Before I actually bought Nova, I was jumping her about 2'..stadium and XC
So for the past 2 weeks I've been focusing on her flat work till today and decided to try her over some jumps... well you know thinking that.. well I was jumping her 2' then whats the difference from then to now... so I set up 1'6 X rail and a 2' vertical jump.... and she went over the 1'6 xrail after a refusal and kept refusing the 2'... and I realized it was because .. back then she was scared to refuse because he would have gotten her butt with the whip that's all she ever worked off of was fear.. and now Im letting her make the mistakes she needs to learn.. so she's letting me know.... anything over 1'6 is out of her confidence zone..after a lot of click and turning her butt around she WOULD go over the 2' vertical but it wasnt fun for her.. and I want jumping to be fun for her!
So after a good jump over the 1'6 without clipping it I ended it and went on a long trail ride to let her brain relax.
But I learned that just because you've done it once before doesnt mean the horse was ready for it or w/e
SO im starting her over 1' bounces then going to bring it up to 1'6 lines then go up from there slowly :) starting next week probably. Unless if anyone has any other advice to get the confidence up.
But she's getting ground work tomorrow :)