Getting a new jumper used to distances..
So, Annie and I have been coming along nicely with our jumping. I've started her with verticals, and some very simple small grids consisting of a maybe 12 inch cross rail, and 4 trot strides to a 12 inch vertical.
The other day, my instructor decided to make a distance jump, and Annie was.. not having a thing to do with it. My trainer made a 12 inch vertical, and then put a ground pole directly in front of the jump, and directly after it, to make her have to jump a little longer, and she refused to go over it... even from a trot. Well... then we took the two ground poles away, and she jumped the vertical fine.
So, I'm not sure how to make her get used to it..
Maybe just start with one ground pole right before the jump.. and then slowly bring the height up, and then when she's comfortable jumping with the one pole in front, try and incorporate the second pole, and a very low height? I just don't really know how to go at it..
Help me :]