Joseph Applies His Healing Hands to Help

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Definitely ROTH’s youngest Animal Communicator, Joseph found his place during the Live Mentorship Program with his healing hands drawn to Goldie.  Goldie chose several oils for her session that are featured below.  Click on the link to be taken to learn more and to purchase!

Go here to learn more and to purchase!

For more information on joining us for the 2020 Live Animal Communication Mentorship Program, email Lacey@reachouttohorses.com

Discover ROTH’s Hay Play Balls for Individualized Slow Feeding!

 

Are your horses in rehabilitation? Do they live on a dry lot or not have access to turnout? Do they seek engagement and playful interaction? Are you looking for a slow feeder that will engage their curiosity and keep them moving? Look no further than our new Hay Play Slow Feeder Balls!


Please send us an email at Lacey@reachouttohorses.com or call the office at 303-642-7341 to get yours today!

Hey!  Be Wise… Hay Wise!

We are grateful for our Hay Wise slow feeder that has been brought in to give our herd a bit of moderation to their feeding regimen during times when the pasture grasses are low.  Hermes certainly approves and the horses are maintaining healthier weights with their new feeder that more closely mimics their natural style of trickle feeding.
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Click below to discover all the benefits of Hay Wise feeders and don’t forget to mention that ROTH referred you! 

Answering the call of the horses: Safia Khider

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My journey from Marrakech to Colorado is teaching me so much about myself but most importantly about who I want to continue being in this world: a person with compassion who will not stop learning how to better be and act with horses.

My luck has brought me to ROTH and to Anna Twinney, an incredibly talented and compassionate horsewoman who gives a voice to the voiceless and travels the world to teach the language of the horse. Her generosity has brought me to her ranch where I have the honor and the incredible chance to work with her horses and to get her training. I am very excited and happy to share this journey in my blog with all of those out there who, just like me, have longed to truly understand and listen to the horses…

Safia’s favorite quote:

“Once you give your horse a voice, be ready and willing to hear what he has to say.”

~ Anna Twinney

It is a good reminder as I have seen a lot of people not liking what they “hear” once they give a voice to the horses.

 

Go here to follow along on Safia’s BLOG: Read Connect to Horses Here!

Horse Whispering 101 Returns to Reach Out Ranch in 2020

They came to gain an understanding of horse whispering. They left with:

* comfort around horses

* life lessons beyond their dreams

* reading horses and behavior

* watching and learning the intricacies of the herd’s dynamics

* handling, leading and spook busting a variety of horses

* mindful grooming

* practical horsemanship

* groundwork

* self-development

* horse handling for the veterinarian and chiropractor

* equine nutrition and Dynamite supplements

* reaching their goals & overcoming fears

* insights into medizations

* grounding and breathing exercises

* energy exchange

* liberty and life lessons

*  and they left here wanting more…

Watch below to see our students and their experience with ROTH’s Horse Whispering 101

 

 

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Early registration for HW 101 is available by emailing Lacey@reachouttohorses.com

A Day in the Life of the Youngest Animal Whisperer

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If you have visited us here at the Reach Out Ranch, you have undoubtedly had the pleasure of meeting the smallest and yet most notable member of our family, Joseph. Each day we nurture his sixth sense and encourage his natural abilities to talk to all creatures great and small. I hope this newsletter gives you some ideas on how you can do the same for your little one.

Precocious, gregarious, and a teacher at heart, like many kids of his generation, Joseph has a light in his eyes, a song in his step, and an infectious smile that extends far beyond the edges of his body.

Joseph is not just a free spirit, he is very well-educated in many topics. From dinosaurs to bugs and other species of animals, he has an insatiably inquisitive mind. And, like any respectable wizard, he is well versed in the ways of Hogwarts and muggles.

Always creative, “Jojo” can make an adventure out of anything. Whether he is a wizard, a superhero, or Coyote Joseph (the character he plays while emulating his favorite YouTube wildlife expert, Coyote Peterson) he explores the bounds of the ranch and his imagination.

Nature is his classroom and the animals his teachers. The outdoors provides him with life-altering experiences and imagination is the key to expanding the mind and making the impossible possible.

He loves making videos and has begun creating educational videos of his own to document his exploration and adventures.  It’s our hope these short videos engage your children, create a platform for you to return to nature with them and learn to listen to the animals.

