I found this article in Horse Illustrated (don't look at this months because this issue was printed in 2006, we keep a lot of our old magazines.) and it was called, "AQHA Team Wrangler Pro Jason Martin gives advice on how to master lead changes in western riding."
But here is the thing - it does not say a word on how to cue for a certain lead, how to change leads, or anything like that. All it says is 1)Understanding the western class, 2)Common problem when changing leads - like slowing down or speeding up, and 3) Practice will make changing leads easier and better.
But where is the part about asking for leads? It's not in there. Have read it over and over again, but I have not found it.
So my question now:
1. How do you ask for the right or left lead?
2. How do you do a correct drop to trot lead change that the horse will understand?
3. How to keep your horse from changing leads? (I couldn't find that in the article either.)
And any other advice you have about leads and changing leads would be great. Thank you, all!!