Program Cost: $2,600
Join expert riding instructor Anna Twinney for an educational and enriching riding experience at the ranch.
Through demonstrations, lectures and exercises, the Reach out to Horses Clinic with Anna Twinney will allow you experience firsthand how all contact with your horse; your intentions, your body language, your energy and more, form a communication system. You will learn how to gain trust with your horse while training; read, assess & attune to your horse; establish a clear communication; identify & understand how horses talk through body language; build a partnership for competition, pleasure riding and more. Visit Anna’s website.
Sunday: Arrive at the Bitterroot Ranch between 2 and 5 pm.
Monday: Learning the Horse’s Language. On the first day you work with your horse at liberty, uncovering his/her personality, character traits and learning style, and discover the language of the horse through body language, energy and inter-species communication. By using this safe and effective training tool you will create a foundation for both you and your horse that can be taken to the arena, the trail or virtually anywhere. To understand our horses healing responses, you need to understand their gestures first.
Tuesday: T.L.C. – Trust-Based Leadership and Compassionate Communication. You will examine some of the most important elements in creating a trust-based relationship with your horse in-hand and getting the results you’ve always wanted but have not been able to consistently achieve. Set yourself up for success as you learn relaxation exercises, boundaries & appropriate leadership skills to keep you safe during a Reiki – energy healing for horses – session. These same exercises create a space for the horses to heal and overcome behavioural “problems”.
Wednesday & Thursday: The Art of Healing. Next you will go on a comprehensive journey into one of the most popular healing arts in the world today. Originally developed in the early 20th century, Reiki, translated from Japanese as “Universal Life Force”, is already used in clinics, private practices and hospitals around the globe.
Friday: Healing Horses. Horses, and animals in general, are great clients for energy work because they have no preconceived notions or skepticism that often get in the way of human receptivity. An animal is simply present to the experience. If it likes it, it likes it and if it doesn’t it leaves: Simple as that. Horses in particular create a space for you to learn the language of energy and their responses and acceptance is reflected instantly. Anna will share her personal discoveries and how she developed Reiki for Horses. On the last day you will learn how to apply your new found art to your horses and other animal companions.
Saturday: Picnic trail ride into the National Forest or relax on the grounds and practice your new Reiki skills.
Sunday: Departure after breakfast.
With this holistic, non-invasive style of energy healing you can:
- Alleviate stress, fears, worry and frustrations
- Eliminate chronic physical, mental & emotional conditions
- Assist the body in cleansing different types of toxins
- Help break unwanted habits or conditions like smoking, overeating and alcoholism
- Work on anything from your pets, houseplants and even your computer!
- Over 2 days you will discover exactly what Reiki is, how to use it to heal yourself and others through hands-on and distance healing and become certified as a Reiki Level I & II Practitioner.
Anna will cover how to:
- Correctly ask for “permission” from your animal companions
- Set up a safe Reiki session
- Scan your horse’s body, visually & energetically
- Use proper Reiki hand positions on your horse
- Notice your horse’s registers
- Locate and balance chakras
- Use the pendulum
- Deepen your understanding of the language of the horse
- Recognize the duration of sessions
- Close a Reiki session
- Take advantage of the amazing power of Love Lessons
“This has been one of the most magical and mystical weeks, filled with so many new and enlightening experiences.”
– Rebecca, United Kingdom