A ROTH Herd Progress Report for Thelma: 3 GOLD Stars for our Belgian Beauty!

What might a personalized plan for a session with a ROTH Certified Trainer actually look like?  Join one of our most recent additions to the ROTH fold, Lani, as she works with Thelma, a Belgian Draft mare who is staying here at Reach Out Ranch.  Thelma joined us a few months ago from a feedlot and was terrified of all things human.  Her progress has been notable!  Read on and discover why Thelma deserves three gold stars for her week with Lani Salisbury!

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11/6/17 ( 4:00 – 4:45 pm) Haltered, Groom, Leading practice, Head drops, Neck yields, backing.

A short session with Thelma reviewing what she had been practicing. Working toward more fluidity in walk, changing of speeds, and walking more next to us instead of slightly behind. As we practiced leading we incorporated stops, backing, and neck yields which she has improved on greatly and gets about half way on both sides. We also practiced head drops which still need focus. She would give slightly. Her backing is much improved and she is going off minimal pressure. We ended with grooming which she enjoyed. We planned for her next session to be pushed forward.

11/8/17 (3:15 – 4:20 pm) Haltered, Leading practice, Neck yields, Backing, Stopping, Turning, Change in speed, Leading next to us, Desensitizing

In this session we began with haltering. I brought the halter in with me right away which I personally haven’t done. I asked her to stand while I put the horseman’s rope over neck and moved to the haltering. I practiced being more casual with her haltering. She stood solid. We then moved into desensitizing after I brushed her mane. We desensitized with a survival blanket (silver, crinkly blanket). We started small. She was a little concerned with it at first but after we started and I let her see it and rewarded each try she became absolutely perfect with it. We expanded it getting bigger and falling all over her, making it noisy, flapping it, throwing it over her, and walking with it on her back. We spread it out as big as it could get and walked around her pen. We then practiced leading in and out of her pen, around the larger pen again practicing getting more fluid movement. Also working with her beside me. We changed speeds, stopped, backed, disengaged, neck yields. We then went back into her pen and I practiced with my hands around her front legs and hooves. Investigating what turned out to just be a rub of her hair. She was fantastic with the desensitizing and leading. We plan next session to bring more tools to desensitize, continue with picking up her feet, and bring in a few obstacles to practice leading.

11/10/17 (4:25 – 5:10)  Haltered, Leading, Desensitizing, Small Parachute on ground, Backing, Picking up front feet, Oils

In this session knowing it was getting dark soon we started with desensitizing to the small parachute. We started with it small and Thelma was only slightly concerned. She didn’t mind at all after a few rubs with it. We expanded quickly on both sides and walked with it at various parts of her body at different sizes. We also threw it all over her body, making it noisy, fast, and slow. We then played it on the ground to see how she felt with putting her feet on it. She was a little worried about it at first but very little. She started by putting one foot on then two. She was a little sticky at first on it but after a few minuets she was walking over it and stopping with all 4 feet on and backing over it. She enjoyed this! I then picked up her front feet twice. She needs more practice but did pick them up quick, needs work holding up. Once it was dark we continued by showing her some Oils. She LOVED it! She chose Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Grounding, Peace & Calming, Believe, and Magnify your purpose. She liked a lot of them very much and would interact with her mouth, wiggling her lip and grabbing at the once she liked. She really enjoyed the and felt a little more personality come out. Her all time favorite oil was Magnify your purpose.

Our next sessions plan: Set up an obstacle course and bring her over obstacles (tarps, Parachutes, Poles, corridor), more desensitizing to more objects, prepare for heath checking, picking up feet/farrier prep, head drops.

And Thelma’s work the following session reflected all the hard work Lani has put into working with her!

Thelma Obstacle Course:

Tarp, Corridor, Poles, Noodles

Thelma rocked the Obstacle Course!  She did every obstacle on the first try.  We improved on our leading and more fluid and speed.  We stopped on each obstacle and backed off the tarp.  Her back is still a tad sticky, but she is willing.  We did obstacles from each direction and she enjoyed it.

With her feet:  We worked on picking up all four feet.  I could mostly pick up her front and hold them for a second.  Her hind feet we used the arm to pick up and hold up.  She was able this time to hold her hind feet up longer without pulling away.

Head drops still need some work.

We also used the arm to desensitize her around her hind and tail area.

These things will help prepare her for her travels and new beginning!

Lani and her mom, Jill, have both been doing a phenomenal job facilitating Anna’s work with our herd of three.  We are proud to call them ROTH Certified Trainers!  They embody important pieces of the ROTH mission: meeting the horse where they are, going at a pace that is unique to each individual, clearly communicating, and above all else, loving their work!  Great work, ladies!!!

