But what about your hands - are you absolutely sure you don't jab on his mouth when you are over the jump?? |
Do you jerk him as you take off?
Are you riding him on contact or on loose reins?
How solid is your seating position?
Does the saddle fit properly?
And do you get angry??
Arabs as a breed are intelligent and sometimes cussed.
He will pick up on your anger - and as for whips --oh - never.
If he was jumping before for the previous owner, and if of course he/she was telling the truth, then perhaps the problem lies with his relationship with you - or rather yours with him.
I already tried to make the OP aware that 99% of refusals is rider error and she chooses not to see that.
99% of errors that occur while jumping, lays on the riders shoulders. Not the horse.