Soooo... I'm really pleased and excited. As some of you may know, my horse is an OTTB. He developed a stronger left leg and lead while racing and has been quite stubborn about getting his right lead. Yesterday I had a lesson with my instructor, and she taught me a method to getting his lead. It worked everytime yesterday and today!!
Basically she had me get him at a very organized trot going to the left. Then I made a left turn in the arena going down a center or quarter line. I opened my left rein out as I turned and kept it out going straight. Then I switched to my right rein, opened it out, and turned right. I made sure he was looking to the right... sat up deep and tall and squeezed like I would normally. Right lead. Did it again. Right lead. Yayyyy! :)
Hopefully I will get it where picking up his right lead is no longer a problem without the whole turn method. For now... I will keep working with him on the flat. :)