Been riding on the flat for 8 months with a relatively greenish horse (I know what was I thinking), yesterday did our first crossrail lesson. Horse is relatively steady to the jumps although steering has always been an issue for him. Anyway, I expected to do one crossrail, get comfortable with it, then add another, etc. My horse will jump the smallest crossrail, never just steps over them.
We wound up having to do two crossrails in one line. He wanted to canter between the two jumps. It was really unnerving to have to think all this through on the first jumping lesson. I would have thought you would start with one crossrail and even then maybe add another one on the other side of the ring on the other line with some "organizing/thinking" time inbetween. Needless to say the second jump was never pretty and staying on was my primary goal. Any thoughts?