So we dedicate this chilly December Newsletter to our beloved Joseph and all children, may the Holiday season remain magical for you for many, many, MANY years to come.

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Watch Below: A Day in the Life of a Ranch Kid, Episode 1.

As the son of a horse whisperer and entrepreneur, his life is exposed to extraordinary situations, circumstances, and adventures.  He is connected to the land, the animals and nature. Ranch life becomes a way of being and he embraces experiential learning. It goes beyond the “norm” to encompass all 6 senses, enhancing connection, communication, and collaboration with all life.

Watch Below, Video #2 in Joseph’s series:

A day in the life of a ranch kid; reins to a richer life.
He connects organically with the animals. Naturally, he communicates without ego. He awakens love within others.  He speaks their language; both verbal and silently. He shares his words of wisdom with his Spanish Mustang, Excalibur, for other children to experience a true connection with their horse partners.

Watch the Final Installment, Episode 3, in Joseph’s

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When you are raised where all the animals are part of the family, you know no different.  They teach him about their lifestyles, culture, language, and above all, about himself.  He learns trust, respect, boundaries, compassion, leadership, communication, balance, discipline, body language, expressions, care and unconditional love ~ for himself and all those around him.

Solar Tank Ideas for More Facile Winter Survival

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Excalibur Oversees the Daily Functioning of ROTH”s solar tank…

It’s great to live in Colorado where if you don’t enjoy the weather, wait fifteen minutes – it will change. Getting multiple seasons in a day can be enticing for those who like change, but it still doesn’t change the fact that winter water storage always has its challenges. Fortunately, we get an extraordinary amount of sunlight in the winter, and strong sun at that, since we sit at over 6700 feet in elevation here at the ROTH ranch. Building anything here that uses passive solar is always worth a try, and on top of that, my over-analytical science mind was thrilled to have an experiment on my hands.

Passive solar troughs have been tried all over the States.  Some companies have marketed their own with added bells and whistles. The tanks created for the ranch here were straightforward and functional, while still looking neat and well thought-out. The tank pictured here cost less than $300 and could be done over a weekend with one or two people. While I am no carpenter, I found the trough was rather simple to construct, even solo. For larger tanks it is helpful to have another person as the frame becomes heavy quickly with all the 2x4s and plywood. One of the best parts in creating the tank frame is just how customizable it is in choosing the preferred kind of wood, thickness of plywood, layers of insulation, and what costs could be mitigated depending on where the tank frame will live.

Because of the large drinking hole on the lid, the tank is rather susceptible to cold air during below-freezing days. During the colder freezes we’ve had in the last several weeks, the tanks will often have a <1 inch sheet of ice on them at morning feeding, though the ice is often not attached to the sides of tank due to the insulation. This allows the horses to still easily push the ice layer down to be able to drink. For two weeks of 0-25 degree F temps, the frame held the tanks warm enough that breaking ice was not necessary. Another tank with no insulated frame in the same area, our “control” tank if you will, routinely had 4-6 inches of ice that required breaking throughout day due to constant re-freezing.

Where this tank really makes its money is the Suntuf greenhouse sheets on the front. When placed appropriately, this seemingly simple piece collects the energy from our strong solar rays, stores it efficiently between the layers of the two sheets, and distributes it throughout the frame during the daylight hours and likely into the night as well. Though the tank gains efficiency based on how tightly sealed and insulated it is made as a whole, access to a sunny, south-facing location is key to keeping the water above freezing. Any ice that does manage to accumulate throughout cold winter nights has melted during several hours of sun or by mid-day. Most incredibly this even happens with freezing daytime temps.

After almost two decades of wintertime ice-breaking, it was incredibly satisfying to see this passive solar trough frame work so well. If you are over the physical (and sometimes psychological) burden of breaking ice, and you have some sun to work with, I highly recommend giving this a try. You, too, could be doing a happy dance while putting away your ice-breaking tool of choice… for the rest of the year!
 

We owe this idea finding us to ROTH Certified Trainer, Katie Dixon.  Katie emailed us with the details from Mother Earth News and our ROTH intern, Kate Fink, got cracking to make one for the ponies here at Reach Out Ranch.  If you are interested in the details of how this tank was made, please contact Lacey@reachouttohorses.com for all the details.