Jul 21, 2020
I had been practicing yoga for about 5 years when I got my first horse at age 51. The year was 2005. My goal was to ride a lot and, although I considered myself fit, my body was feeling the aches and pains of daily horseback riding. Changing my yoga routine to compensate for the muscles I was using as an equestrian really helped me get through the initial period of intense riding.
Yoga helped so much, I tried talking my yoga instructor into letting me develop a class specific to equestrians. She wasn’t into horses, and I didn’t know enough people with horses to inspire a special class. My plans for a “Yoga for Equestrians” class fizzled out. Recently I brought up in casual conversation among my horse friends that I was once a yoga instructor. Then they asked if I would be interested in teaching a class. That got me to thinking about yoga again.
While I’m too busy to add a yoga class to my plate, I found a qualified horsewoman who has developed a “Yoga for Equestrians” program. Gabrielle Diakon is a yoga instructor with a passion for horses. Gabrielle has constructed yoga workout videos especially designed for those of us who ride. Now, in these times of COVID quarantines, yoga online seems the perfect solution.
Check out Gabrielle's website and Facebook page below to learn more.
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