I find Irina approaches things in a way that almost seems to create the right work by accident.
It always feels like suddenly and accidentally the horse is doing decent /nice dressage work. Of course I realize it's so
NOT by accident, but what I mean is that with other instructors when I reflect on the lessons, I have a memory of how HARD
it was to create the "right picture", and even when I "got it", I think back and realize I didn't get it because the horse was still
tense and unhappy. I'm starting to realize that just because you're working so HARD and a lesson may be so intense
(or just plain tense), it doesn't mean that what's being created is necessarily a good thing. I really like the feeling of the
dressage coming by accident! Even though it's not.
Jen, clinic participant
To clinic organizers
Encourage your participants to visit Balanced Rider website to
familirize themselves with the concepts, terminology and approach.
Participants are invited to fill out the online form. Understanding
riders abilities, goals and expectations will allow me to
create a lesson plan and maximize the benefits from the clinic.
Irina Yastrebova, Riding Instructor and