#54 Anna Twinney: A Voice for the Voiceless

My guest for the latest Creative Spirits Unleashed Podcast episode is Anna Twinney. We had the rare treat of getting to sit down together over coffee and tea to have an unforgettable conversation. If you have ever wondered if your animal was speaking to you – or if you could speak to your animal -  this conversation is for you. Anna has a way of describing animal communication that just makes sense. I had several huge lightbulb moments in the conversation. We talked leadership, balance, the dance between the tangible and the intangible and so much more.

Here is a little bit about Anna:

Following the call of the horse, a blind leap of faith took this horsewoman “across the pond" to become recognized by British Royalty and the US Government as one of the premier professionals in the language of the horse. Anna Twinney is a Natural Horsewoman, Equine Behaviorist, International Clinician, Animal Communicator, Healer, Teacher, Speaker, and Coach. She is best known for her authentic communication and connection to heal the hearts of horses and humans alike.

Before anyone had ever heard of equine coaching or therapy, Anna’s journey began as a lifelong horse enthusiast and British police officer looking for a way to bring healing to victims and her fellow officers through the horse-human connection. Her search brought her to California to become a co-creator and the first head instructor of the famous Monty Roberts International Learning Center (MRILC). Realizing her journey was only beginning, Anna left the MRILC to find her own voice, working with and studying wild and untouched horses.

Creator of Reach Out to Horses®, a comprehensive international equine behavior and training program, Anna has worked with over 10,000 horses and thousands more horse-lovers, professionals, and competitors. From serving military veterans, celebrities, backyard horse owners and Olympic dressage competitors, to shining a light on the plight of the wild horses, nurse foals, tribal mustangs, PMU industry, and supporting the non-profits who fight for them, Anna has worked with and trained horses and people in countless disciplines and industries.

For more than 25 years, her life’s work has taken her to almost every continent; she teaches and trains all over the U.S., the U.K., Europe, Canada, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa and more.  Anna was engaged by the Beijing AQHA as the first featured female demonstrator, she coached the Chinese Endurance team in Mongolia, worked with equine-assisted-learning programs in Singapore, and filmed with the FEI in Morocco (just to name a few highlights) and is a featured presenter on the Equus TV channel.  

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 video programs, 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.

I would love to hear what you like about this conversation. All you have to do is go to the podcast page on my website at www.lynncarnes.com and click the “send a voicemail button” on the right-hand side of the page. Super easy to do and it helps me know what to bring you in future episodes.  

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  • Animal communication is not something everybody can do because in on this planet we tend to look for the unseen and the logical. (2:47)
  • The mind chatter that gets in the way. (9:19)
  • What gives you the strength to be difficult and stay with it? (13:08)
  • When you’re meant to be where you’re meant to be. (17:33)
  • The language of the horse is silent and silent. (23:17)
  • What does it mean to be a “good horse”? (28:00)
  • What goes off the rails when you hit the mistake button. (34:05)
  • How to deal with incongruence in the round. (41:26)
  • How do you tease that out? How do you begin to own that? (45:10)
  • The importance of having a knowledge base in animal communication. (51:31)
  • Who doesn’t warm up in the saddle? (57:42)
  • We are built to be empathetic, caring, and compassionate. (1:04:35)
  • Is there a pecking order among the horses? (1:13:03)
  • There isn’t one herd leader. (1:17:28)
  • How do you get into your body to experience joy? (1:23:17)
  • Get your feet on the earth. (1:30:00)
  • What is your crystal ball? What is your knowledge? (1:41:38)
  • Why we need our structure first -. (1:47:07)
  • When you realize it’s not a coincidence, it’s a sign.

Contact and Other Links 

Reach Out to Horses®
Equine Specialist, Animal Communicator, Energy Healer, Author & Speaker
Office: (888) 282-0656

Dynamite Specialty Consultant: https://dynamitespecialty.myvoffice.com/atwinney/

Young Living Essential Oil Consultant: https://www.myyl.com/atwinney

Intl Horse and Human Bemer Distributor: https://anna-twinney.bemergroup.com 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/AnnaTwinney

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AnnaTwinneyHolisticHorsemanship