My new horse Bear, is an off the track Thoroughbred, of 6 years. Bear was intended to be a hunter/equitation horse, due to his long and comfortable strides, however, recently as I have began to start working him over fences, he hasn't taken to it quite lightly. I could probably go as far to say that he hates it and just does not want to put up with jumping. These jumps are 2'3" at the highest, and he is a 17 hand horse.
Instead of forcing him to do something he doesn't want to, I was thinking of trying basic dressage and seeing how he takes to that, but I'm wondering if this is the right choice and if so, where to start.