Balanced Rider Blog
Thoughts and ideas about riding and training horses
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 ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Sunday, August 26, 2018 09:25 PM
First show experience for a young horse. I didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised by his behavior. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Monday, June 18, 2018 08:45 PM
Helpful tips on how to work on the issue of the wrong lead. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Monday, May 21, 2018 05:33 PM
New thoughts about riding circles, corners and turns. I had couple bulb moments about it and want to share them with you :) More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Thursday, April 19, 2018 09:33 PM
How to improve the contact and your skills in creating it. More ...
Posted by Irina Yastrebova on Monday, April 2, 2018 08:18 PM
Notes that I made auditing the clinic - ideas and exercises. Pirouette work. More ...
 
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