Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
I ride a lesson horse that likes to sometimes rush....so on some occasions I will circle him if I have time, then halt, then trot in again. I don't jump very high (2'6"). If he continues to do it, I will ask my coach if I can plant him on his behind before the jump, then back him up and trot from a few strides away. We only do it occasionally, but he does get the hint
The grand prix jumpers I would assume that they power the last few strides to help get over them, but it depends ont he horse.
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