Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Yes, I agree with the above posts. Also, it sounds as though you are probably getting ahead of your horse and anticipating the jump. Sit back and let the horses’ body come to you. The horse is jumping, not you. Best thing to do is to grab a piece of mane and "go with" the horse instead of getting ahead. When you get ahead of him, you are unbalancing him, which could be one of the reasons he is stopping. Also think about keeping your weight in those heels and staying a bit closer to your saddle with your bum and supporting him with your leg before the fence to encourage him to keep going.
It will come in time, and just remember "don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong!" ;)
"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle ~ Winston Churchill"