Animal Communication Reaches Out to the East Coast! Testimonials to share….


Anna’s East Coast tour started with horsemanship in New York, and then she moved into Animal Communication in Connecticut.  She then returned to New York for more Communication Sessions at For the LOVE of Dogs.  Truly it was a couple weeks that all enjoyed and from which each person took away new wisdom.

Above:  An Image of our students at Ray of Light Farms in East Haddam, CT along with the testimonials they share:

Shannon D. of Clinton, CT

This weekend gave me confidence in my own intuition by being able to ask questions and get confirmed answers rather than just feeling my way through a communication.

Laurie R. of West Suffield, CT

Love in its many forms was the theme of this incredible, 3-day seminar in Animal Communication.  Lovingly partnering with animals to really see them and hear their messages.  I learned so much about myself and what it takes to truly listen to the animals.

Christine R. of Bethany, CT

Anna is a master teacher – she can direct questions to a student, which causes her to dig deeper into what she has just observed and learned and helps to integrate the learning into practice.  Thanks and love….

Elaine S. of Quaker Hill, CT

I came to the workshop with no expectations, having never been around horses, thinking that this may be just about listening to instruction and not implementing it.  What I found was that this was very emotional for me in so many ways – a lot of tears – openly coupled with amazing realizations about myself – most of all.  In the end – I’m in the way – get into my heart and out of my mind.  Bless you, Anna Twinney, for your gift and for your ministry.

Amy W.J. of Waterbury, CT

This class has given me the confidence and validation I needed to continue my animal journey.  Anna is a wealth of knowledge that I have never gotten from any other animal communication class.  Thank you!

Cathy L. of East Haddam, CT

My heart feels hugged and embraced by like-minded people.  This clinic helped me embrace myself as a Reach Out to Horses Instructor, and helped me understand the importance of blending animal communication into my life.

Dora R. of Eastover, SC

What a profound experience.  Being reminded that I do have the ability to communicate with animals.  The profound experience came when a dog I was speaking to brought a human in from the other side.  Giving that message was so precious and moving.

Anna then traveled to Centerline Stables in Ossining, NY, and shared more communication with the people, horses and dogs who call Centerline their home!


And from Sharon M. of For the Love of Dogs at Centerline Stables:

Anna has been coming to Centerline Stables for something like fifteen years, and over the last three years she has been splitting her time in service to both the horses here as well as the rescue dogs who live on the property under the care of For the LOVE of DOGS Rescue.  She helps us help our dogs in many ways, primarily by giving voice to certain dogs’ needs, wishes, and requests through individual communications, and by providing wisdom and guidance to all of the humans who are responsible for these dogs’ well being and future adoption placement.

During her latest visit, a young female yellow lab mix named Gemmie gave a clear explanation of the type of home environment she wanted – a large open farmstead on which she can move in and out with one or two male dogs her size.  She showed herself as a good listener who would always be attentive to her people, and she took comfort in knowing that they would be there checking in with her as she moved around with a sense of freedom and spaciousness.  Giving Gemmie this voice helps us tremendously because we have an understanding her ideal home straight from her.  It also gives another perspective of who she is beyond her typical behavior at the rescue and helps to broaden our minds to what could be possible now and in the future.

Also during this visit, Anna led a workshop for us that focused on awareness of energy, the differences between each person’s and dog’s energetic qualities, and the impact of the ever-present language of energy.  We used cotton balls in an exercise to learn to quiet the mind and to feel.  We felt and shared each person’s unique energetic qualities, including nurturing, grounded and reliable, sensitive and small, uplifting and powerful, loving, and confident and controlling.  In becoming better attuned to our own particular energy qualities and how these interact with others around us, we also discussed the significant impact of congruence of energy, intent, and body language when working with dogs.  Even if we approach the excitable dog with indirect body language and a calm voice, a person with uplifting and powerful energy may unintentionally excite that dog.  A shy, untrusting dog may remain defensive when greeted with structured or controlling energy, but open up in the presence of nurturing energy.  This awareness and knowledge is huge as we strive to strengthen the effectiveness of our daily communication between human and canine beings.  A giant thank you to Anna from all of us – canine, equine, and human – at LoveDogs and Centerline!

Thanks go to all of the participants on Anna’s clinics, two-legged and four-legged!  Without your dedication to giving a voice to the voiceless and to learning the art of Animal Communication, none of this would be possible!  We greatly appreciate your participation!  Love, blessings and light to all!  We LOVE your hearts and souls!



