Originally Posted by Mathew
I know that this sounds dangerous and I have personally never tried it with any of my horses, but maybe if you try tying some light fishing line or thread above the rail so that if the horse dangles its legs it will hit the string and will be too scared of leg dangling again.......this is sometimes used with water jumps so that horses reach for the back of the fault line.
I would only use it as a last resort, depending on whether the jumps are heigh or not, and only if nothing else seems to work as it can ruin your horses confidence
This sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, and I do NOT believe anyone should be doing this to "train" their horse to jump "better."
Work on what others have suggested before (gymnastics, caveletti etc) and if that doesn't work, then your horse may not be a jumping horse.
Horses, just like people, have different talents - I've met a few horses that couldn't jump to save their lives (knees hung) but made beautiful dressage horses.
If this horse still hangs its knees after working on some strengthening exercises and bounces and whatnot, please do NOT try the fishing line thing, and maybe consider the fact that this horse wasn't cut out for it... and if you want to jump, perhaps a different horse might be in order.