Meet Diamond. Diamond is 14.1 hh, arab, and spunky as a chili pepper. I love her to death, and she is a blast to ride, but she is NOT a hunter horse. So I was thinking - Jumpers!! I have always just loved the fast pace of Jumpers, and Diamond definitely agrees! Though she is really small, and unfortuantly doesn't have a whole bundle of scope, and has a really hard time with 2'6. So I was thinking just 2'.
SO my question is -
How fast should we go for 2' Jumpers? The show is non-rated, but there is usually a good turnout. Since this will be only my 2nd or 3rd time doing Jumpers, should I go just a little slower, or open up and push the whole way?
Oh, and Diamond usually won't knock rails, untill we get to 2'6. Then she just kinda looses her power. Does this play a part in speed?