Yes Drum runner, I agree that hitting if the Morgan is confused is bad, running it into jumps carelessly! I took ' I ride english and know a lot about it ' as she has a schooled horse and literally rides english hunter/jumper often, in which case a schooled horse should assumingly do this. I made the distinction that this horse was not jumping because it didn't want to.
Thanks for reminding my that this is a worldwide forum and people are of all levels and confidence! If a horse and rider have a strong relationship, jumping is not a big deal, in my opinion. Neither is coming off a steep hill, crossing the creek, riding bareback, etc. When jumping gets high enough consistently, it is important to know how to ride it to hinder your horse as little as possible!