Originally Posted by oh vair oh
Assuming everything is medically correct..
Once I can get leg-yields at the trot, I push the inside bend I want, then cue for the lope with my outside leg slightly behind where it is. This sets the horse up in the bowed position to take the correct lead.
If I get a stubborn/lazy horse, I usually have to work on forward movement before I can select the lead. If the horse does not transition from a trot to a lope well on his favored lead, we need to work on him going the second I cue him. I usually cue and then pop with the rein. If he throws a fit, I back him up to get him balanced again. Horses may put themselves off balance on purpose to try and get out of work, so I either do tight circles and then ask for the lope-off, or I'll back them up a ton and ask for the lope-off right then.
yeah he is fit an healthy had all the checks!
I thought maybe I was imagining it but yes I always suspected he was doing it to get out of work as when on the wrong leg I pull him up to start again. Also on lazy days he does it more!!! Ok so the above about leg yields n inside bend is all abit technical for me. I´ve always ridden cross country, jumping an such i´m just entering the world of schooling/dressage!!! Need it in dummy terms! Thanks