Originally Posted by oliviaandherhorse View Post
i suppose i could, what kind of things should i do?
and what about the spooking?
*** also when do i know when shes ready to move back on to jumps?
Walk, trot, canter, leg yielding, different tempos of walk of trot, and of canter, walk to canter, figure eights, trotting over calveletti, trotting over ground poles, cantering over ground poles. Play with speed.
This isn't a list you just go and do and check it off. These are things you should be able to do with your horse in a controlled and happy way. What makes the bolting make you nervous but falling off not make you nervous? If it's adrenaline, then you need to start gently pushing your comfort zone under the guise of a trainer.
When you and your horse can trot at different speeds and canter at different speeds, handle poles with good timing and without rushing, not motorcycle on turns and do balanced fight eights or serpentines, handle canter from a walk BY PREPARING your horse by being good at transitions to trot and cantering beforehand, being able to influence/move the haunches or the shoulders independently from the horse.. then I bet you will have a better result when you go back to jumping.
She's likely excited, unbalanced, a little unsure if she can do it despite physically being able to.. so it's good to go back to flatwork to work on these things. Not just for you, but for her.
Basically work on your communication and compromising on things. If you don't like to go fast, only go fast when you ask her to instead of allowing her to just go fast because she