Animal Communication with Joan RanquetDecember 2012/January 2013



Happy New Year, happy winter solstice, happy everything!


I am grateful for each of you and want to send a special thanks to all of my clients for trusting me with your beloveds. Each of you should be commended for your commitment to the animal kingdom. I am also grateful and inspired by the extreme talent I have in my program, Communication with all Life University (CWALU).   And, of course, I am awed by the spirit of the people that join me on the animal adventure trips and my weekend workshops. We are creating and acknowledging oneness. It is a united family devoted to the animal kingdom!   


I recently had an article in The Elephant Journal, Let Your Pet Comfort You This Holiday Season.  Of course, it is relevant all year long! 


This issue has two wonderful contributors: a story by horse author, Ann Jamieson and a Crystal tip by author, Margaret Ann Lembo. So, scroll on down!   


Family continues beyond our homes.  It continues beyond our cats in bed, the dogs on the couch, the horse in the stall - it is our wildlife. I am committed to bringing about these trips that celebrate their world.  I am dedicated to preservation and conservation of these wonderful beings of the planet and the planet itself!


When I go to Bimini and slip into the water with the dolphins, it is like getting into the sea with my ocean family. I can't explain it - it is just this magnetic pull to play with these magical creatures. Captain Geoffrey and his crew know these dolphin pods and families and have been playing with them for 25 years. The dolphins know the boat, getting them to play is a daily occurrence. When I think they could do anything else in the ocean, it is humbling that they choose to play with us!  So again, this June, I am taking people to Bimini.


My other trip this year will be taking people to Uganda to connect with the Mountain Gorillas. I have decided that Mountain Gorillas have my perfect life: rest, travel and dining.


Gorillas also operate in families. These families have been studied for generations. Gorillas are truly our next of kin, having the closest gene pool to us along with Bonobo's and Chimpanzees. There will also be Chimpanzees on this trip, lions, elephants and giraffes! Oh MY!


One of the reasons I feel an urgency with this trip is the biggest predator to gorillas is the poacher. Right now there are only 880 in the wild. The biggest predator to most of wildlife is the poacher. If we can build awareness, and spend eco dollars there, poaching won't be as attractive to the local people in those areas.


The World Wildlife Fund is policing the area for wildlife crime, thankfully. Google has pledged a $5,000,000 grant to aid in tracking and monitoring wildlife crime through high technology tools. World Wildlife is also on the cutting edge of other conservation possibilities. You can adopt your own family member right at this link! http://worldwildlife.org/species/gorilla or come on a trip with me! E-mail me for details.


While on the subject of donating, or adopting a gorilla, I have a friend that started an innovative way to shop AND donate to your favorite charity at the same time. Some very big online stores are registered with Shopswoop. If you were to sign up with shopswoop and register your favorite charity (let's say it is World Wildlife), and say make a purchase (of my book) on Amazon, a percentage of your purchase would go to World Wildlife. If you ARE a rescue organization, you can get signed up as a recipient and send the link out to all of your donors, volunteers and adopters. Check out ShopSwoop!.


As a distributor for Dynamite, I'm happy to say the Dynamite first aid kit is on the top green product list. Visit website  As always, Dynamite has the best products. I have the first aid kit in the barn, in my ready to go travel bag and of course in my home. 


Also in the right column here, I have listed all of upcoming workshops, with more dates to come.  I am teaching here in Carnation and in Boynton Beach, Fl. And of course, I will add more!    


I hope this next year is wonderful and filled with joy for you and your animal companions. Don't forget to include on your list of intentions: improving the relationship, building more fun and taking the time for simple joys with your animal companions.


Again, Happy New Year!  



Joan Ranquet

Animal Communicator, Author, Speaker and Founder of Communication with all Life University

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Trips, Speaking Engagements, weekend workshops and Teleseminars




Gorillas In the Mist, Uganda May 12 - 24th 2013 Details.  

Swim with the Dolphins, Bimini, Bahamas June 9 - 14th 2013 or June 16 - 21st 2013  Details.


Speaking Engagements:


All the Best Pets Issaquah, February 13, 2013


Weekend Workshops:   

Beg - Adv. Animal Communication Carnation, Wa (Seattle area - SeaTac airport, accommodations list can be provided)


January 18-20

April 12-14

July 12-14

October 11-13


 Animal Alchemy (Energy Healing for Animals and their humans)


April 19-21


Death, Dying & Lost Animals


October 14-17  




Energy Healing for Animals and their Humans -  


February 23 11-2:00 pm pst Part I Understanding the human and animal chakra system, scalar wave for humans


March 2nd 11-2:00 pm pst Part II Creating a scalar wave for animals, healing by remote as well as general animal healing tips.


2 Day Weekend Workshops 


This list will be updated as workshops add on - sign up! 



