HATHA EQUUS

ELIZABETH RIECKS

EQUINE PROFESSIONAL IN NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP, PARTNERSHIP, DRESSAGE, FOUNDATIONAL RIDING
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Early Years

Elizabeth started playing with horses at age seven at a small neighborhood barn in Littleton, CO. While much of her energy as a child and young adult was focused on competing in jumping, dressage, and eventing, the majority of her time was spent just “hanging around” and enjoying company of the horses. Her favorite past-time was sitting bareback on a horse as it was grazing.

As time has passed, her desire to get back to that pure connection with horses has only grown the more she has learned about them…
and herself.

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Education

In her early twenties, she studied dressage under the tutelage of esteemed international trainer and “O” judge, Anne Gribbons, and her accomplished assistant trainer, Tamra Brown . With their guidance, she not only learned about the mechanics of riding dressage but gained an in-depth understanding and appreciation for equine biomechanics.

Furthermore, she learned how to positively influence and support the physical development of horses.

Journey

Following her dressage training she sought to learn more about natural horsemanship and intuitive training.

Over the last decade she has researched and studied the horsemanship practices of many natural horsemen, but is inspired primarily by the systems of Karen Rohlf, and Klaus Hempfling.

With the help of some very amazing horses, she has experimented with and refined techniques that combine dressage and natural horsemanship. The result…
Hatha Equus.

Life

Her animals are her life. She doesn’t make any decisions without them! She lives in Longmont, CO with her boyfriend, Jordan, her dog Meela, and her two horses Jestoro and Riggins. She is an avid yogi, a dancer, and an artist.

She believes that horses can guide us to a heightened, more authentic version of ourselves. She is grateful that the horses have allowed her to learn from them over the years.

“It is my honor and thrill to be able to share the lessons of my journey, my knowledge, and love of horses with you.”
-Elizabeth

About HATHA EQUUS

BALANCED HORSES, BALANCED HUMANS, BALANCED HORSEMANSHIP
HELPING HUMANS & HORSES FIND ONENESS... TOGETHER

Hatha, often synonymous with Yoga, is defined as the unity of the mind and body through physical exercises-or asanas. Through Hatha Yoga humans can achieve emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual balance.

Applying the yoga ideals and principles to the way we approach our interactions with horses, we can find greater health, partnership, harmony and togetherness with them.

Hatha Equus also combines the core principles of dressage and the foundations of natural horsemanship with the essence of yoga to develop calm, balanced, yet powerful equine (and human) athletes.

Whether your goal with your horse is to ride Grand Prix dressage movements, improve your barrel racing speed, trail ride, build your confidence jumping, ride bridleless and bareback, or simply to build a deeper more joyous relationship, Hatha Equus can help guide you to your goal...and improve the quality of life for you AND your horse along the way.

  • providing a safe, calm, relaxed environment to nurture happy horses and humans

  • engaging in exercises and systems to correct misalignments and promote sustainable athleticism

  • explaining concepts to horses in their own language/ empowering leadership of humans through clarity of body language

  • bettering ourselves through soulful introspection so we can support horses through their evolution

Lesson Types

Elizabeth can work with you and your horse on your own property or arrange a lesson at Wildsong Ranch in Longmont, Colorado.

Please contact Elizabeth using the forms below to discuss your needs.
You can also visit the "Schedule a Lesson!" tab in the main menu to see pricing and package options if you want to book something today!

Private Lesson

Help improve your horse’s biomechanics, movement, behavioral issues, skills under saddle, and your leadership/ partnership with him.

This includes lessons at your property, a public arena, trailhead, or another agreed upon facility.

One of Elizabeth’s horses can be available for a private or group lesson for a small fee.
•Sessions are approximately 1 hour Elizabeth can work with you AND your horse, or on just your horse.
•One of her horses is also available for a small fee.

Group Lesson

Share the joy of horses and learning with your friends. Elizabeth can accommodate 2-6 people for one lesson.

Group lessons can take many forms and are not necessarily limited to age or experience levels. Whether it is dressage skills, foundational riding, liberty, or fundamental horsemanship techniques, there is a way to help everyone in a group meet their needs.

Elizabeth can coordinate a group for you to join depending on your interests, or she can work with you and your friends if you already have a shared goal in mind!
•2-6 people can be accomodated in group lessons
• Lessons w 2 people will run approximately 1 hr
• Lessons w 3+ ppl will run 1.5hrs
•A Hatha Equus horse can be available for these lessons for a small fee.

Equine G.O.A.L.S.

This 6 week program is designed to help you get RESULTS! Equine GOALS is also designed to help you identify and get closer to the dreams you have always had with horses. Elizabeth will customize an action plan that will help you pave a pathway to success toward an attainable goal!

To learn more about this program, schedule a consultation call with Elizabeth by clicking the “Schedule a Lesson!” tab in the main menu.
•Each lesson is 75 minutes
•The 6 lessons will need to be completed within 8 weeks
To learn more about this program, you can schedule a 30 minute consultation call with Elizabeth by clicking on the “Schedule a Lesson” link in the main menu.

Lesson Package

Most dressage horses take nearly a decade to reach Grand-Prix. We at Hatha Equus believe that reaching your dreams, not only takes perseverance and dedication, but requires an investment and a plan!

Luckily, we can offer you a bit of a break if you invest in a lesson package! You will not only receive a 10% discount off a 10 pack of lessons, but Elizabeth will work with you on an action plan so you have a roadmap to guide you closer to your goals!
Purchase 10 lessons upfront & receive a 10% discount! For example, the ‘pay as you go’ price for the private lesson option adds up to $600, but if you buy 10 upfront, you only pay $540!

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