Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
WhenEVER a horse plows forward in any activity--you said jumping--you need to retrain, instead of re-bit. If she races jumps, make her jump from a trot, steer her away and circle and school, mix it up. ALSO, schooling on the flat would really help your horse. DO TONS of half-halts.
Try halting, waiting for her to square off, then back, then immediately trot off, half-halt back to a walk and circle once in the arena. Change reins and repeat, a total of 5x on each rein.
Try spirals. Ride serpentines where you speed up the turns and slow down the straight lines.
Ride LOTS of figure eights. Collect and extend. Then, halt for 15 minutes.
School with the idea that everything will be unexpected and she won't be able to anticipate the next move.
BTW, I love Pelhams bc they are so versatile. When my horse can be trail ridden on a slack rein, I prefer a Pelham bc it gives me some brakes when I need it. My two Pelhams have are mullen-mouthed and rubber-covered.