February 9-10 Beg-Adv. Animal Communication, The Crystal Garden, Boynton Beach, Fl Sat/Sun


September 28-29 Beg-Adv. Animal Communication Denver, Co


November 2-3rd Beg.-Adv. Animal Communication Pilot Mt., NC

  Communication With All Life Book
Communication with All Life Guided Meditation

Animal Communication 101, Simple Steps for Communicating with Animals - Hear, Heal and Talk with Your Pets to Know What They're Thinking FREE BONUS of Communication with all Life Guided Meditation
by Joan Ranquet by Communication with all Life University Press
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2012-02-02

Animal Communication 101, Simple Steps for Communicating with Animals - Hear, Heal and Talk with Your Pets to Know What They're Thinking FREE BONUS of Communication with all Life Guided Meditation
by Joan Ranquet by Communication with all Life University Press.

 Dalmation Jasper


When someone is attracted to Dalmation Jasper, I ask them, "Do you have a strong association with animals? You can benefit through a connection with an animal companion for overall well-being."


"Dalmatian jasper is a stone of relationships. It holds the energy of Dog Medicine, which teaches us about loyalty and unconditional love. This stone is a reminder that the love, adoration, and companionship of a dog is healing and nurturing. This is a good stone for a veterinarian, animal communications, or anyone who works with animals."


Excerpt from Margaret Ann Lembo's upcoming book, The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones (Llewellyn. April 2013) She is also the author of award winning book - Chakra Awakening, the Angel Gemstone Oracle Cards and the owner of The Crystal Garden - a book store, gift store and Spiritual Center in Boynton Beach, FL. Find out more at www.MargaretAnnLembo.com.


Buster Keaton says: Real men sleep with crystals!






          It's a Cinderella story, through and through.


          What is known of Jamaica's history begins in a Belgian slaughterhouse where the horse was destined for someone's dinner plate. Fate intervened in the form of a skin disease (probably ringworm), which saved him from slaughter. Fearing the infection would spread throughout the rest of his livestock, the butcher sold him for next to nothing.

            Mark Wentein purchased the Hackney/Dutch warmblood cross to use in his carriage business, carting sightseers through the city of Bruges. Although Jamaica had lost a lot of hair, he was still a good-looking horse and was broke to drive.

           Jamaica, opinionated from Day 1, passed on the tourist carriage option as well. An important requirement for these carriage horses is the ability to stand still, with no one at their heads. There is some down time between clients; in addition, the horses need to stand quietly while passengers climb on and off the carriage. Jamaica failed this test miserably. Standing still just was not in his vocabulary; he wanted to be on the move!    Jamaica's energy and athleticism led him to a new home with Valere Standaert, a combined driving competitor. The sport of combined driving (which consists of three phases, similar to eventing: dressage, marathon and cones) demands bravery and a forward nature. The third option turned out to be the right option: Jamaica had found his future career.

            Valere knew Chester Weber, an international caliber four-in-hand driver, and realized that Jamaica sported similar markings to Chester's horse, Hanzi. In driving, an important consideration is for the horses on a team to match. Size, color, build and markings all should be as similar as possible.

            Chester happened to be in Germany at the time looking for horses, so Valere, thinking he might be interested, gave him a call.

            "I have the perfect horse for you."

            Chester listened, but he had heard it all before. Chester's horses are bays, around 16 hands. Some of the "perfect" horses he'd seen in the past stood 18 hands high or were chestnut or grey. Chester knew better than to get excited until he actually laid eyes on a particular horse.

            Normally, the route between where Chester was in Germany and where Jamaica currently lived in Belgium would take about three to three and a half hours of travel. However, truckers were protesting high taxes, and they had blocked all of the major arteries. Chester, along with his friend Michael Freund, had to drive to Belgium using only back roads. The long, frustrating trip took over seven hours.

            Chester nearly turned back several times. "Is this trip really worth it?" he asked himself repeatedly. He called Valere several times. "Is this horse really the right color? Is this horse really that good?" The answer was always yes.

            When they finally reached the barn, an exhausted Chester wasn't in the most charitable of moods. He knew they had the long return trip ahead of them, and the horse had better be worth it.

            He was. At first sight of Jamaica, Chester thought, "Wow!" And yes, the horse was the right size and the right color.

            Inspecting Jamaica's conformation, Chester noted that the horse toed in. Still under the influence of the arduous trip, Chester wasn't sure he wanted to watch him go.

            Luckily, Michael urged him on. "Oh come on, give him a chance," he told his friend.

            Chester relented. Watching Jamaica go, he was relieved. The horse traveled straight, and had good gaits.

            It was time to drive him.

            Initially, things didn't go all that well. The horse was fresh and had his own ideas about how to do things. Chester wasn't sure Jamaica had the makings of a team player.

            Michael, a knowledgeable and experienced horseman, came to the rescue by making some changes to Jamaica's bit and bridle. The changes resulted in a significant improvement. Driving Jamaica now, Chester became wildly impressed. He thought, "This horse is better than the one I have at home!" As he was thinking of just how good Jamaica was, Michael brought him up short.

            "Chester, stop driving."

            "What?" Chester said. He was having so much fun with Jamaica, why should he stop?

            "Stop, now!"

