Balanced Rider Blog
Thoughts and ideas about riding and training horses
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Monday, April 29, 2019 09:37 PM
Using dressage/In-hand whip requires technical knowledge, physical skill and understanding what exactly the whip is trying to "explain" to a horse. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Saturday, March 30, 2019 09:08 PM
Rein contact can be a difficult puzzle to solve. So many components are involved. We will look into one of them and see how both sides (a horse and a rider) contributes to the issue. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Monday, March 4, 2019 08:53 PM
A few ideas to use when riding on the side of a quiet dirt/snow road. Road work can be more then just a trail ride. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Thursday, February 14, 2019 03:40 PM
Lessons learned from a bareback schooling session on a very cold day :) More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Thursday, January 31, 2019 09:00 PM
How to organize your riding time to keep your horse working consistently and help him build on his training rather than keep relapsing after each break. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Monday, December 31, 2018 02:21 PM
Important connection of inside and outside reins, too much of either one is a mistake. How to recognize if your horse is not listening to a rein/reins aids. Exercises to correct it. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Thursday, November 29, 2018 07:21 PM
One of the ways I create variety in my horse's work. Plus it is a great work out for the rider. You will see improvements in your dressage seat, feel for canter rhythm, ability to connect to the movement and eventually correct it. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 02:45 PM
An approach to transitions that helps improve your horse's responses and mechanics of upward transitions. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Saturday, October 13, 2018 11:51 AM
Strategies and sequences that can help improve your horse's understanding and cooperation in canter work. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Thursday, September 20, 2018 09:40 AM
Horses are taught to behave appropriately around humans. This is not something a horse born with. All the skills a horse knows was taught to it one way or another, on purpose or not. More ...
 
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