We are doing small courses at the end of our lessons, mostly poles and low xrails.
My trainer is all about letting him figure things out and stay off his mouth,
So he does really well with the trot poles etc, and cantering smoothly but soon as we introduct the line of 2 xrails he speeds up between them.
My first instinct is to of course pull back but she is telling me hands forward and let him figure it out.
She said if I keep up with this repeatedly he is going to realized - "oh hey she isnt going to fuss I don't have to go this fast"
Is that right? What other methods can I use to show him he doesnt have to fly over them seriously he could walk over these cross rails.