The other problem I'm having is with the pony I'm working with right now. He's doing really great, learns everything quickly and is very willing. But when he gets even a slightly short distance on any jump over 2 feet he knocks it down. When he gets a really short distance it's understandable, but he'll knock them down even if its just a little close. I'm wondering if there's any exercises I could do to teach him to pick his feet up when he gets close like that? I was thinking some sort of gymnastics set just a little small for him. I'm not trying to teach him to chip jumps, but his owner wants to sell him and he doesn't really have hunter type movement so I think he'd do best as a pony jumper. He's very brave and he has the scope to do the height, but he won't really do well as a jumper if he's going to knock down a jump when he misses a distance. I'm not too concerned about this, he hasn't been jumping that long and has made huge improvement since he started, so I'm sure he'll work through this eventually. I'd just like to help him get there.