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?