Integrated horse riding taught by Irena is concerned with a deeper understanding and mastering of the rider’s movement, self-awareness, and finding qualities to which the horse reacts by cooperating. Both horse and rider move as one harmonious whole. It aims at synchronizing riding aids and movement of both bodies and thus attaining relaxation and comfort in movement.
Integrated horse riding puts the individuality of the rider and the horse first. Each person will establish a unique relationship with a certain horse. The teacher’s role is to listen and support the process with openness and understanding. The learning process is interactive and promotes dialogue between the learner and the teacher. Thus they build mutual understanding and trust, which are fundamental prerequisites of successful learning.