Join us this summer for these unique natural horsemanship opportunities to discover, enhance and evolve both personally and professionally. For two decades Anna has teamed up with rescues in support of their mission to save, rehabilitate and train horses naturally, thus providing another chance for horses in every capacity. ROTH’s gentle communication and connection supports horses without force and provides a personal fundamental foundation.
We invite EVERYONE to join us on this adventure. Although we recommend prerequisites our primary reason behind this decision is to offer a successful experience for all. You may be:
*Offering a home to a foal, mustang, wild horse or rescue/rehab horse
*seeking to improve your existing knowledge
*Looking for a better solution
*Opening a new equine business, learning center, rescue or sanctuary
*A professional or clinician in the field adding to your repertoire
*Looking to fulfill a life-long dream!
We recommend you view our extensive video library on youtube and suggest you purchase the DVD pertaining to the clinic of choice and/or attend a clinic in your area in preparation to this life-changing event.
Professionals in the equine industry and ROTH HHC graduates are invited to participate in all 4 courses and the trainer’s exam to receive our ROTH trainer’s certificate of completion. Simply take part in this cutting edge program and receive recognition from an internationally recognized organization.
ROTHHolistic Horse Graduates apply for the trainer’s course opportunity to become a certified ROTH trainer over a 2-year period. Upon completion of the ROTH certificate all trainers are eligible to carry the ROTH name and logo representing ROTH globally. Special recognition, support, benefits and offers apply.
I would like to start to thank Anna and the rest of the group for an unforgettable week. I really enjoyed the company of both horses and people. ROTH does feel like a family – everybody is so kind and helpful and supports each other in all kinds of situations, good or bad.
I love to learn more about the language of equus and to work with the different horses. It is amazing to see how far the colts develop only during 7 days because we remember to ask. It is also amazing how great teachers the horses are. I believe my biggest lesson was not taking it personal, when things do not turn out as you had hoped!
The other two teachers Anna and Braxton made sure safety was on top at all times, they guided and demoed different scenarios to ensure that both horse and person were at the same level of the learning curve. They support each other like a brother and sister. It’s amazing to see how they work together and how they see things/think the same way. I felt totally comfortable when I was bellying over some of the colts for the first time and even when I were first rider on top of them.
Also a special thanks to Tricia’s 3 horses Nigel, Nash and Sneakers. They did great as pony horses and especially Nash was awesome. He was solid as a rock and supported me in the best way when I ponied River.
Last but not least a special thanks to Michaele for hosting this clinic. Dimock Ranch is the coolest place to be, with the best facilities. I am really grateful that you allowed us to work with your horses in this clinic, personally I know it take some guts to hand over your beloved horses to other persons. So thank you for being patient with us.
I know Anna gets a read on every horse in order for getting the best match when they are being dedicated to the different persons in the clinic. I also believe that she can read your mind when dedicating horses. The day before the clinic started I heard Anna and Michaele talking about which horses to include in the clinic. I heard River being mentioned and immediately I hope that she would be my dedicated horse as I worked with her on part 3. I think she is a fantastic mustang and it would be a great to get the opportunity to work with her again – guess what, River was my dedicated horse for the whole week
Michaele is part of the up and coming Train the Trainer class, and her passion for the mustangs is really shining thru! We look forward to seeing what this advocate will do next.
Training wild horses: Woman committed to finding homes for mustangs she fosters
Michaele Dimock describes herself as an “equine eccentric,” or horse lover, as evidenced partly by the number of wild horses she’s adopted.
Her dozen or so mustangs join Belgians, Fjords, Icelandics and quarter horses lucky enough to live on her lower South Fork ranch. She drives the Belgians as teams pulling antique wagons and rides the other horses in dressage or on mountain trails.
“As a 5-year-old, I loved horses,” Dimock said. “I took lessons every chance I got.” As a child she also helped with pony rides.
As an adult, Dimock is studying to become an instructor certified by Anna Twinney of Golden, Colo., an internationally renowned equine specialist. Twinney will visit Dimock’s ranch for the sixth time this summer and conduct two clinics, one on “untouched-horses” for a week and the other on holistic horsemanship for two weeks (see reachouttohorses.com).
For the first untouched-horse clinic in 2010, Dimock acquired 10 mustangs to provide one horse per student. The first two mustangs she obtained through an online adoption, where “it’s not hard to win a bid,” she noted.
She drove to Rock Springs in February to pick up the two McCullough Peaks mares – Corona, a buckskin, and Topa, a black-and-white paint. They foaled, respectively, Tango and India. She also selected two others, St. Patty, a bay, and Niagara, a gray. The latter was admired and later adopted by a Casper friend of Dimock.
