I recently bought my favorite polo pony from my college team after graduating. I had played on the team for about 3 years and Spot (original I know, but she has a big white spot on the top of her butt =P ) was the best pony I'd ever played on.
Now that's she semi retired from polo I've been working on general riding with her. No more double bridle with standing martingale! She's fine going out in a simple snaffle. However, since polo is a very right lead sport I'm having problems with her picking up her left. I don't think she knows actual canter cues. Give a squeeze and she canters right off...but always on the right lead.
I've been working on circles of varying sizes as well as figure 8s to help her balance.
Anyone have any tips for me to teach her to pick up her left lead, and/or cues to help her with it?