Distances, distances. What are we doing wrong?
For the past couple of weeks my horse has started getting the worst distances. She's never done this before.
She had about a year off jumping and we just started back. Last year we were doing 18"-2' and now we are doing 2' to 2'3".
But she almost always gets the distance to the bigger fences. She is horrible over CROSSRAILS. I don't get it. And it's one line in particular. There is another line the same amount of strides we have and she always gets the distance there too. Given, the out is a 2' flowerbox with a pole. But on the one line we have trouble with, even when we make a 2' vertical she still chips the out, or sometimes takes it long. More chipping than anything though.
Most of the time she has a good pace, so I don't think she's too dead/too fast. She's barely 15hhs but has short legs and she tends to get something like an 11' stride. So my trainer has told me just let her get that and don't try to make her haul booty down the lines.
It's so frustrating and I can't understand what I'm doing wrong. Anybody got any advice/suggestions for us?
Cinnamon Whiskey 11 y/o 15hh Chestnut AQHA mare, 2'6 Jumpers