Balanced Rider Blog
Thoughts and ideas about riding and training horses
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 07:34 PM
The short overview of what is required of horse and rider before attempting flying changes More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Thursday, July 6, 2017 07:44 PM
A young horse's training must include not only ground work to know how to be with humans, they also must receive training from the ground that teaches them how to be ridden. Without it it is too big of a gap from one stage to the next. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Thursday, May 18, 2017 03:39 PM
Santo and I were chosen to ride in Mane Event with Shannon Dueck. Here is the report of the experience. :) More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Monday, April 3, 2017 05:15 PM
What it is all about and why it is important. How to work toward achieving it. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Thursday, March 16, 2017 08:22 PM
A letter to my student regarding general principles of work with young horses. A list of blogs on work with Arroyo. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Saturday, March 11, 2017 04:00 PM
Have you ever had a wonderful ride only to have a disappointing one next time? This is because you expected it t be a very good ride... More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Thursday, February 23, 2017 08:25 PM
This blog is about common mistakes I see riders make when executing a half-pass. What these mistakes lead to and how to correct them. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Monday, January 30, 2017 03:10 PM
Why it is important to sit closer to the back of the seatbones rather then the front. Consequences of these two different positions. Prerequisites for developing supple seat. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 07:10 PM
This is the situation when rider ends up holding things together and doing the work for her horse. This applies to the concept of going forward and to the speed/tempo control. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Thursday, December 8, 2016 11:01 AM
Riding transitions in shoulder-in, travers and renvers is excellent way to improve your horse's coordination, strength, suppleness and collection. How to do them and what to watch for. More ...
 
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