Ok, so she is taking her left lead really well now. All I do is tip her nose slightly to the right, ask with my right leg and off we go into a lope on the left lead. So now here is the slight problem... She is really rough on the left side, she is not cross firering, my friend watched us today. So is there anyway to fix this or is the best thing to just keep loping circles. When my sister gets home im going to have her video tape me riding duchess so I can see what she is doing. Going to the right it seems like she is alot smoother, and then going to the left it seems like she is rougher, but yet she will collect better on the left side, lol I don't know. It almost seems like she is rigid going to the left im starting to wonder if she is droping her should her or something, I don't know???? Lol. Does this make any sense lol. Is it that maybe her muscles just are not stretched enough or limber enough whatever you want to say, that it makes her not ..... umm...... whats the word..... I guess not as long in the stride as the right side?? Like the muscles just need to be worked more. I hope this makes sence lol.