Balanced Rider Blog
Thoughts and ideas about riding and training horses
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 ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Monday, November 21, 2016 06:56 PM
Spiral as a straightening exercise for the canter. Variations and what to pay attention to. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Saturday, October 29, 2016 08:59 PM
This is a deeper look into slight asymmetries that most riders have in their lower legs position and function. Also, how it affects overall balance, aiding of a horse and his balance. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Thursday, September 29, 2016 09:49 PM
As I am preparing for a horse show with my mare Regala I would like to share some ideas what to work on at home starting a month before a show. This is for the First Level tests. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Monday, September 19, 2016 07:55 PM
Common mistakes in riding when it comes to working harder rather then smarter. How to recognize overriding and general guidelines to develop more harmonious partnership in the saddle. More ...
 
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