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a)Check with other students, spectators if the horse is unknown to Coach, as to past performance.
b)Ascertain no lameness, or soreness, or stiffness.
c)Check the eyesight/vision.
d)Determine if student is too nervous, and thereby effecting the refusal.
e)Lower fence until a confidence is established between student/horse.
f)Coach ride, and if okay, ride with a Jumping Bat, if okay, provide student with the jumping bat.