Originally Posted by HollyBubbles
you just walk right up to the judge and tell them you weren't on the wrong lead, that is called a counter-canter and it takes a lot of training and balance to be able to do successfully. Lol nah jokes, I don't know :L
I actually had an instructor that my dad sent me to for a few days get me to canter and while he was busy oogling the girl I was there with, the horse picked up the wrong lead. Before I could correct it, he looked back at me he was very impressed that I got that horse to counter canter...
I just smiled and nodded
Yeah. Super instructor..
Anyway, I've always brought the horse back to a steady working trot for a couple strides and then asked again, exaggerating my aids.
In the flat classes I've shown in we don't get dismissed for getting the wrong lead unless we don't show that we're trying to fix it. If the judge knows that WE know it was wrong and we at least attempted twice to fix it then we will still get points for the movement, they just won't be very good points.