When I started my horse jumping, we did lunging work over poles for a few months, trot poles, cantering over poles, slowly adding a small cross bar to the end of the poles. Then we moved on to lunging over jumps. When she got the hanng of that, we moved on to riding over trot poles & cantering over poles slowing adding small jumps. My mistake with her was going too high too fast. She loves to jump, the higher the better, but I pushed her too soon. We started over from the basics this spring. Poles & small jumps to get better form.