Today in my lesson, my instructor had us doing a grid, which I thought would end up a complete disaster. Well, once again, Jerry proved me wrong. The grid was three trot poles, and then three jumps spaced out so that he could take one stride in between each one. He was PERFECT going through it! I was so proud! I didn't think he had the ability to do that yet! Plus, he seemed to enjoy thundering through the jumps (he was going very quickly...). My instructor told me that in this situation, though, you want a bit faster than lazy so that they get through it. Anyways, I was very proud.
On to the problem. Jerry HATES single fences. I had him going over maybe a 2' verticle the other day, and we had tons of refusals! I know I was in a proper position, he was headed for it straight, and I had my leg on, reins short (but not pulling), and I was encouraging with my seat. He just DID NOT like it! I can put him through a grid perfectly, but not a single fence. Any ideas why? Any suggestions on how to get him over it easily and enjoyably?