Saturday, October 1, 2016


Hello friends, I have exciting news! Later this month, I will be teaming up with Jo Bunny, yoga teacher and masseuse, for a full day of transformative instruction! Hosted by the Hampshire Country Riding Club, this clinic will help horses and riders connect like never before. I hope you can join us!

Partnership Through Body Awareness

A Clinic with Jo Bunny and Rachel Hackett
Presented by the Hampshire County Riding Club

Saturday, October 29th from 9-4
HCRC Grounds, Goshen, MA
Club members $125
Non-members $150

In this full-day clinic, riders will learn basic yoga techniques, as well as groundwork and mounted exercises, to enhance their partnership with their horses. Unlock your ability to move with your horse, and find balance together! No yoga experience is needed. Riders of any discipline are welcome!

           Space is limited to 10 participants, so register now by emailing

Breathing more freely and clearing the mind of distractions can help you feel more
relaxed and less tense while on the horse. By reducing physical and mental tension, we can give clearer aids and achieve greater freedom of motion. Learn to use your body and breath to inspire your horse!

Jo Bunny is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist for both Horses and Humans in the Pioneer Valley. She has taught yoga in Texas and Massachusetts since 2000. Her workshops and classes take a fun, heart-centered approach to yoga. Participants will experience various ways in which Yoga (meditation, breathing, and body awareness) can be used to increase relaxation and centeredness as well as to enhance the relationship between Horse and Rider.

Rachel Hackett is a freelance riding instructor and horse trainer in the Pioneer Valley and Central Connecticut. Using a combination of Connected Riding, TTeam training, and other techniques, she helps students in all disciplines and levels to achieve softness and balance. A graduate of Smith College with four years on the Equestrian Team, Rachel has studied with Peggy Cummings, Jill Kreinbring MS, and Kim Walnes.