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.