My Gelding and I have been working aimlessly at his lope for a month so far. He'll pick it up on command now and he's at the speed of a canter. However, in the last few days his leads have been awful. He keeps picking up the wrong lead. He use to pick it up no problem in his strong direction (counter clockwise) and occasionally pick the wrong one up in his weak direction (clockwise). In the last few days he has been picking up the wrong leads in both directions. I'll bring him down promptly to a trot and continue to try again, but it seems to take him nearly half a dozen times to pick up the right lead. I'll turn his head to the inside, use my outside leg, and a circle or a corner but it doesn't seem to help. He doesn't have problems with his leads on the lunge line until he is tired.