Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
I had a similar issue. I didn't read all the post so forgive me.
My mare started rushing EVERYTHING and freaking out when I wouldn't let her jump and there were jumps in the arena. I went back to basics for about a month and just started doing 18" again. She has been perfect this time around. I figured out that it was probably because she was undermuscled and felt that she needed to go faster to power over them. And, she's a TB and just needed a bit of a mental break. She's quite flighty.
I longe her every time I ride and do a nice long warmup. Give that a try! If that doesn't work, then I would suggest going back to basics for a while.
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