@sgloade I’m not 100% sure why... we have not jumped her too much, but she does have quite an attitude. When we first got her and jumped her, she did it with no problems. I had to take a little break because of a foot injury but I tried to jump and she trotted up to it and then all of a sudden refused and went sideways. Assuming she saw the jump before she got that close so maybe thinking it’s just an attitude? But it also could be her getting scared... what would you think?
Well mine are either being cheeky or they are genuinely afraid of the jump I have 4 refusers at the moment and we are just jumping they as much as possible to get them used to it and giving loads of praise when they do it and so far that method a lot with positivity is working great
I am very used to this and over tone I have developed my ‘sticky seat’ which for me is heels down legs sliyforward eyes looking forward and up and slightly lean back but over time and falling off at the start is normal trust me I know, ponies will be the death of me 😅
Hope this helps