Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: secret mountain valley
definitely agree with Puck, my TB is a pretty lazy man and if I go into a jump with his hum drum trot he will do exactly what you're describing. A nice forward moving trot will help you get a smoother ride over your fences.
Since she was a jumper she is probably looking to you to tell her how fast to go and to keep her going. Hunters generally take their pace from you in the beginning circle and are supposed to keep that pace throughout kind of like auto pilot. Jumpers are a bit different. And finally- really solidify your leg position with lots and lots of trotting on the flat in 2 point. If you're just popping over baby fences at the trot, you should barely be out of your saddle and even if she jumped from a dead stop you shouldn't lose balance if your position is solid. My trainer loves to torture me, but after a few months of me complaining constantly about all the 2 point and no stirrups work, I am seeing some big results, it is totally worth it!