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Welcome to the 2nd Season of the Reaching Out with Anna Twinney Podcast! 

Each week, Anna, and her co-host and producer, Vincent Mancarella bring you partners and peers, legends and pioneers in the fields of equine training, animal communication, alternative healing methods and modalities, and much, much more. 

Our goal is to continue to bring exciting, unique and interesting guests to the show helping you to broaden your knowledge and improve your skills in Animal Communication, Natural Horsemanship, Energy Healing and so much more. 

The Reach Out to Horses Podcast is a prerecorded conversation with some of the most interesting, knowledgeable, and inspiring professionals in the equine, animal communication and alternative healing worlds today.  Since it is not a live telecast, you can listen to it, for free, anytime during the week after it becomes available.  Simply register for your free Reach Out News Subscriber's account above, and
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You will have the rare opportunity to hear the stories of these highly successful people and how to apply the lessons of our guests to your own life.  You don’t want to miss out on these informative, enlightening and captivating discussions.  They are sure to motivate and inspire you to your own greatness!  So check back often and tune in!

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Podcasts, Interviews and Webinars with Anna & Guests
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All About Horses with Jim Swanner on radio WKAC 1080AM
March 8, 2015 - Anna joins Jim as they talk about All About Horses. She introduces her work in horsemanship, energy, animal communication and her unique perspective and methodologies to create that trust-based partnership you've always wanted. She also shares the difference betwen trust-based and dominance based horsemanship.

Judy Sinner

Deepening Your Connection with All Animals through Telepathic Communication
December 18, 2014 - Whether you are a veteran Animal Communicator or just starting out, you will explore just how deep you can go with your inherent gifts as an Animal Communicator. Anna will be your guide through the Jungle of Animal Communication and show you not only how to find clarity in the connection but a depth to the session that many strive to achieve.

Judy Sinner

Health, Well-Being & Dynamite for You and Your Animal Companions
December 17, 2014 - oin Anna and Dynamite Specialty's Gold Executive DirectorJudy Sinner, as they share the secrets to optimal health and what a powerful impact Dynamite supplementation can have on you and your companions.

Judy Sinner

Supporting Week and Compromised Foals
September 10, 2014 - Join Anna and her 2014 Foal Gentling Clinic Participants as Dynamite Specialty's Judy Sinner, shares her mind-bendingly comprehensive information for nursing sick, starved, wormy, and compromised foals back to full, vibrant health. Great information for any horse owner, trainer or barn manager that you don't want to miss.

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo - March 2011

Horse Conscious with Mark Mottershead

  • June 15, 2014 - Anna returns to Horse Conscious to discuss the difference between dominance and trust-based horsemanship. It's not always as easy to spot as you might think. And just because it has the "natural horsemanship" label, doesn't mean it is necessarily based in trust and respect for the horse. Anna will also share her thoughts on; Who do you want to be around your horse?, When "flooding" horses is appropriate, What horses have to say about the argument "horses kick and bite one another and so it's OK", and more!
  • February 23, 2014 - Do you know what your horse really needs and wants from you? Join Anna and Horse Conscious' Mark Mottershead as Anna shares her secrets of creating Trust, Respect, Leadership, and most importantly, SUCCESS in your relationship and training with your horse. What does it mean to gain trust from your horse? What is the difference between intention and agenda or a passive or dominant leader? What role does telepathy and animal communication play in horsemanship and training? If these are questions you've asked yourself and are still waiting for the answer, then listen and find out!
Rocky Mountain Horse Expo - March 2011

The Call of the Horse with Anna Twinney, Melisa Pearce and Susan Williams - The Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, Denver, CO, March 2011

