Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck
When you count down to jumps, it's very easy to make the mistake of just going along for the ride rather than actively riding your horse to the fence. In your mind, you counted all the way down to takeoff so it's time to jump, but your horse is probably down there thinking, "gee all she's doing up there is counting. If I'm not going to be included in this thing, I'll just go over there". Try counting 1,2,1,2 instead of down and be sure you are riding every stride.
thanks for the advice, I used to count 1..2...1...2..1.. but I started thinking about it wary too much and messed up my rythem, ill work on riding every stride but the 1-2-1-2 thing just stresses me out(which usually doesn't go to well with my horse).