Balanced Rider Blog
Thoughts and ideas about riding and training horses
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 02:57 PM
Joseph Newcomb calls himself In Had Guy. He is teaching horses piaffe and passage in hand and helps riders from the ground to develop these movements and collection in general. I have audited his clinic and found it extremely interesting and help More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Thursday, November 16, 2017 08:00 PM
Moving my rides to a big hay field due to snow. Strategy to restart my work on flying changes in the new environment. How it worked out. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Thursday, October 26, 2017 07:23 PM
How to ask for a flying changes - aids. Several exercises to pick from to start this work. Chica's first flying changes. More ...
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 ...
 
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