  • May 27, 2011 - Join Anna, Melisa Pearce and Equine Artist, Susan Williams at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo for Part I, as they share their experiences of how the horses have inspired and called to them.  You will hear Anna's story of her horse Carrie, Melisa's first horse at age 11 and how Susan began her journey with horses with a rocking horse from 5th Ave.  You will also learn the many messages of the Call of the Horse CD and what mustangs can teach you about your horse.
  • June 3, 2011 - In Part II, Anna, Melisa and Susan continue their conversation at the RMHE. Melisa explains Gestalt Therapy and how it can help you with the unfinished business in your life. She then shares how the horses called to her and helped her realize how much more they have to give than just riding companions. Melisa also weighs in about the coming changes of 2012 and describes her vision of Elder Haven. Then Susan shares her story of how she came to hear the call of the horse and how, through the mustangs, her work spoke to her for the first time.
  • June 10, 2011 - Anna starts off Part III by answering the question, "Is there a psychological component for a domesticated Mustang to be able to roam around vs. being in a paddock?" Then all 3 women share their views on one of the most powerful tools you have - Intuition. Not only do they discuss what it is to them and how they use it in their lives and in their work, but thsey also give you tips on how you can develop your own intution and apply it to your own life, work and horsemanship.
  • June 17, 2011 - Anna, Melisa and Susan finish their conversation about intuition and horses. They discuss the amazing work that Melisa does, the use of energy and intuition in the life of the horse, and how horses help humans heal. Don't miss the inspiring conclusion of the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo lecture of The Call of the Horse.
Cheryl Ward

Cheryl Ward - Interspecies collaborative artist, author, spiritual explorer and the creator of

  • May 13, 2011 - Can Horses Really Paint? Find out as we speak to Cheryl about this extraordinary talent of both human and horses. She will tell us how she came to develop this amazing artistry. You will meet the many equine artists she works with and learn just how they create these very special and individual works of art. Cheryl shares her experience of food as reward and weighs in on the commonly held notion that horses just want to hang out in their pasture all day, eat and be left alone. She also explains how she successfully uses positive reinforcement training and high value rewards to not only teach the horses how to paint but to heal past traumas and create an environment of fun and exploration.
  • May 20, 2011 - Anna and Vin finish their conversation with Cheryl as she shares more about her talented painting horses, how they create their masterpieces, if they enjoy their paintings and how you can get one of your very own. She discusses how important horses have been and continue to be to humankind and what we all have in common, from amoebas to horses, and of course humans. Finally she tells us where she see's her work going, about her most recent fundraising efforts for the PMU foals and how she can help your most favorite cause. All this and lots more so don't miss this extraordinary discussion.
Leslie Desmond

Leslie Desmond - Internationally known American natural horsemanship coach, clinician and co-author with Bill Dorrance of True Horsemanship Through Feel.

  • April 8, 2011 - We visit with world-renowned horsewoman Leslie Desmond once again to talk about horsemanship, feel and her new projects including the very special Horses in Transition. She shares exactly what HIT is, how it works and how it is helping horses and owners alike; saving horses from the open market, abandonment and the dreaded slaughter house. You'll also find out how you can get Leslie's assistance and attend her clinics... FREE!
  • April 15, 2011 - Leslie continues her conversation about the new Horses in Transition website and shares what to expect in her new book scheduled to be released later this year. Then she and Anna embark on a discussion about Leslie's expertise... Feel! She explains how to begin learning this ever important aspect of horsemanship and how to recognise when you have begun to develop it.
  • April 22, 2011 - As we finish our conversation with Leslie she shares more about feel, just how old the concept is and the pieces that she has added. She also discusses the difference between feel and release vs. pressure and release, and the importance of cooperation and understanding in the competitive world of Natural Horsemanship. Finally Leslie explains what she attributes to the explosion of the natural horsemanship movement and what separates the Dorrance approach from other horsemen.
Tracy Vroom

Tracy Vroom - Expert Craniosacral Practitioner, Teacher, Speaker, Mentor and Founder of

  • March 18, 2011 - In part 1 of our 2 part conversation, Tracy joins us to discuss all things Craniosacral. She tells us what it is, how it works and how this powerful healing tool can benefit you in your life. She also talks about her craniosacral courses, how you can learn this effective art, and how her extensive training in other modalities has helped her students learn craniosacral therapy quickly. Finally she shares her secrets to building her very successful practice and reputation, gives some great advice for people starting in this or similar work, and how to break down the barriers of work that other industries aren't so willing to accept.
  • March 25, 2011 - We continue our conversation about the powerful effects of Craniosacral Therapy with expert practitioner and teacher, Tracy Vroom. She shares more of her experiences with this popular treatment including her favorite and heart touching story of a horse at death's door. She also talks about her work with the Shamen of Peru and how she has been successfully incorporating Shamanic practices into her own work. Finally she reveals how she changed her entire life from a high powered position at a New York City publishing firm to a Colorado Craniosacral Practitioner and gives some great advice on how you too can pursue your heart's calling.
Franklin Levinson

Franklin Levinson - International Horseman & the Creator of the Way of the Horse and the Beyond Natural Horsemanship Programs.

