Have being visting the site for some time and finally decided to register today I guess I better give you some background currently im reducating a lovely 7 yr old ponyto jump. We have being at this for 3 mnths or more and have ran into a small issue of refusing. The problem is that she's starting to refuse the jump by stopping in front of the jump my reaction to this is to calmy do the jump again.
Thinking I was doing something wrong today a good friend of mine to ride her and see what happens (shes taught a 4 year old to jump this year) but susprisingly the same thing happened the pony stopped . My friend showed me this technique of wrapping my legs around the ponies belly instead of giving lil squeezes (which is what I do) when approaching the jump. My instructor has advsied that I only apply the leg aid if I feel hestitating which you don't because its at the last min she stops. Im just wondering if anyone has had simlar issues or any tips people may have. I know we can do it because when she jumps she's superb and absolute dream to ride
Please note: I have had the pony vetted, had her back and teeth checked. The saddle and briddle are not ill fitting.