Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: I live in a rural area of Queensland, Australia
my thoroughbred mare used to do exactly the same thing. Go back to lower jumps (50-60cm) and arrange 3 cavaletti in front of the jump, one trot stride apart. This worked really well for my mare as she had to slow down and watch what she was doing over the cavaletti. Once your horse is going well with that, take away one cavaletti, and once he's used to that, take the next one. When you feel your horse wont rush the jump, take the last one away as well. Also work on cantering into the low jump with one cavaletti two strides on front of the jump. Try lunging the horse over the cavaletti and jump and watch how he jumps from the ground
My horse's feet are as swift as rolling thunder, She carries me away from all my fears, And when the world threatens to fall asunder, Her mane is there to wipe away my tears.