  • February 25, 2011 - Franklin joins us once again and gives us an update on the Silva Equestrian & Life Enrichment Center in Corfu, Greece and how he helps people grow and succeed in life through the metaphor of the horse. He shares how he creates an environment in which horses are not props or tools, but true teachers of man and how he's helping people and horses have better lives. Then Anna and Franklin have an honest discussion about the use and effectiveness of punishment, reprimands and consequences in the training of their horses.
  • March 4, 2011 - We join Franklin once again for the conclusion of this amazing conversation. This episode is packed with valuable information for your horse training. Franklin shares some great advice on how to move through frustration and achieve the results you are trying to get and the best time to resolve those pesky issues with your horse. He also gives his view on the value of working at your horse's pace, giving your horse a voice, the crucial importance of creating a harmonious relationship with your horse and what that looks like. He discusses reward during training, why we should always keep the big picture in mind at all times and what that big picture should be. Finally Anna and Frank give their thoughts about events like the Mustang Makeover, the benefits and not so positive results for both horses and humans.
Melisa Pearce

Anna and Melisa together on the From Fear to Love with Horses Tele-Seminar

  • February 18, 2011 - Did you miss Anna and Melisa's inspiring and insightful tele-seminar on moving from Fear to Love with Horses? Well now's your chance to hear what you missed. In this replay, both Anna and Melisa share what truly makes them the unique and sought after professionals in the worlds of equine and human development that they are.
Judy Sinner

Judy Sinner - Gold Executive Director with Dynamite Marketing.

  • February 11, 2011 - Judy joins us once again, this time with a special extended length episode. We start the conversation with Judy revealing her secrets to good health. But then we get into the new Dynamite 180 Weight Loss Protocol. During this extensive (over an hour) interview Judy shares the ins and outs of this incredible program. She explains why Dynamite got into the business of weight loss, how it works and how you can get started using the same protocal that Vin and Anna are now using to lose over 10 lbs. in 2 weeks and still going strong!. If you've got a few (or more than a few) unwanted pounds you're looking to shed, this is a great opportunity to find out how you can take advantage of this effective and safe protocol.
Allen Pogue and Suzanne De Laurentis

Allen Pogue & Suzanne De Laurentis - Founders of the Imagine A Horse Training Methods.

  • January 21, 2011 - In Part 1 of our 2 part conversation we sit down with Allen and Suzanne to learn about the exciting world of authentic trick training. We find out what exactly trick training, or Equine Agility, is, what makes their methods different from any other methods and trainers, and how they get incredible and consistent results. They also delve into the controversial practice of using treats as reward, how to use them effectively and the varied methods they use to motivate their horses. All this and lots more. You don't want to miss this podcast.
  • February 4, 2011 - We finish our conversation with Allen and Suzanne as they reveal their secret to dealing with food aggressive behavior. They then share their foal training methods and philosphies and Anna, Allen and Suzanne talk about just how much of your language your horse understands and how effective verbal cues can be. Finally they give you a powerful and effective trick that can even change your horse's personality and how you can empower, play with and teach your horse.
Stable Scoop

Anna Joins Glenn the Geek on the Stable Scoop Radio Show

  • January 28, 2011 - The host of Stable Scoop, Glenn the Geek, goes One on One with Anna Twinney to find out if animal communication is real.  Glenn is a skeptic and wants to find out if telepathy and animal communication is real or is it the realm of charlatans.  Did Anna change Glenn's mind?  Find out...
Kate Chenery Tweedy the Author of Secretariat's Meadow

Kate Chenery Tweedy - Author of Secretariat's Meadow:  The Land, the Family The Legend.

