Originally Posted by Curly_Horse_CMT
If you are going counterclockwise, the horse should be on their left lead, to support their weight properly and to be balenced. Vice versa for going in the opposite direction.
When my mare doesn't want to take her left lead (it is the side that she doesn't use alot when we are on the trail, since that is what I use her for prodominantly) I go in a smaller and smaller circle no matter what lead she is on until she switches onto her correct lead.
Exactly!!! Except when my horse doesn't pick up the right lead I turn her head to the rail and have her hip push away (So she's sideways) and then mainly use my leg that's on the rail to push her into the canter. She used to never get the right lead for me, but after a while of doing it, she got down right!