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renowned horse whisperer and communicator Anna Twinney shares her recent
event in Morocco…
Twinney works with a young student in Morocco.
Horse Whispering knows
no border, no boundaries …
people, horses speak the same language no matter where they live in the
world. No matter what breed they are, no matter the culture they live
within, no matter the native tongue of their land … their method of
communication remains unaltered.
horsewoman, animal communicator, and Usui Holy Fire Reiki Master, Anna
Twinney speaks English and German. More often than not, Anna can be found
speaking “horse” and teaching others to do the same. Recently, she traveled
doesn’t matter where I travel to, the issues people experience with their
horses are very similar,” Twinney explains. Morocco was no exception.
my travels around the globe, I find people either looking for or clinging
to a system. They want a method that works with 100% of horses, 100%
of the time. And when the method doesn’t work, when they have run out
of “steps” and come to the end without the result they seek, the blame
usually falls squarely on the horse.
met some incredible, kind, generous and enthusiastic people. It didn’t
matter if they were rich or poor, experienced or new to the world of
horses. As with everywhere I travel, I was asked the same question,
“How do I get my horse to…?”, or, “How do I get my horse to stop…?”.
I told them the same thing I tell everyone. In order to fix the
problem, you have to know why it is happening (or not happening), and that
cannot be solved with a system or a quick fix. That can only be
solved by communication.”
challenge with a system is that, by its very nature, it is self-limiting
and founded in linear, logical, left-brain thinking. Every system has
steps to follow, expected outcomes, and rigid guidelines. In horsemanship,
if a system fails, the only options are to try it again, find another
system, or blame the horse, which, in extreme cases, can result in abuse of
methodologies, however, are founded in a fluency of the communication
system of the horse.
sums it up this way, “If you are fluent in the language of Equus a whole
world of partnership and training open up for you. You begin to
discover who your horse is and why he does what he does. If your
training methods aren’t working, you can understand why and adapt. Be
creative. When you work in this way, you are partners with your
horse, solving problems, exploring all that is possible, and creating a
program unique to each horse. For me that is far better, and a lot
more fun, than simply training a horse and imposing a training method on
every horse equally.”
in Morocco, Anna demonstrated her work to many people from all walks of
life and interests in horses. It was this creative, communicative and
cooperative approach that fascinated them the most. To see Anna quietly
speaking and working with the horses, treating each horse as an individual,
and solving some of their most difficult issues right in front of their
eyes was earth-shattering. Many of them, for the first time, saw a
side of the horses they had never seen and learned that harder wasn’t the
solution, understanding was.