To be able to maintain a balanced position intermediate riders will need to become more reactive with their stance and movements. Essentially, they will have to make faster and more precise adjustments to remain balanced and stay in control.
Reactive balance is the term used for this. It is an automatic response that creates movement to keep the rider’s COM stable and stop the rider from falling over. Reactive balance only improves with practice and experience.
An active stance includes:
Being strong, yet remaining relaxed, will help the rider move more quickly to maintain balance and deal with the increase in forces.