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My 24 year old pony keeps stopping at oxers and he can jump pretty big and one day he stopped at a 50cm oxer why is this and how can I fix it ?

My 24 year old pony keeps stopping at oxers and he can jump pretty big and one day he stopped at a 50cm oxer why is this and how can I fix it ?
He's getting up there in age, some ponies can go a while jumping courses but some just can't after a while, see if he has sore joints doesn't hurt to check
I have a 30 year old welsh who was a 3' blue ribbon pony at the fair grounds. I owned him since I was 9 and he was 16. He still rides today and still wants to jump. He will go over 2' cross rails but my whole life of riding this amazing jumping pony he always stopped before every jump...not because he couldn't but because he didn't want to loose me...and trust me i feel a lot...being my first pony I just got back on and tried tired again and again.
Maybe he is worried he will loose his rider
Okay thx for all your suggestions iam going to retire him because he is just getting a bit too old
He may have a sore back or muscles or something, otherwise he may have had a scare with oxers which can make them refuse. That's what happened with jazz.
Maybe it's in your head because I have the same problem with Chloe, so we are starting off small and working our way up and we are trying to get her to want to do it father than not wanting to do it😊😊
He might Have a sore back or his age will be catching up on him
Can he jump from the growned with no rider.?
Maybe turn him out for a few weeks, get on him and ease him slowly back into jumping. If then it is still continuous, talk to your local vet, instructor or even farrier, and it may be time to retire him from jumping :)
One they get to a certain age you are on a very fine line. Once they start stopping they are usually trying to tell you something. You could give him some time off (6 weeks) or take him in for a vet check and see if there is anything going on.