| Today he was moderately bad. He refused a lot, |
I just want to add, I would look at yourself for the refusals before putting the blame on our horses.
Horses jump blindly, and need the educated support from their riders on approach to the fence and at the base of the fence.
Some horses are School Masters and know their job and just jump anyways, regardless of the multitude of errors that their riders do during the ride - but then there are horses that just wont do the job, without their riders doing theirs.
Instead of saying "He refused" say - I caused him to refuse through rider error. If you go to the Jumping Section, and look for the thread titled "What horses really see when jumping" and watch the vid, it'll open your eyes as to what is really going on - and why you need to be 100% supportive on approach the fence for your green horse.