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Reach Out to Horses® Clinic (3-5 days)

This clinic forms the foundation for all others as you will be introduced to the silent language of the horse. Through demonstrations, lectures, exercises and “hands-on”, which can be tailored to your requirements, you will experience how all contact with your horse, your intentions and body language form a communication system.  You will be provided with means for recognizing and interpreting the language so that you can

Gentling a 5-month old weanling filly at Bitterroot Ranch to be able to move pastures with her friends. Photo by Kimberley Vanderheyden.

build upon your knowledge at home. Understanding the way the horse perceives the world and how it learns will enable you to work with their mind and not their body mass. Witness the starting of a young horse to its first saddle, bridle and (where applicable) rider and the following days of training through non-violent methods. As you see the harmony unfold before you, notice the young horse develop personality and build confidence. Through continuity of body language and ground-driving exercises we will show you the natural progression to take this same language and

2-week old filly negotiates the obstacle course by herself as her mother keeps a close watch in Geilo, Norway.  No pressure, no force, no requests, no restraints – just a playground for exploration.
Photo by Anna Twinney

its principles onto horseback for everyday pleasure and problem solving. Learn how to trust your intuitive guidance as you open your heart and your mind to the wisdom of horses.

This experience can often be life changing and deals with your personal path to success through methods and techniques which have been developed into simple understandable steps that teach the potential horse owner right through to Olympic dressage and show-jumping champions.

Re-starting a troubled Iceland filly under saddle in Norway, courtesy of Robert Raine
 
 
Anna teaching a student the meaning of “feel” through pressure & release Massaging ears for therapeutic and medical purposes Preparing the filly for trailer loading to gain confidence in “things” behind her
Anna teaching a student the meaning
of “feel” through pressure & release
Massaging ears for therapeutic and medical purposes Preparing the filly for trailer loading to gain confidence in “things” behind her
Photos courtesy of Emma Noren, Sweden

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Reach out to Problem Solving

Each clinic explores the personal desires and requirements of both horse and handler in order to build a 50/50 partnership which is achieved by "listening" to one another. Confidence is creating harmony through an open mind in order to gain knowledge and understanding of the way the horse perceives the world.

You will discover some of the most common reasons for your horses’ remedial behavior. Through demonstration, discussion, human to human exercises and hands-on work with your horse you will be given the opportunity to create a tool box of

Creative thinking used to reward motivation & good manners for this majestic Fresian Stallion during a clinic in New York

methods and concepts to successfully solve behavioral problems. Learn methods based on trust and designed to have your horse want to work with you rather than feel forced too.

Some of the problem solving issues we address involve

  • Gentling the untouched horse
  • Haltering
  • Teaching to tie
  • Leading
  • Catching
  • Loading
  • Crossing Water & Other obstacles
  • Head shy
  • Standing to mount
  • Preparation for the farrier & vet
  • De-sensitization
  • Pulling back
A gentle approach to encourage forward motion in Texas
Assisting a young colt to overcome his fear of restriction and tendency to kick all in preparation for the farrier This filly experienced kicked out when she heard a branch snapping an inadvertently broke her persons arm.  Here you see her being exposed to unexpected loud noises. This mare has a huge phobia of wormers, within 5 minutes she accepts the syringe filled with apple sauce
Assisting a young colt to overcome his fear of restriction and tendency to kick all in preparation for the farrier This filly kicked out when she heard a branch snapping and inadvertently broke her persons arm.  Here you see her being exposed to unexpected loud noises. This mare has a huge phobia of wormers, within 5 minutes she accepts the syringe filled with apple sauce

We highly recommend that students attend the Reach Out to horses® clinic prior to attending this clinic

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This clinic is recommended for professional horse people, or those having completed
the Reach Out to Horses® clinic.

Thinking out of the box” to help this filly become a racing prospect

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Holistic Horse Day

Spend the Day Learning the Foundations of the Reach Out to Horses® Program!

Through demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on exercises, you will explore the very same techniques that Anna has used, all around the world, to build genuine trust-based partnerships with thousands of horses.

Part I - “De-Mystify the Round Pen": Witness the effectiveness of the Round Pen. 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
  • Determine when the RP is NOT the right tool

Part II - "Muscle Testing": Identify what your horse needs to be
happy, healthy & 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

Part III - "Animal Communication": Discover the world of Interspecies
Communication & 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 the scientific perspective
  • Understand your animals perspective on situations

 

Holistic Horse Day
Holistic Horse Day - Muscle Testing

Holistic Horse Day - Animal Communication

Holistic Horse Day - Animal Communication

Take Your Partnership with Your Horse to a Whole New Level!

