My horse does fine with walking over ground poles, but as soon as we start trotting he tries to jump over them. How can I stop him from doing that?
I used to have a horse that had the same problem. I started a exercise that took me 1 month and some days until my horse did it perfectly. First I started with one pole and did it walking and then transitioned to trotting, every time he tries to jump a pole you stop in a straight line and walk backwards keep on doing it until he does it properly. Once done properly start adding poles to the sequence.