Also, to clear up some confusion, Pi isn't my horse. He is owned by my coach, but I show and lease him. He has a lead change and learned one when he was being trained, but he is a lesson horse in his lower teens and is more often ridden by younger kids who haven't learned flying changes, so he has pretty much forgotten how to do a change and stay balanced in the process. My plan is: when I hack him, I will just re-work him through flying changes so he is more comfortable with them, practice them until he is balanced and steady through them, then try and apply them in courses. I was also talking to one of my friends who rides, and she said once, in a lesson, she got pi to do a flying change during a course, and to do it, she sat up, looked ahead, and pulled on the outside rein until he did it. As in pulling her outside elbow back to her thigh. Pi was too busy with lessons today for me to hack him, and will probably be too busy on thursday, but I am keeping my fingers crossed for friday, since pretty much the only lessons that day are privates for riders that go to the rated shows. And Kayty, I understand your point that swapping only the front feet is bad, but he isn't green and knows how to change, he just needs more balance and regular work on his changes. I won't mind if he isn't balanced or confident enough to do the full change on his first day trying, but like whenever you learn or re-learn something, his balance will improve with practice, and I will expect a full change by the end of our second or third hack, it depends. If he is still having issues after that, I will set up a pole on the diagonal, I have seen videos of horses schooling lead changes over poles.