Holistic Horse Day, March 15, 2014 - Friends of Horses, Centennial, CO
Only $95/person if you register by March 14, 2014, $125 at the door and if you register after March 1, 2014

Holistic Horse Day, May 1, 2014 - Nyt Hesteliv, Denmark
For more information Contact: Regina Flittner at Reginahf@ofir.dk

Holistic Horse Day, May 14, 2014 - LPG Ranch, Furstenberg, Brandenburg, Germany
For more information Contact Sönke Dose at sd@theeastshore.net

Holistic Horse Day, May 22, 2014 - Steinmauern, Germany
For more information Contact Fridolin Stülpnagel and Katja Harzheim at info@insprofil.de

Holistic Horse Day, July 11, 2014 - Lock, Stock and Barrel, Bethany, CT
For more information Contact Theron and Mary Simons at simons45@sbcglobal.net

Holistic Horse Day, October 4, 2014 - Soulful Prairies, Woodstock, IL
For more information Contact Linda Bruce at
soulfulprairies@yahoo.com

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Private Clinics

Private Clinics

Racing staff arranged to have a private “Starting the young horse” clinic with Crawford Hall and Anna Twinney during the Fall of 2002 to learn natural horsemanship methods and techniques to enhance their racing program. By witnessing proven results their minds were open to learn new methods, which are highly effective, safe and very efficient for training great numbers of horses or just one. This offer is now available to any organization that would like to discuss their specific needs with the Reach Out team. Learn techniques which allow you to start a horse under saddle safely in 30 minutes! The same concepts and methodology can be used for mature horses to re-establish a more cooperative relationship between horse and rider. This is a hands-on clinic and you will be learning the technique in all aspects of the process. You will begin to learn your body language and its affect on the horse as its energy relaxes into the partnership that is being formed.

Whether you have a dressage, show-jumping, polo, long distance riding, racing or western background – this clinic will help you understand your horse’s needs in order to achieve a successful partnership. Why not create a staff training weekend or a club outing, incorporating new ideas and handling horses in a non-violent manner. Take a weekend out of your busy schedule and allow everyone to come together and learn new methods.

Excalibur reaching out for the 1st time
in any RP environment
Private Clinics
First saddle acceptance, sensation of
bridling & long-lining experience
Private Clinics

Rob Raine assists as I prepare to ride
X for the first time

Assisting a young colt to overcome his fear of restriction and tendency to kick all in preparation for the farrier This filly experienced kicked out when she heard a branch snapping an inadvertently broke her persons arm.  Here you see her being exposed to unexpected loud noises. This mare has a huge phobia of wormers, within 5 minutes she accepts the syringe filled with apple sauce
My first ride on Excalibur with the saddle & side-pull (the only form direction X has experienced) Excalibur after his first experience, relaxed, rolling & hesitant to get back up from his rest Meet a very content & happy horse

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Loading Clinic

 

 

 

Loading Clinic

Rather than leaving it to the last minute and putting the ramp up quickly to ensure your horse stays on the trailer, create an environment to encourage your horse to want to load!

This is your chance to work alongside Anna with your horse. During a weekend clinic you will learn all about: Preparing yourself mentally, creating the correct and safe environment and the safe use of equipment. You will know how to teach your horse to come off pressure and why it is important to keep your adrenaline and that of your horse down. We will touch upon alternative methods to relax your horse, while discussing why food does not work as a reward. Strategies and helpful hints leading up to loading will be explored as the weekend progresses.

Eye contract prevents forward motion for, our largest charge at 18+ hands, into the 2-horse trailer in Sealand, DK
Loading Clinic

Softness all around.

Loading Clinic

Everybody’s content!

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Expect the unexpected. Watch the soft, open hand to prevent Ransom from further harm.

Ransom praised for standing close to the new trailer, no further questions.

Ransom decides its time to leave the scene….without prior warning he rears & spins.
Loading Clinic   Loading Clinic
Moments later he is able to eat nearby foliage in the vicinity of the trailer   Relaxation and an ability to digest information was suggested, he was able to oblige.  We finished on that note.

