The balance skill is a vital skill for any rider. Staying on top of
a moving mount, especially during battle, requires the rider to be able
to maintain their balance. A high balance skill allows the rider to
resist being unseated by another rider, and resist being thrown from a
galloping mount. Even while dismounted, skill in balance helps the rider
in battle by allowing them to swing a weapon more accurately, increasing
their chance at hitting an opponent. This is primarily a rider skill and
does not work in conjunction with battle instincts.