I have a horse who was found to have one leg shorter in the front, affecting his muscling and making it difficult to obtain a right lead canter.
He now has lifts and I've been working on strengthening the right side. I feel it's working, and he's now going into the right lead easily.
The problem I'm having is that it seems as though when I get ready to cue for canter on the right lead, he pushes to the right so he's several feet off the "rail", and will do circles away from the sides.
I finally made some headway by doing squares - I found he was finally going straight lines more and not leaning to the inside like he was.
My question is what can I do to get him to stop moving to the right on the cue, and to stay in line? It's really difficult to leg yield him to the left while I'm cueing for a right lead canter - rather a confusing set of instructions to say the least. We don't have this problem at all to the left, so I'm thinking it may still be getting him used to using the right side correctly. Any thoughts on that?
Any advice on how to get him up straighter and not moving to the inside while trying to get that right lead?
Thank you in advance!