Friday, April 26 9:00-9:45 Compeer
April 27 9:00-9:45 Compeer Arena
for Riders – Getting the best partnership with your horse
We all want to have a great experience each time we get
into the saddle. However, we often
forget about the other part of the riding team! Ourselves. When we are not in the
correct mindset or engaging the correct muscles, we often work against our
equine partner. This talk will over ways
to get your mind and body connect to be a better rider for your horse.We will
use a series of poses, some breathing exercises and actually see how this can
change the way you partner with your horse and how your horse experience you.
grew up raising Saddlebred horses on Iron Horse Farms. As a yoga instructor
Andrew calls on several traditions to help riders become more aware of how they
interact with their horses and to help them improve their state of mind both in
the saddle and in daily life. “The idea of calming the mind and tuning into the
body with yoga is what allows us to really listen to what our horse is telling
us. Andrew lives in Excelsior and owns Good Vibrations Yoga studio in Hopkins.
He teaches there as well as several other stables in the greater metro area. He
also offers BEMER Equine sessions to stables throughout the Midwest area, and
serves on the board of the Minnesota Saddle Horse Association.
was riding horses before she could walk. As part of the Lear Stables
heritageshe was fortunate to be able to have horses in her life on a daily
basis. With a background in education as well as an ARIA certified instructor,
Jennefer’s calm demeanor and keen eye for form are part of what makes her a
premiere riding instructor. She can help her rider see what is needed and
gently guides them to the proper course of action to get the results they are
after. A regular yogi herself she sees the marriage of riding and yoga as a
natural fit. “There are a lot of parallels between a yoga lesson and a riding
lesson. Fine adjustments and lots of attention to breathing and focusing the
mind are what is needed to become a successful rider. Jennefer lives with her 3
daughters in Afton and runs Lear Stables located in Hastings, MN.