Establish a rhythmic canter with plenty of impulsion, as you get straight on to the jump place your gaze somewhere in the distance past the jump and begin to count 🤗 If you don't see a distance, do not panic, there is always an option there. Ride what you see and stick with your decision👍🏼
Count your rhythm, make sure you’re listening to your horse, and don’t focus to much on it! The more you adjust sometimes the worse it is, if you keep a steady rhythm and count you should get the strides every time! If you have a green horse who is learning to jump give him time to work it out from experience and guidance from you! Hope this helps and good luck with them!
I count my rythmn the entire time on course so 1-2-1-2 and so on. This helps keep and even rythmn to get to the jump in a good distance. Also it's good to count down 3-2-1 before the jump. Lastly, you want to make sure you do a lot of extending and collecting in your warmup to make sure your horse is adjustable to fix the distance to a jump. Hope this helped! 😊