Wow thanks alot for basically telling me I'm stupid. I know what a counter canter is, thank you. I'm asking for reasons why it would/wouldn't teach her to do it wrong. Instead of telling me off like I'm stupid, you could have just explained it without all the "this is why you are wrong" attitude. Second, going from a trot to a canter to a trot to fix a lead IS a simple change. It is down-grading the gait to fix the lead. Also, yes, it WOULD take months to learn a lead when you are working with a horse that has not built alot of muscle tone, isn't used to consistent riding after being left in a pasture for years, and doesn't have perfect balance.
If it sounds like I'm annoyed/snapping, it is because I am. I'm tired of people assuming they know me and my horse and my riding on here. I get that alot, and I SEE that alot on threads that are not mine. I'm asking for help so that I can better teach my horse and by doing that I'm trying to educate myself. Normally I'm fairly calm on here and try to see other points of view. So please, don't give me an attitude for trying to learn more and find out just how that wouldn't teach her wrong.
~He knows when you're happy
~He knows when you're comfortable
~And he always knows when you have carrots.