Canter lead canter issues
So, Harry has trouble with his canter. Going clockwise he is really good. I turn him counterclockwise and he has trouble holding a canter and picks up the wrong lead. I am just wondering what the best way to address this issue is? Is it better to focus on softening and bending at the trot before asking for the canter? Or is it better to work on the canter on a straight away and build the canter better before asking for a circle? I am leaning towards building at the trot and increasing suppleness. Shelving the canter in this direction and re-introducing only after he is really soft and bending. It should be noted that I am a little stiff this direction too and I am not sure if I am causing the problem or simply adding to it. So, advice and tips on how to soften as a rider going to this direction would be appreciated as well.