Meet our Team!
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…
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.
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…
Giorgia believes that horses can be our best teachers, especially those who challenge us the most. She is convinced that the deepest possible connection with our equine partners is achieved through kindness, knowledge and awareness. From a place of authentic trust, impossible is nothing. Giorgia used to ride hunter-jumper, then embraced a Natural Horsemanship philosophy. Her life completely turned around when she discovered Positive Reinforcement, as presented by Mustang Maddy’s Horse-Human Connection Academy.
Giorgia used to be a re-start trainer and rider for the Equine Rescue SERRA in Sonoma, California, and she is certified in Equine Assisted Learning through CBEIP through Medicine Horse Ranch in Tomales, California. In 2017, Giorgia was chosen by her mustang Sombra, and she said yes. Giorgia’s mission as a Positive Reinforcement Instructor is to facilitate the creation of balanced partnerships, with equal joy and engagement for humans and horses. She does so by giving horses choice, and a voice.
About HATHA EQUUS
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
New Student Orientation
•Elizabeth can work with you AND your horse, or just with your horse.
•Many amazing horses available for lessons at Wildsong Ranch if you don’t have your own.
Positive Reinforcement is available with Giorgia Ghizzoni
Elizabeth teaches classical dressage, foundational riding and horsemanship skills. This includes lessons at your property, or Wildsong Ranch.
Hatha Equus does have horses available if you need a partner.
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•Child Advanced/ Intermediate -1.5hrs
•Adult Beginner- 1.5hrs
•Adult Advanced/ Intermediate- 1.5hrs
Hatha Equus horses are available for certain classes.
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•6 lessons will need to be completed within 8 weeks
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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!
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•This applies to Private Lessons, Group Classes, and Equine GOALS.
•You can also buy Gift Certificates!
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Videos Tutorials & Upcoming Events
You won’t want to miss this opportunity to help your horse become the best version of his or herself, and in turn be a better partner for you!
Please join me as we unveil Hatha Equus’ new home, Wildsong Ranch! About the Grand Opening:Date: June 22nd, 2019Time: 12pm-6pmLocation: 10069 N. 65th St., Longmont, CO 80503 About Wildsong Ranch: One of the biggest goals of Wildsong Ranch is to help shift the way our culture interacts with horses, and truly make the world a Read more about Wildsong Ranch Grand Opening Event![…]
At the beginning of 2019, Hatha Equus has moved to Wildsong Ranch in Longmont, Colorado! Wildsong Ranch offers the “Paddock Paradise” boarding philosophy. Through this system the horses are outside 24/7 (with access to shelters of course) and are encouraged to move all day long! They can eat hay from slow feeders any time they want, and are in a mixed herd on a track that is over 1/2 mile long. So far the H.E. boys, Jestoro and Riggins, are in heaven in their new home!
G.O.A.L.S. stands for Goal Oriented Accelerated Learning System! This 6 lesson program will help you identify your short-term and long-term goals with horses, and take a step closer to achieving success with them!
August 12th, 2018
Help your horse become lighter, more balanced, supple and comfortable to ride, while simultaneously improving your partnership, communication, and happiness together!
During this demonstration Elizabeth discusses the philosophies of Hatha Equus and strategies for getting the most out of winter training with your horse! She has a Powerpoint presentation and also works with her equine partners to illustrate some of the games/exercises that she focuses on during winter!
BALANCE is one of the biggest topics of developing your Equine Yogi. This video helps lay out some of the basic exercises needed to start the process!
The second concept we discuss in the Equine Yogi series is ENERGY! When you can have a meaningful dialogue about how to harness and connect to the horse’s energy, it can completely change the dynamics of your relationship with your horse!
The most essential skill we need to support a horse on his equine yogi journey is the ability to RELAX! From here and only here we can help the horse grow into a supple happy athlete. This video shows you one approach to developing a… Relaxation Reflex! Enjoy!
Check out the Full video in its entirety of Hatha Equus: Ride to Harmony. You will learn about the philosophy and principles of Hatha Equus. Watch Elizabeth work with her horse on postural changes, and teach a lesson with her student on trying to find those postures in the saddle! Enjoy!