  • January 7, 2011 - In Part I of our conversation Kate shares her new book, Secretariat's Meadow, and describes the labor of love that was writing the book, the family she so lovingly explores, and of course the world famous Secretariat.  She tells the story of the first time she met Secretariat, her experience of his historical Triple Crown Victory and what it was like getting ready for "the big race".  She also gives us some insights into Secretariat's personality, his love of racing and all the attention. Finally she reveals Secretariat's surprising connection to Coke a Cola?
  • January 14, 2011 - We finish our conversation with Kate as she shares more about the incredible Secretariat and that special time in the early 1970's that she experienced first hand. She talks about the trials and tribulations that her mother Penny went through and reveals more insights into Secretariat's training, personality, his early days and his life after racing. We also discover an insider secret to winning the triple crown. In a fascinating turn, Kate discusses the animal communicators who spoke to Secretariat, the message he spoke, and his reason for coming to the planet. Finally she explains why she wrote Secretariat's Meadow and how Secretariat inspired her and the world.
Carol Komitor - Founder of Healing Touch for Animals

Carol Komitor - Founder of the Komitor Healing Method, Inc. & Healing Touch for Animals.

  • December 17, 2010 - Carol returns to the show to share her expertise about Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.  She tells Anna & Vin about the history of Aromatherapy, and the many health benefits of Essential Oils. She also describes oils that are great for depression, SADS and grief and how to get the best results when using and maintaining your oils.  Finally she explains why she has chosen Young Living Oils as her Therapeutic Oils of choice & what makes them unique in the industry today.
  • December 24, 2010 - In Part 2 of our 3 part conversation Carol continues her comprehensive overview of Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.  She discusses the therapeutic value of some of her favorite oils including Peppermint, Bergamot, Endoflex, Copaiba, Lavender and more.  She also talks about using oils with your dogs and cats and some wonderful oils for the holiday season.  Finally she shares her unique thumbprint application and a great foundation of energy medicine.
  • December 31, 2010 - In Part 3 of our conversation with Carol she wraps up our comprehensive look at therapeutic grade essential oils with more helpful information about oils, oils and more oils. She shares tips on when and how to use and take care of your oils, how you can get started, and reveals a great starter kit to begin your exploration of this effective healing art. She also lists some great oils for the winter months and, we've saved the best for last, oils for your horses!
Nancy Zidonis & Amy Snow:  Co-founders of the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute

Nancy Zidonis & Amy Snow – Founders of the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute.

  • December 3, 2010 - In Part 1 of our 2 part conversation, the founders of the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute sit down with Anna and Vin to explain exactly what acupressure is and all the many benefits it can provide for both you and your animal companion. They also share some acupressure points that you can use right now to improve your health and vitality and how easily acupressure can be used with your animals. Finally they describe the comprehensive animal acupressure program they teach all around the world.
  • December 10, 2010 - In Part 2 of our conversation Nancy and Amy discuss what inspired them to begin their journey down the road of acupressure and how they turned their passion into a successful business.  They share how acupressure can affect your animal companion's mental, emotional and behavior and some great tips on when and how you can use acupressure with your horse.  They also describe a great balancing exercise you can do with your horse before you ride.  This and LOTS more, so don't miss this informative and inspiring conversation!
Linda Tellington-Jones

Linda Tellington-Jones – Author, Innovative Horsewoman and the Creator of the world-famous TTouch.

  • August 30, 2010 - Linda joins us once again to share the incredible work she's doing with horses, humans, healing and more. She tells Vin and Anna about the the amazing experiences of her clinic at the historic Bitterroot Ranch, and all that she did with and for both horses and humans. She also talks about the importance of creating balance for your horse, allowing them to enjoy working with you as much as you enjoy working with them. Finally Linda discusses why she believes that animals are true gifts to the humans of the planet and what science is now confirming about us, our animals and the entire universe.
  • September 6, 2010 - We finish another interesting, inspiring & informative conversation with Linda. She describes the power of P.A.W.S., how to release pain at a cellular level with TTouch, and the importance of walking your talk.  She also shares valuable information about the powerful effects of forgiveness and how to deal with aggression in animals, its origins, and why Linda never punishes her animals for aggressive behavior.  She also explains how our attitudes and thoughts effect our horses and what we can do to create a positive change for both you and your horse.  All this and more in our final conversation of the summer!
Carolyn Resnick

Carolyn Resnick – World Renowned Equine Behaviorist, Author of "Naked Liberty", and the creator of the Carolyn Resnick Method.

