Rushing/bolting before and after jumps?
So I've probably posted a thread about this before, but it's getting out of hand now.
Destiny is an OTTB and has been a perfect angel on the flat lately. But jumping is another story...
Handling her is bringing me to the point of tears every time I'm on her, and I don't have another option to ride but her.
Destiny has a tendency to BOLT after jumps, big, small, colourful, boring, flowers, anything. Ill bring her into a small crossrail at a trot and two strides before we hit the jump, she pulls into this weird trot/canter/prance thing and then, whenever SHE'S good and ready, will take a gallop stride, dive over the fence, and go crazy on the other side. Usually when we land I try to sit back and circle her until she's calm, but I can't even do that now, she just takes off into a full blown bolt and throws in a barrel turn here and there, which isn't any fun at all obviously....
I've tried walking her into jumps and picking up the trot right before, running her to the wall after, halting right after, steering hard one direction after, circling etc.
We've also read up a bit and worked on her ground manners, flat temperament, and we've worked on tons of poles, she just doesn't seem to calm down.
Lunging before does help some, but around here we aren't allowed to lunge at shows, and the arena is sometimes packed with people leaving us no room...
Oh, and I guess I should add in that her feet/teeth/saddle everything is fine and not bothering her, so this is where I'm stuck.
This post was ALL over the place, sorry. :s Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated!
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