Conquering horse jumps is often an intimidating venture for your horse. However, with these simple steps, some time and patience your horse will learn how to jump like a pro.
First things first, your horse must learn to walk before he can fly. Set up some ground poles about 2-3 footsteps apart and have your horse examine and smell the poles. You want to make sure that he is comfortable with them before he attempts to walk over them. After he has been given the time to investigate, put a saddle on him and warm him up, away from the poles. Once he is nice and warm, dismount him and walk him over the poles a few times until he is comfortable with the footing and gets used to the sound that the poles make when he hits them. Once he realizes that this is no big deal you may mount him again. Walk him over the poles a few times, praising him every time he successfully completes this. Next, move the poles about 4-5 footsteps apart and trot him over the poles. Once he is comfortable with this, move the poles 7-8 footsteps apart and canter him over the poles. Repeat this until he is completely comfortable with this task.