Question # 328: Kayla has a question about trotting fences.

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We have been trying to trot more of our fences, but even at 2’, my horse still tries to treat them like trot poles, and mows them down every time. At a canter, he’s fantastic and jumping really well and carefully, but that whole jumping-from-a-trot thing seems to be lost on him. How do I teach him differently? (Kayla)

Hi Kayla!

With horses that tend to be expert "energy conservationists", getting them to jump well over little fences from the trot can be quite difficult! I always say that it is a great test of the rider's skill to create a good jump over little fences, as many horses don't try very hard. Here are a few things you can try! (Click on Question Title above (in blue) to read full answer)

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