09-11-2007, 12:36 PM
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Sounds like he was pushed. You need to take him back to basics and work him over small fences until he is relaxed and confident. A horse that rushes is lacking confidence. Also, being a TB (and I myself having only really really hot horses) I would suggest you work your horse more. He probably needs exercise 5/6 times a week. The more you do, the happier he'll become. Mix it up; trail, jumping, flat work, round pen, and turn him out before you work him.
I am sure he can jump higher, just take your time and build him up. This way you'll avoid injuries. He'll be a great horse, he just needs more to do.