Christine Matthews Shares about Her ROTH Internship

Internship at ROTH

 

When Anna and Vin initially suggested I return to Colorado to do a 3 month internship at the ROTH Ranch after completing HHC, my first thought was what a wonderful opportunity it would be to learn so much more.  My second thought was “F$%&!  Me?  An intern?  They must have either had too much Costa Rican sun, got the wrong person, or forgotten that I’d only just managed to overcome my fear around horses enough to get a halter on – well, half on – without desperately seeking the nearest fence to vault over – or perhaps crawl under would be more apt!  Of course, they hadn’t and my time with them has been wonderful.

The goal was to have more handling experience, and to become more familiar with the day-to-day running of a horse ranch: feeding, pasture management, fencing, being present for equine professional visits (farrier, chiropractor… etc.) and, of course, getting to know the horses, their needs and understanding the dynamics of the herd a little more.  My greatest challenges were fear, of which I still had a sizeable amount, and the belief in myself that I could actually achieve what was required in an internship, particularly the physical requirements.  I developed a very effective stalling strategy when doubt or fear crept in called “I can’t!”  Anna, thankfully, had an even more effective counter-strategy called “Yes, you can!”  She was right!!  I could!

Honey and I

I have learned so much and as it is with the most valuable kind of learning, this has been on many levels.  I also know there is much more to learn.  My fear has diminished greatly in comparison to what it was and without it getting in the way so much I have been able to experience the joy of “being” with the herd and “seeing” them in a way I wasn’t able to before.  I feel great gratitude for this, for what the horses have shown me about myself, and for the healing this has brought.  Great gratitude, too, goes to Anna and Vin for the bestowing of their knowledge, their unwavering support, and the amazingly good humor shown as a strange Kiwi/Brit blundered about within their lives and all over their property!  Even more gratitude goes to the universe for instigating everything and for keeping everyone, human, equine and canine, alive and intact, while that blundering went on!!!  It has been ……………amazing!

Photo Credit: Lacey Knight

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ROTH Holistic Horsemanship is Coming to Oregon!

We are tremendously excited to bring the Reach Out to Horses Trust Based Horsemanship program to Legacy Equestrian and Horse Sense Riding School in beautiful Estacada and Damascus, Oregon!
Our Three-Day event will cover a great deal, equipping you with new knowledge and insight into the language of equus to help you communicate with clarity for a deeper connection with your horse so that you can both be confident in your endeavors together!
I look forward to meeting all who attend and helping you Reach Out to your Horses with trust!
Warmly,
ANNA
Confident Horse

The Details! 
June 17th: Holistic Horse Day
Event Location: Horse Sense Riding School, Damascus, Oregon
www.horsesenseridingschool.org

Experience the Next Generation of Horsemanship & Horse Care!
Through demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on exercises, Anna will introduce you to the very same techniques that she has used, all around the world, to build genuine trust-based partnerships with thousands of horses.
Here’s what you will explore in this full day event:
 
Part I – “De-Mystify the Round Pen”:
Round pen work isn’t “chasing a horse around a pen”! When used correctly, the round pen can be extremely effective in communicating, training and learning about your horse. You will experience a language that goes beyond body gestures, and create a lexicon that can be used in and out of the Round Pen.
  • Create the ultimate foundation with your horse
  • Learn the importance of herd dynamics & behavior
  • Develop a 2-way communication system
  • Understand how horses perceive your actions
  • Discover what is actually happening in the Round Pen
  • Determine when the Round Pen is NOT the right tool and more!!!
Part II – “Muscle Testing”:
Explore this easy to learn and use tool to identify what your horse needs to be happy, healthy, and whole. Explore the body, mind, spirit connection Get direct feedback from your body – the body does not lie!
  • Test your horse for any supplement, feed or deficiency
  • Learn how to address energy blocks
  • Discover how your thoughts, limitations & beliefs affect your life and more!!!
Part III – “Animal Communication”:
Are you ready to take your communication beyond body language and training cues? Then it is time to discover the world of Interspecies Communication and explore a whole new relationship with your horse.
  • Experience your ability to connect with another being
  • Learn the reasons behind behavioral issues & how to solve them
  • Hear an evidence and validation based perspective
  • Understand your animals perspective on situations
  • Discover what you are actually telling (or not telling) your horse and more!!!
 
