When I ask for the canter, my gelding always picks up the right lead, but after a few strides he will sometimes start to cross canter. If I ask for the canter again, he will usually correct this (even without coming down to the trot) but I would like to prevent it from happening in the first place. He even does this when on a lunge line and even if he is well balanced and collected.
Important piece of information is that he has a fibrotic myopathy on is right hind which he usually warms out of but does shorten stride on that leg and I notice that he tends to cross canter on the left lead only (which I would think should be easier for him than the right but I could be wrong). He also does lovely flying lead changes but occasionally will cross canter a few strides after switching right to left lead, again asking for the proper lead gets him to correct himself.
So how do I go about fixing this problem I have had several lameness evaluations and though the fibrotic myopathy causes stiffness, none of the surgeons felt that it was painful and thus have cleared him for the level of work I do with him. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!