Some say hurt them before they hurt you. Some say they need to be roped, choked, put into chutes, sandboxes, snubbed to a post or deprived of other horses, food, and water.
We say this is not the answer.
Mutual trust, respect, and kindness is the key to support these amazing horses who, for those who can see, are our healers and partners. Partnership is not gained through domination. Instead it is earned through a mutually respectful dialogue.
Through two decades of connecting, communicating, and collaborating with the wild ones and exploring their language around the Globe, I bring a silent language, called Equus to you. It goes beyond body language into the energetic realm and can be seen by those who are willing to look. It can be heard by those willing to become quiet, and felt by those who open their hearts.
The last few weeks of my life have been exceptional, spending my summer in Colorado, California, and Oregon, supporting the rescue and sanctuary horses. I’m touched by the enthusiastic response I have been getting and the dedication of those around me.
Our family and tribe continue to expand with amazing folks joining the call of the horse who believe in me and in ROTH. We have laughed together, shed tears together, created everlasting relationships and made memories. Our hearts have been touched and filled, and we have inspired many to see the horses for who they truly are while exploring their own innate abilities and inner strength. I have giggled upon hearing some of our “inside” jokes and felt deep compassion and pride as I watched my students excel. I rose to the challenge of being out-of-touch with my rock of a husband when my phone fried. Still, his unconditional love never leaves me.
Today the animals want you to know they
felt your heart beat as one.
~ Anna Twinney
Wild horses have taken me across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, China, and back to where it all began in California, in discovery of their wisdom. They are the Wikipedia of the silent language of horses. They are the master teachers. They teach us the intricacies of collaboration and an in-depth dialogue. They teach us the truth about ourselves. They take horsemanship to the greatest depths and greatest heights, allowing you to become the best you can be. I am honored to have been invited to the Wild Horse Sanctuary, in Shingletown, California, in support of their mission and am proud to become part of their horse gentling team.
(My apologies for sharing few training scenes and tips with you – in preparation of the eclipse my phone decided to go into the light early!!)
I am so thankful that we found each other thru a DVD that you mailed to us 2 years ago. Sarah Lockwood (one of your certified trainers) did an amazing job of getting us together. I learned so much in this 7-day Reach Out to Horses course about the horses and myself that this has changed me forever. I cannot begin to put into words how much it meant to me to see some of our really difficult wild mustangs reach out to us! That has forever changed their lives and ... READ LIZ's FULL ACCOUNT OF HER EXPERIENCE.
Saddle Horse Manager at the Wild Horse Sanctuary
Sharing space – a profound moment of connection! We can share space with one another through “being” and not “doing”, through meditation and through a practice of animal communication. We can remove all agendas and intentions allowing the flow of a conversation to foster a partnership built on the horse’s rituals, built on mutual trust. One which takes out the pressure, allows for reading of the horse’s energy, language, personality, and individual learning. This is not bribery. It is a magical experience for us to blend our energies becoming one, which naturally brings forth a bonding time. It's the foundation and introduction to pave the way for our relationship.
Sitting silently we watch the horses and come to understand the ROTH way; a way based on the true nature of the horse. Many watch but few see. Through education, a keen eye, and in-depth understanding, Annainterprets the horses’ communication and dynamics, explaining how she bridges the gap in the gentling, and incorporates the whole horse within the methodologies.
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