So i've had my horse almost a year now. He came to me a total nutcase. However, he has always been pretty talented and can jump a big fence. So after nearly a year of ground work, under saddle, and jumping training with not 1, but 3 different trainers all working together to get the best results from me and my horse... I have finally decided to show him. Tomorrow will be our first show. While he is much more of a jumper, I have decided to take him to a hunter schooling show tomorrow since they have the baby greens and all that. I am posting a short video of him free jumping the flowers for the first time. He's never seen flowers before so he was a little hesitant going in... but once he jumped it the first time, he was great after that. My idea is to free jump him over weird random stuff from time to time to see if it helps with desensitizing him with the scary stuff they tend to put on, under, and around the fences. What do ya'll think? I don't personally feel confident enough to ride him up to the scary fences and hope he goes over. Do you guys think this is an okay option... to just free jump him over scary stuff instead??