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My horse always rushes at jumps no matter how much I try and hold her back. Consequently, our strides are always slightly off. We've tried poles, but are there any other tips? Xx

My horse always rushes at jumps no matter how much I try and hold her back. Consequently, our strides are always slightly off. We've tried poles, but are there any other tips? Xx
Put up 2 jumps about 5-6 strides in between and go over he first and make him stop before the second and then turn around and repeat until he stop exactly how you want him to, then proceed to canter over first then trot over second, then go trot over first halt then trot over second. Keep repeating this style of exercise and decrease the distance between the two jumps until he learns to listen to you before a jump. This just gets him listening to you go and stop signals and making him respect these rather than ignore you and focus of the jump. If you're worries about him completely ignoring you and going straight through the second jump just make then tiny X rails so that the jumps aren't the issue, just the approach.
Ps: dont forget your legs at the same time, often people think that legs makes the horse run faster, but holding the rains, using your body sitting ut and add on legs will get your horse more collected, and by adding more legs u can collect your horse more back in the tempo wothout loosing the back part of youre horse, this is a good tool for runners! Wish u luck and progress 😄
Maybe you can try a sharper bit
@sigthe thank you so much xxx I'll definitely try this. And yeah I agree, I always try to remain calm and never fight her 🙏🏼💕
(There is a lot of methods, not all of them work on every horse, but here is one you can try out)
Try making a circle in front of the jump. At the moment you feel your horse starts to rush when she gets the jump in front of her you do a circle, use your outer rain to take her back and get her nice and relaxed is the hand, it is important not to pull and fight with her, it will only make her stronger and rush more, just sit with relaxed hands and use your body to regulate the tempo, be sure you have a good rain contact, sit back, then come around to the jump again and repeat, you can also change ways of the circle. She is not expecting the circle because she is 100% sure she will be doing the jump and zooms in on it, and then she starts to rush, then when you do a circle you will throw her of and she doesn´t know what comes next, there for she will have to pay attention to you to get directions. Do the circle a couple of times to you feel she is no longer rushing while she has the jump in front of her and then come at the jump in a circle, because she will not be expecting it. If your horse rushes after the jump as well try doing a circle after and then do a halt/stop in a relaxed way. Things like this takes a lot of time and effort, not hours or days, but months, the main key is to not get worked up your self and start pulling, it will only ruin it and make the horse stressed, its no point in fighting the horse because non of you will win it in the long run.