I'm teaching me and my paint mare to jump small crossrails (no more than about a foot) by myself because I can't afford lessons. I tend to go into two point too early and my mare hits the rails with her back feet often. Does anyone have any tips to help us? I am just jumping for fun though and never plan to show.
Also, I have been cantering my mare over ground poles (we only trot over jumps so far) and whenever she goes over she jumps the pole and does a lead change at the same time! She does this on both leads. Does anyone know why?