If You Could Start Your Colt This Way in 7 Days, Imagine Where You’d Be in 7 Weeks or Months…

Join the Colt Starting group at Friends of Horses as they start and spook bust their horses.  Many of the horses you see here are Mustangs, and there are a few Friesians, as well.  Just imagine though, if you could make this kind of solid progress as you build trust over the first 7 days of training, there is no limit to what you could do and where you could go.  For more information on Anna Twinney, her methods, and how you can Reach Out to Horses to better the lives of all involved, please visit us on our webpage at:

Reach Out to Horses Upcoming Events and Appearances

 

Internationally renowned clinician Anna Twinney returns to Spirit Horse Center for four-day clinic.

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Natural Horsemanship Clinician and Reiki Master Anna Twinney will be at Spirit Horse Center for four days, sharing her insights on understanding the language of your horse and developing a unique trust-based partnership with your equine companion. It will change the relationship with your horse forever.

 

 

Friday, Nov 22
Animal Communication Clinic – space is limited!

Saturday, Nov 23

Obstacle Course Clinic – Space abatable for auditors.

Sunday, Nov 24
Spook Busting Clinic – space available for auditors.

Monday, Nov, 25
Private Lessons or Animal Communication Sessions.

Single-day registration is available as well as package pricing.
Participation slots for Saturday and Sunday are full.

Click here for full details and contact information.

We Posted New YouTube Videos!

During

Spook-busting Saddle-bound

the ROTH way! 

It’s a myth that you need to stay in the saddle and ride your horse no matter what!  Take the time to take the time to create a strong, trusting partnership.  Leadership is earned and not given.  Learn to become the leader your horse will follow on the ground and in the saddle.  Take the ROTH methodologies into the saddle and come to understand how your thoughts, breath and movement affect the horse in every way. Behavior issues become a matter of the past!

Moving horses from fear & spookiness into trust and confidence

the ROTH way! 

With decades of experience in equine behavior Anna Twinney has a unique way to unravel and pinpoint behavior issues in horses.  By creating very specific exercises Anna reads the horses for handlers/riders to come to understand the core of the issue.  Once these issues are resolved, confidence is built for both horse and rider deepening their relationship.  This mare attended a ROTH clinic with head-shy issues together with a spooky tendency.  During a 3-day clinic Anna lead the team from fear into confidence to enhance performance!

Conversation with horses at Liberty

Anna Twinney is well known around the World for her original horse training methodologies, as the only Natural Horsewoman to bring to you the complete language of the horse.  Anna reveals all to you, not holding back.  Her abilities to relate to horses in a natural way, without gimmicks, is only surpassed by her ability to coach all disciplines in the horse world. Join a team of professionals who are pioneering the next generation of horsemen.

Power of Body Language with horses for all disciplines

Natural Horsemanship, for me, means communicating with a horse in a manner they “naturally” understand.  Usually, this takes place through a mutual understanding of subtle communication beginning with a mere thought.  Through an intentional thought, clear, deliberate movements and a knowledge of herd observations an untrained horse will communicate.  Natural horsemanship isn’t for a selected few it’s for everyone.  Each discipline, each breed and all horsemanship enthusiasts through to professionals.  Bring it into your life today and create the ultimate success.

Session #2 is Fast Approaching!

June 21st – 23rd, 2013
9am – 5pm
Zuma’s Rescue Ranch, Littleton, CO

Anna at the McCullough Peaks with the MustangsFind Out What Makes Reach Out to Horses® the Most Unique,  Comprehensive & Effective Training Program in the World!

We are filling up fast so if you want to join us for our second in the 4 part series, don’t delay!  And don’t forget, if you can’t join us as a participant, come as a spectator for…

Session #2 – Spook-Busting to Saddling-Up

We start with the magic of dancing with horses.  People have strong views about the Round Pen.  Some consider it an irreplaceable tool while others think of it as a cruel and useless environment in which horses are chased in a circle until they acquiesce to the will of their 2-legged tormentor.

Who’s right?

Well as we learned in session 1, the Round Pen can be both!  In the wrong hands or under inappropriate circumstances the Round Pen can be at best unhelpful and at worst cruel and even dangerous.

But in session 2 you will have a chance to experience the round pen through
a different pair of eyes.  during the 3-days you will have the opportunity to learn how to connect with your horse through liberty work.  You will learn how to dance with your horse and explore the language of the horse – a true connection through gestures, energy and telepathic means.   You will also explore the ways to develop and strengthen that true, Trust-Based connection, behavior modification, verbal
queues, and more.

In short you will discover who your horse is, how to reach out and meet them where they are at and take your training and relationship to the next level.

