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.

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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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Queenrider replied to Kairen Jamieson's discussion High Hand vrs Low Hand
"I went and audited PK's clinic a couple of years ago.  This guy can walk his talk so to speak.  He got on every horse and the change was instant and the improvement was immense.  The horses ranged from Training level up to GP. I…"
Apr 8, 2013
wildehex replied to Kairen Jamieson's discussion High Hand vrs Low Hand
"PK (or any trainer) does not suggest high hands per se, it is part of soliciting a different REaction). The hand is generally neutral (straight line from elbow to horse's mouth) UNLESS a different behavior is to be provoked.  By lifting…"
Apr 7, 2013
James ( Sandy) Dunlop replied to Kairen Jamieson's discussion High Hand vrs Low Hand
"Reverend, the high hand, from time to time, is only a means to an end in a horse in training. The position you describe (except I would keep the thumbs up rather than face each other) is for the finished horse."
Feb 4, 2011
James ( Sandy) Dunlop replied to Kairen Jamieson's discussion High Hand vrs Low Hand
"Hello Kairen,                   The purpose of the high hands is so that the tension applied to the reins will be directed to the corners of the mouth rather than the bars where pressure causes great…"
Jan 15, 2011
Jackie Cochran replied to Kairen Jamieson's discussion High Hand vrs Low Hand
"Erin, thank you so much for the reference to this site and article. I guess my hands know what they are doing as they drift upwards."
Dec 8, 2010
Erin K Beach replied to Kairen Jamieson's discussion High Hand vrs Low Hand
"http://www.philippe-karl.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=5&location_id=354&topicid=3 I read this on a different forum, and I liked it a lot. I think what a rider often thinks as mechanically correct, is often completely wrong when…"
Dec 8, 2010
Kairen Jamieson replied to Kairen Jamieson's discussion High Hand vrs Low Hand
"I will try to get the other link up....thank you for pointing that out."
Dec 8, 2010
Jackie Cochran replied to Kairen Jamieson's discussion High Hand vrs Low Hand
"It lookes like he is holding all four reins in one hand, and because of that the rider has to hold his hand higher. It also looks like he is asking for a turn to the inside. The web redirected me to http://www.philippe-karl.com, and I am commenting…"
Dec 8, 2010
wilson replied to Kairen Jamieson's discussion High Hand vrs Low Hand
"Your web link is not working."
Dec 8, 2010
Kairen Jamieson replied to Brooke's discussion What was your dumbest idea on horseback?
"Mine was bareback too....riding in a thong bathing suit on a hot...hot...summer day with a sweaty horse....ahhhh youth and stupidity...mine was not painful..more....yucky...that is the word I would use....lol."
Dec 3, 2010
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High Hand vrs Low Hand

I was just wondering everyone's opinion on the use of high hands in training http://www.philippe-karl.com/modules...=354&topicid=3  See More
Dec 3, 2010
Kairen Jamieson replied to Timothy Wayne Martinak's discussion Horse Ring Sour?
"I mix up my show horses routines so they never get soured....if we are in show season and they are in the ring 3 out of 7 days...I will mostly hack or do working hacks to round out their schedules. If they are in training...I will incorporate hacks…"
Oct 12, 2010
Kairen Jamieson replied to Jocelyn's discussion Can You Critique This Picture?
"Sorry..but to me a rounding back is done by collapsing the cores...and if my horse is coming into a 4'3" fence with a stilt...I do not round through the lower back but engage the seat and cores...nor do I rond when galloping downhill on a…"
Sep 16, 2010
Kairen Jamieson replied to Krystal.b's discussion Who is the real horsewhisperer
"A real hoarse whisperer is someone with a sore throat...oh...wait...wrong kind of horse...lol."
Sep 13, 2010
Kairen Jamieson replied to Jocelyn's discussion Can You Critique This Picture?
"You are riding off the toe with a bit too much weight and tension in the digits which has lifted the heel a bit contracting the calf and bringing the leg back in a small "swing" movement...I have a feeling if the fence were higher...we…"
Sep 10, 2010
Kairen Jamieson replied to Teades Girl's discussion Heels Down
"I am going to back up what Ruth posted...the calves and ankles will be a big part..but so will the hamstring which is very important to the drop weight distribution.. Once the rider tightens the hamstring the thigh will tighten as well since the…"
Aug 21, 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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Jumping

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…

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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…

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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

Lise
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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