My horse gets extremely hot over jumps. At the sight he throws his head and speeds up. He had the tendency to rush jumps, and go faster and faster as the course progresses.
Yesterday I cantered him up to a fallen tree and jump that, which he was calm over but as soon as I turned around to do it again he threw his head up and rushed over it, and deer jumped. As soon as he was over, and was rushing for home (where 2 motorcycles and a quad were driving in our path) I did an emergency stop and circled him. Then I turned around and made him do it one more time calmly.
What exercises can I do to help this? I have 3 sets of standards and 20 poles. I will have more standards and poles after next week. Any exercises on the flat?
My old trainer had me post the trot over ground poles leading to a jump and not go into a 2-point over it, and just post it. (Crossrails ofc)
Also, what are the spacings between trot poles, canter poles?