Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Whidbey Island Washington
To quote your signature "The reason people give up is because they don't see how far they're come. Only how far they're got left to go. Put some distance between Point A and Point Whatever, look back, and enjoy the view."
We have a few gaited horses that jump. One is really terrible at it. One is ok, and one would love nothing more than to jump, jump, JUMP!! For that last one, we slow down, do a true trot, and trot to the jumps until she will jump them and come down without an increase in speed. Once she'll do that, we begin cantering. If it doesn't FEEL like rushing to you, I would possibly say to space the jumps that are in sequence a little bit farther apart so that you (and she/he?) have time to regroup between them for now. If you're planning to canter between, figure out how long the horse's stride is, and add 2 strides between the jumps, once you've gotten that down, shorten the distance by 1 stride, and when that's good, shorten one more. :)
If you're planning to trot between, make sure that you can maintain a steady trot, one jump at a time, before you add a second jump in sequence.
Most of all, have fun and feel safe!