Anna is headed to CT, soon, to do three courses!

We are only a few weeks away from some amazing and life changing experiences as we kick off Anna’s East Coast Soul Excursions.

Why do we call them Soul Excursions?

Because whether you want to deepen your relationship and skills with your horses or with yourself, 2013 is your summer of creation and these workshops are designed to take you on a life-changing journey.

Space is limited on all clinics so don’t wait!

Join Anna for a truly life-affirming summer and your own personal adventure!

See you Soon,

Anna and the Reach Out to Horses Team


Reach Out to Wisdom

June 28th – 30th, 2013

Ray of Light Farm,  

East Haddam, CT

“Having participated in many self-development seminars in my thirty year career, I can unequivocally state that this is one of the best and most insightful I have ever had the pleasure to attend.”

-Chris Dimock,  Co-Founder of Elation

Are you lost in the day to day humdrum of your life?

Are you living for the distractions that help you get through each day?

Have you forgotten your vision, your inspiration, your true calling?

Well it is time to Wake Up and reclaim your life!  What if you were only three days away from creating a fulfilling, abundant life?

And even better, what if I was to say that the horses can guide you back to your true calling and show you the path to your sacred Destiny.

Our equine companions have so much to teach us, and I don’t mean in some vague, metaphorical way.   Let the horses be your teacher and reawaken the passion that lies within.

Are you ready live the life you were meant to live?

Time is running out!  If you feel you have been called to these destiny fulfilling 3 days, then delay no longer!

 Join us now!


Move Towards Love  

an Evening with Anna  & Melisa Pearce

 July 5th, 6:30 – 9pm

Ray of Light Farm, 

East Haddam, CT

You are invited to a very special event…

Three years ago Anna and Melisa created the Move Toward Love Workshop and it has grown and deepened with wonderful results for our clients and their horses at home.  Unfortunately this workshop at Ray of Light is sold out.


If you are in the Tri-State area you are invited to join us on Friday evening, July 5th and see what is in store for the weekend and what makes this collaboration so unique and effective!  You will learn about our philosophies and techniques in working with horses… and moving away from Fear and into Love through horses.

Both Anna and Melisa will share their lifetime of work through demonstrations as well as entertain questions from the attendees that may be about your particular horses or understanding.

We hope you will join us for a fun filled and educational evening as we kick off our event weekend!

In Synergy,

Melisa & Anna

Only $15.00 pay ahead or $20.00 at the door.

To reserve your spot, contact Ray of Light at or call 860-873-1895.


Colt Starting 101: Trust-Based Starting the ROTH Way

July 9th – 14th, 2013

Ray of Light Farm, 

East Haddam, CT

Only 1 Spot Left!

 The starting process (breaking as some might call it) under saddle is one of the most impressionable times of a young horse’s life.

If done correctly you move smoothly into an ever-lasting partnership, if done incorrectly you spend many hours, weeks, months or even years figuring out their history and reassuring them of a non-violent future as you hope to fix what was done wrong.

During this week you will learn and practice gentle communication methods.  These methods are proven with positive results around the Globe in all equine disciplines.  They are highly effective, safe and very efficient for not only young unstarted horses but also to reestablish a more cooperative relationship with mature horses as well.

Learn how to start (or restart) your horse without dominance, without force and without stress.  Through the unique ROTH methodologies you will be able to bring trust and partnership into your relationship right from the start.

*Some Prerequisites Apply*


Find Out How You Can Join Us…


A New Year Surprise as our foal story is covered in the Horsemen’s Yankee Pedlar magazine on page 58!

Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar Magazine

December Foal Gentling Seminar

Receives positive Response from attendees

By Karena Garrity

“ This lady changes lives,” Paul Lemay said of Anna Twinney at her Foal Gentling Seminar, held November 28 through December 3 at Ray of Light Farm in East Haddam, Conn. The session, which lasted six days, was uniquely designed to give eight feral pmu rescue foals a voice, teach them about mutual respect, and give them a great start to life with humans, combining body language, energy, and interspecies communication. The foals were rescued from Canadian feedlots by ears (Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary) and Ray of Light Farm. Their futures were uncertain, to say the least. The “by-product” of the Premarin drug industry, which uses pregnant mare urine to create menopause treatments, these babies were taken from their mothers early and were barely handled by humans, opening them up to a lifetime of struggles and fear. However, through Twinney’s perceptive hands, heart, and soul approach to their first real human contact, these rescues were respected and listened to. “It’s not a system,” she explains. “It is a language and it’s not dominant, it’s not a you must do! It’s flexible.” Lemay, who first met Twinney last year when he adopted two of the Premarin rescues from that group, is still amazed, bewildered, and awed by the raw abilities of this calming horse whisperer who is dedicated to doing all she can… here to read full article.

