So Pyro is doing great! He's looking fantastic now that his winter fur is gone and now that he's gaining weight and muscle. He's gotten really good at being on the bit and collecting, picking up the canter AND the right lead. My only roadblock is that he's not a very talented jumper. He's great on one side and the other side he sort of wiggles around to the jump and flails over it lol xD like a fish out of water. He's gotten better, but he doesn't jump very good... I don't know how to describe it... he just has a bad technique I guess. But it's only going a certain way(I can't really say WHICH way, mainly going to the left).
How can I help him with that? Should I lunge him over jumps, let him free jump, or just keep jumping until he gets better? It's not his muscling either, he's got an ass and hind legs of steel. We're only on X rails, and 18" verticals, so I'm not over facing him... am I not challenging him enough? He seems to do better with the verticals than with the xrails. So opinions on how to get him to improve his jumping would be awesome!
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