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Articles from Author J. L. Hardesty

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Pete rope Tiny
April 24, 2017
J. L. Hardesty

Balance Rider for General Physical Fitness ~ Part One

We are often asked if the Balance Rider is only for equestrians, or if it has value for people who don’t ride horses. So we’re going to take a little side trip before going on with our explanations/definitions of...

Balance Rider
fun
February 14, 2017
J. L. Hardesty

Building Confidence in the Saddle ~ Part One
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Comfort and confidence rely on balance . . . and balance relies largely on core strength.

In this series focusing on RIDER confidence, we’ll cover a number of ways to develop this fundamentally...

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Jim
January 20, 2017
J. L. Hardesty

Confidence in the Saddle . . . How’s yours?
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Confidence is the belief that we can accomplish or handle a given task or enterprise.

A confident rider is a comfortable rider.

A confident rider shares confidence with the horse.

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Jim
December 31, 2016
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Birth of the Balance Rider Part 2
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Before summer arrived, in that year when my anticipation of it was marred by fear, Jim presented me with a gift that soon found its way to the top of my best-ever list. Unbeknownst to me, shortly after the Sunday...

riding from your core
Balance Rider
September 7, 2016
J. L. Hardesty

Birth of the Balance Rider ~ Part One
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It all started one day in early spring, when the snow was softening from icy white to the pearlescent color that hints at winter’s end. Here in the Rocky Mountains, the transformation from frozen to fertile...

Balance Rider, J. L. Hardesty
April 20, 2015
J. L. Hardesty

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