Photos by Terri McCleary and courtesy of Colorado Horse Rescue

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Ground-driving Weekend

Ground-driving Weekend

Ground driving is a useful tool for all horse owners to master. It can be helpful when preparing young horses for their first time rider, by teaching them speed and direction and incorporating leg aids. Witness how your horse learns to accept the lines and educate himself – as he becomes light and responsive to the walk, trot canter or lope. Watch how the inner balance develops without him leaning or pulling on an outside source. It is also a wonderful tool to exercise your horse and teach him rhythm and balance while developing muscles for maximum collection. You will learn how to incorporate your body language to gain impulsion and communicate necessary signals. You will also explore how your body can be effective when free-schooling your horses while creating a 2-way communication system. There will be exercises to help you develop your timing skills and we will discuss problem solving issues that could be encountered.

Guiding a student through the long-lining process
Ground-driving Weekend
Braxton improving ground-driving techniques with his Arabian mare
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One-on-one Instruction

Gain personal insight into this unique and impeccable method through private instruction from former MRILC Head Instructor Anna Twinney.  Learn how to communicate with your horse from an instructor, who has coached over 5,000 international students.  Her coaching session is tailored to meet your needs and includes personal advice on horse psychology, natural behavior and how to develop and improve your relationship with your horse based on mutual trust, respect and communication. 

Anna offers telephone consultations!
Exclusive offer for Reach Out to Horses® students

  • An easy, convenient and effective way to stay in touch and continue your education
  • An affordable way to gain coaching in gentle horsemanship.
  • Anna has clients from all around the world who call for one-hour sessions to assist them to understand their horses’ needs and solve potential issues.

 

Topher & I accompany Savannah Belle & Sharon out for their first ride together

Riding the waves with a 3 year old at Pismo Beach in California
Ground-driving Weekend Ground-driving Weekend Ground-driving Weekend

Sarah Vanecek continues to educate Emmerson (2 yrs old) as he grows into himself, by creative body & mind stimulation.

What's next?

What's next?Check Anna’s current time-table & whereabouts on the Events Calendar

Purchase a consultation. Please e-mail info@reachouttohorses.com to arrange the next available appointment.

To purchase a consultation online click on the icon below.

 

PURCHASE A TELEPHONE COACHING SESSION...

Cost: $85.00 per one-hour session.

If you have not made arrangements with Anna already, be sure to note the preferred dates and times for your consultation(s). Anna will then contact you to confirm. 

Please view Anna’s schedule to determine her current whereabouts!

Please be sure the phone number and email address on your order are correct!

Full fee is charged for sessions cancelled without 48 hour notice.
Returned check fee $20.00.

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Franco

Reach Out to the Untouched Horse
August 25th - 31st
Cody, WY

Imagine being pulled out of your home, away from your family and friends and taken to an unknown place where you are introduced to foreigners who do not speak your language. This is exactly what these symbols of freedom so often experience. By understanding and attuning to these magnificent creatures, and seeing the world through their eyes, you will begin to master their language. You will learn how to socialize them, create trust & value in a relationship and identify their motivation & learning styles. This class is ideal for those who have recently fostered or adopted untouched horses and can be arranged in your area.

Immerse yourself in a 7-day workshop. This is a unique opportunity to observe wild horses in their natural habitat. You will begin to understand non-verbal communication with the natural world, be introduced to herd dynamics and develop a bond through building a trust-based relationship. The young horses being socialized in this clinic have come to the class through various rescue situations. They have shown a natural desire to relate to humans. To make their futures less traumatic for veterinary care, foster homes etc, these young horses will be your teachers.


Prerequisite: Graduate of the ROTH Holistic Horse Foundation Certification Course and/or permission from Anna directly.

Date:  August 25 - 31, 2014

Location:  Cody, Wyoming

Cost: Only $1400 for the entire 7 days.

 

Travel, accommodations & food NOT included in Clinic Price. For location information and specially discounted accommodations* contact Michaele Dimock at:michaele@wyowinds.com or call (307) 587-7358.

*We only have enough room for the first 10 people who make arrangements for the discounted accommodations. So don't delay.

Watch all our videos of last year's life-changing experience!

