Strange jumping behavior... any ideas?
My horse recently has started jumping, but then stopping...almost like giving up mid air. It is really bizarre because it only happens at oxers, and only at shows! (Has not happened schooling at all!).
It does not seem to be a rider issue, but I do not know whether to think it is a physical issue (weakness in the hind end?, pain on landing?) or a mental issue (he is really smart, and does remember every mistake I ever made).
Im definatly going to get professional help, I was just wondering if anyone had any other ideas in the meantime...
-also, this is only stadium jumping. He is perfect cross country.