Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia
When I was a beginner my coach gave us 'two point competitions', trot around in two point for as long as you possibly could until one by one we dropped like flies lol. Aside from that, I suggest doing lots of pole work with them. If they can't canter poles, then they can't jump. Practise their 'release' over poles, going into two point over poles, cantering five strides between two poles and doing a course of poles. It can make jumping seem less scary when you slowly start to put the poles UP and gives them some sort of sense of what they're supposed to do.