  • July 19, 2010 - In Part I of our 4-part conversation, Carolyn shares her uniquely creative and effective training methods, revealing why there's no one like her in the world.  In this episode she walks us through her work with a 3 year old Stallion Colt.  She explains how she works with stallions and other aggressive horses and gives some valuable tips about when not to try to communicate with your horse in training.  She also discusses the importance of letting go of expectations and gives her perspective on "wasted time" in training.
  • July 26, 2010 - In Part 2 of our 4-part conversation, Carolyn shares more insights, technique and ideology that makes her so unique.  She talks about how she develops trust and intimacy with horses and the secret she uses to effectively teach people from a distance.  She also discusses how she "fixes problems" and how she gets people through their fears and issues using "segments of intention".  Finally we discover the unique lesson from the horses that she shares with her students and how her methods are being used with not only horses but also camels, children and more.  This episode is jam-packed!  Don't miss it!
  • August 2, 2010 - In Part 3 of our 4-part conversation, the topic is - Dressage.  Carolyn shares her views on what dressage is to her, Rollkur, and how she trains her horses for dressage.  She also talks about the importance of relaxation, the process she does with every horse to prepare them for riding, and her unique approaches to training using "self-desensitization" and "self-governing" principles. 
  • August 9, 2010 - We finish our 4-part conversation with Carolyn as she shares her philosophy on bridleless and bitless riding and why nose bands should be eliminated from the dressage world.  She also shares 4 tips for anyone to help their horse while riding and how to properly introduce a bit to your horse.  Finally she weighs in on the controversial topic, "Horses aren't built to be ridden" and she tells us about one of her favorite mediation tools... EVER!
Kate Solisti

Kate Solisti - Internationally known speaker, author, pet nutrition & holistic healing counselor and animal communicator.

  • July 5, 2010 - Before she demonstrates it live on Reaching Out with Anna Twinney, Kate describes her unique ability to tune into the Council of Animals, and how she channels and shares the wisdom and guidance the animals have to tell us.  She also talks about the effect we have on the world around us as individuals, groups, and as a species.
  • July 12, 2010 -In a first for the Reaching Out with Anna Twinney Podcast, Kate channels the Wisdom of the Animals and shares it with us on the show.   First she talks with the Mustangs of the American West to understand their perspective on the actions of the humans who are removing them from the Public Lands of the West. They also discuss the impact humans have on the animal kingdom, themselves and the world. Then she connects with the Whales, revealing what they see as their future in the Earth's Oceans and the ancient wisdom they have to share with us.
Jeanne Lambrecht

Jeanne Lambrecht - Nationally Recognized Peak Performance Coach.

  • June 7, 2010 - In our first of four episodes Jeanne shares the work she's doing helping her clients overcome fears, anxiety and other obstacles getting in the way of achieving ultimate performance and enjoyment with their horse.  She also explains why overcoming fear is not a self-help project!
  • June 14, 2010 - In our second of four episodes Jeanne finishes her discussion about the work she's doing helping her clients overcome fears, anxiety and other obstacles getting in the way of achieving ultimate performance and enjoyment with their horse. She also explains the importance of baby steps in overcoming fear, how to recognize where hidden fears and blocks are getting in your way and how quickly you can overcome even the most debilitating fears. Finally she shares 7 tips to overcoming fear and how to use "goals you can trip over"
  • June 21, 2010 - In our third episode Jeanne shares the compelling story of how she developed her debilitating fear, how she found the resolve and determination to overcome it, and how her program, created to help others with their fears and challenges, emerged out of her own quest for answers.
  • June 28, 2010 - In our final episode with Jeanne she finishes her compelling story of how she developed her amazing program, created to help others with their fears and challenges. She also shares the profound lessons she's learned from the horses, how they have helped her in her own life and she discusses the importance of the connection between horse and human. Finally, Jeanne reveals the secret to stopping those haunting feelings of hopelessness and taking the first step towards a new life of hope.
Melisa Pearce

Melisa Pearce - Founder of Touched By a Horse and the Creator of the Whisper's from a Horse's Heart Inspirational Card Deck.

