Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Sara and G&K have made some excellent comments, I just thought I'd chuck my 2 cents in:
Some horses just simply don't jump well. I had a gelding who jumped exactly like your TB, and no matter how many exercises we did, he just did not improve. We wrote him off as a jumper, and focused on dressage, where he excelled.
Maybe your gelding is like that as well.
I would try grids, or moving the ground rail out a bit, and try what you can, but sometimes they just aren't jumpers. You can see with the first picture he's still hanging his legs; it's not as obvious as with the 1m jump, but it's definitely there.
Have you perhaps progressed him too quickly? That's the other thing in my mind, maybe he's simply not schooled well enough over smaller jumps to be able to know what to do with his front end over larger jumps?
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