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        09-26-2010, 12:40 AM
      #11
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    Well the good news I guess is that it is the left lead. You enter the ring walking to the right so the first canter you're going to take is the left lead. My advice? Get out in an open area before the class. Ask for the left lead, if she doesn't take it then stop and back and ask again, do this over and over until you get it right. When she gets it praise, walk a round and try again. If she gets it let her canter a while, if she gets the wrong one stop her immediately. This is your chance to make her take the left lead over and over again, take her in the ring and ask for the left lead fairly soon once the class starts. And then have no worries later in the class when you need the right lead since you know she will take it then.
         
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        09-27-2010, 04:04 AM
      #12
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    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
         
        10-08-2010, 08:36 AM
      #13
    Weanling
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    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.
         
        10-08-2010, 09:42 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
    I know this is slightly off topic, but what kind of show is this? I have never heard of a show where you HAVE to have your entries two months in advance, especially for someone's first show? That seems a bit odd to me.

    If you can, asking for the lead as you come out of a corner can sometimes help in getting the proper lead as well.
         
        10-11-2010, 12:00 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    If it was me, I would save the embarassment and not show.
         
        10-11-2010, 02:06 PM
      #16
    Banned
    One, that's a rude response and two, this thread is over a month old and the OP says "next Saturday." I think that the show that the poster is concerned about is long over.

    One person's "embarassment" is another's learning experience.
         
        10-11-2010, 02:49 PM
      #17
    Showing
    Maura summarized it all very well. I'm going to close this thread as the show is over so there is no point of going over it now.

    OP, please feel free to start new thread on specific problems (if any)!
         

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