I have been riding for a few years now but have only done western and trail ride. I have now been able to get my own horse and found that she loves to jump. In a month or two I plan on seeing a trainer with a greater knowledge of jumping than me, but until then I need some advice and some background knowledge on jumping.
I know they judge lead changes, but I don't know the exact place I should instruct a lead change, but I do know not to construct them on turns. If anyone also has a good idea of how to teach smooth lead changes, please feel free to let me know because the way I am trying doesnt seem to be working.
The classes I plan on doing are jumping and equitation jumping so if anyone has some ideas on what I can practice before I go to the trainer, please feel free to offer up opinions!
P.s. I have been doing many ground pole and cavaletti exercises already