Franco returned to freedom and offering his friendship – photo by Steve Paige
Bumby
Observing a majestic Brumby Stallion on the Victoria Plains, Oz
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Photos taken Cody, WY of the Mccullough Peaks Wild Horses

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A Comprehensive Week of Foal Gentling with Anna

September 8th - 13th, 2014
Friends of Horses, Centennial, CO

Gentling foals can be some of the most important and rewarding work you will ever do. Over the course of 6 days you will learn Anna's unique and comprehensive methodologies for introducing these young horses to the world of humans and training.

We want our foals to feel safe, and their experiences with humans to be positive, memorable ones. These first important lessons stay with them for the rest of their lives and so the training must be done right. Acknowledging the "whisper" is crucial, recognizing the "try" is an art.

And now it's your turn to join Anna for a week of fun, friends and foals.

You will have the chance to understand, first-hand, the power of compassionate leadership and positive reinforcement while creating the clarity in boundaries and balance.

Learn the same uniquely designed and tested program Anna herself uses to start foals for basic handling!

Spend 6 fun-filled, info-packed days learning the Reach Out to Horses methods and work with a group of rescued foals, starting these young lives on the path towards a gentle, trust-based partnership with humans.

Under Anna's tutelage you will work, hands-on, with the foals, and learn how to teach them:

  • Halter training - acceptance of halter, leading
  • Tying (if appropriate)
  • Loading
  • Picking up feet
  • Grooming
  • Worming
  • Vaccinations
  • Blanketing
  • Navigating an obstacle course
  • Desensitization techniques to plastic bags and other objects
  • and more...

And the best part is you’ll be able to learn the methods and spend this precious time with these young horses, all without the expense of owning your own foal!

These techniques are also very effective for untouched
and spooky horses and to help solve your most frustrating behavioral issues with all your horses.

By introducing these elements of Basic Handling to your foal at the age of weaning, you will be preparing them for the best start possible.

Your foal has a memory for life. Make their first memories good ones.

Space is limited and participation is on a first come first serve basis so sign up today!

Prerequisite: Graduate of the ROTH Holistic Horse Foundation Certification Course and/or permission from Anna directly.
Date: September 8th - 13th, 2014

Location: Friends of Horses, Centenial, CO

Cost: Only $1,200 for the entire 6 day class!
(Travel, accommodations & food NOT included)

Join us as an Auditor for only $300 for the entire week!
That's 75% off!
 

For more information contact Anna at info@reachouttohorses.com.

Watch our Touching YouTube Videos

of last year's life-changing experience!

 

The Comprehensive Foal Gentling Course with Anna TwinneyAlso enjoy the 4-part DVD set, Success: Foals in Training. This invaluable resource covers the entire system taught in the Comprehensive Week of Foal Gentling Event. Not only can you use
these methods with foals but they are a great foundation for untouched horses as well.

Learn more about this info-packed DVD Set!

 

The Comprehensive Foal Gentling Course with Anna Twinney

 

 

The Comprehensive Foal Gentling Course with Anna Twinney

 

 

The Comprehensive Foal Gentling Course with Anna Twinney

 

 

The Comprehensive Foal Gentling Course with Anna Twinney

 

 

The Comprehensive Foal Gentling Course with Anna Twinney

 

 

The Comprehensive Foal Gentling Course with Anna Twinney

 

 

The Comprehensive Foal Gentling Course with Anna Twinney

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Guest Lectures/Demonstrations

Anna offers a guest lecture service to organizations, colleges and universities looking for new areas of study. She can share her experiences on all aspects of horse psychology and training, from gentling to starting a young horse under saddle through to training horses for competition. Horse behavioral lectures including herd dynamics, in particular, make a stimulating addition to a syllabus in which students can learn more about methods of natural horsemanship.  Comparing learning styles of horses and how this parallels humans, together with exploring horses as our mirrors becomes eye opening. 

 Anna will demonstrate how to create a long lasting trust based partnership between human and horse.  She will begin to help you understand how to read your horse and what a 50/50 partnership entails.   You will be given insight into starting the young horse in a timely fashion, while learning to listen to his needs.   During problem solving demonstrations we will peel away the layers that are causing concerns for both your horse and you to discover the underlying issues, while reinstating confidence and understanding for both parties.  With a simple, effective and understandable approach you will gain knowledge that can be taken from the round pen to your home environment.

Time for lectures, discussions & viewing video sessions
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photo by Rand Gamble – Corporate Demo Young horse taken in from the Arizona range to be introduced to her first saddle, bridle & rider
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