The other half of the time, we'll end up too far away or too close, and he will run out. I'm not asking for advice on how to keep him from running out. I feel like I'm messing him up when I don't put him in a good spot, and I want to help him by giving him the best possible chance at jumping well, if that makes sense.
My instructor was trying to tell me to give a feel down the reins as we approach, but even doing that I still have trouble seeing the right spot.
Does anybody else have this problem? I'd like any advice you all can give me on how to get him to that perfect take-off spot. All help is appreciated. =] Thanks in advance!