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I have an ex-pacer that I would like to start jumping, he has a nice jump on a good day, but needs a ton of encouragement and some work on the canter transition. Do you have any advice?

I have an ex-pacer that I would like to start jumping, he has a nice jump on a good day, but needs a ton of encouragement and some work on the canter transition. Do you have any advice?
Start at the basics with poles then cavaletti. You can even lunge over a cavaletti to get him comfortable jumping it first before riding him over it. Eventually try low x-rails and then low verticals and slowly work up the height as he gets more confident and comfortable. It takes time and encouragement. Don't get frusterated if its a long slow process