Its a confidence and trust issue, if you aren't confident jumping then the answer is simple, don't! I'm not saying don't ever jump but if you're nervous your horse will feel that and react to it. You don't want your horse refusing jumps which is very common with a nervous rider, remember that your his leader and captain and if the captain says somethings scary that's what he'll think! Keep taking lessons to build your confidence and start jumping within those lessons when both you and your insturctor feel you're ready. Don't worry if you have a passion to jump with time and patience you'll be clearing those fences in no time!
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