I am currently working on mine and my horses jumping. We haven't really done much due to lack of space and my back but we're getting back into it.
Danny has always rushed into jumps and was wondering if it's excitement or nerves but I noticed that he will towards a jump even if I ask him to turn in another direction. I am beginning to think that this is both nerves and excitement.
When jumping in the open, I have noticed a problem, he likes to swerve as soon as he lands, often causing me to lose balance (I am working on my balance) and fall.
I was wondering what you think could be causing this problem and how you think I could fix it?
extra information, his fitness has increased quite a lot over the last 2-3 months and he has become very strong and it's difficult to keep him in a canter. Our swerving problem has only developed as his fitness has improved.
I have started lunging him a trot over cavaletti and tyre jumps to try to engage his hindquarters. (He is heavy on the forehand). I ride him with a zilco flower hackamore but am thinking of switching back to a snaffle when jumping.
Thank you for reading :)