Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
My horse Jester went through a short phase of go, go, go...nevermind. By now, it's probably habit with her and it's up to you to break that habit. You know she's going to refuse so keep your leg on, don't wait for her to stop. Jester is a very lazy horse and gets way behind my leg if I don't keep at it. I keep my legs wrapped around him, and give squeezes on the approach. Otherwise he has a tendency to suck back and either launch himself over or stop. I know he's going to do it, so I don't give him a chance by keeping my leg on him.
Make it very uncomfortable for her to refuse a jump. If she refuses, either have her take it from a standstill or back her up (don't circle or go around the jump), just back her a few steps and immediately make her go forward and over. Carry a crop if you need to. Sometimes just carrying it can make all the difference, and you don't even have to use it!