OK so my 3 yr old can't seem to get his right lead. He is VERY smart so I'm suprised. He gets his left lead just fine. OK bare with me this is hard to explain on here.
I don't have a round pen just so you guys know. He canters as soon as I kiss but doesn't get his right lead 95% of the time and if he does get it he has the wrong lead on the back or he does this weird shuffle thing with his back legs. He then gets fustrated and trys to run off. I don't know what to do! I set up jumps to make walls on the open part of the arena but when he freaks he just crashes them down.
I've tried big circles and little circles. I've tried the trot/ask/trot till he gets it but he just can't cordinate. I've tried when he gets it let him do 3 strides then quickly stop him before he freaks. I've tried chaseing him to get him to change on his own but when he does get the lead he just freaks and runs off???
My coach says he's being a bully but I honestly don't think so becasue he canters right when I ask and going to the left he does it just fine. My coach says to get mad at him but I feel horrible because I feel he is trying. I've been told to use a chain and I don't want to do that.
SO any suggestions!!? I'm at a dead end and have beeen working on this for over a month now.