LOL This may or may not be a novel xD We'll see xD
Rebel and I have been doing very well with his career in eventing. He's gotten a TON better at Dressage, and Jumping he's starting to collect/extend his stride SO reliably, so we get the takeoff right at least 95% of the time now It makes me so happy!
I started him on a small crossrail, then a vertical at the same height, and everytime I introduce him to new heights I do a crossrail first. I haven't trained a jumper before, but I've been doing consistent lessons with a trainer who has me at 2'9''. The jumps for Equestrian team range from 2'9'' to 3'3'' and they include verticals, brush, quarterrounds, crossrails, etc. I didn't jump Rebel this year because I was worried he wouldn't handle it well. But next year I definitely think we will try it.
So my question is, when do you feel comfortable advancing your horse to new heights? I'd just been going by feel, but I'm nervous to go higher than 2'9'' yet. I know I want to have 3'3'' as soon as I can, but I don't want to risk Rebel or myself jumping higher before we are both ready. And I certainly won't make it higher until I am comfortale, and he is confident.