This is bit long, so bear with me.
My show-jumping mare was diagnosed last October with a torn suspensory ligament (Scary stuff). We've slogged through months of therapy, and are now at the point where we are intensifying her canter work with the hopes of competing again in late November, over small jumps to get her back in practice.
My question is: how to get her to flying change at the back. She changes her front lead very easily when asked, but struggles to change the back. She's supple and can counter-canter, but tighter turns in show-jumping aren't really easy in counter-canter.
I originally taught her flying changes over poles, since she hates flatwork (poor mare, she's really hated therapy) and she picked it up really quickly. I was wondering if anyone had advice on giving clearer signals in the flying change or exercises for us to work on, since we can't work over poles or jumps at the moment.
Also, can you just let me know what aids you use for your flying changes, in case i'm not giving her all the signals?