Originally Posted by PaintLover17
Thank's for the advice. My horse isn't green, just doesn't have a ton of experience jumping. I have done some jumping but it was a long time ago. We are actually doing quite well, I just needed a few pointers.
With the ground pole, if I am throwing her off balance, how do I stop this?
You can either be throwing her off balance because maybe you are switching your weight around, or you are changing her bend, or you could not be secure enough. I obviously have no clue if you are doing any of this since I've never seen you ride, but they are just some things that can throw a horse off balance.
Setting up ground poles and just trotting for now, as I stated before, will really help you and the horse get the correct feel for jumping and balance.
But if you want to canter ground poles without her switching her lead, try to keep her bent to the inside keep your inside hand and shoulder up and push her out with your inside leg.