I have a horse called Phoebe who used to rush to every jump and just try to get it over and done with so we worked on dressage and relaxing work and seat legs then hands and she started going great and was jumping fantastically at home and in the warm up. But as soon as we go into the main ring to do a course she goes hyper and I can't get her back to be and back on her hocks. She is perfect doing courses at home she just seems to get super excited when she sees all the people and the colourful jumps and everything all together. We have worked on everything we can and she is perfect everywhere but the main ring.
I was thinking of putting her in a low port pelham bit that I sometimes use at home when training in dressage with my instructor. I do use two sets of reins with this bit and I do know how to use it. We do not use this bit to put her in an outline or force her into a frame but I would be riding in the pelham for jumping only at shows and I would be using the snaffle rein most of the time just using the curb to get her attention back to me when she tries to speed off.
I was just wondering what you all thought of this?