Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
I apologize, but could you explain what 'paddling' is?
It's very possible that you just don't have enough impulsion. Horses will swap leads because they are unbalanced. I would try to just push her forward into the bridle. Make her use her hind end, pushing from her butt instead of just falling onto her forehand. You may need an experienced trainer to get your pony doing this, as it's a very hard habit to break once they are set in their ways of riding on the forehand. After you get her working from her hind, and pushing forward, see how she is. If she's still swapping, you might want to see if you can get a vet or a chiro to check her hips out, make sure she's set straight and there's nothing bad happening back there.
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