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Reach Out to Horses Wild Foals in Training Course
August 31, 2021 - September 5, 2021
Anna Twinney’s most sought after event of the year is nearly here! August 31st through to September 5th is the annual Reach Out to Horses Wild Foals in Training Course. Anna is recognized around the globe as an authority on equine behavior and is a highly respected teacher and author known for fostering connection through compassion and communication between people and their animals. As an international equine linguist, natural horse woman, clinician, speaker and the founder of Reach Out to Horses, Anna is recognized in the industry for her unique and effective, collaborative training methodologies. For more than 2 decades she has brought her highly successful, gentle approach to thousands of people and horses from all walks of life and equine disciplines. She has conducted clinics, classes and training sessions across the globe including Europe, China, Morocco, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, and throughout the entire U.S. and Canada.
Anna has been involved in animal rescue for over 30 years and has been heavily involved in the rescue and protection of the American Wild Horse. She has assisted in the rescue, training and healing of thousands of horses and has helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the horses in need and the organizations that share her passion for our majestic planetary companions. Anna has published “Escaping Tradition” as well as “Beyond the Barn I & II” featuring two decades of her life’s work. She has been featured around the globe in magazines, newspapers, radio shows, internet programs and television. While the exploration into the silent and secret language of the horses takes Anna through global gateways, gentling a thousand wild mustangs and talking to horses telepathically has given her an impeccable reputation to capture their whisper. Anna’s life’s work is expansive, with an Equine Training Certification program sought after by novices and professionals alike. She is the creator of over a dozen DVDs, author of books, and mastermind behind multiple online mentorship programs, and she continues to develop and teach cutting-edge methodologies both online and at her new home, Whispering Feather Farm, in Mill Spring, NC.
What sets this event apart from other foal training clinics is not only the horses, but also her trail blazing methodologies. Anna and her students work each year with foals from wild herds or sometimes with rescue foals that are most often the by-product of the pharmaceutical industry. This year’s event will be held at the Renegade Equine Ranch in Bend, Oregon, owned by Reach Out to Horses Certified Instructor, Katie Dixon. The foals will come from the Warm Springs Horse Network by way of the Warm Springs Reservation and are virtually untouched. Warm Springs Horse Network (WSHN) and 3 Sisters Equine Refuge, another Central Oregon horse rescue, have partnered to provide critical medical care, nutrition and continued training in the ROTH methods to the foals. This invaluable care will help these young horses find great homes with perfect guardians. The workshop also serves as a fundraiser for the Warm Springs Horse Network and 3 Sisters Equine Refuge.
The Warm Springs Reservation is home to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and covers more than 1,000 square miles in north central Oregon. The Wasco, Warm Springs, and the Paiutes bands first settled along the Columbia River and its tributaries. The first contact with members of these tribes is recorded in the early 1820s. The first treaty that the tribes signed with the United States government was in 1855. Today, the confederated tribes have more than 5,200 members. The Bureau of Land Management reports no known date of origin for the horses of the Warm Springs Reservation. Genetic testing closely relates the herd to Old World Iberian breeds and North American Gaited breeds. Since ranching is common in the area, it’s probable that wild horses have crossed with domesticated horses both accidentally and in an effort to produce a more sound and hardy stock.
Over the period of six days, Anna and her students will work to introduce a group of foals to basic vet care concepts, haltering, leading, and grooming, during which the foals will receive plenty of affection and attention. The purpose is to ready the foals for adoption and to create a foundation of trust that will help them have successful and fulfilled lives with their future human companions.
A portion of the proceeds from the workshop will aid the rescues in their care of foals and other horses from reservation lands.
To learn more about Anna Twinney and Reach Out to Horses, visit ReachOuttoHorses.com
To learn more about the Warm Springs Horse Network, visit WarmSpringsHorseNetwork.com