Zeus has been jumping beautifully as of late.
So today began the first challenge. A combination fence. What that consists of, is two or more fences, a certain number of canter strides apart. Logic (or self preservation) dictates that you begin with a nice, large gap between the two jumps, giving the horse lots of time to see and prepare for the second jump.
After a decent warm-up, we approached the combination. He saw the first fence, happily hopped over it, and the four strides in between were a bit like riding a drunken sailor. We weaved, we wobbled, bobbled and finally straightened out as Zeus realized, "Hey! There's another jump right in front of us!" He jumped it cleanly, a bit baffled as to how that second jump appeared before his eyes.
A second view:
Next step: bringing the jumps closer together. A three stride combination is next, since he mastered this so quickly. And perhaps, higher jumps not long after that!