Mindful Horseback Riding
Alecz Adams will teach riding methods from her book Mindful Horseback Riding. Exercises will be from beginner level through advanced, though beginners should not be discouraged as participation in higher level movements is not mandatory. Some obstacles may be utilized. All disciplines are welcome. Mindful Horseback Riding focuses on the connection between the equine and the rider, bringing presence and intentionality more deeply into the riding equation. Participants will also use their breathing and higher awareness of the positioning of their bodies to bring them into even deeper contact with their horses. Practices will be taught for all to use with horses at home. Limited supplies of the book Mindful Horseback Riding will also be available on site.
|Time: 1hr||Skill: Beginner/Intermediate||Location: Schedule|
- Alecz Adams
10th Mountain Equine & Alecz Adams Horse and Rider Training
Alecz Adams, President and Director of Equine Operations at 10th Mountain Equine, and trainer at Alecz Adams Horse and Rider Training has been working professionally with horses for over 30 years. A successful competition and professional rider in a variety of disciplines: Hunters, Jumpers, Eventing, Reining, Trail, Endurance, English Equitation, Western Pleasure, and many Gymkhana Events, she currently works as a horse trainer, private riding instructor, DH Practitioner, and Equine Assisted Activity Facilitator. Ms. Adams published the book Mindful Horseback Riding, and teaches from her book as well as traditional riding and driving disciplines. She also spent several years designing, creating and training both horses and staff for several companies in both North and South America, including the number one equestrian tour company in Peru, Mountain Lodges of Peru.
Ms. Adams also founded Destination Rescue, a program created to help small equine 501(c)3s grow and integrate into their communities, by helping each rescue find their niche and create their own programs in their area. Ms. Adams has been providing Equine Assisted Therapy to Veterans, children and families for over a decade, and has developed a new Equine Assisted Trauma Releasement therapeutic method which is becoming increasingly successful across the country. Ms. Adams is one of Eagle County’s original Equine Assisted Therapy and Therapeutic Riding providers.