But that’s just the beginning.  Next we will continue the trust-based training with another valuable but misunderstood tool… the Obstacle Course.

You will work with your horse in-hand and address each aspect of horsemanship, building a repertoire necessary for success. Together you will learn to handle those particularly scary objects, to be a true leader in your herd of two and to build trust
together while you prepare for the trail.

And the best part, up until now ROTH has only offered riding opportunities through
private clinics – But in Session #2 you have the rare chance to take Anna’s methodologies onto horseback.  Take guidance from an Equine behaviorist with over 30 years of experience.

Remember, each 3-day event is very hand-on, stands on it’s own, and all equipment is provided.  Bring your horse or learn with one of the horses from Zuma’s.

Let Anna and her staff show you a new way of horsemanship and deepen your relationship with not only your horse but all horses.

We only have a few spots available so don’t delay,

Sign up today!

Session 2 – June 21 – 23, 2013 – 9am – 6pm
Zuma’s Rescue Ranch, Littleton, CO

Spook-Busting to Saddling-Up
Friday – Dancing with Horses – Liberty Work
Saturday – T.L.C. and Spook-Busting Secrets
Sunday – In-Hand Obstacle Course & Saddling-Up

Or join us as an auditor for only $175

And don’t forget our All-Access Auditor’s pass which will give you access to all 3 remaining sessions for a fraction of the cost…

VISIT REACHOUTTOHORSES.COM AND REGISTER NOW! 

Session #2 is Fast Approaching!

roth mod zuma8June 21st – 23rd, 2013

9am – 5pm

Zuma’s Rescue Ranch, Littleton, CO 

Find Out What Makes Reach Out to Horses® the Most Unique,  Comprehensive & Effective Training Program in the World!

Session 1 was an awesome success and we had some truly wonderful people join us, both familiar and new faces.

And we are super excited for session #2 – Spook-Busting to Saddling-Up

We start with the magic of dancing with horses.  People have strong views about the Round Pen.  Some consider it an irreplaceable tool while others think of it as a cruel and useless environment in which horses are chased in a circle until they acquiesce to the will of their 2-legged tormentor.

Who’s right?

Well as we learned in session 1, the Round Pen can be both!  In the wrong hands or under inappropriate circumstances the Round Pen can be at best unhelpful and at worst cruel and even dangerous.

But in session 2 you will have a chance to experience the round pen through a different pair of eyes.  during the 3-days you will have the opportunity to learn how to connect with your horse through liberty work.  You will learn how to dance with your horse and explore the language of the horse – a true connection through gestures, energy and telepathic means.   You will also explore the ways to develop and strengthen that true, Trust-Based connection, behavior modification, verbal queues, and more.

 

In short you will discover who your horse is, how to reach out and meet them where they are at and take your training and relationship to the next level.

But that’s just the beginning.  Next we will continue the trust-based training with another valuable but misunderstood tool… the Obstacle Course.

You will work with your horse in-hand and address each aspect of horsemanship, building a repertoire necessary for success. Together you will learn to handle those particularly scary objects, to be a true leader in your herd of two and to build trust together while you prepare for the trail.

And the best part, up until now ROTH has only offered riding opportunities through private clinics – But in Session #2 you have the rare chance to take Anna’s methodologies onto horseback.  Take guidance from an Equine behaviorist with over 30 years of experience.

Remember, each 3-day event is very hand-on, stands on it’s own, and all equipment is provided.  Bring your horse or learn with one of the horses from Zuma’s.

Let Anna and her staff show you a new way of horsemanship and deepen your relationship with not only your horse but all horses.

We only have a few spots available so don’t delay, Sign up today!

Session 2 – June 21 – 23, 2013 – 9am – 6pm

Zuma’s Rescue Ranch, Littleton, CO

Spook-Busting to Saddling-Up

Friday – Dancing with Horses – Liberty Work

Saturday – T.L.C. and Spook-Busting Secrets

Sunday – In-Hand Obstacle Course & Saddling-Up

Or join us as an auditor for only $175

And don’t forget our All-Access Auditor’s pass which will give you access to all 3 remaining sessions for a fraction of the cost…

VISIT REACHOUTTOHORSES.COM AND REGISTER NOW!

Anna Twinney – Horse Whisperer on tour in NY colt starting

Annually Anna visits Centerline Stables in New York to consult on natural horsemanship and animal communication. This clip includes starting Henk, a young Premarin (PMU) colt under saddle by Reaching out through a trust based partnership, introducing him to his first saddle & ground-driving experiences. Spook-busting both on the ground & methods in preparation for his first rider! In just 2-days Henk comes on leaps and bounds.