That April at an auction in Powell, she chose Caliente, Topa’s daughter from the year before and India’s full sister.
“I wanted to reunite some family,” said Dimock, who’s bothered by the separation of bands that occurs during BLM roundups. “In my own little way, I reunited a daughter with her sister and mother.”
She also adopted Kismet and then bid on a horse among the group left unclaimed at auction’s end, offering $25 for Kitkat, a black mare.
“She looks just like her sire,” said Dimock, who has studied the extensive records kept by BLM.
A BLM official asked Dimock to adopt a horse named Raven, whose owner no longer wanted him. She renamed him Radar.
“Of all the mustangs, Radar has had the most difficult time adapting to his new, domestic environment and, unfortunately, has become a cribber as a result,” she said. “Sometimes it’s hard on these horses.”
Dimock is committed to placing the mustangs she fosters for the Twinney clinics.
“It’s my personal passion to help them learn skills in basic handling and then find them homes so they don’t have to be returned to the Rock Springs holding facility,” she said.
Of the 10 mustangs fostered in 2010, Dimock placed seven through word of mouth and Facebook postings, and with clinic participants who had become enamored with their equine students. She adopted the remainder.
“I’d rather see them left on the range and the population controlled,” she said, to avoid the stress of roundups and holding facilities. “I would like people to consider them as a wonderful horse you can develop trust in.”
The mustangs are good on the range, mountain-savvy and level-headed, in her opinion.
“You can develop a special bond when you take the time to work with a mustang,” Dimock added. She spends time with her mustangs between clinics, documenting their progress with each milestone they reach.
Teaching a wild horse to accept human touch can take 1-3 days, but “once you get to that point, it just takes off,” she said. Early lessons include grooming, haltering, hoof-handling and leading. Next come bathing, “spook-busting” through exposure to blankets and flags, and an obstacle course through which they’re led or herded. Finally they’re led by a rider.
“It’s so easy for them,” Dimock said. “Each step builds on the last one. There’s no fear or worry. It’s trust-based.”
The Twinney clinics are matchless because they’re based on communication, “the language of equus,” she added. “When you learn how to read a horse, you can react appropriately.”
The public is invited to watch the clinics Aug. 12-31 for the price of a donation to Friends of a Legacy, the nonprofit advocacy group for the McCullough Peaks mustangs.
Anna is excited every year to bring horse and human together through true, trust-based horsemanship and 2013 is no different.
Join us in picturesque Cody, Wyoming for an adventure you won’t forget, or see how you can apply these unique and powerful methodologies to your horses in East Haddam, CT.
No matter the event, they are sure to change your horsemanship, your thinking and your life, forever.
Take the journey to another world. A world of trust, a world of partnership…
A World of Results!
Anna and the whole Reach Out Team!
2-Week Holistic Horsemanship Certification Course
August 20th – 31st, Cody, WY
Learn the Art of Trust and Horsemanship
with the Exclusive Reach Out to Horses Methodologies.
Whether your goal is to develop solid, well-rounded skills in your own private horsemanship or to become a respected expert in the equine industry, the Reach Out to Horses® Holistic Horsemanship Certification Course is for you.
This comprehensive program is designed for those who have a genuine desire to learn trust-based, gentle, non-invasive communication methods. It is the perfect starting point for equine enthusiasts, potential horse guardians, instructors, trainers, managers, those working in the equine industry, and those seeking to become professional trainers and clinicians.
This program has been carefully designed for more than a decade to give you the solid foundation crucial to the success in any discipline of horsemanship.
You will learn how to give your horse a voice, to understand the horse’s language, and converse using not only body language (that’s just the beginning) but through the many facets of the .
Reach Out to the Untouched Horse
August 6th – 12th, 2013, Cody, WY 1 SPOT LEFT!
September 28th – October 4,
This year you have 2 chances to let Anna guide you through the world of the untouched horse and the language of Equus. Enter the magical domain of the wild horse and begin to understand their non-verbal communication in the natural world, Over the course of these 7 days you will discover herd dynamics and develop a bond through building a trust-based relationship. You will begin the training process and socialize a group of untouched horses that have come to the class needing and deserving a second chance.
Colt Starting 101
July 9th – 14th, 2013,
Ray of Light Farm, East Haddam, CT ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT!
The starting process is one of the most impressionable times of a young horse’s life. Learn the highly effective, safe and very efficient ROTH methodologies for not only young unstarted horses but also to reestablish a more cooperative relationship with mature horses as well.