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What to do when we have a horse that is not very active to the legs unless it is in the jumps?
I generally use a dressage whip to help me out. What I do is use my legs once and if the horse doesn't listen I start tapping him with the whip (starting with a light tap and increasing if he still doesn't listen) and repeat until as soon as I touch him with my legs he goes forward (or does the transition).
My pony gets very excited to jump, so he gets speedy. What can I do to make him slow down more ?
I am working with the same issue with my horse. We are doing lots of gridwork (with both poles and jumps so he needs to actually think where to put his feet), halt or walking straight after jumps, and in a line put a pole one stride away each jump and trot to the first pole and between the two jumps.