Originally Posted by rhosroyalvelvet
Jumping may be an issue because Rhos goes MAD! He tries to take off at any jump.
At what stage does he go mad? I see you happily schooling around fences at home, so he isn't one that explodes just at the sight of fences. I get that he isn't a jumper, so it doesn't matter so much, but as Anabel says pole work is really useful for all sorts of work, so time to address that one as well.
It could be that the going mad is part of the feedback loop, either you get excited/nervous at the though of poles, or he is feeding back on your stiffness and lack of 'give'
There are lots of great things you can do, from just throwing random poles around the arena and loose rein riding around them, through them and over them until everyone is bored, to more formal work with related distances etc, it is great fun.