Balanced Rider Blog
Thoughts and ideas about riding and training horses
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 07:35 PM
Helpful tips on what is important to be effective during small and big spooks/disobediences More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Saturday, March 18, 2023 08:26 PM
Helpful tips on what is important to be effective during small and big spooks. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Saturday, January 21, 2023 09:50 PM
Human reflexes/psychology are poorly suited to ride horses More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 05:29 PM
A simple look into common misleading attitudes that people have toward their horses, couple examples and explanations of why they are wrong. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Saturday, November 19, 2022 05:43 PM
In this blog I will describe a series of exercises that help a rider to develop better understanding of what is required to execute a flying change. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 07:57 PM
Discoveries during the process of improving basics. A new level of understanding what it means when a horse truly in front of the leg. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Saturday, June 18, 2022 07:26 PM
This exercise sounds simple but if ridden well gives you a great feeling of connection and responsiveness from your horse More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Saturday, April 23, 2022 07:12 PM
A difference between lateral flexion and a turn. What is involved in both and how to improve steering. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Thursday, March 17, 2022 05:57 PM
Why riders like to "move" their horses, what are the signs of such actions and a reminder on how to avoid it. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 08:48 PM
Exercise that incorporates counter-canter, leg-yield, flying change and walk full side pass. Super sequence! More ...
 
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