My gelding has finally had enough weight and muscle on him to start training in jumping. We went to our first show (we didn't compete but we did demonstrations) and in the warm up area they had jumps. We jumped 18 inches and one jump was set up at 2 feet but one side was dropped on the ground to make it look like a cross rail without the other rail. He did good but lots of times he would walk over it. I tried at a trot and canter and he would jump maybe 1/4 of the time and the rest he would refuse or walk over it or just simply knock it over.
I want to start his training all over again. The people who had him started him out on jumps about 3 feet at a canter instead of gradually working him up. I'm not comfortable jumping him at that level and he isn't ready for that again.
What are some methods of helping him gain confidence over jumps and help his posture over fences?
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