-sigh- Diesel overjumps. It is a fact. He'll jump a crossrail like it is 2'6 or even more. Same with tiny veritcals. I'm not sure how he does with higher jumps but have taken him 2'3 and had the same problem.
He does this for everyone.
Not just me. I try so hard to work with it. I don't want to give him up, I really don't. I thought it might go away. Or maybe I was riding him wrong. I don't know.
My instructor says he had an accident a while ago, and is afraid to knock a pole. (Therefore, he overjumps everything.) She owns him. She doesn't know what to do with him. He is such a pefect dressage horse, but jumping.. is pretty hopeless. She wasn't even going to use him in lessons this year. She wants to sell him/lease him out, but no one really wants him. A girl leased him last year, but she has another horse now.
I can't afford to lease him, and I also can't afford to pay for a horse that I can't work with a lot.
I'm not sure if he can be helped. I definitely know I'm at wits end. I don't know what to do.. I love him so much, but I have come to terms with the fact I don't want
to jump him. This doesn't mean I don't want to ride him.. of course I do. He's amazing. But once we jump, I want to get off. I can't ride his jump, and I'm not learning anything. I guess I've got to make a choice.
I don't want to give up on him.. really, I don't.. but there are so many better riders that have tried and failed. . And I just don't know what do.