Help with the left lead!
I just bought a 6 year old quarter / thoroughbred. His canter is super smooth, I love it, and he picks up his right lead all the time. For some reason, he has a lower percentage of getting the left lead. I've been lunging him, but he's not great on the lunge line going to the left, either.
; he pulls on the line (we don't have a round pen). We've been working on balance and flexibility excercises (if you have any let me know), i'm just looking for some helpful tricks to get the left lead. I know he knows it, he does it sometimes and he's a OOTB, but over the past few years he's been a trail horse, and I doubt they cared what lead he was on. Anyways, it would be great if you could help. We have a trainer come out every once in a while, but we cannot afford very many lessons, so I want something to try on my own. Thanks!