Originally Posted by Clydesdales
Thank you gssw5 and Corporal both your answers are very good and I will try both yes Corporal my aunty thinks the same thing about being rushed a jumps.
Gssw5 when I lunge him over jumps he perfect so I might be the problem do you think a running martingale would help.
When I jump logs he perfect and low fences.
When my sister rides him I don't notice it as much and she jumps over high fences.
Corporal I can't afford a trainer if I was competing I would thnk about it but I only ride on the farm.
If the horse is stiff and avoiding the bit a running martingale is not going to solve the problem it's like putting a band-aid on a bleeding artery. You need to fix the problem. Go back to lots of flat work and get your balance and timing on the flat work. Use ground poles at a trot and lope to help you get your timing. If he is better with your sister then watch her and see what she is doing different, maybe her seat is better and hands more quiet. Without a trainer and eyes watching you to tell you how to fix yourself it's going to be challenging to fix the problem.
Maybe if you posted a video on here someone could tell you exactly what is going wrong.