April 26, 27, 28 - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN

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Yoga for Riders

Friday, April 26        9:00-9:45       Compeer Arena
Saturday, April 27
   9:00-9:45       Compeer Arena

Yoga 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.

Andrew Seifert

Andrew 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.

Jennefer Lear

Jennefer 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.


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