How to get more confident to jumping distances? I catch myself of stressing about distance.
Have a nice even rhythm coming in way before the jump that you are happy with and are in control. I found that counting strides or looking for your stride is very stressful and doesn't work for me. I have learnt that counting out loud in a slow pace, no matter what pace your horse going at, because he will learn to go with you. Count from one and continue down to the jump. Try to count for more then 6 strides in and keep the same voice rhythm all the way in:) hope it helps