my horse likes to stop after every jump... HELP!
my horse is a good horse. He has good papers, a decent bloodline, and a steady and patient behavior, however; he is very very VERY sluggish when it comes to jumping. Whenever we jump, it goes like this:
Step 1- go on in steady gallop pace
Step 2- approach the jump
Step 3- jump
Step 4- SLAM on the breaks, stop dead in tracks, and wont budge
He doesnt even gallop very well with me. We gallop a few meters, and then he stops, and no matter how I use the leg aids, or the crop, he wont stop stopping.
When he stops, I usually have to make him gallop all over again, then to have him stop.... AGAIN!!!
I am so desperate....
Any advice???? I AM SO WORRIED
What if I can never compete in shows, because he stops. What if I am not good enough of a rider.
Should I give up????