  • May 10, 2010 - In Part I of this 4-part conversation Melisa shares how she began and how she developed and created the life she's always dreamed of.  She talks about how even the seemingly unrelated experiences and training added to her success and how she overcame the fears, doubts and obstacles that stop most people from success.  She also discusses the value of misfortune and discomfort and how to move through them.
  • May 17, 2010 - We continue with Melisa as we go deeper into the conversation. In part II, Melisa shares more great advice for people wanting to follow their Divine Destinies.  She also discusses her concept of capacity vs. productivity, how she and the horses help people realize their true potential and asks the question, "What would you do to live the life the Divine has in store for you?"  She also answers the long debated question, "Must people suffer to grow and become wise?"  All this and lots more!  Don't miss this captivating discourse.
  • May 24, 2010 - Part III - Melisa talks about her contribution to the book Horse as Teacher, the 4 quintessential rules for life that the horses taught her, and how she incorporates those lessons into her work and her life. She also talks about how to recognize you're life's purpose, and how it can shine through your life in unexpected ways.  And finally she shares a great story about the importance of not being attached to the outcomes of your life and how the horses are valuable mirrors and partners in her work.
  • May 31, 2010 - Part IV - In our final episode, Melisa discusses her thoughts about gratitude and shares her feelings about responsibility and sharing your gifts with the world.  She also describes her unique Equine Based Coaching Certification Program and tells the enlightening, amazing, tragic and inspiring story of her magical partner and equine companion, Freckles Playboy, "Scooter".  Don't miss this final episode and catch Anna and Melisa in one of their upcoming summer events!
Gene Ovinick

Gene Ovnicek - Internationally recognized farrier, clinician, and the creator of the Natural Balance Hoof Care System.

  • April 5, 2010 - In this double-sized, first half of the conversation, Anna and Vin sit down with Hoof Care Expert Extraordinaire, Gene Ovnicek as he explains the powerful effects of the Natural Balance Hoof Care System.  He talks about the changes in hoof care as a result of his study of horses in the wild, almost 20 years ago, that technology is only now confirming.  He also shares his expert advice about the hoof wall, ideal pasture environment, how Natural Balance hoof care can help maintain the health of your horse's hoof and lots more! 
  • May 4, 2010 - In this hour long episode Gene shares more of his incredible wisdom & knowledge about the world of hoof care. He talks about the amazing miracles he's seen with Natural Balance Hoof Care. He also discusses common ailments like laminitis, ringbone & arthritis & what common farrier practice can often cause coffin joint disease & connective tissue lesions. Gene also gives some great tips on how often you should have your horse's hooves trimmed & how to prevent needing a professional like him to fix your horse's hooves. Finally he describes how he applies his leverage testing technique and the difference between natural balance shoeing and his Natural Balance Hoof Care System.
Dr. Julie and Greg Montgomery

 Dr. Julie and Greg Montgomery - Co-Creators of QUANTUM-Relief.

  • April 12, 2010 - Dr. Julie and Greg join Anna and Vin to talk about the amazing work they are doing with their healing technology, Quantum Relief.  They share the foundations of their techniques, their work with both humans and horses and how they came to develop Quantum Relief.  They also discuss why the scientific community is behind in validating alternative healing modalities and they talk about the "carnivorous horse"!  All that and more in Part 1 of our 2 part conversation.
  • April 26, 2010 - In Part II, Anna and Vin finish their conversation with Dr. Julie and Greg.  In this episode, they describe their Quantum Relief Methodology and talk about everything you get in their Intensive Certification Course. They also give some great health advice for both horse and human, how to help your horse through a colic and some of the supplemental products they are creating and the results they are getting.  Finally Julie & Greg share how they met and how you can find that special partner.
Dr. Robert M. Miller

Dr. Robert M. Miller - World famous Veterinarian, Ethologist and Father of the Internationally known foal training technique, Imprint Training.

  • March 1, 2010 - Dr. Miller shares his internationally known imprint training with Anna and Vin. He explains what it is, how it works, and where it came from.  He also explains the difference between imprinting and training and describes the 4 things imprinting accomplishes.  Finally, Dr. Miller talks about the importance of cholostrum for a new born foal.
  • March 15, 2010 - Dr. Miller shares more of his internationally known imprint training with Anna and Vin. In this episode, he talks about how imprint training enhances all future training, and how he can immediately identify an imprint trained horse. He debunks more myths, and describes the 4th advantage of the use of imprint training. He also talks about the benefits of the methods and reveals the 2 most common mistakes people make when using imprint training.
  • March 30, 2010 - In this Super-sized final episode Dr. Miller talks about why natural horsemanship works and what caused him to retire early from his work as a Veterinarian.   He explains why he feels horses have made the most impact on human civilization and advancement.  He also shares 3 of his 10 important points that all horsemen should know about horse behavior, the secrets to becoming a great horse trainer, and lots, lots more.  Don't miss our final jam-packed episode with the father of imprint training.
Lucy Rees

Lucy Rees - Renowned Horsewoman and Author of the equine behavioral classic, The Horse's Mind.

