Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia
Remember to always be confident. Your horse judges your emotions and looks to you for leadership. If you are confident about going over the jump, then the horse is probably less likely to make a fuss. This also comes from trust. If he doesn't trust you, all the confidence in the world isn't going to make him jump.
My horse is like that. She'll jump every jump no problem, but only if I'm confident about it. If I hesitate, she stops. Guaranteed. =)
Kind, Confident, Consistent Leadership = Trust, Obedience and Respect
There is no such thing as natural horsemanship, because nothing we do with horses is natural. There is only good and bad horsemanship.