Originally Posted by Strawberryfields
you could take him to some hunter shows to practice jumping courses with distractions. They usually have a variety of heights, too!
That's what we do! We haunt some of my old stomping grounds that have good courses for the babies ... errr... Primo.
Puck the easy part with hunters (especially local) is it's usually outside, diagonal, diagonal, outside... or some variety of a figure eight. You don't get all these turns, loops, bending lines... thank goodness the jumps are numbered. And a day at a local hunter show is usually cheaper than an event. For a green horse, any away time is a good experience.