One of the biggest challenges
many equestrians face has nothing to do with the mechanics of riding, their
horse, or the competition they face in the ring. The battle starts in the mind.
In this presentation
we will look at what it is we are bringing to our rides that we may not be
aware of. We will look at the impact that our unconscious thoughts and
movements do when we work with our horses. As a yoga and mindfulness
teacher as well as an equestrian, I have seen many examples of how
we show up to ride and are still thinking about what happened
earlier and as a result are not “present” when we ride. We will talk about why that is,
what happens to us and our horses when we are not present and what we can do to
become a better partner for our horses using mindfulness techniques.
Andrew Seifert - Wellness Practitioner
With an early start in horses at the Seifert's Iron
Horse Farm Stables, work with horses was part of day-to-day life.
Fate returned Andrew to horses when he ran into an old family friend
in 2000 at a horse show and was fortunate to get to return to world
of horses. "I walked into the barn and the smell of warm
horses and hay told me I was home." Combining a background
in mindfullness and horsemanship, Andrew brings an eye for ease
of motion and looks for ways to help both horse and rider find
balance. When not working with horses you can find Andrew leading classes
or spending time with his co-parented Polo horse Ruby.
Andrew holds the following certifications:
• Registered Yoga teacher with over 1000 hours
of teaching time,
• A Certified Equine Massage Practitioner
• Certified by both BEMER and the Association of
PEMF Professionals, Andrew has delivered over 3500 sessions to