Introducing….the 4-Part DVD….Success Foals In Training

May I introduce to you the PMU foals gentled during my week at Ray of Light Farms. A documentary film crew journeyed with us and we now present the 4-part DVD set. This DVD is unique, truly one of its kind and brings light to the Premarin Industry. Its a must for any PMU, foal or untouched horse guardian. Please support us by viewing this clip in prep for our March launch!

These horses are the “disposable by-productions from the production of Premarin – hormone replacement therapy to ease symptoms of menopause made from pregnant mares urine. Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary works directly with the farmers to avoid traumatic auction sales to killer buyers.

Anna Twinney Appears on Stable Scoop – Dec. 10th, 2010

Hey everyone, Anna’s on Stable Scoop today! She tells Helena and Jennifer all about the Art of Foal Gentling and her recent Foal Gentling Clinic at Ray of Light Farm in East Haddam, CT. She also talks about PMU foals and mares and the difficult life they live. DON’T MISS IT!

Listen Now!


Press Release: East Haddam, CT – November 16th, 2009.

Approximately 12 young horses slated for either destruction or human consumption overseas will find sanctuary at Ray of Light Farm, an animal rescue and animal-assisted therapy facility in East Haddam. Seven of the rescues are foals, less than six months of age. The remaining five are yearlings from a slaughter-bound feed lot.

Ray of Light has partnered with Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary (EARS) in this effort. Among thousands of unwanted “Premarin” foals across the country that are a by-product of Premarin* (an estrogen replacement therapy) production, these foals are lucky to find a home.

World-renowned Equine Specialist Anna Twinney will be joining us at Ray of Light Farm for several days, from December 5th – 14th, dedicating her time to facilitate the gentling process. The entire process will be filmed for a DVD on Foal Gentling and Handling to be released in 2010.   The event is also open for public viewing.  A small donation is requested that will go towards caring for the foals.  The intention is to educate people about the little known and often confusing topic of foal gentling and training, with a concentration on the interaction between horse and human.

Great care will be taken at every turn to ensure the well being of the horses, and the training will help to ensure the successful adoption of the foals.

In both 2007 and 2008, Ray of Light Farm partnered with Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary to rescue Premarin foals. Media coverage was instrumental to the successful adoption of many foals into loving homes.

Fortunate Foals
According to The Humane Society of the United States, prospects for PMU foals are not good: “Foals are allowed to nurse and be with their mothers for only three to four months-instead of the normal six-month period. When the time comes for the mares to return to the collection barns, the farmers dispose of surplus foals. A few female foals may be kept for future PMU production, and some farmers even breed registered horses in hopes of selling the foals as riding prospects. Thousands of remaining foals are sent to unsheltered feedlots until they reach a desirable market weight. There they are slaughtered and their carcasses shipped to Europe and Asia for human consumption.” (

Bonnie Buongiorne, Ray of Light’s founder, is grateful for a third opportunity to help: “Times are tough right now, but with the help of many, we’ll find a way to help these horses.”

About Ray of Light
Ray of Light Farm, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) 3 public charity incorporated in 2004. Ray of Light offers a wealth of Community Programs for “children of all ages” and is committed to helping people make a positive connection with life through animals. Ray of Light depends upon the generosity of sponsors and donors to support its efforts. A Ray of Light Farm brochure is enclosed for your reference.

About Premarin
*Premarin® is a conjugated estrogen product extracted from pregnant mares’ urine (PMU). It is manufactured by Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Inc., and is most commonly prescribed for estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) to relieve hormonal deficiency symptoms associated with menopause or hysterectomy. More recently, it has been prescribed to help prevent osteoporosis and heart disease. Premarin® is the most widely used ERT drug, marketed for more than 50 years, and currently administered to more than nine million American women. (

For more information about the foals, adoption or attending the training event, contact Frank Weller at  Or visit or