Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
I didn't read all of the replies, as it is late and I need to get to bed, so forgive me if I am repeating anything.
But honestly jumping 2.5" is the same as jumping 3'. The same thing is required from the rider. If you can ride a jump, then you can ride a jump. I can understand your fear if you are jumping 5' as you are really landing hard, but most of us are not at that level.
For the level that you (me too, most of us) are at, there is no difference other than in your own mind that the jump is at.
Your horse could refuse a 3' jump the same as it would a 1' jump. It could also take down a pole.
I would suggest that you have more confidence in yourself. There is no reason why you should doubt yourself, if you can jump, then you can jump even if it gets a bit higher.