Originally Posted by barnprincess
sorry I don't agree. That will make the case worse. Rushing is caused by a few things, ill-fitting tack , nervous rider, nervous horse, un balanced horse or all of the above and many more . Making them higher will only cause the issue to get worse. If she's rushing over 2 ft jumps then you need to go back to xrails and refine your approach.
I'm not saying to have the horse jump them, just to walk around them and get used to them. Rushing from my horse was caused by fear of the jump itself, and letting him loose in an arena with 7 jumps of many dif sizes set up really helped him build up confidence. I'll post the before, during, and after videos on here once I figure out how. Sorry if I sound defensive, I'm not trying to be. I'm only trying to clarify what I mean.