I had a lot of bad jumping falls, and that is why I switched to dressage. Jumping was just too scary for me at a point, but after a year or two of "recovery" I decided that I wanted to canter over poles again. From there is moved up to an occasional cross rail. I started leasing a trusty horse, and I started jumping on her because some days I didn't have the patience to do dressage. For me, going higher is something I have to do because I want to compete beginner novice next year. Bt to get to that scary 2'7, I will raise the jump. Not the trainer raise the jump. I now have no problems cantering any horse over a cross rail course, but I do have issues when that cross rail turns into 2'. I just need a trusty stead to make me feel like I can do it!