I am JUST starting jumping, as is my horse. I want to make this a positive experience for her .. but she is making it difficult. She jumps the small solid log in my woods perfectly. However I know a solid jump can be dangerous, so I've been trying to do some work with small cross rails. The problem is she completely refuses to go over. She got spooked when she bent a pvc pipe with her hoof (hence, she had no respect for the object) and now TOTALLY refuses to go over anything taller then about a foot. I've tried doing ground work with her. Very small cross rails (No bigger than maybe 8 in.) but she constantly knocks them down and seems to not care. She knocks down anything bigger than a small raised trotting poll. I know she is not in pain. I'm not sure if she is being stubborn or is afraid. I've even tried using carrots! I realize I could practice with small squares of hay, but she won't jump them and I don't have a supply I can waste. How can I get her to go over, and not knock them down? I don't want her to be scared, but its making it hard for me to learn. Please help me before I seriously just give up on jumping!