Originally Posted by ThoroughbredJumper
My TB Romeo will do absolutely anything in the world I request of him, no matter how stupid my request is (like jumping too far out) he always saves my butt. EXCEPT over a ditch on a trail ride. He. Is. Petrified. GRANTED, he will go over them, ONLY if my sisters horse goes first. I want him to get over this silly fear, but I don't want to beat him because that is how he lost trust in his last owner, and our relationship is already so strong. Help? Its not a HUGE issue, because he still does it. I would just enjoy less of a frantic reaction.
I'm assuming that when you say "over a ditch" you want him to jump it, right?