Take Your Partnership with Your Horse to a Whole New Level!
 
Only $125 if you register 6 weeks before the event, $150 after

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Saturday, June 18th: Obstacle Course at Liberty
If you have been searching for a more evolved horsemanship method, if you want to take your skills and your relationship with your horse to a deeper level, you have come to the right place.
 
We aren’t going to waste any time. On the first day you are “jumping into the deep end” of equine communication! The obstacle course is one of the most effective tools in horsemanship and you will join your equine partner at liberty. You will learn how to communication effectively with your horse, truly gaining the partnership and connection needed for anything you do with your horse. It is a wonderful way to take your partnership to a much deeper level and have some fun. It is also a true test of partnership. It’s a time to strip you of all paraphernalia and connect through unspoken words and explore your horses’ true language!
 
Anna developed the course over 15 years ago, and since then thousands of her students from all over the world have worked with the Obstacle Course for a myriad of uses. You will learn how to apply this safe and effective training approach to solve all sorts of problems and determine your horse’s learning style. From preparing horses for the trail, engaging school and therapeutic riding horses, spook-busting, through to establishing a communication system with performance horses and honoring the needs of the retirees, Anna will show you how to read the subtleties of your horse’s body language and direct your horse on the ground.

Sunday, June 19th: T.L.C. and In-Hand & Ridden Obstacle Course
On day 2, you will begin with Anna’s exclusive Trust-Based Learning and Compassionate Communication.
This is the foundation of the ROTH program’s in-hand work … and there’s a reason for it. You will create a solid footing with your horse, set him up for success, and achieve that connection of grace and ease you’ve always imagined. Say goodbye to frustration, struggle, confusion, misunderstanding, flaring tempers, fear and anxiety for both you and your horse.
 
Instead, welcome to a new way of thinking, a new way of being.
Using Anna’s TLC methods you will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of intimacy and relaxation exercises and how to use them correctly
  • Overcome your horse’s challenging habits and behavior patterns
  • Prepare your young horse for his first saddle, bridle and rider
  • Desensitize your horse to common situations and tack
  • Prepare your horse for doctoring and medical examinations/emergencies
  • Earn your horse’s trust and learn how to continue to gain and build his trust
  • Develop methods to read your horse’s mood, personality, character, likes & dislikes
  • Create a toolbox to foster that perfect connection on a daily basis
And much more!
Then you will head to the saddle for a fun, effective and powerful lesson in communication and desensitization. You will learn how to gain a closer connection with your horse and fill in the holes you might not have even known you had. All without fear, force, stress or flooding. Get the results you need to stay safe. Work with your horse and set them up for success and build confidence. All this from the saddle while learning to speak the language of your horse and deepening the relationship with your horse to a level you might not even have thought possible!
 
Space is Extremely Limited. Register Now!
Only $397 for the entire 2 Days if you register by May 1st  / $447 after March 21st.

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Sign Up for the 2-Day Weekend As An Auditor – Only $125

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The Obstacle Gauntlet

VISUALIZE IT!!!

Anna makes her annual visit to Centerline Stables in New York to improve equine connections & trouble shoot. Join her on some private consultations as she assesses and creates programs to suit individuals on their path to success.

June is Jeanne Month with Jeanne Lambrecht on the Reaching Out with Anna Twinney Podcast


Jeanne Lambrecht – Psychotherapist & Nationally Recognized Peak Performance Coach.


From one expert to the next, we slide right into summer with an expert on overcoming fear, anxiety and anything else that is getting in the way of achieving the very best with your horse.  Whether you are a seasoned, professional competitor or simply a casual rider, Jeanne reveals her secrets of how you can overcome the obstacles that are getting in your way.  She also shares the compelling and inspiring story of how she developed and overcame her own fears, and created her unique program that is getting incredible results for her clients.
Do you want to find out how you can get past your fears and obstacles and into the saddle?

Then don’t to miss this informative and life-changing conversation!

And best of all, it’s completely FREE!

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