I have a mental block when it comes to being able to tell if and when my horse is on the correct canter lead. I know its suppossed to be horsemanship 101, but for some reason this just eludes me.
I know I am suppossed to see it in shoulder, but when I look down to check it throws him off. I know I should be able to tell when we go around a curve or the end of the arena, that it should feel pretty uncomfortable as we go into the bend...but he keeps himself well balanced even on the wrong lead so its hard to tell. Typically he tries to pick up the right lead no matter what, and has trouble with the left.
Help! I have a show coming up and will be mortified if we do the flat classes on the wrong lead the whole time. Do you have a good way I can tell which lead i'm on?