            Chester's respect for Michael made him listen and he and Jamaica pulled up. Only then did he realize that Valere was starting to get an idea of the horse's potential as well. If Chester didn't stop now, the price would go way up, or perhaps Jamaica wouldn't be for sale at all!

            Chester asked for a brief trial period, which Valere agreed to. Chester looks for bravery, character, movement, and a ground-covering stride in his competitive partners. Jamaica filled the bill. In fact, Chester says, "His bravery is probably his best quality."

            Jamaica was purchased and shipped to New York. From there he continued on to Toronto, where Chester was competing in the Royal Winter Fair.

            In Toronto, Chester wanted to have some time to get to know his new horse, whom he planned to use as a spare, but the crowded venue offered little opportunity for schooling. He improvised, taking Jamaica out for a spin in the parking lot. Jamaica went so well Chester used him that evening. Jamaica has barely missed a show since.

            The horse once thought to be nothing more than an item on the dinner menu has now racked up just about every four-in-hand award there is. He and Chester, along with the other members of Chester's team, have won the Four-in-Hand National Championship six years in a row.   One of Chester's goals is to win it again in 2009, which would make him the first person in history to win the award seven times.

            In 2008 Chester and his team won every selection trial in the United States, the German International Driving Derby at Riesenbeck, took third at Aachen, Germany (winning the dressage phase), and took a silver medal (the first individual medal for an American) at the World Championships in Beesd, The Netherlands. At Riesenbeck, their dressage score broke the world record. At Beesd, Chester and Jamaica then proceeded to break their own record!

            Chester says he asks a hard question of his horses: "Are you good enough to win a medal?" The horses have to share that goal. Jamaica, without a doubt, does. He has competed in two World Equestrian Games and four World Championships, winning the dressage in two World Championships and placing second and third in the two others. Although Chester has a terrific team of horses, it is Jamaica who is his Most Valuable Player.

            In one YouTube video, Jamaica seems to be directing his equine team member, pushing the other horse to turn here, NOW, go FASTER, Come ON! His drive and desire to win are unmistakable.


            Jamaica plays two roles on the team. In the dressage phase, Jamaica serves in the wheel position, which requires a willing worker. In the marathon phase, Jamaica takes the left lead position: lead horses must be brave and forward. "Only the great ones," says Chester, "can fulfill dual roles like that."

            Jamaica in no way takes after the laid back, no worries guy his name conjures up. Instead, Chester "has never had a horse with more spirit."   In his stall Jamaica can resemble a Rottweiler defending its turf. He gets charged up at the beginning of a marathon. At the World Championships in Beesd, Jamaica, 17 at the time, had just completed the rigorous event and was brought out for the awards ceremony. He came out fresh and bucking.

            At times, Chester's grooms tease him. "We have to give Jamaica more food; he's too quiet." Chester retorts, "Let him be too quiet!"

            Jamaica has never fit into Chester's program. Instead, Chester and he had to figure out a way for Chester to fit into Jamaica's program. Chester likes to "think that working with Jamaica is like doing business with organized crime-you need patience and understanding with this horse because if you aren't flexible it won't go your way."

            Although Jamaica works willingly with certain people, there are others that he "doesn't see any reason to be nice to." Despite all the attitude he may show in his stall, or with particular people, when his harness is on, Jamaica's ears are forward and he is always on his job.

            Chester says that "a big part of me hopes he'll still be with me at the World Equestrian Games in 2010 in Kentucky." Chester's goals for that event are two gold medals. Jamaica, he says, is tough enough and strong enough to do it at 19; in fact, he has the character to be successful in his twenties.

            Chester adds, "Maybe he'll be quiet by then. But I won't hold my breath."

            There is one thing Jamaica has "no worries" about. His future. He has a forever home at the Weber family's Live Oak Stud in Ocala, Florida. "He has to be with me," Chester jokes. "Who else would put up with him?"


            In 2008 Chester was named an Equestrian of Honor, winning the Becky Grand Hart Trophy from the USEF. Not only is Chester a top competitor; he is a compassionate and generous human being as well. When his friend, eventer Darren Chiacchia, suffered a life-threatening brain injury after a terrifying cross country fall, Chester pitched right in, managing Darren's farm, and overseeing lessons and sales. The fact that Chester was in the midst of preparing for National Championships didn't deter him from the formidable task one bit.

            Jamaica was not about to be outdone. The former reject from a slaughterhouse achieved the highest honor of any horse in this country, joining the ranks of dressage star Brentina, Olympic gold medalist show jumping sensation Authentic, and eventing's superstar pony Theodore O'Connor. Chosen from horses of all breeds, and all disciplines, Jamaica was, in 2008, named United States Equestrian Federation Horse of the Year.

            When Jamaica's win was announced at the USEF's annual meeting, the audience erupted in a standing ovation. Chester says, "It's been a real honor to share this journey with an unbelievable horse."


Excerpted from For the Love of the Horse, Volume III by Ann Jamieson. Available on amazon.com or www.loveofthehorsebook.com








Joan Ranquet
Animal Communicator, Author, Speaker

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