Hi, my pony has jumped 3ft6 with his old owners (this was about 3 years ago). He was sold and jumped up to 3ft with my friends (because jump wings only went that big). Now is on full loan to me. I had no jumping confidence at all, and over the past year i've been working on it, and now its great!
One day I decided to have a crack at 3ft, but after jumping it a few times he refused and when i finally got him over, he knocked it down. Ever since then i've only gone up to 2ft9 with him (only done it twice since then as my confidence is up and down like a yo-yo).
I thought maybe i could get him to free jump 3ft3 but it failed, and we only managed 3ft, even though he was jumping that with ease, going fast and flat into the jump. He is capable of jumping 3ft3 easily, and i know if i got him into a bouncy canter he has the capabitlities to jump it, but he won't and i don't know what to do?
Does anybody have any tips for me please?