I jumped for the first time in my lesson yesterday. Well not my first. The first time, a couple years ago, my horse ran away with me before she jumped. Scary. So at this new barn I jumped just fine except for one thing. When I was in 2-point I was holding onto the mane to keep my balance. But I was worried that my horse would run away with me so I shortened up the reins which I know is a big no-no. How can I be confident enough to trust my horse so I don't jab him in the mouth? I feel terrible about it now but fear took over when I was riding. I don't want that to happen next time.