  • March 8, 2010 - Lucy Rees discusses her unique experience and perspective on the behavior of horses in the the herd and with humans. She also shatters the idea that horses live in a dominance hierarchy, explains how this misunderstanding started and shares a very different interpretation of equine behavior.
  • March 22, 2010 - Vin and Anna finish their discussion with the one and only Lucy Rees. Lucy continues explaining equine behavior and what makes her training different. She also talks about the human impact on horses, and some of the horses that influenced her in her career. Note: Due to a less than perfect telephone connection to Spain, you may have difficulty hearing the interview, but we felt that the information was so valuable, it was worth the try.
Franklin Levinson

Franklin Levinson - International Horseman & the Creator of the Beyond Natural Horsemanship Program.

  • January 11, 2010 - In this double-sized episode Franklin shares his 2009 highlights and some great horsemanship insights from his Beyond Natural Horsemanship Method. He talks about the differences in horsemanship around the world and what he loves most about traveling and teaching his BNH methods. He also gives us his keys to good horsemanship and answers the most common question he is asked. Finally he answers the question, "Does size matter?"
  • January 25, 2010 - We finish our converstation with Franklin in another double-sized episode. Franklin covers the gamut, from giving examples of just how powerful and effective natural horsemanship can be, to a brief rundown, and the benefits of, bridleless riding. He also describes his new endeavor as the co-director of the amazing, new, Silva Equestrian and Life Enrichment Center, in the idillic Corfu, Greece. Finally, Franklin shares how to reinvent yourself at any age, the most common reasons people stop growing, and how to work with the changes of life, even if you don't like them!
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Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick

Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick – World Renowned Wild Horse Advocate, Wildlife Reproductive Physiology Expert & Director of the Science & Conservation Center at ZooMontana.

  • September 27, 2010 - The developer of the non-hormonal birth control, PZP, sits down with Anna and Vin to discuss his views about the dilemma and existence of the American Wild Horse on U.S. public lands.  He talks about PZP, how it works and the effect it is having on the management of herds all over the country.  He also gives his opinion on how to properly manage wild horses for genetic viability.
  • October 4, 2010 - We finish our conversation with Dr. Kirkpatrick about PZP and how to successfully manage the U.S. wild horse population.  He gets into the nitty gritty about this livestock management tool, how it's created and administered, it's effects, and his own experiences successfully using it in the field.  Finally, Dr. Kirkpatrick gives us some good news about the plight of the American Wild Horse and shares his vision for the future of humane, effective world-wide wildlife management.
Jodi and Paul Messenich of Zuma's Rescue Ranch


Jodi & Paul Messenich - Founders of Zuma's Rescue Ranch in Littleton, Colorado.

  • August 16, 2010 - In Part I of our 2-part conversation, Jodi and Paul tell the story of how Zuma's Rescue Ranch came to be and how the horses (and people) find their way to this one of a kind Rescue. They also explain who Zuma was and how she impacted the entire Messenich family, the lessons she taught them, and how she inspired the work at the ranch. They also share more stories of just a few of the horses and people who have come through the doors.
  • August 23, 2010 - In part II Jodi and Paul share how their private dream became Zuma's Rescue Ranch and how even the Universe had to intervene to ensure the vision became a reality.  They also discuss some of the challenges that made them stronger along the way and the lives that Zuma has changed.  Finally they describe their upcoming Special Event and how you can benefit from and get involved in the programs on this special ranch.
Madeleine Pickens

Madeleine Pickens - Animal Rights Advocate, Philanthropist & Thoroughbred Horse Breeder.

January 4, 2010 - Reaching Out with Anna Twinney starts the year off with a bang!  Anna and Vin sit down with Madeleine Pickens to discuss her mission to save the American Wild Horse from Greed, Corruption and, ultimately, extinction. Madeleine shares the trials and tribulations of putting together a project of this magnitude, working with the BLM and the Federal Government, and what you can do to help save these majestic symbols of the American West.

Ray Murray

Ray Murray - Omniologist & Co-Creator of the Reach Out to Leadership Program.

