Kairen Jamieson
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High Hand vrs Low Hand
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I was just wondering everyone's opinion on the use of high hands in training …Continue

Tags: horse, equine, equestrian, rider form, horse training

Started this discussion. Last reply by Queenrider Apr 8, 2013.

Now Look YOU......the 24/7 field horse rant (for fun)
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Just because there is a large puddle of murky water with sewage mud...does not mean you need to roll in it until you are a slopping mess...you are not a competitor for "The Ditch Pig of the Year…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by justice Jun 19, 2010.

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Older than dirt...slightly unsound of mind and body...but not quite ready to be put out to pasture yet.
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We all strive for the perfect distance.


We practise perfect equitation/body alignment.


We use grids...we use trotting poles...we practise our two point position for hours.


I hear coaches tell student to move on the horse/slow down the horse,...curve your broken line....hold for three allow for three....all in the name of the perfect spot.


I will hear a coach comment..."you had a long spot....you need to add move leg to move him…


Posted on February 8, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Shoulders Back + Toes Up = Tension for the Rider

It is commonly heard in almost every lesson or at every warm up ring at shows.

"Get those shoulders back...or point the toes up"

I find this particular articulation to be misleading to the rider.

When a rider "brings the shoulders back" they generally believe the coach wants them to bring the shouldes back by engaging the muscles along that run along the spine while wrapping the shoulder blades around an imaginary fist to bring the upper body back…


Posted on February 6, 2010 at 5:18pm

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At 1:14pm on July 28, 2010, Holly Anne Thompson said…
i dont really know i chose the pictures and my mom downloaded them so really i am not the person to ask!
At 11:27pm on April 29, 2010, Lise M. LeBlanc said…
Kaairen! Are we on this weekend? Leeet Meee Know :D

At 8:03pm on February 6, 2010, Jackie Cochran said…
Hi Kairen! I'm looking forward to more of your blogs.

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