I've recently started my horse over jumps. We have a gymnastics line set up at my barn consisting of 3 jumps and spaced to trot in-canter out. I usually start with 3 smaller crossrails and will go through the line a couple of times before raising them, but once Shamrock gets the hang of it, he doesn't jump them, but trots over them as if they were just trotting poles. Is that an indicator that he needs more of a challenge and I should raise them? Or what can I do to get him to jump them every time regardless of how high they are? Is he just being lazy? And I do apply leg before the jumps.
I want to start showing him soon in H/J shows, but would probably enter him in only flat classes to start with. However, if I wanted to put him in a crossrails class, I wouldn't want him to just trot over them if they aren't that high, you know?
Does anyone have any suggestions?