  • January 18, 2010 - Anna and Vin sit down with Ray to discuss the amazing journey that took him from a UK Police Instructor to a Facilitator of Ethical and Sustainable Leadership and Business practices. He shares how he developed his "Natural Way" methods and experienced them first hand. He also imparts some great pearls of wisdom about how to live a life of T.R.U.S.T., what to do if you "fail" at your life's goal and lots more. Don't miss this informative and inspiring conversation!
  • February 1, 2010 - In part II, Ray shares the nature and some of the principles of the Natural Way and why it is so different from other traditional self-help or leadership methodologies. He also explains the difference between the Law of Attraction and the Law of Creation, and why horses make such great teachers.
  • February 15, 2010 - Anna and Vin finish their conversation with Ray. In Part III, Ray, Anna and Vin describe the vision, power and details of the uniquely effective Reach Out to Leadership Program. Ray also explains why horses are such great partners and facilitators of learning and shares some of his most inspiring moments working with Anna and the horses. He also answers the question, "What is an Omniologist?" and Anna describes her most revealing evidence of telepathic communication in horsemanship.
Ginger Kathrens

Ginger Kathrens – Emmy Award winning producer/ cinematographer, writer and Executive Director of the Cloud Foundation.

  • June 15, 2009 - In Part I of our conversation, Ginger talks about her path to becoming an Emmy Award winning Filmmaker, the assistance she received from the animal kingdom and how filmmaking wild horses turned into a passion to save these magestic beings.
  • June 29, 2009 - In Part II, Ginger shares the story and amazing synchronicities that brought the Cloud Series from 'not even a thought' to the most popular episodes of the PBS Nature Series.  She also talks about the power of allowing a project to guide you where it wants to go and the wisdom and important value nature plays on the society and individual alike.
  • July 13, 2009 - In our final extended conversation, almost an hour long, Ginger sets the record straight about the real and immediate crises of the survival of the American Wild Horse. She discusses the dangers of BLM roundups, how the roundups came into being and some of the more dubious measures the BLM has taken to eliminate these horses from their home on U.S. public lands. She also dispells some of the myths and misinformation circulating around and what you can do to help save these majestic beings from eventual extinction.
  • February 8, 2010 - Ginger Kathrens returns to Reaching Out with Anna Twinney to discuss the plight of the American Wild Horse. First she talks about the making of her third installment of the Cloud series, Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions. Then she gives us an update on the controversial BLM round-ups and their effect on the mustangs of the U.S. Publc Lands.
  • February 22, 2010 - Ginger Kathrens returns to finish our conversation about the plight of the American Wild Horse. She tells the inspiring story of Freedom, the only horse to escape from the BLM round-ups, the cruel conditions these majestic beings must endure at the hands of the U.S. government and the millions of dollars of tax payers' money wasted in the BLM program of horse removal. Ginger also sets the record straight about what's really going on out there, and the myths and the misinformation the BLM is spreading to justify their actions. Finally she shares what celebrities like her friend, Sheryl Crow, are doing to prevent this tragedy from playing out and what we can all do to help. Listen to the podcast, tell your friends to listen to the podcast and spread the word!
Frank Weller

Frank Weller - Founder of Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary and the author of Equine Angels:  Stories of Rescue, Love, and Hope.

  • February 23, 2009 In Part I of our conversation, Frank describes his unique approach to addressing the plight of the Premarin horses and dispels some of the myths floating around about these misunderstood beings.
  • March 16, 2009In Part II, Frank talks about what inspired him to begin his journey to rescue the Premarin mares and foals. He also describes the changes he has observed in the rescue industry and the changes in himself since the horses called to him over 6 years ago.
  • April 6, 2009 In our final conversation with Frank, he describes his solution for the often overlooked Premarin mares and shares the stories and origins of his 5-star rated, critically acclaimed, 'Equine Angels: Stories of Rescue, Love, and Hope'.
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GaWani Pony Boy

GaWaNi Pony Boy – World Famous Horse Behaviorist, Author, Producer & Founder of Iyuptala University.

February 9, 2009 GaWaNi Pony Boy was our very first guest on Reaching Out with Anna Twinney.  In this conversation, he talks about how he sees the training world, what makes him unique, what he's up to these days, and a lot of other great insights.

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