1. I would tend to trot, approaching the jump and about 15 strides off the jump push for a canter. Is this OK or should I just canter the whole way approaching?
2. Is there any benefit from trotting poles before a jump?
3. Sapphire is starting to rush into jumps lately, I've tried holding her back but she just pulls out of my hands. She then will either stop, run out or jump from a standstill. What can I do to help her? Is it something to do with us jumping early? I tack up around 8:00am and take her out about 8:30 for some warmup then by about 9 we start jumping. Could she need a stronger bit? Her feed hasn't changed.