Yoga on Horseback
Seasoned Yoga on Horseback instructor Alecz Adams combines Anusara inspired yoga movements with the unique balance and core strength needed in horseback riding to help equestrians improve their flexibility, comfort, and overall riding experience, and gain deeper connection with their horses. This class is offered for all disciplines, including English, Western, and bareback. Horses will primarily stand for the class, with some walking, and minimal trot/jog. Participants and the audience will learn how to safely execute these stretching and meditative techniques, both mounted on their horses, and with their horses on the ground. This class will include theory, optional movements on the ground, and up to intermediate mounted stretches for riders. Please note that these are stretches for riders not horses.
|Time: 1 hr||Skill: Everyone||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.