THE NEXT STEP
Keep the fences at a height you feel confident with. This exercise isn’t about how high you can jump, but about approaching your fences in a forward, active way and maintaining that energy between each jump. If you want to, you can work towards turning the upright fences into oxers. Only change them one fence at a time though, so that your horse becomes used to the change in pattern gradually. As oxers are wider and require a bigger jump, this will affect the distance between each fence and you and your horse will need to adapt accordingly, while remaining forward and active.