contact Carol Moore:

View everlasting memories of the week’s previously held course.

Watch Anna’s Explanation of Animal Communication on YouTube!